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Silicon Valley Almanack

newspaper cover For the Week of
December 16-22, 1999

Cover: High Tech Tightwads
Silicon Valley boomers are making profits hand over fist, but the dollars are not trickling down to the people who need it most.


News: Crossing the Line
After nationally known sex therapist Mildred Brown allegedly broke off a love affair with a troubled transgendered client, first he tried to drown himself, then he shot up the bed where the couple had made love, then he got a lawyer.

Metropolis News Extras

  • San Jose: One man's stately mansion is another's monster house.
  • Saratoga: City explores the possibility of annexing the Mt. Winery.
  • Los Gatos: Town Council drops North Forty Specific Plan like hot potato it has now become.

    Animal Instincts: Political consultant roams with animals, lives a simple solar life in the hills.

    Public Eye: Salmon guitarist booted from Usual. Pol misses election filing deadline. Assessor taxes staff with 'illegal' survey.


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    Chord Values: All-male a capella group Chanticleer keeps early music alive.

    Blues Christmas: Chris Cain celebrates the season with a new album of holiday originals.

    Atomic Drop: Colombia's Aterciopelados storm Mexicali Rose with explosive songs from their new 'Caribe Atomico' album.

    Aural Fixation: Broken Vision gives a forceful performance at the Cactus Club.

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    In the Zone: Actor Tim Roth commands attention in 'The War Zone.'

    Bushwhacked: Ang Lee's 'Ride With the Devil' misses the meaning of the Civil War.

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    Squat or Rot!: 'No Trespassing' makes the case for do-it-yourself housing.

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    iHate Dotcom: Columnist Annalee Newitz on intellectual property crimes and bad craziness.

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    Silicon Dolly: SJ Rep's 'The Matchmaker' brings famous character to Silicon Valley.

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    Mojo Rises: Palo Alto's new Emerson Street eatery gives new American cuisine a Southern drawl--with flavorful results.

    A La Carte: Mother-daughter team serves nostalgic comfort food at Alie's Corner Café in downtown Campbell.


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