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2006 Stories by Eliza Strickland

Archives: 2007 | 2006
  • Don't Book 'Em

    published December 27, 2006

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  • Green Like Me

    published December 20, 2006

    In case you haven't noticed (roll down the tinted windows), San Francisco is in the midst of an advertising blitz. Bright green posters have... More >>

  • Motherís Work

    published December 6, 2006

    During the summer of 2005, Hilda Turcios was working as a janitor at the Gap's corporate office building at First Street and Harrison, where she... More >>

  • Hands Out

    published November 15, 2006

    Others may call it charity or philanthropy, but one entrepreneur looked at San Franciscans' penchant for giving away money and called it a... More >>

  • Amazonian Quagmire

    published November 15, 2006

    Judge William Alsup is known as one of the most efficient judges in San Francisco's federal court. He bustles into the courtroom, robes flapping,... More >>

  • Drawn Together

    published November 1, 2006

    The ponderous glass chandeliers dim in the hotel ballroom as the emcee takes the stage in front of a chattering crowd. It's past 10 on a Saturday... More >>

  • There at Creation

    published October 18, 2006

    Pamela Kramlich's Pacific Heights mansion flickers with ghostly figures. Above the massive stone fireplace, the video art superstar Matthew Barney... More >>

  • More Phone Pranks

    published October 11, 2006

    Faithful SF Weekly readers may remember Lee Kaplan, the self-appointed watchdog of the Bay Area's pro-Palestinian groups ("Disturbing the... More >>

  • Whose Haight?

    published September 20, 2006

    "We've got enough bums here already." The four blue-uniformed police officers surround two young people lounging on Haight Street, in front of... More >>

  • You're Not There

    published September 20, 2006

    Have you been feeling transparent lately? Has a barista looked right through you, as if he couldn't see you there at the counter, trembling with... More >>

  • Pol Dancing

    published August 30, 2006

    After a long and bumpy ride, former San Francisco Supervisor Amos Brown isn't quite dismounting from the Democratic donkey — but he is... More >>

  • Eminent Changes

    published August 23, 2006

    The traditional interpretation of government goes something like this: We citizens scurry along the busy paths of our lives, pursuing our best... More >>

  • Disturbing the Peace

    published August 9, 2006

    Lee Kaplan barges through the crowd to the front of the barricade on Montgomery Street. Although it's quitting time on a Thursday, no suited... More >>

  • Stick 'Em Up

    published August 2, 2006

    If you haven't noticed the lampposts along Mission Street, look again, for they are things of beauty. They're tall, red, and ornamented with... More >>

  • Lust for Life

    published July 26, 2006

    The superheroes scurry down Castro Street, adjusting their costumes. An imposing Wonder Woman — over 6 feet tall, and sporting a slight five... More >>

  • Life on the Water

    published July 26, 2006

    From the balcony of his redwood-shingled houseboat, Bob Isaacson points out a cormorant perched on a piling on the other side of Mission Creek,... More >>

  • The Bayview Battler

    published July 5, 2006

    Willie Ratcliff can rev up from mild-mannered to full-blown outrage in two minutes flat. Or less. At the May 9th Board of Supervisors meeting,... More >>

  • The Tide Is High

    published June 14, 2006

    Here's news to warm the hearts of wonky environmentalists: Tidal power in San Francisco has been declared officially feasible. And not only... More >>

  • Beer: 1, Dufty: 0

    published May 24, 2006

    Clouds darkened the sky on Saturday afternoon, and perhaps, somewhere in District 8, Supervisor Bevan Dufty shivered with an ominous premonition.... More >>

  • The Asylum Trap

    published May 10, 2006

    In a California state bar hearing room on Tuesday, the illegal Mexican immigrants rose one by one to tell their tales of deception, in an effort... More >>

  • H to the Izzo

    published May 10, 2006

    The Bay Area Council doesn't think small — asked to come up with a plan to improve water transportation in the region, the area's premier... More >>

  • No $$ for Blood

    published April 19, 2006

    Three years into the Iraq War, some protesters have blisters on their heels from marching and are looking for new ways to express their... More >>

  • Too Sexy for Their Social Services

    published April 5, 2006

    Last Friday, the founder of the Erotic Service Providers Union marched down to the Cat Club, petition in hand, to catch revelers at the Mondo... More >>

  • Eject d'Art

    published April 5, 2006

    It's hard to say who would be more excited by the sight of Mark "Huck" Gee's art studio: an 8-year-old kid or an art collector from SOMA. The... More >>

  • Just Desserts

    published March 29, 2006

    Late on a Thursday evening in early March, the North Beach strip clubs were in full swing. The Hungry I's sign glowed in the night, 10 tall feet... More >>

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