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  • Dog Bites

    published December 31, 1997

    Guys and Large Breasted Gals The Gold Club Guy Search is on and, flush with holiday spirit, we here in the Dog Bites mail room figured we'd... More >>

  • Imbalance of Power

    published December 31, 1997

    Last week's postponement of the day Californians get to choose their electricity provider may strengthen the position of monopoly utilities,... More >>

  • Take BART, Please

    published December 24, 1997

    If there's anything that gets SF Weekly's goat, it's people who shirk their duty, then show up first in line when accolades are being handed out.... More >>

  • Death of a Multimedia Phenomenon

    published December 24, 1997

    In the cool dual worlds of movies and rock 'n' roll, the boys of OSC -- the so-coolly named Our Stinking Corporation -- were the hippest dudes of... More >>

  • The Name is Nino. El Nino.

    published December 10, 1997

    It has come to SF Weekly's attention, through sources we do not wish to reveal, that James Bond, United Artists, Ian Fleming, Sean Connery, George... More >>

  • A Pollution Breakthrough

    published November 26, 1997

    Pour poisonous gunk into the ground, let it stew for a few decades, then spend millions of dollars trying to extract it. Sounds like a recipe for... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published November 19, 1997

    Kissing Banana Could the San Francisco Examiner actually have bested the Chronicle in a race to suck up to a large advertiser, specifically... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published November 12, 1997

    In the Pink The San Francisco Chronicle has never been a respected newspaper or a good newspaper, and probably never will be. These days it... More >>

  • The Sound of Noise

    published November 12, 1997

    They sit motionless in their theater concert seats in neat, black clothes. Some hold their chins in their left hands. Others have their legs... More >>

  • Doing Well, Looking Fine

    published November 5, 1997

    Because San Francisco is one of the world's most physically attractive cities -- and, as design competitions for the new UCSF campus and Union... More >>

  • Megan's Law Goes to Class

    published October 29, 1997

    Parents in the East Bay cities of Fremont, Hayward, Newark, and Union City will soon receive maps -- in some cases sent home from school with... More >>

  • Immigration Hide 'n' Seek

    published October 22, 1997

    Anti-immigration laws passed last year have sparked a Bay Area trench war between the government and Hispanic activists who are scrambling to... More >>

  • Vital Vidal

    published October 15, 1997

    Tuesday was Vidal Sassoon day in San Francisco, according to a proclamation signed by Mayor Willie Brown as part of his continuing efforts to... More >>

  • Esprit de Court

    published October 8, 1997

    The dashing blonde in the loose-fitting, autumn-colored leisure ensemble has been having a stressful week. First, there was the visit from... More >>

  • Between a Rock and a ... Rock

    published September 24, 1997

    According to ancient Greek myth, Sisyphus, son of Aeolus and founder and king of Corinth, was condemned by angry gods to eternally push a heavy... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published September 17, 1997

    Trapped in the Car Craze San Francisco's heroic defense of the cause of motoring reached a new zenith last week: Police charged Bay... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published September 10, 1997

    Another Crack at Walnut Creek The San Francisco Chronicle's Kevin Fagan wrote last Friday how Walnut Creek is now hip. His editors flagged... More >>

  • Classical Discord

    published September 3, 1997

    To enter Mariedi Anders' sprawling house in San Francisco's exclusive Seacliff neighborhood is to step into another culture, another continent,... More >>

  • Spammer-Jamming Hammered

    published August 20, 1997

    Tens of thousands of university students, network professionals, and other avowed enemies of the bulk electronic sales pitches known as "Spam"... More >>

  • Monsters of Drag

    published August 13, 1997

    There are some things in this world so wasteful, so dangerous, so dramatically irresponsible they deserve only praise. Speed-of-sound land... 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 >>

  • Dog Bites

    published July 30, 1997

    In Like Clint Political consultant and real estate baron Clint Reilly dropped by our swank new offices the other day, dragging behind him... More >>

  • Recycling America

    published July 30, 1997

    I have started many stories about bicycle racing but have never written one that is as good as the races are. -- Ernest Hemingway in A... More >>

  • Quieter South of the Border

    published July 16, 1997

    In Mexico, there are small towns populated almost entirely by women, because the men have gone to California to work the harvests. There are... More >>

  • Planet Wars

    published July 2, 1997

    Superstars of the Universe Paul Butler leans his gangling 6-foot-2 frame into a tiny office chair, sweeps the back of his hand toward the... More >>

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