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1997 Stories by Lisa Davis

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  • inadequate.doc

    published November 26, 1997

    Nancy Smitherman never knew all that much about her father's brother, Richard Walker, and it had been a long time since she had seen him. Her... More >>

  • Let's Make Appeal

    published November 12, 1997

    Supporters and critics of the merger of the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University medical centers have finally agreed on... More >>

  • School of Scandal

    published October 29, 1997

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Scoble stood in front of a federal judge last week in the fairly new, very nice, and downright ominous federal... More >>

  • A Short-Order Murder

    published October 15, 1997

    Shortly before 6 a.m. on a warm July morning, an alarm clock went off in the Millbrae home of Peter and Helen Menicou. After two decades of waking... More >>

  • This Old Screwed-Up House (The Sequel)

    published September 17, 1997

    Ora Nance Lewis' biggest mistake was playing by the government's rules. The 86-year-old retired schoolteacher attempted to fix her house with the... More >>

  • The Merger's Tangled Web

    published September 10, 1997

    University of California regents are scheduled to vote on the merger of the UCSF and Stanford University medical centers next week. But the move... More >>

  • Giving Away the Hospital

    published September 10, 1997

    The Transition Times is a weekly newsletter designed to keep employees at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco... More >>

  • Taking a Short-Term View

    published August 6, 1997

    Aside from the script lettering on its blue awning, the Balmoral Hotel on Kearny Street seems unobtrusive, just another building downtown. That... More >>

  • How Suite It Isn't

    published August 6, 1997

    Following the 1906 earthquake, a fire destroyed an entire block of Turk Street; the Gotham Hotel was built on part of that hole in the city, at... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published August 6, 1997

    Absences Without Malice That was some bold, decisive move by Board of Supervisors President Barbara Kaufman when she stripped Supervisor... More >>

  • Little House of Horrors

    published July 9, 1997

    Beyond a tired, black, wrought-iron fence lies a tired Victorian home dressed in a new coat of light blue paint. Inside, the right of twin front... More >>

  • Seven Steps to Nowhere

    published July 9, 1997

    The money Ora Nance Lewis borrowed to repair her home is a small piece of the approximately $1.5 million in grant funds made available to San... More >>

  • UCSF's Mad Money

    published June 18, 1997

    The tab is rising as Stanford University and the University of California at San Francisco proceed with the megamerger of their medical centers.... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published June 11, 1997

    And the First Nominee for Stupid Criminal of the Year Is ... The thin margin by which the 49ers won their stadium initiatives, Propositions... More >>

  • Times Two

    published June 11, 1997

    While Stanford University and the University of California at San Francisco move to combine their hospitals into one health care behemoth, the... More >>

  • Chalk Fight

    published May 21, 1997

    Democracy is nothing if not interesting. And when democracy finally hits one of the city's most entrenched labor organizations, it can be... More >>

  • Big Deal

    published May 14, 1997

    Only days after members of several allied unions walked picket lines outside of Kaiser Permanente medical centers across Northern California,... More >>

  • Unhealthy Debate

    published May 14, 1997

    The health care industry in Northern California, which leads the nation in managed care and hospital restructuring, is in a state of flux, marked... More >>

  • What's Best -- Pistol or Pit Bull?

    published April 9, 1997

    San Francisco has become a city of waiting. For the Central Freeway to reopen. For Rob Morse to be interesting. For the big one to happen,... More >>

  • Mulch

    published April 9, 1997

    Kaiser Gets Messed With ... in Texas Kaiser Permanente, already under attack from regulators in the Bay Area, is waging another fierce... More >>

  • School vs. Play

    published April 2, 1997

    Last year, the San Francisco School Board passed the Educational Equity Act, which sets limits on some school class sizes and created an immediate... More >>

  • Bus to Nowhere

    published April 2, 1997

    At 6:45 a.m., Sarah Hoffmann leaves the former Senator Hotel, which is now an apartment building where she lives with her mother, Heather, and her... More >>

  • Temperature Rising

    published March 19, 1997

    The political temperature around the University of California's plan to merge its UCSF Medical Centers with those of Stanford University (see... More >>

  • Mulch

    published March 12, 1997

    What Price Justice? Try $300,000 and Up... The Nov. 15 murder of reputed gang leader Cuong Tran -- killed outside a San Francisco nightclub... More >>

  • Mulch

    published March 5, 1997

    Second Opinion on UC-Stanford Merger The merger between the University of California at San Francisco and Stanford University medical... More >>

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