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All Hail the King

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A genuinely unique character, King Patrick is on a mission to create a new band of merry pranksters.

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Getting Rolled

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Wine industry icon among many concerned about state regulations, corporate interest spoiling boutique cannabis culture.

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Make or Break

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Sharks whiz kid Tomas Hertl sets sights on regaining path to stardom.

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Derf’s Mind

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John ‘Derf’ Backderf, a childhood friend  of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, has spent hislife turning the grotesque into beloved cartoons.

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Get Higher

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Our writer attempts to be the first to hike the new public trail to Mount Umunhum, the South Bay’s highest peak.

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Rising Coasts

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Gary Griggs’ new book ‘Coasts in Crisis’ exposes the fragile state of the Earth’s shorelines—and why their future depends on us.

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How the Mighty Has Risen

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Mighty Mike McGee, the valley’s premier spoken word poet and emcee, might just prove that nice guys can finish first.

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Rising Up

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The playhouses, stages, music venues and theaters that keep the valley's performing arts alive.

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Just a Piece

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A beloved pizzeria slices up its ownership and cuts employees in.

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The King of Funk

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George Clinton brings his freaky, Afrofuturistic vision to SJZ Summer Fest.

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Towering Ambitions

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Can San Jose rebuild its iconic light tower, visually brand itself and break the curse of century of mediocre architecture?

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Nobody Speak

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Netflix documentary connects the dots regarding attacks on a free press—and they lead back to the valley.

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Kick To Start

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Silicon Valley Beer Week returns to celebrate the best local brewers starting July 21.

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Fictional truth

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In an age of fake news and ???alternative??? facts, novels like??Nathan Hill???s ???The Nix??? strike a chord.

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Highbrow Hip-Hop

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Pop culture fuses with high art in bid to reinvigorate opera.

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The Laugh Track

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Jeff Kramer’s longshot bid to bring improv to Silicon Valley pays off in a world championship anniversary party.

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Let it go, Let it go

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The valley’s tech visionaries intend to outlive most of us—but how they’ve decided to invest their time and money speaks  volumes about the future.

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Waiting to Exile?

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Proposed Googleplex has San Jose officials seeing dollar signs while residents, local businesses suspect the end is nigh.

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Drink Well

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A guide to drinking well this summer.

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Legends of Surf

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The remarkable story of how three Hawaiian princes introduced surfing to the mainland.

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