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2004 Stories by Matt Palmquist

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  • The 5 and Whine

    published December 29, 2004

    Ah, the holidays -- that joyous time of year when so many San Francisco residents find themselves obliged, yet again, to make the torment-filled... More >>

  • Inside the NFHell

    published December 15, 2004

    This has been the toughest season in recent memory for the San Francisco 49ers and their passionate fans. The championship years of Montana, Rice,... More >>

  • Donkey Doo Doesn't Smell

    published November 17, 2004

    It's been the talk of coffee shops, university classrooms, and workplaces across San Francisco for the past two weeks: How, exactly, did President... More >>

  • Controlling Castro

    published November 3, 2004

    For the second year in a row, San Francisco revelers were treated to a relatively tame party in the Castro on Halloween, with a heavy and visible... More >>

  • Maid in San Francisco

    published October 20, 2004

    For the past several weeks, more than 4,000 workers in the Unite Here Local 2 union have been on strike or locked out from 14 of San Francisco's... More >>

  • Monster Mash

    published October 6, 2004

    Last week, the city and the San Francisco 49ers announced that Candlestick Park would be renamed Monster Park, following an agreement on a... More >>

  • The Chair From Abu Ghraib

    published September 22, 2004

    Last week, in the latest instance of fan-athlete violence, Texas Rangers relief pitcher Frank Francisco hurled a folding chair into the crowd at... More >>

  • Terminator or Bloviator?

    published September 8, 2004

    Last week, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ended a high-profile summer by kicking off prime-time coverage of the Republican National... More >>

  • Great Scott!

    published August 25, 2004

    By now the whole country knows the story: Laci Peterson, a 27-year-old wife who was eight months pregnant, disappeared from her hometown of... More >>

  • Puppy Love

    published May 26, 2004

    Ted Rheingold is like a lot of dog-obsessed San Franciscans. He ends his e-mails with sign-offs like "Much woof and bark" and "Bark out." He still... More >>

  • Beaming in on The Cure

    published April 28, 2004

    The Stanford Cancer Center, an $85 million, 165,000-square-foot facility that opened its doors March 1, feels more like a hotel than a hospital.... More >>

  • Chub-a-Dub-Dub

    published March 3, 2004

    Italy Killed the Radio Star Yes, that was Dog Bites you heard on Italian radio last week talking... More >>

  • Examiner De-Fanged

    published February 25, 2004

    Before we get to our thoughts on gay marriage and, really, shouldn't every marriage be gay? we bring you a report from a ballroom at t... More >>

  • Queer Eye for the Canine

    published February 18, 2004

    "I think she's a butch-femme-top," says Evan Kaminsky, bending down to pet a black half-pug, half-Boston terrier named Beatrice. "Aren't you, you... More >>

  • And a Teen Shall Lead Them

    published February 4, 2004

    "A lot of people ask me, 'Why don't you just be a normal teenager, live a normal life?'" says 15-year-old Ben Casnocha, having lunch on a cloudy... More >>

  • Signs of the Times

    published February 4, 2004

    It's been nearly two years since the passage of Proposition G, the anti-billboard measure supported by 77 percent of San Francisco voters, and in... More >>

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