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2001 Stories by Bernice Yeung

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  • Libel, or Liable to Make You Laugh?

    published December 5, 2001

    It is a crisp fall afternoon in early November, and Michelangelo Delfino takes a seat on a bench in San Jose's seedy St. James Park, across the... More >>

  • The Call of Afghanistan

    published November 21, 2001

    It was March 2001, and Ahmad Haya, a civil engineer working on the massive Bay Bridge earthquake retrofit, was sitting at a conference table in... More >>

  • Who Owns Your Clone?

    published September 12, 2001

    It is a sunny August afternoon, and entrepreneur Andre Crump lounges on a couch near the fireplace in the Canvas Cafe, a posh restaurant-gallery.... More >>

  • The Shaman's Apprentice

    published September 5, 2001

    It was only 8 a.m. on a blue-skied Saturday morning in early August when Kao Kae Saephanh rolled out of bed. Though his younger brothers and... More >>

  • We Are the People

    published September 5, 2001

    The Iu-Mien are an ethnic minority from Southeast China. Originally ruled by kings, the Iu-Mien have ties to Chinese history that can be traced to... More >>

  • Raw Footage

    published July 18, 2001

    David Mark leans against a parked Honda Civic on the corner of Hyde and Ellis in the Tenderloin. It's a hot June afternoon, and his friends,... More >>

  • A Matter of Trusts

    published July 11, 2001

    In the heart of Japantown, amid the apartments and stores on Sutter Street, is a salmon-colored building designed by architect Julia Morgan that... More >>

  • Gambling Their Future

    published June 6, 2001

    In a high-traffic mall in Santa Rosa, behind a looming Gottschalks department store, is a squat, unimaginative office building dressed in a coat... More >>

  • The 'I' Is for Irony

    published June 6, 2001

    One day this summer, as early as July, construction will begin on an empty lot on the corner of Kearny and Jackson streets that has remained a... More >>

  • Better Than Nothing

    published April 18, 2001

    Gaynell Johnson was 5 when she showed the first signs of being transsexual. After a kindergarten class one day, she told her mother she wanted to... More >>

  • Sweat, Steel, and Stealth

    published March 21, 2001

    One day in the next few weeks, not long after sunrise, something amazing will happen on the Bay Bridge. The San Francisco end of the bridge -- all... More >>

  • The Battle for Walpert Ridge

    published February 14, 2001

    Tucked in the Hayward hills, past miles of new tract housing, is a swath of sloping grassland dotted with oak and bay trees, and clusters of... More >>

  • Full Court Fathers

    published February 7, 2001

    It is a Sunday morning in mid-January and for the second time this weekend, Jason Wright is at the park across the street from his mother's... More >>

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