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Silicon Valley Almanack

newspaper cover For the Week of
September 7-13, 2000

Cover Story: Cisco City
The skids have been greased, the politicians primed and almost all the pitches made for Cisco Systems' mammoth new headquarters in Coyote Valley. Witness CoyoteLand, a world of endless amusement where all the sweetest corporate dreams come true.


News: Surge & Destroy
Backed by a doting mayor, Cisco Systems doesn't want any tacky neighbors in its new open space digs, and especially not Calpine's proposed power plant.

SJ Mayor Admits Affair: Mayor Ron Gonzales acknowledges that he had an affair with a member of his staff.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Cupertino: Deputies subdue crazed subject with nonlethal force SAGE rifle used in lieu of guns.
  • Los Gatos: Profile on vacation home ownership changes.
  • Willow Glen: Research supports the value of group therapy for breast cancer patients.

Lost in Place: People pay to get lost--and find themselves.

Public Eye: Mayoral romance? No comment. Ex-candidate will earn more as mayoral aide. Assembly's junk-mail prince. Fortune cookie surprise.


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Notes From the Underbelly: The Flea Market meets the Fairmont.

Work: Loneliness is not a virtual state.

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Stretching the Bounds: Elastica returns with 'The Menace,' a Brit-pop retake on a golden age of music.

Aural Fixation: All's Chad Price sailed into the Usual last week with his new project, Drag the River.

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Love Among the Blackouts of War: Two woman thrive in the semidarkness of wartime Berlin in 'Aimée & Jaguar.'

Nursing Along: Director Neil LaBute tempers his mean streak in 'Nurse Betty.'

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Aiming At Abe: There are no sacred cows--or presidents--in Icebox.com's irreverent cartoon, 'Hard Drinkin' Lincoln.'

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Diva Force: TheatreWorks looks at the redemptive power of art in 'Master Class.'

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Highly Decorated: Garnish-obsessed chefs take note: when it comes to food, people are not fooled by decorations.

A La Carte: A designer trend that reigns and pours.


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