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1998 Stories by Lisa Davis

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  • Trench Warfare

    published December 23, 1998

    Earlier this month, a citywide power outage brought San Francisco to its knees. Business stopped, thousands of workers were trapped, and traffic... More >>

  • Trenching Index

    published December 23, 1998

    * There are 12,747 city blocks in San Francisco. More than 11 percent of them -- 1,483, to be precise -- have been dug up at least 10 times since... More >>

  • In Glide's Path

    published November 18, 1998

    Virtually nothing that happens in the 1500 block of McKinnon Avenue escapes the notice of a small band of longtime residents who vigorously defend... More >>

  • Tales of the Country

    published November 4, 1998

    You know immediately upon seeing it that the Leo J. Ryan Federal Building in San Bruno houses something official. Nestled at the end of a short... More >>

  • The Progeny of Citizen Wong

    published November 4, 1998

    This April 16, Alice Wong walked into the National Archives and Records Administration in San Bruno for the first time. The people who work there... More >>

  • Fecal Matters

    published September 23, 1998

    The lunch rush is about to begin at Onnie's Cafe on Third and Kirkwood streets in the Bayview, and the proprietor is revved up. Onyx "Onnie"... More >>

  • The Fairfield Wives

    published August 5, 1998

    Fairfield, California, is situated between the San Francisco Bay and the Central Valley in such a way that a near-constant warm breeze blows... More >>

  • Fighting AIDS on the Body's Own Ground

    published July 1, 1998

    After years of research on hundreds of San Franciscans, a University of California, San Francisco doctor has discovered one of the human immune... More >>

  • 36,000 Feet Under the Sea

    published June 10, 1998

    It's a Thursday afternoon in an unremarkable garage workshop in Point Richmond, where some of the world's most advanced underwater technology is... More >>

  • Tale of a Gun

    published May 6, 1998

    Between the efforts of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and state Rep. Don Perata of Oakland, the Bay Area is leading a nationwide charge toward gun... More >>

  • Mail-Order Bandits

    published March 25, 1998

    Two San Francisco bandits have gone completely postal: They're robbing city post offices. And the federales are offering big dough for their... More >>

  • Viral Combat

    published March 11, 1998

    One day in May 1988, Dr. Daniel Bradley, a scientist with the federal Centers for Disease Control, received a phone call from Michael Houghton, a... More >>

  • Oh, Baby

    published January 28, 1998

    Complaints about the care of newborns at Sutter Medical Center in Santa Rosa prompted state inspectors to investigate the hospital, where they... More >>

  • Sutter's Giant Sucking Sound

    published January 21, 1998

    On a chilly December morning in the bowels of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, an unusually large crowd files into a hearing that... More >>

  • Sutter's Empire Strikes Back

    published January 21, 1998

    Sutter Health has built its medical empire in many ways, but one of the more common involves the lease of hospitals from governmental entities... More >>

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