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1999 Stories by Lisa Davis

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  • Schmoozing My Religion

    published December 29, 1999

    Robert Lester found love in the front row of a classroom at the Jewish Community Center. It was about seven weeks into an eight-week series of... More >>

  • Rage Against the Machine

    published December 1, 1999

    Sleepless election officials were at wits' end. Nearly two days had passed since the polls closed, and still no one knew the results of the Nov. 2... More >>

  • Breaking Ranks

    published November 10, 1999

    In an all-but-unheard-of move last year, Mayor Willie Brown received the early endorsement of the San Francisco Labor Council before summer was... More >>

  • Jamba Liar

    published October 27, 1999

    Gumbo is a complicated creation. The holy grail of Louisiana cooking, a steaming bowl of this magic liquid is sheer Cajun rapture. Yet, every... More >>

  • Making Education Pay

    published September 22, 1999

    BY A FEW MINUTES PAST 7 ON A TUESDAY EVENING, ABOUT 40 PEOPLE HAVE SETTLED INTO THE HARD-AS-HELL wooden seats of the Everett Middle School... More >>

  • Dirty Laundry

    published September 8, 1999

    While a report from the Bureau of State Audits last week indicated that there might be some hope for salvaging the disastrous merger that created... More >>

  • Payday for Charlie Walker

    published August 25, 1999

    For weeks now, the city's politicians and press have watched as FBI agents caromed around town, throwing down subpoenas on the doorsteps of every... More >>

  • Inside the Big Floop

    published August 11, 1999

    The press release was ominous, but not surprising. Last week, Stanford University President Gerhard Casper and University of California President... More >>

  • TheirNameHere.com

    published July 14, 1999

    Joseph Karwat was a bit surprised when friends and business associates began congratulating him on having taken his Oakland-based company, E-Fax... More >>

  • Science of the Lambs

    published June 30, 1999

    Inside a very plain building, in an ordinary industrial office park, in possibly the most unremarkable part of Menlo Park, a scientist named Dr.... More >>

  • Lab Rats

    published May 12, 1999

    Juan De La Torre remembers the night well. It was just about two months ago, and he was at home vomiting, quivering, and fighting a severe... More >>

  • Drug Warfare

    published May 12, 1999

    His name is Fred, but they call him David. And in this particular story, the nation's billion-dollar pharmaceutical industry played the role of... More >>

  • Eat This Logo, Sucker

    published March 24, 1999

    Info:Correction Date: 03/31/1999 Info: Eat This Logo, Sucker ValueStar wants businesses to pay for the privilege of sporting its seal... More >>

  • What the Hellman Is Going on Here?

    published March 17, 1999

    While UCSF Stanford Health Care officials are supposedly paring costs and preparing to lay off employees in the wake of a mysterious $10.7 million... More >>

  • Madam I Am

    published February 3, 1999

    At half-past 7 on the evening of June 3, 1998, Raeshel Keavy left her office on California Street, and drove to the Pan Pacific Hotel in Union... More >>

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