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1996 Stories by Lisa Davis

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  • Mulch

    published December 25, 1996

    Dear Santa: Please bring us 100 Easy Bake ovens for Christmas so that we can serve 27,000 lunches every day to schoolchildren of both the... More >>

  • Mulch

    published December 18, 1996

    Visiting Nurses Recover... Following four months of triage and therapy, Visiting Nurses & Hospice (VNH) -- an arm of California Pacific... More >>

  • School Work Needing Supervision

    published December 11, 1996

    The public tab continues to run in the bizarre Hunters Point school renovation fiasco. The fracas pits state Sen. Quentin Kopp and the tax... More >>

  • Mulch

    published December 4, 1996

    Peace Through Credit In 1994, San Francisco State University erupted over a mural named for Malcolm X, unveiled in the campus quad. The... More >>

  • Mulch

    published November 27, 1996

    IOU on Y Japanese-American community leaders have issued a challenge to the San Francisco YWCA: Surrender title to the Japantown Y next... More >>

  • Mulch

    published November 20, 1996

    Un Junket, S'il Vous Plait? The Hotel de Crillon is frequented by celebrities, diplomats, and, last week, Mayor Willie Brown, courtesy of... More >>

  • The Quick Fix

    published November 13, 1996

    It is late morning on the kind of beautiful, clear day that compels artists to paint the San Francisco Bay. Bob is in the bedroom of his home,... More >>

  • Mulch

    published November 13, 1996

    Caveat Sipper The S.F. Department of Public Health has begun testing owners of Yi Xing Purple Grit Teapot sets for lead and cadmium... More >>

  • Mulch

    published November 6, 1996

    Peace Through Prostate International seminar leader, holistic healer, massage therapist, Tantra teacher, and "sacred initiatress" Ishtara... More >>

  • Mulch

    published October 30, 1996

    Pediatric Proctologists Need Not Apply In a roundabout way, academia has validated what everyone at this year's S.F. Health Summit and... More >>

  • Mulch

    published October 23, 1996

    If Only They Wore Cement Shoes The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp.'s annual Celebrity Pool Toss used to be a sleepy fund-raiser,... More >>

  • Logic Boards, Not Blackboards

    published September 25, 1996

    Scores of business wonks, parents, teachers, and other volunteers are set to assemble next month for the second NetDay of the year. In March, the... More >>

  • N-E-G-L-E-C-T

    published September 11, 1996

    Hurried health care has a price tag. More than 300 people are killed or placed in danger annually because of nursing home negligence. Among... More >>

  • Trickledown Health Care

    published September 11, 1996

    Her name is "Patient A," at least that's how she's memorialized in a Hillhaven Skilled Nursing Facility citation file at the California Department... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published August 28, 1996

    Divorce, Doctor Style Consumer advocate and presidential candidate Ralph Nader drew first blood last week in the war of the stethoscopes... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published August 7, 1996

    Phone Book of Revelations The Jesuits at the University of San Francisco have finally exorcised their telephone prefix, which for more than... More >>

  • Cleaning Slates

    published July 31, 1996

    From the stairwell of Visitacion Valley Middle School, you can see the morning fog floating above the houses in Brisbane. From the cafeteria, you... More >>

  • What Price Hygiene?

    published July 31, 1996

    Cesar Mejia scrubbed the toilets, emptied the trash, waxed the floors, and generally cleaned up the residue that business left behind every night... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published July 17, 1996

    Back to the Future Last week, SF Weekly warned that you might want to take pause before plunging your savings into the stock offering of... More >>

  • Unappointed Rounds

    published June 12, 1996

    Doris Flynn promptly mailed two checks to pay her property taxes last November and went about her business, thinking all was well. By... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published June 12, 1996

    Pepper Report A San Francisco coroner's report released on May 31 concludes that a cocaine overdose killed Mark Garcia, the Milbrae... More >>

  • The Nameless and the Dead

    published June 5, 1996

    The second report crackled across the police radio three minutes after the first, with barely a pause in the action. It was shortly before 4 a.m.... More >>

  • A Haunting End

    published June 5, 1996

    A lost soul in a transient city, Leslie George Ward died in singular circumstances. He had 25 names but no identity. Others leave this realm in... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published June 5, 1996

    Food Fight Geraldine Johnson, African-American community activist and until recently a restaurateur at Yerba Buena Gardens, is crying foul... More >>

  • Final Deadline

    published May 29, 1996

    After a few peppermint schnapps, C. David Burgin walks over to the jukebox at the Warehouse, a favorite hangout of police officers near the... More >>

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