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2006 Stories by A.C. THOMPSON

Archives: 2007 | 2006
  • Still Snoopin'

    published December 20, 2006

    You might remember "Cops Who Spy," a story we published in September revealing the details of a secret probe conducted by the San Francisco Police... More >>

  • Bad Blood

    published December 13, 2006

    A hazy twilight was descending on the Potrero Hill public housing projects, a labyrinth of decaying barrackslike apartment buildings, when they... More >>

  • Gadfly Gallery

    published November 15, 2006

    The Census Bureau doesn't compile stats on this sort of stuff, but we think this town must rank near the top when it comes to the number of... More >>

  • Rent to Evict

    published November 8, 2006

    From the outside, little distinguishes the five-story brick box at 1030 Post St. from its neighboring structures — it's a generic, frill-free... More >>

  • Stealth Dollars

    published October 25, 2006

    In the weeks before Oct. 6, at least $41,000 oozed quietly, possibly illegally, into the city's most contentious political race, the struggle for... More >>

  • Prison and Profits

    published October 4, 2006

    It's a crazy time for local media heads. Two Chronicle scribes, Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada (aka the BALCO tag team), are on the... More >>

  • Cops Who SPY

    published September 27, 2006

    This is a story nobody wants you to read. Not your city government, which has done its best to entomb the basic facts within a mausoleum of... More >>

  • Fight Snub

    published September 6, 2006

    Lying on his back, Dan Marks took a bunch of crushingly hard punches to the face — wham! wham! wham! — before trying to wrap his sweaty,... More >>

  • BARTís Radar Dreams

    published August 23, 2006

    Who knew BART had teamed up with the Defense Department and a major corporate purveyor of war machines to revamp the subway system? Yeah, it... More >>

  • Cell Phoney

    published August 16, 2006

    A semicircle of purple-yellow bruising wraps around the left eye of Harley Mike as he sits in a brightly lit room. On top of his jail pallor, a... More >>

  • Get Out of Jail Free

    published July 26, 2006

    In a life studded with tragedy and trouble, March 30, 2006, was an undeniably sweet day for Acie Mathews. Clad in a sleek leather trench coat, his... More >>

  • Return of the Psychos

    published June 28, 2006

    For graffiti-heads, the walls sandwiching the parking lot at Market and 12th streets possess a near-mystical significance. For roughly a decade,... More >>

  • Bosses From Hell

    published June 21, 2006

    In the annals of crappy bosses, nobody really compares to the Bonnie and Clyde of small business — Anna Wong and Jimmy Quon — a... More >>

  • Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man

    published June 21, 2006

    About 10 blocks separated the lives of Christopher Lane. In Life v.1, Lane was an oil painter and art teacher who lived and created in an airy,... More >>

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