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1996 Stories by Tara Shioya

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  • Mulch

    published December 25, 1996

    Dear Santa: Please bring us 100 Easy Bake ovens for Christmas so that we can serve 27,000 lunches every day to schoolchildren of both the... More >>

  • Chinatown Ghost Story

    published December 11, 1996

    In the fall of 1940, filmmaker Joseph Sunn Jue brought a little Hollywood to San Francisco's Chinatown. The neon-banded marquee of his new... More >>

  • Once (and Future?) Landmarks

    published December 11, 1996

    1) World Theater, 644 Broadway (1949 to ?). Formerly the Verdi, which showed American movies in the 1920s. Rebuilt in 1985. 2) Great Star... More >>

  • A Dream Half-Fulfilled

    published December 11, 1996

    Filmmaker Joseph Sunn Jue dreamt big. In 1933, he built a movie director's paradise in Kowloon, China -- a warehouse-size studio on 7,000 square... More >>

  • Mulch

    published December 11, 1996

    Rudy Ropes in Willie Sure, Mayor Willie Brown was deeply interested in NYC's approach to the homeless, and that's why he chose the first... More >>

  • Mulch

    published December 4, 1996

    Peace Through Credit In 1994, San Francisco State University erupted over a mural named for Malcolm X, unveiled in the campus quad. The... More >>

  • Mulch

    published November 27, 1996

    IOU on Y Japanese-American community leaders have issued a challenge to the San Francisco YWCA: Surrender title to the Japantown Y next... More >>

  • Fools for Rules

    published November 27, 1996

    Dating game got you down? Don't worry, hon. "The Rules" are here. Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider have answered the modern single woman's cry for... More >>

  • Mulch

    published November 20, 1996

    Un Junket, S'il Vous Plait? The Hotel de Crillon is frequented by celebrities, diplomats, and, last week, Mayor Willie Brown, courtesy of... More >>

  • Turkey Jerking

    published November 20, 1996

    It's a story of big breasts, heavy petting, and weird science. More simply put, it's the story of the Thanksgiving turkey -- that plump, juicy... More >>

  • Mulch

    published November 6, 1996

    Peace Through Prostate International seminar leader, holistic healer, massage therapist, Tantra teacher, and "sacred initiatress" Ishtara... More >>

  • Mulch

    published October 23, 1996

    If Only They Wore Cement Shoes The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp.'s annual Celebrity Pool Toss used to be a sleepy fund-raiser,... More >>

  • Japantown Asks "Y"

    published October 16, 1996

    Short on cash and long on debt, the San Francisco YWCA thought it had found a simple solution to its problems: sell some of its buildings, raise... More >>

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