From The Editorial Desk
Thursday, September 14, 2000
At the same time it's proven itself to be a musical form that's remarkably adaptable and durable, somehow it's still avoided becoming a mainstream form of music. Even so, Monterey County schools go to great lengths teaching jazz and thousands of people flock not only to the Jazz Festival, but also to the piano bars, clubs and restaurants that offer their own variations on the music. Why? Why jazz? After reading this week's cover package of stories, we hope you'll find at least a partial answer to the question.
Click into the news section and read how the triathletes competing in this week's endurance test in Pacific Grove might also be competing with much smaller opponents-specifically, fecal coliform bacteria. And, although Butterfly Town, has had more than its share of sewage problems this year, an increasing number of 'contaminated water' signs have popped at beaches around Monterey Bay. What's going on? Has our bay become little better than a toilet... or do new regulations just make it seem that way?
In the Feast section, food writer Raymond Napolitano gets happy-and happily fed-at the Golden Fish Deli Cafe in Salinas.
For you wheezin' geezers out there, the limited theatrical release of a newly restored version of Gimme Shelter might bring back memories of the day when the peace/love/dope generation had to face an ugly reality. The documentary about the Rolling Stones' free concert at Altamont in 1969 captures the moment when the crowd, the Hells Angels, the music and the drugs combined to create a very bad and violent trip that left a young man dead of stab wounds. Click into Movies for more.