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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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Science Fest

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Snarky comics, superheroes and astronauts in the flesh at Silicon Valley Comic Con.

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SJZ Summer Fest

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Gregory Porter, En Vogue, Dianne Reeves and San Jose's own Peanut Butter Wolf perform at the 30th anniversary of the festival.

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Senseless Violence

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The Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting underscores the intractability of gun violence in America.

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Ayn Rand and Silicon Valley

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Modern business icons have become transfixed with the writings of an author whose views seem to embody entrepreneurial individualism but don’t really go all that deep.

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Tinker, Taylor, Brewer, Maker

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Scientific knowhow and technological prowess are rewarded on Silicon Valley's craft beer scene.

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Playing Tribute

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Whether they do it for love, money or both, the rock & roll animals behind these local tribute bands are all having a blast.

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Eating it Up

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How a carnival barking New York pitchman and two San Jose chow hounds have shaped and reshaped the world of competitive eating.

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The Startup Sport

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A small group of ultimate enthusiasts in Silicon Valley are putting plenty of sweat and hard-earned capital behind the alternative sport.

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Thawing Out

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After allowing Frost Amphitheater to fall into disrepair, Stanford University resurrects its storied venue.

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Bars & Clubs 2019

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Craft cocktails, brainiac beers, video game bars and more—late night revelers have never had it so good.

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Seeing Is Believing

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With the help of AI-assisted video manipulation software, hackers, pornographers and state intelligence services are creating ‘deepfakes’—blurring the line between reality and fantasy.

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Summer Guide 2019

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Classic rock legends, alternative trailblazers and local artists grab the spotlight for three hot months in Silicon Valley.

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Your Call is Important to Us

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Jail call monitoring can be a valuable crime fighting tool. The county’s quiet push to give prosecutors expanded access to recorded inmate conversations has ignited a controversy over checks and balances in exploiting technology’s reach.

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