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  • Meta Critics

    Reading reviews of the documentary Life Itself on Metacritic.com is, well, indeed a “meta” experience. The reviews are about a movie about someone who wrote movie reviews.
    Posted by: Sarah Kishler on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 12:09 PM | Comments: 0
  • Pack Up & Go! - Travel ResourcesGoing somewhere? Plan your stay with ebooks in SJPL's Travel Collection

    Are you planning a trip? You don't want to lug along a bunch of heavy travel guides? Or you don't have time to stop by the library to pick some up?
    Posted by: Anonymous on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 12:32 PM | Comments: 0
  • Looking Back: El Rancho Drive-In Theater on Almaden and AlmaEl Rancho Drive-in Matchbook Cover

    Of the various San Jose landmarks of the 1960s and 1970s, one of the most impressive to me was the huge mural that stood on the corner of Almaden Avenue and Alma Avenue.  How many times I looked out at it through the window of our 1964 Nova station wagon I’ll never know, but I was always in awe of it.  And yet, it never would have occurred to me that I might one day wish I’d taken a picture of it.  It would always be there, right?
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:49 AM | Comments: 9
  • Question of the Week: On Driving and PlacardsCar and Driver Cover

    A customer called in to say that she was being harassed by security officials concerning the placement of her truck’s handicap placard. She does not have a rearview mirror, she explained, because her truck has a storage compartment that blocks the visibility of a rearview. She was searching for a law that stated that it was fine to place the placard on the dashboard. She had tried calling the DMV, but the attendant was unable to assist her.
    Posted by: Anonymous on Monday, July 14, 2014 - 2:02 PM | Comments: 0
  • Short Stories!Dare to be Scared cover

    Don't have time to read a 300 page novel? Then try these short stories insead! They'll give you the same sense of adventure and action as a regular book, but in a couple of chapters! Four Houses by Victoria Scott
    Posted by: Anonymous on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 4:37 PM | Comments: 0