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‘Sisters of Swing!’

‘Sisters of Swing!’

Sisters of Swing!, now playing at the Retro Dome, takes audiences on a trip way down memory lane with well-sung hit songs blended with a tell-all plot line. Selling more than 90 million records, the Andrews Sisters were on top of their game in the late ’30s and during World War II.

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The 2010 San Jose Jazz Festival

The 2010 San Jose Jazz Festival

This year’s San Jose Jazz Festival features everything from funk gods George Clinton, Maceo Parker and Tower of Power, to a whole stage devoted to blues, to salsa, to…oh, yeah, jazz!

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Earthquakes Midseason Report

Earthquakes Midseason Report

The first two modern-era Earthquake campaigns ended without a playoff appearance. Both of those teams finished at the bottom of the league. The current version of the Earthquakes is 6-4-4 and in the mix for a playoff spot.

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Whitman Not Joining Gates, Buffet

Whitman Not Joining Gates, Buffet

Meg Whitman has announced that neither she nor her husband has any plans to sign the Giving Pledge, an initiative by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet to encourage billionaires to bequeath half of their fortunes to charity.

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Firefighters Give Back to Trace

Firefighters Give Back to Trace

At a ceremony at Fire Station 7 on Wednesday, firefighters presented parents and teachers at Trace Elementary an American flag that they found as they dug through the smoldering ruins after a fire last month. It was accompanied by a $5,000 check to help rebuild the school.

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Fire Chief Proposes New Plan

Fire Chief Proposes New Plan

San Jose’s new fire chief, William McDonald, only started work this Monday, but he is already facing his first crisis. The city has laid off 49 firefighters, and if negotiations between the city and the union don’t go as planned today, he could have a much smaller department.

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Naglee Park Charm

Naglee Park Charm

Naglee Park is old California at its finest, when San Jose was all orchards and vineyards. In fact, Naglee Park was once a vineyard, belonging to Union Gen. Henry Morris Naglee. The land was sold off by his heirs, and the foundations for Naglee Park were laid. Today, a few homes predate the 1906 earthquake, but most of the homes along the tree-lined lanes are pushing the century mark.

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The B-52s at Mountain Winery

The B-52s at Mountain Winery

It’s fun to sing anything in Fred Schneider’s voice! Try it right now with this SEN-tence! And now they have a new AL-bum! Now you can go out and FIND it! And maybe go SEE them!

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Bing Finally Beats Google

Bing Finally Beats Google

Poor Bing. Even with the backing of all-powerful Microsoft, it has yet to make a serious dent in the ubiquitous Googleverse. Not for lack of trying, mind you, and its latest efforts may be gathering some steam. With the new King of Bing contest,  Microsoft is looking for Bing map features that even Google doesn’t have.

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Marijuana Tax to Appear on Ballot

Marijuana Tax to Appear on Ballot

At its weekly meeting Tuesday evening, the City Council voted to put a proposed marijuana business tax on the ballot this November. The tax, which would reach up to 10 percent, would encompass business that sell marijuana both legally and illegally in the city.

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