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Metro Issue: Oct 19–Oct 25, 2018

Metro Cover Story Photo: Kitchen Confidential

Kitchen Confidential

These chefs represent the hardworking middle tier of Silicon Valley restaurants, neither the high-end fancy restaurants nor the fast, casual counter-service places.

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Silicon Alleys: Mysterioso

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From Kepler to Father Serra, John Thompson’s new book uncovers the conspiracies of a California mission

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420: Compassion

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One dispensary owner believes that medical-marijuana collectives can do good social work

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Bridge School Benefit

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After some last-minute shuffling, Neil Young’s Bridge School benefit still winds up with maybe its best lineup ever to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

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Pachuco Joe

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South First Billiards has hosted countless benefits over the last few years, but owner Ben Soriano never considered doing one for himself. Finally his brother, best known to South Bay radio listeners as “Xavier the X Man” (who DJed on 94.9 FM before he moved to SoCal) took it into his own hands—this benefit is happening, he told Ben.

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Foreverland

The cover band performs 'Thriller' in its entirety for Halloween show Oct 21 at Avalon in Santa Clara

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Golden Age

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A fascinating new show at the Tech Museum charts the scientific achievements of Muslim scholars and inventors

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Books: Conquering Worm

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Mark Bowden appears at Computer History Museum Oct. 25 to talk about his book on the notorious computer virus Conficker

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Rhythm Spirits 2011

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This year, the Rhythm Spirit concerts by San Jose Taiko drumming troupe will focus on the origins of Taiko

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Over the Wall St.

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In Margin Call, the excesses of the traders at one broken brokerage echo the economy’s big bust

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Short Takes

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The Third Annual San Jose Short Film Festival brings fast hits of cinematic vision to CinéArts Santana Row

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United Films

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This year's UNAFF, which includes stops in Palo Alto, is as rich as ever, and rich with local interest.

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Live Feed: Occupy Earth

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Is the Occupy Wall Street tent big enough to accommodate the environmental movement?

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