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1995 Stories by Jack Shafer

Archives: 1996 | 1995
  • Dog Bites

    published December 27, 1995

    Life and Limb The city's trees, like so many holiday noshers, might need New Year's resolutions to buff up. Dozens of the 1,000 or more... More >>

  • Webbing Out

    published December 20, 1995

    Infoworld columnist Bob Metcalfe cracked the whip of the Web backlash earlier this month (Dec. 4), predicting that the Internet "will soon go... More >>

  • PC or Not PC?

    published December 13, 1995

    Wanna stop a San Francisco political argument in midsentence? Try this two-letter interruption: "PC." A bucket of sand in the gears of debate, the... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published December 13, 1995

    Watching Wachob Independent columnist Jim Wachob was called to the carpet by his boss, Publisher Ted Fang, when Fang discovered last month... 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 >>

  • Crushing CRUSH

    published November 29, 1995

    The San Francisco Police Department has finally proved that it is capable of policing itself in a timely fashion. No, I'm not referring to this... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published November 15, 1995

    Birth of a Business Talk about a free ride for a life-and-death enterprise. The tape-recorded message at the Health Department's... More >>

  • The Lip-Music Artist

    published November 8, 1995

    The bio note that accompanies Christopher Matthews' twice-weekly op-ed column in the San Francisco Examiner bills him as the newspaper's... More >>

  • Suck Amok

    published November 1, 1995

    The Duke of URL won't sit still. He's up out of his seat, he's back down, and back up again, shoving his jet-black wedge cut around like a bad... 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 >>

  • DIY

    published October 18, 1995

    The end of the political season is in sight, and voters are preparing to reap, mow, and weed out the various candidates and propositions on the... 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 >>

  • Mayoral Web

    published October 11, 1995

    Decades of liberal centrism have wedged this year's mayoral crop into a narrow political bandwidth in which -- surprise, surprise! -- the... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published October 4, 1995

    The Streets of Frank Jordan Savvy community activists in the Tenderloin are hitting Mayor Jordan where he lives. Or pretends to live.... More >>

  • Laboratory Rats

    published September 27, 1995

    The criminal investigation, like many, started with a snitch and ended with a sting and a flurry of press. Allison Lancaster had been... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published September 27, 1995

    Panic at Fifth and Mission The panic began on Sept. 20, when financial-hype artist Dan Dorfman filed his unsourced report on CNBC that "the... 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 >>

  • Dog Bites

    published September 13, 1995

    Dead Parrot High atop the masthead of San Francisco Focus resides the name of one Mark K. Powelson, a former Berkeley Barb radical who now... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published September 6, 1995

    The Last Word The San Francisco Bay Guardian trumps Willie Brown in its Aug. 30 interview with the political snake-oil salesman as Editor... More >>

  • Acid House

    published August 30, 1995

    "These are symbols of a secret society," says Mark McCloud, gesturing to the scores of LSD blotter paper hanging in the living room of his... More >>

  • Acid House

    published August 30, 1995

    "These are symbols of a secret society," says Mark McCloud, gesturing to the scores of LSD blotter paper hanging in the living room of... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published August 23, 1995

    TV Jibe The downsizing of the Chron/Ex continues. After jettisoning columnists and squeezing pages out of the Comics section, the Sunday... More >>

  • Publish or Perish

    published August 9, 1995

    Over the last 17 years, the Unabomber has deployed 16 bombs in a pyrolytic barrage, rendering this gore box-score: 23 injured, three killed,... More >>

  • Smile Life Is Good

    published July 19, 1995

    Entrepreneurs ordinarily name their businesses after themselves, but corner-store philosopher Shucri Stephan went the other direction when 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 >>

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