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1995 Stories by Ellen McGarrahan

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  • Developing Appeal

    published December 27, 1995

    In San Francisco development politics, as in life, what goes around comes around -- and around, and around. Consider the case of 959 Powell... More >>

  • Dome and Dumber

    published December 20, 1995

    of $44 million will go for design and management for the seismic retrofit and the Prop. A work. Much of that money goes to outside consultants.... More >>

  • Minority Report

    published December 20, 1995

    In San Francisco, nondiscrimination is more than just a good idea. It's the law. But as the City Hall retrofit project shows, enforcing the... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published December 6, 1995

    No Goodies, No Baddies Elections have such a nifty way of putting things in focus. Taking advantage of Mayor Frank Jordan's pledge... More >>

  • Clockers

    published November 29, 1995

    Six years ago the Clock Tower building at the corner of Second and Bryant streets downtown was an old industrial shell, a tall and stately relic... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published November 29, 1995

    Kaiser Kibosh Call it "showdown at the HMO corral." At high noon on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, ACT UP/Golden Gate plans to protest what it... More >>

  • They Might Be Giants

    published November 15, 1995

    Nobody's perfect. Not here, anyway. "Hey, hold it. Hold it!" Jim Thomas is saying. Thomas is the dean of students at Lowell High, and on... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published November 8, 1995

    Hosed by Frank OK, you see a picture of three naked men in a shower, and you don't instantly focus on the fact that it's a shower they're... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published November 1, 1995

    Prime Witness Forget about being a crime victim. Witnessing a crime can almost ruin your life. Nina Darst, a 38-year-old Mission District... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published October 18, 1995

    Reeling in the Web Hype The next time someone tells you that the number of servers on the World Wide Web is doubling every 53 days, slap... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published October 11, 1995

    Race in the Race The O.J. trial reached into every corner of our existence, so why shouldn't the verdict have an effect on the city's... More >>

  • Candy From Babies

    published October 11, 1995

    They are on sidewalks in neighborhoods all around San Francisco -- kids selling $5 candy from plastic bins, working the streets in pairs as... More >>


    published October 4, 1995

    On this particular afternoon, the Director is in the driver's seat. Not literally, of course. Literally, he is sitting in a chair at a table on... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published September 20, 1995

    Paper Gains Does Newt Gingrich hold the key to the joint operating agreement (JOA) that locks the Chronicle and Examiner together? Gingrich... More >>

  • The Last Homeless Story

    published September 13, 1995

    It was just over a decade ago that they first appeared, in their dirty clothes with their outstretched hands, at the margins of the modern... More >>

  • Dis-Lodged

    published September 6, 1995

    She is not shy. This is part of the whole thing, you see, the lack of shyness in Tatiana Estrada. Tatiana Estrada used to be first lady of Elks... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published August 30, 1995

    Cat Bites You can't walk past a telephone pole in Noe Valley these days without coming upon a missing-cat notice. All kinds of cats,... More >>

  • More Books About Buildings and Sex

    published August 16, 1995

    So you walk through the streets of San Francisco thinking about sex. Not just on Market Street, although everybody thinks about sex on Market... More >>

  • The Mission Blue Mission

    published August 9, 1995

    Everywhere, the smell of eucalyptus fills the fog. It is morning, mid-July, and the trees lie dead in piles along the side of Guadalupe Canyon... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published August 2, 1995

    Deneuve: De Nerve! There's a San Francisco lesbian magazine called Deneuve. There's a French actress named Catherine Deneuve.... More >>

  • Home Improvements

    published July 26, 1995

    If you're lucky enough to have a roof over your head, you already know that fixing the place up can be expensive. Heck, just plain painting means... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published July 26, 1995

    Joseph van Es-Ballesteros (1962-1995) Toward the end, AIDS was tearing local political activist Joseph van Es-Ballesteros up inside. But he... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published July 19, 1995

    Hyperspace Striking fear into the hearts of editors across the land is 24-year-old InfoWorld staff writer Doug Fine, who has established a... More >>

  • Bolinas? Baloney!

    published July 12, 1995

    Overhead, there is a sound like the sky swinging shut. I look up. It is midmorning in Bolinas, late June, and the fog from the ocean -- rolling in... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published July 5, 1995

    Flashback "MEDICAL ALERT," fliers seen around town say. "A form of tattoo called 'Blue Star' is being sold to school children. It is a... More >>

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