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1999 Stories by George Cothran

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  • Cothran

    published September 1, 1999

    After eight years and nine months as a staff writer and columnist at SF Weekly, I have decided to move on, to pursue, as they say, other... More >>

  • Cothran

    published August 25, 1999

    Here's a stomach-turning little tale about how corrupt San Francisco has become under the auspices of Mayor Willie Brown: A young man is tackled,... More >>

  • Cothran

    published August 18, 1999

    Off the Preservation About a year ago, some folks in North Beach, including the city's poet laureate, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and one of the... More >>

  • Cothran

    published August 11, 1999

    Go, Team, Go Last week, I marveled at the moxie of longtime mayoral pal Jacqueline Besser, telling a little story about what seemed to be... More >>

  • Cothran

    published August 4, 1999

    The Sacred and the Profane It seems that you need goat entrails, tea leaves, the blood from roosters slaughtered at the stroke of midnight... More >>

  • Cothran

    published July 21, 1999

    What You Get When You Cross Night of the Living Dead With Being There So I read in the papers that people are really going to run Frank... More >>

  • Cothran

    published July 14, 1999

    The Existential Bus-Based Karma Test On July 24, at Pier 93 in San Francisco, more than 100 Muni bus drivers will gather and, in a series... More >>

  • Cothran

    published July 7, 1999

    Is This Really a Hate Crime? If Edgar Mora had any intents and purposes on March 12 of last year as he went on his violent odyssey through... More >>

  • Cothran

    published June 30, 1999

    Mainstreaming the Panthers A group of earnest young twentysomethings from the East Bay Conservation Corps gathers this early, sunny June... More >>

  • Cothran

    published June 23, 1999

    Rescue Muni to the Rescue The Rescue Muni city charter amendment heading for the November ballot would, if passed, accomplish some modestly... More >>

  • Cothran

    published June 16, 1999

    Cases of Incompetence Neither Matt Gonzalez nor Steven Castleman has the slightest experience in electoral politics. Neither is the... More >>

  • Cothran

    published June 9, 1999

    So, UCSF Stanford Health Care, the offspring of an illegal merger between UCSF and Stanford hospitals in 1997, is bleeding to death. ... More >>

  • Cothran

    published May 12, 1999

    Judge McBride's "Special" Treatment So when does a small marital scuffle -- one in which both parties seem to be culpable for the ensuing... More >>

  • Cothran

    published May 5, 1999

    Meet the New Reform, Same as the Old Reform Under Willie Brown, we have become a city of convenient virtues. Our highest acts of probity... More >>

  • Cothran

    published April 28, 1999

    The Problem With Grampa Politics The desperate search for candidates to challenge District Attorney Terence Hallinan this November... More >>

  • Cothran

    published April 21, 1999

    Questions of Faith For more than three years, John E. McInerney III has been battered by a constant barrage of charges regarding his... More >>

  • Cothran

    published April 14, 1999

    Community Development The one-story building at the corner of Diamond and Wilder in Glen Park has always been homely. Since it was damaged... More >>

  • Cothran

    published April 7, 1999

    Sisters of Perpetual Conspiracy Satire relies for its effectiveness on context and delivery. An otherwise-hilarious joke can fall flat, or... More >>

  • Cothran

    published March 31, 1999

    Cort of Last Resort Debbie Cort is an intense and difficult woman. The 35-year-old San Francisco real estate developer doesn't have... More >>

  • Cothran

    published March 24, 1999

    Prosecutorial Impunity By any reasonable standard, District Attorney Terence Hallinan should be facing a healthy field of challengers as he... More >>

  • Riff Raff

    published March 24, 1999

    End of an Era Next week, Peter Pastreich will relinquish his post as executive director of the San Francisco Symphony. After 40 years as an... More >>

  • Cothran

    published March 17, 1999

    Toxic Rats I have to confess: It was fun to watch. Last week, the very sweet arrangement (not a conspiracy) among the San Francisco... More >>

  • Cothran

    published March 10, 1999

    The Dirt on the Giants' Dirt Forget most of what you've read in the papers, seen on television, and heard on the radio about the San... More >>

  • Cothran

    published March 3, 1999

    Speechless in San Francisco One of the chief representatives of small-f fascism in San Francisco is sitting across from me at a Starbucks... More >>

  • Hear This

    published February 24, 1999

    A History of Jazz Piano on Film The film clips in A History of Jazz Piano on Film are arranged into four categories: swing, bop, modern,... More >>

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