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1997 Stories by Tara Shioya

Archives: 1998 | 1997 | 1996
  • Years of the Rats

    published December 31, 1997

    Despite two earthquakes and a fire, San Francisco has done remarkably well for itself in the last century. Today, with the high-tech economy... More >>

  • Zoned Out

    published December 17, 1997

    With friends like the city attorney in its corner, it's little wonder that the Presidio Heights Association of Neighbors usually seems to get its... More >>

  • Splendor in the Court

    published December 10, 1997

    At the core of the renovated federal Court of Appeals building in San Francisco is a new library. The room is furnished in a rich,... More >>

  • Waterfront Developers' Ship Comes In

    published October 29, 1997

    Life just got easier for people who want to open businesses along what is probably the most desirable strip of undeveloped real estate in San... More >>

  • Chains R Us

    published October 22, 1997

    More than a dozen eateries cram the busy commercial stretch of Castro Street that runs immediately south of Market, but these days much of the... More >>

  • Duck! You're in Wine Country

    published September 17, 1997

    Unemployed, overweight, and deeply depressed, Kevin Saunders was spending most of his time smoking grass and telling lies about serving in... More >>

  • Unappreciated at Any Speed

    published August 20, 1997

    The first thing a visitor sees upon entering Dave Newell's apartment in El Sobrante is the red-and-white vinyl front bench seat from a 1964 truck.... More >>

  • Press Passes Pass Away

    published July 30, 1997

    As of midnight Dec. 31, San Francisco's press corps can kiss their precious pink parking passes goodbye, under a recent California Supreme Court... More >>

  • Coltrane Ascending on Divis

    published July 23, 1997

    Someone opened the door to St. John's African Orthodox Church last Thursday evening, and the jazz flowed out onto Divisadero like a warm breeze.... More >>

  • The Invisible Veterans

    published July 16, 1997

    Shame of a Nation Barefoot and armed only with an old rifle, Fernando Ayes fought in the jungles of Luzon and Leyte islands during... More >>

  • Mosquito Coast

    published July 2, 1997

    A green Alameda County pickup truck stops outside Urban Ore, the gentrified junkyard in the Berkeley flats, on a recent weekday afternoon. The... More >>

  • Dream Job

    published June 4, 1997

    The San Francisco Fire Department's Communications Center is quiet this May evening, except for a low electrical hum and the sound of firefighters... More >>

  • Labor Games

    published April 30, 1997

    Rough Diamonds or Cubic Zirconia? Snapshots of dozens of smiling, happy people adorn the walls at the entrance to the city's Express to... More >>

  • Fear and Loathing and Clapping at the DHS

    published April 30, 1997

    During early research for an article on Express to Success, I explain to Kasey Brenner, the Express program manager, that I'd like to observe the... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published April 30, 1997

    In Politics as in Health Mayor Brown put good politics before good policy yet again in his most recent appointment to the city's Health... More >>

  • Scarf Dance

    published April 2, 1997

    When internationally known San Francisco artist Gary Bukovnik offered to design a special-edition silk scarf for the S.F. Opera, he was surprised... More >>

  • Men Behaving Viciously

    published March 19, 1997

    The Night Larry Kramer Punched Me On a spring evening two years ago, hundreds of AIDS activists and their supporters met at the Hyatt... More >>

  • Mulch

    published February 26, 1997

    Sex Takes a Bath S.F.'s Public Health Department issued rules that closed the city's gay bathhouses 13 years ago, citing them as venues for... More >>

  • Nonprofits Put to the Test

    published February 12, 1997

    Since August, when the welfare reform bill passed, San Francisco nonprofits that help the city's elderly immigrants have focused on a single... More >>

  • Desperately Seeking Citizenship

    published February 12, 1997

    At 9:30 on this gray Thursday morning in January, Tuan Van Dang is setting out to accomplish what some have called an impossible task. He is... More >>

  • Mulch

    published January 29, 1997

    Willie's Watching the Detectives The dismissal of brutality charges against S.F. cop Mark Andaya has led to an unusual outpouring of public... More >>

  • Mulch

    published January 22, 1997

    DIY Environmentalism Call it the greening of community policing. S.F. Supervisor Sue Bierman, with a major assist from the... More >>

  • In Sickness and in Health?

    published January 8, 1997

    In an overheated upstairs room at the War Memorial building one afternoon in December, about 50 San Francisco business owners met with city... More >>

  • Falling Through The Gap

    published January 8, 1997

    Khaki conglomerate The Gap Inc. has offered domestic-partner benefits for its employees since last January, but with decidedly mixed results. The... More >>

  • The Domestic-Partners Ordinance at a Glance

    published January 8, 1997

    * Effective June 1, 1997. * Requires all contractors with the city and county of San Francisco to provide employees' domestic partners with... More >>

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