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1996 Stories by Chuck Finnie

Archives: 1997 | 1996
  • The Grid

    published December 25, 1996

    Pin in the Ass Annoyed at one reporter's unfamiliarity with a $2 million grant under discussion at Mayor Willie Brown's news conference... More >>

  • The Grid

    published December 18, 1996

    Richmond Food Fight In urban land development wars, corporations are typically the ones to employ lobbyists. Not so in the case of Lincoln... More >>

  • The Grid

    published December 11, 1996

    Judge+Sheriff=Jail Reform Twenty years ago, S.F. art gallery owner Will Stone spent a night behind bars after surrendering on a slew of... More >>

  • The Grid

    published December 4, 1996

    Unrequited Haight Dr. David Smith, founder and president of Haight Ashbury Free Clinics Inc., left his home at Cole and Frederick streets a... More >>

  • The Grid

    published November 27, 1996

    Stately Funeral, Sordid Practice As old North Beach gathered in the mist for a funeral at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, S.F. homicide... More >>

  • The Grid

    published November 20, 1996

    Hall of Justice Cloak and Dagger... Dan Addario, the S.F. district attorney's chief investigator and the former top cop for the Drug... More >>

  • Mulch

    published November 13, 1996

    Caveat Sipper The S.F. Department of Public Health has begun testing owners of Yi Xing Purple Grit Teapot sets for lead and cadmium... More >>

  • The Grid

    published November 13, 1996

    Triple A Double-Take The state attorney general has taken a first step toward blocking a pollution case settlement that S.F. District... More >>

  • The Grid

    published November 6, 1996

    New Spigots, Same Hose One of the enduring developments of this year's election cycle is that leading lights of S.F.'s Democratic Party --... More >>

  • Mulch

    published November 6, 1996

    Peace Through Prostate International seminar leader, holistic healer, massage therapist, Tantra teacher, and "sacred initiatress" Ishtara... More >>

  • Where Crime Pays

    published October 23, 1996

    Laden with copper, lead, and nickel, the sand pile stood 6 feet tall and covered the equivalent of one football field on the shoreline across the... More >>

  • Waste Case History

    published October 23, 1996

    On Nov. 17, 1986, a small army of state and local investigators, armed with a search warrant and hazardous-waste testing equipment, appeared at... More >>

  • The Grid

    published October 23, 1996

    It's Willie's Economy, Stupid From his economic summit in April to his state of the city address last week, Mayor Willie Brown has... More >>

  • The Grid

    published October 16, 1996

    Lobbyists Trump Lawyers It took four years and a boatload of legal fees, but light-rail builder Stacy & Witbeck Inc. -- one of S.F.'s... More >>

  • The Grid

    published October 9, 1996

    Carolene Marks, Meet Gayle Bishop S.F. supervisorial candidate Carolene Marks, wife of retiring state Sen. Milton Marks, let taxpayers pay... More >>

  • Networking

    published October 2, 1996

    Through the Juvenile Probation Department and the Mayor's Office of Children, Youth, and Their Families, S.F. plans to spend $2.7 million this... More >>

  • Where do Bad Children Go?

    published October 2, 1996

    Eugene was nearly 18, and headed for up to six years hard time at "gladiator school," also known as the California Youth Authority, after stomping... More >>

  • The Grid

    published October 2, 1996

    Loyal Opposition S.F. Supervisor Susan Leal has shown a healthy independent streak during her three-year tenure. Contrasted with the mass... More >>

  • The Grid

    published September 25, 1996

    Margo's Motor's Running Strong poll showings for San Francisco Board of Supervisors candidate Margo St. James, the sex-workers' rights... More >>

  • The Grid

    published September 18, 1996

    Waiting for Willie at the YGC More than three weeks have elapsed since the panel that oversees juvenile probation officers screened... More >>

  • The Grid

    published September 11, 1996

    Hallinan's Hot-Check Hassle District Attorney Terence Hallinan keeps making headline hay out of his embezzlement investigation at the... More >>

  • The DA's Svengali

    published September 4, 1996

    When his widely respected chief assistant prosecutor, Marla Miller, bailed out last May, new San Francisco District Attorney Terence... More >>

  • The Grid

    published September 4, 1996

    Rangoon Squad Under S.F. law, no city contracts may be struck with companies doing business with the brutal military dictatorship of... More >>

  • The Grid

    published August 28, 1996

    Officers, Police Thyselves Sgts. Steve Bosshard and John A. Haggett are legendary in criminal defense and police oversight circles.... More >>

  • Civilian Brass

    published August 21, 1996

    Thirteen years ago, civilians in S.F. won the authority to investigate and prosecute police misconduct before a disciplinary panel, thanks to a... More >>

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