Silicon Alleys: Sonic Sutra

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A trip to Canada to see Ken Kesey’s sound system leads back to San Jose and Stevens Music    

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Silicon Alleys: Art on the Move

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The dressed-up and decked-out art cars roll into downtown San Jose on Friday.

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Silicon Alleys: Half-Pipe Dreams

A reunion at the Blank Club salutes the heady days of Winchester Skate Park some 30 years ago

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Silicon Alleys: Back of Beyond

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A planned reunion for seminal valley music club One Step Beyond recalls touring bands from Jane’s Addiction to the Ramones.

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Silicon Alleys: Socializing Media

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A panel on social media and a visit to a Little Italy fundraiser boost San Jose’s mood.

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Neutral Zone

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This summer, the seemingly bland neutral-color shoe is suddenly a hot trend.

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Silicon Alleys: Dewey’s Decimals

San Jose songwriter Lisa Dewey could earn big bucks thanks to Lindsay Buckingham’s version of her tune ‘With You on My Mind.’

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Fourth of July Weekend Guide

Celebrate the stars and stripes all weekend long in the South Bay area.

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Silicon Alleys: Cup of Memories

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The Quakes pay tribute to the U.S. team that took on Brazil in 1994 in a game for the ages.

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Style: Aware But Oblivious

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With multiple artistic identities, Cheyanne Payne, a.k.a. Miss Oblivious, a.k.a. Kook Teflon, find beautiful things in dark places.

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Silicon Alleys: To a Retro-T

A new plan to bring back the Earthquakes’ original logo inspires thoughts about the team’s auspicious San Jose start.

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Silicon Alleys: Take a Dive

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The author recalls the seedier side of the bar scene along South Bascom in San Jose.

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Silicon Alleys: Phelan Groovy

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In search of bracing blight, the author takes a lonely walk down San Jose’s Phelan Avenue in search of signs of the valley's industrial past.

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Silicon Alleys: Tasty Thoughts

The author's trip to Vancouver brings up some thoughts about new ideas for eating in San Jose and the possibilities at the soon-to-be San Pedro Square Public Market.

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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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Silicon Alleys: Phoenix Plaza

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A new plan to focus on children's arts activities is designed to revitalize San Jose's Mexican Heritage Plaza.

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The Spartan Bookstore changes hands, and the author recalls his days dealing with the bureaucracy in the business of selling textbooks.

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Silicon Alleys: Thai Tastes

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The author travels to Thailand for the Songkran Festival and some intense cooking lessons.

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