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Silicon Valley Almanack

newspaper cover For the Week of
October 7-13, 1999

Cover: Divorce, Silicon Valley Style
With stock options, overnight millions and soaring real estate values, divorce in the valley is a complicated and costly affair that often takes couples into uncharted territory.


News: Female Driver
San Jose's Melanie Penney infiltrates the testosterone-fueled, all-male world of stock car racing and finds out it's a gas.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Campbell: San Tomas area residents react strongly to city's proposed changes to neighborhood plan.
  • Los Gatos: Town may manipulate current massage licensing regulations.
  • Saratoga: Sister cities celebrate 15-year relationship.

Driven to Distraction: Doc's orders: talk into a tape recorder and call me in the morning.

Public Eye: Supe can't derail train museum at Fairgrounds. Hired gun goes to work for Cable Guy. The case of the missing toilet paper.


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Make Room for Papa: Local favorite Papa Roach lands a major-label contract.

Aural Fixation: A new generation of heavy-metal bands vamped last Thursday at the Usual.

Positively Insane: Insane Clown Posse gets in the face of the crowd at the Edge.

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For Whom Bell Science Tolls: Dr. Frank Baxter and the Bell Science films of the '50s and '60s haunt the memories of Baby Boomers.

Rock Candy: Allison Anders and Kurt Voss are sweet on aging rockers in 'Sugar Town.'

Best of Friends: Pals play musical beds in 'Bedrooms & Hallways,' an amusing comedy about nothing.

Will to Resist: Claude Berri's 'Lucie Aubrac' focuses on a woman fighting back in WWII.

Romancing Raoul: South Bay Jewish Film Festival gets under way with 'Autumn Sun.'

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Known, Not Known: San Jose artist Peter S. Conrad retells Zen koans in 'Attempted Not Known' zine.

Prison Prose: Bell Gale Chevigny speaks about 'Doing Time.'

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The Sex Files: WORK! cries conspiracy in the case of Disney webster and 13-year-old girl.

[Stage]
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All in the PAS: San Jose's Performing Arts Series showcases a world of local cultural groups.

Gender Wars: City Lights' production of 'Lysistrata' relies too much on slapstick.

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Island Fantasies: Downtown's new E & O Trading Company takes diners on a South Seas adventure.

A La Carte: Popular Silicon Valley pizzeria opens up a San Francisco branch.


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