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Metro Issue: May 18–May 24, 2018

Metro Cover Story Photo: The Bee Team

The Bee Team

A rapidly growing number of Silicon Valley professionals have decided they want honeybees in their backyards. They’re part of a national trend that’s a mashup of the locavore, slow foods and DIY movements.

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Leopard Sharks Under Attack

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Scores of leopard sharks have been found thrashing and dying in the shallows of San Francisco Bay from Palo Alto to Marin, as the cause of an apparent epidemic eludes baffled scientists.

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Emergency and Response

Mayor Chuck Reed’s announcement last Friday that San Jose is in a “fiscal and public safety emergency” was like a big squirt of gasoline on the smoldering heap of embers that is the city’s relationship with its public-employee unions.

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Silicon Alleys

The author's recent trip to Vancouver to see the Earthquakes play the Whitecaps brings to mind memories of the glory days of the old North American Soccer League in the 1970s and legendary players like George Best.

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Temp Tantrum

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Michael Fitzpatrick, founder of the band Fitz and the Trantrums, reminisces about how his discovery of a 1960s-era organ got the band started; they play the Blank Club in San Jose on May 24.

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Prince

Prince pulls a surprise and schedules to quick concerts in San Jose, May 19 and 21 at HP Pavilion.

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Comics Convention Preview

Sergio Aragones, longtime contributor to 'Mad' magazine, is one of many guests slated to appear at the Big Wow! ComicFest, May 21-22 at the San Jose Convention Center.

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City Sounds

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Fritz Lang’s silent-film classic ‘Metropolis’ comes alive at Montalvo Arts Center on May 20 thanks to Club Foot Orchestra’s innovative live accompaniment.

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13 Assassins

A new samurai film by Takashi Miike provides all the blood and mud of combat in a tale of a suicide squad taking out a despot.

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The Beaver

Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster star in a canny but half-finished tale of a man coaxed out of depression with the help of a talking hand puppet.

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Kabab & Curry’s

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The kebab is good, but the tandoori chicken is even better—moist and tender and redolent with smoky, tangy spices—at Kabab & Curry's restaurant in Santa Clara.

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