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2007 Stories by Mary Spicuzza

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  • Tapioca Takedown

    published December 26, 2007

    Call it the year of the city's big beverage scandal. No, not Gavin Newsom's affinity for white wine — which was revealed after the mayor... More >>

  • Slacker Guys and Striver Girls

    published November 14, 2007

    The nightmare seemed so real that Amy began sobbing in her sleep. In it, she learned she was pregnant with her then-boyfriend's baby. Only... More >>

  • Students file class-action lawsuit against California Culinary Academy

    published October 10, 2007

    Le Cordon Blah The peanut-butter-and-jelly-pizza class project was definitely a red flag. But for those who say they've been wronged by... More >>

  • Chinatown Power Players Behind Ed Jew Smokescreen, Source Says

    published September 26, 2007

    Rex Reginald is a very busy man. He's working to gather donations for K-9 Armor, a program that would outfit San Francisco's police... More >>

  • Sex&Murder

    published September 19, 2007

    It was a classic Joe Konopka moment. The anti-drug activist and his friend Freddy Batres were out patrolling the streets of Konopka's... More >>

  • Safe Words

    published September 19, 2007

    Bondage-related deaths may draw headlines, but they're extremely rare, according to those who practice it. "A lot of people in San... More >>

  • Enter the Dragon Head

    published August 1, 2007

    Raymond Chow ducked the instant rival gang members opened fire. But he suspects he survived the Golden Dragon Massacre, a shooting at a Chinatown... More >>

  • Who Killed Hugues de la Plaza?

    published July 18, 2007

    François de la Plaza held a photograph of his son, Hugues, and smiled sadly as he described the kind of man he was. "Very open-minded, very... More >>

  • Our Mayor, Da Playa

    published July 4, 2007

    Have Gavin Newsom and his girl's girl called it quits? We could barely believe our eyes when we opened the July 2 edition of Star magazine... More >>

  • Leak From the Deep

    published June 27, 2007

    It was a postcard-perfect afternoon at Fisherman's Wharf. A sea lion splashed around next to a row of fishing boats, and a pair of gulls bobbed in... More >>

  • An Army of Uno

    published June 20, 2007

    Angel Gomez got the call nearly a year before his high school graduation. A United States Marine Corps recruiter wanted to see him. It was the... More >>

  • Sealed With a Dis

    published May 23, 2007

    It's safe to say that Joseph Cotchett, the big-time Bay Area trial lawyer and Democratic Party campaign donor, didn't want this story to be... More >>

  • Food Fight

    published April 18, 2007

    W e tried to be gracious. Really, we did. We published a long letter from ASIAN Inc. president Michael Chan complaining about our coverage... More >>

  • Contorted Justice

    published April 11, 2007

    When we last heard from longtime erotic performer Jade-Blue Eclipse ("A Twisted Tale," Jan. 24), she'd eluded the federal agents who busted her... More >>

  • Sex and Sensuality

    published April 4, 2007

    The students had already taken off their clothes and slipped into robes when they lined up in two rows facing each other. They stood close in the... More >>

  • The Trouble With Jen

    published March 21, 2007

    When a baby-faced bachelor hooks up with a hot but not-so-stable babbling blonde, the future of their relationship all comes down to one question.... More >>

  • Monster Mashed

    published March 7, 2007

    If you haven't heard of the Monster Cable Products labor controversy, it's a lesson in the unexpected ironies of our globalized economy. Judging... More >>

  • Power Failure

    published February 28, 2007

    Ali Algahim was working his usual night shift as a janitor when his family called to tell him the lights had gone out. He was worried and wanted... More >>

  • A Twisted Tale

    published January 24, 2007

    Jade-Blue Eclipse seemed to have done it all on the illicit and shadowy side of life. Sex work. Stripping. Acting in adult films. Cabaret and... More >>

  • Crank It Up

    published January 24, 2007

    The Meth Coffee company model is a terrorist cell. Employees go by code names like "The Roaster" and "The Driver," and use a "dealer" system to... More >>

  • Santa's Exotic Helpers

    published January 3, 2007

    Debbie Licious and other exotic dancers took some heat during the holidays over their body-baring fundraising tactics for the San Francisco... More >>

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