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2007 Stories by Eliza Strickland

Archives: 2007 | 2006
  • The Gift of Reading

    published December 19, 2007

    Shortcomings By Adrian Tomine ($19.95) Bay Area comic artist Adrian Tomine collected a fan base over the past 15... More >>

  • Breaking the Cycle

    published August 8, 2007

    Steve Winters' single room in the Tenderloin's Ambassador Hotel is a dismal scene. The bare mattress shoved against the wall is a dirty gray, a... More >>

  • Quality of Hype

    published June 27, 2007

    Mayor Gavin Newsom has been busy unveiling new proposals recently, in a rush to show voters how much he will improve their quality of life if they... More >>

  • Chefs' Surprise

    published June 20, 2007

    Since our critical article came out about the California Culinary Academy ("Burnt Chefs," June 6), the school's administration has been dealing... More >>

  • Burnt Chefs

    published June 6, 2007

    In the Polk Street admissions office of the California Culinary Academy, oversized posters display pictures of three of the school's graduates.... More >>

  • Toothless Watchdog

    published June 6, 2007

    You might expect our regulation-happy state to have a toothy watchdog agency to keep students from getting ripped off by shady colleges and... More >>

  • Stop Snitching

    published June 6, 2007

    Our local medical marijuana activists have been engaging in some heavy peer pressure recently. This spring, as the second federal trial against... More >>

  • Where There's Smoke

    published May 2, 2007

    At the Bayview office of the Black Firefighter's Association, history hangs on the walls. There are news clippings about significant legal... More >>

  • Funny Dinero

    published May 2, 2007

    There's been a lot of talk about protecting illegal immigrants from the big, bad federal government. In the wake of recent Bay Area raids by... More >>

  • Natural Cool

    published April 25, 2007

    The new $144 million federal building at 7th and Mission has been heralded as an architectural marvel, not to mention an example of how behemoth... More >>

  • Future Games

    published April 18, 2007

    Jane McGonigal figures that she or one of her colleagues can win a Nobel Peace Prize within a decade. The Nobel Prize in economics, well,... More >>

  • The Bizarro Endorsement

    published April 18, 2007

    YouTube may be only 2 years old, but public officials should have gotten the memo by now: From the moment they step out the front door in the... More >>

  • Hatin' on the Haight

    published March 21, 2007

    This summer will mark the 40-year anniversary of the Summer of Love, when thousands of dropouts tuned in, turned on, and headed for Haight... More >>

  • Psycho Dogs

    published March 7, 2007

    At four in the morning, Melanie Chang was sitting up in bed, singing along to Madonna's "Crazy for You." She stared at the dog crouching on the... More >>

  • Unbroken Ground

    published February 28, 2007

    When the city spends half a million dollars and nothing happens, does it make a sound? Yes, eventually. At the end of January, the controller's... More >>

  • That Is High

    published February 7, 2007

    A veteran who said she had Gulf War Syndrome sat next to a woman who complained of damaged disks in her back; an HIV-positive man talked to a... More >>

  • Ill-Conceived Law

    published February 7, 2007

    It just got easier for San Franciscans with the sniffles to stay home in bed, slurping orange juice and watching Seinfeld reruns. The paid... More >>

  • Bounty Hunted

    published January 31, 2007

    Last spring, Eugene Kesselman was fighting his estranged wife for custody of their son, and as the case dragged on, his bitterness mounted. As... More >>

  • The Pro-Bacon Lobby

    published January 17, 2007

    What if there were a way to reduce the city's dependence on fossil fuels, unclog the sewers, and feel virtuous about frying bacon all at once? No,... More >>

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