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The Gig is Up

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AB-5 was intended to help independent contractors, but it could be a curtain call for local theater.

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Smoke Signals

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As cannabis stocks collapse and major players make power moves, skeptics warn of a pot bubble—but is it just business as usual?

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The Valley of Youth

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In Immortality, Inc., Chip Walters details Silicon Valley’s quest to disrupt death with science, nutrition and artificial intelligence.

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Winter Arts 2020

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A high tech artist builds an AI politician, entrepreneurs seek the fountain of youth and a local ballet company beams its dancers into space, all while traditional galleries grapple with what it means to be human in the 21st century.

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A Printmaker’s Journey

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Bay Area artist Tom Killion hones his craft with a Japanese master of hand-cut wood block prints.

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Turbo Test

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Online giants made billions charging Americans for filing services that the IRS was supposed to provide for free.

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Roll, Bounce

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After finding meaning in movement, Desheay Jenkins turned his passion for parkour into a business.

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2019: A Year in Review

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A guide to all the stories you missed, forgot or wanted to forget.

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Silicon Valley bids farewell to the decade with dancing, drinks and dining.

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Gravel Reservations

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Lobbyists target county supes to push plan for South County mining operation on lands considered sacred by local Native Americans.

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Gift of Experience

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Perfect for Silicon Valley newbies and natives, a new book chronicles the region’s sites, sounds and tastes.

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Original Gangsters

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With ‘The Irishman,’ Netflix makes its biggest power play to date—but will it be enough to keep the streaming pioneer on top?

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Alternative Airwaves

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Before corporate radio and streaming algorithms, college DJs at Foothill College’s KFJC championed cutting-edge music.

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Shakedown Street

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Three decades after Loma Prieta, Silicon Valley is still vulnerable.

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Microbe Machines

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Harnessing the power of metal-munching bacteria, a San Jose State scientist pioneers a new path to rare-earth recycling.

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Weaponized ticks, media silence and the lyme epidemic.

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Meeting People Is Easy

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Silicon Valley ‘social intelligence’ experts Jaunty teach introverts to unlock  the extrovert within.

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History Teller

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Malcolm Gladwell on the pitfalls of ‘Talking to Strangers,’ taking on controversial subjects and why his new audiobook is a podcast.

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Gaming the System

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Housing Authority staff can’t vouch for everyone receiving Section 8 benefits.

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Listening to the Lizards

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Biologist Barry Sinervo’s lizard extinction research provides groundbreaking insights into global climate change.

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