March 6, 1992 |
Out of work for months and tired of mailing out resumes, Lee Snorteland decided to try something new to get a job. The San Jose electrical engineer, who lives next to U.S. 101, started putting up "hire me" billboards in his back yard. Maybe, he figured, a motorist passing by would have a job opening. "Some may have thought it was corny and perhaps that's not the type of engineer they wanted on board," said Snorteland, 37. But, he added, "I had to try something."
November 28, 1985 |
At first glance, Bruce Perlowin seems rather mousy--slight, bespectacled, soft-spoken, with a scraggly beard and tangled hair tied back in a ponytail--sort of a leftover flower child from the '60s. He talks about the love-ins, about "everyone sitting around in the sun, getting to know each other, listening to the band playing." He says that his great dream was "to raise the consciousness of the planet"--through yoga and "smoking a little pot."