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2000 Stories by Bernice Yeung

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  • Biker Babes

    published December 27, 2000

    It was only 10 p.m. on a Friday night in early December, but the Double Play bar in Potrero Hill was almost at capacity, teeming with a couple... More >>

  • Patent Fight Pending

    published December 6, 2000

    It was a sunny morning in July and Greg Aharonian, the author and publisher of the country's leading Internet patent newsletter, was eating a bowl... More >>

  • Magnificent Obsession

    published November 15, 2000

    More than once, Craig Breedlove's obsession has nearly killed him, and still he can't let go. The last time was four years ago, when he set... More >>

  • Shelter from the Storm

    published October 25, 2000

    She is known in court documents only as "R.A." The initials are meant to protect the identity of a San Francisco woman who immigrated here... More >>

  • Hard Lessons

    published October 11, 2000

    At Balboa High School, Alondra Sharae Jones is known for making herself known. In the five minutes between classes, the 17-year-old senior, clad... More >>

  • Hooked on Speed

    published August 23, 2000

    The fog climbed over the hills of South San Francisco as Scot Jenerik piloted his Chevy van south on Highway 101 on a chilly June night near... More >>

  • The Injury and the Odyssey

    published August 2, 2000

    William Setzler's career as a deputy sheriff came to an end only seven months after it began, on Jan. 20, 1990. At 8:30 that morning, Setzler was... More >>

  • Girl Problems

    published July 19, 2000

    Tanesha White, who's 17 years old, can be effusive, even charismatic. She is the girl in the group who, with a quick toss of black curls, speaks... More >>

  • Slave Wages

    published July 5, 2000

    Mel Gutierrez's pastel-colored Bayview home is airy and well-kept, comfortably decorated with designer furniture and plush cream carpet. A retired... More >>

  • The Other Alcatraz

    published June 14, 2000

    For nearly 80 years, many Chinese immigrants were barred from entering the country through the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the first law to bar... More >>

  • Babes in Toyland

    published May 17, 2000

    Early this year, a self-taught software programmer in Sweden named Eddy Jansson e-mailed a computer science grad student in Canada named Matthew... More >>

  • The Apples in Stereo

    published May 10, 2000

    Georgia's Elephant 6 Recording Company, a collective of musicians with the same penchant for lo-fi indie rock, has spawned an imaginative genre of... More >>

  • The Land of Blood & Money

    published May 3, 2000

    Pomeli finally ran away from her husband on October 7, 1997. "The night I left him, it was the worst beating," she recalls, her voice unwavering.... More >>

  • Hal?

    published April 12, 2000

    f you think your spouse might be stepping out, Stanford University student Alex Osipovich has designed a Web program that might be of interest to... More >>

  • Mom & Pop Crackdown

    published March 29, 2000

    A fault line runs somewhere through the intersection of Mission and 20th streets, an imaginary border separating two of the city's more notorious... More >>

  • Airing Old Secrets

    published February 2, 2000

    Bay Area artist Flo Wong was born in Oakland during the 1930s, and grew up with what she calls a "currency of secrecy." Her family, like many... More >>

  • Shaky Ground

    published January 5, 2000

    On a chilly Tuesday morning in early December, more than a dozen angry residents of the Midway Village public housing project in Daly City grabbed... More >>

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