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Silicon Valley Almanack

newspaper cover For the Week of
October 28-November 3, 1999

Cover: Chill Factors
Even in high-tech Silicon Valley there are ghost stories--and some of them are quite haunting.


News: Pounding the Pavement Pounders
Los Altos passed an ordinance that gave El Camino Real day workers their walking papers--right across the street to Mountain View. Now Mountain View is weighing its options.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Sunnyvale: Mobile home parks cultivate an old-fashioned small-town feeling.
  • Saratoga: Three cat mutilations lead to an investigation in Saratoga.
  • Los Gatos: K-9 Time.

Bionic Woman: With a microprocessor implant, a San Jose woman learns to hear again.

Public Eye: He won't con you--Ernie's back. Electric car is tech exec's political vehicle. Acquitted bouncer's back at court.


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Rap of Ages: Legendary dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson tries to define himself in the hip-hop world he helped inspire.

Chicano Groove: New sounds for an old holiday; Dia de los Muertos at Fuel.

Symphony Manfully Tackles 'Manfred': Tchaikovsky's ambitious tone poems got the full-force treatment from the SJ Symphony.

Aural Fixation: Warrant gets sweaty at the Edge; Halloween weekend happenings.

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An Affair to Forget: First-time writer/director Audrey Wells protests way too much in the May/December romance 'Guinevere.'

In Harm's Farm: Harmony Korine's 'julien donkey-boy' is a stubborn beast.

Heartfelt Clichés: Good causes don't make good movies.

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SGI Goes Bust, Part 1: An insider talks about the 'Gee Was' company.

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Inner Beauty: A woman tries to surmount the superficial in TheatreWorks' 'Violet.'

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Birk's Works: Birk McCandless' corporate mead hall is the place to see and be seen, to eat and be sated.

A La Carte: Paolo's is visited by champagne royalty.


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