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    Dog Bites

    All Points Bulletin Nobody -- or, nobody but the DPT -- has ever shown much interest in Dog Bites' car. So we were startled to receive this note demanding vehicular accountability of us: Dear Dog Bites, Being an avid follower of your column...

    by Laurel Wellman on February 10, 1999
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    Letters

    The Live-Work Carnage George Cothran's article on bogus live-work lofts is a brilliant example of San Francisco's cultural and economic homogenization ("Community Infestment," Jan. 27). In the four short years that I have lived here, I have watch...

    on February 10, 1999
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    Tattoo You - The latest price for a free lunch

    It wasn't necessarily odd for a young man to walk into Mom's tattoo parlor on Haight Street carrying a bag of tortilla chips. Nor was it completely loony when the customer said he wanted his arm tattooed with the logo on the tortilla bag -- a cartoon...

    by Joel P. Engardio on February 10, 1999
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    Madam I Am - Raeshel Keavy ran one of the city's most sophisticated and profitable prostitution rings. She was safe until she strayed from San Francisco.

    At half-past 7 on the evening of June 3, 1998, Raeshel Keavy left her office on California Street, and drove to the Pan Pacific Hotel in Union Square. It was a routine by which you could mark the calendar. Every Wednesday evening, Keavy took a room a...

    by Lisa Davis on February 3, 1999
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    Dead Man Not Praying - The state wants to deny religious counsel immediately before executions. But why?

    It's not a church, exactly, but it is certainly a congregation that meets at the visiting salon in the ancient stone and concrete building at the eastern tip of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. There's Georgia Lyga, the former Catholic nun who drive...

    by Matt Smith on February 3, 1999
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    Dog Bites

    The move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence, and rearticulation brought the que...

    by Laurel Wellman on February 3, 1999
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    Letters

    Carl Has a Future at the Chron Shame on you for making me laugh at those dear "two dozen top editors" at the Chronicle ("Outside the Box With the Chron! Oh, Wait ...," Dog Bites, Jan. 27). They're making an earnest effort to build readership...

    on February 3, 1999
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    Gonna Fly Now - Trading with the enemy helps a Berkeley geneticist divine the secrets of the fruit fly

    Gerald Rubin is an unpretentious man with an open face behind his glasses, a patch of gray in his brown beard. On occasion, a hint of Boston slides into his speech, betraying his eastern roots. A genetics professor at UC Berkeley, Rubin has spen...

    by Philip Dawdy on January 27, 1999
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    Dog Bites

    Outside the Box With the Chron! Oh, Wait ... Lately, after having triumphed in a protracted and bitter battle with the Chronicle's home delivery service, ultimately succeeding in getting our daily subscription canceled, Dog Bites has been feeling...

    by Laurel Wellman on January 27, 1999
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    Letters

    Educating George OK, Cothran, you want to call land economists "pointy-headed," huh ("Assholes on the March," Cothran, Jan. 6)? Well, you're nothing but a blinkered, biased, agenda-pushing hack, so nyah, nyah, nyah. Er, wait, I'm thinking of...

    on January 27, 1999
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    Out of Sight, Out of Minds - Local Republicans band together for safety

    They call their meetings in "secret," just like the old Freemasons used to do. They represent a powerless, often despised minority in San Francisco. They have been laughed at, ridiculed, lambasted, lampooned, or, even worse, ignored completely. ...

    by Greg Hugunin on January 27, 1999
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    Telling Fortunes - A San Francisco firm rolls the dice in the multibillion-dollar game of global finance

    A mammoth computer monitor sits atop a pulpit in the conference room of KMV Corp.'s Montgomery Street office. Studying it, one imagines peering for the first time at a foretelling Mayan calendar, or prophetic passages of the Old Testament. In the man...

    by Matt Smith on January 20, 1999
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    No More Free Ride? - Sierra Club wants BART parkers to pay

    On a teeth-chatteringly cold morning, acres of parking lots at the Dublin-Pleasanton Bay Area Rapid Transit station are filled with cars glistening from a thin coating of ice. The only conspicuously open spaces are close to the station, those re...

    by Helen Gao on January 20, 1999
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    Dog Bites

    SUV-PF: A Big Bunch of Chickenshit Crybabies The Sport Utility Vehicle Proliferation Fellowship, after a brief bout of faxes, e-mails, and posturing, has suddenly dropped off the Dog Bites radar. Though the group invited us to contact it via e-ma...

    by Laurel Wellman on January 20, 1999
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    Letters

    Lame Willy Just a quick note to wish you all luck in your joint suit against the city regarding the newsrack ordinance ("Why We Are Suing the City," Mecklin, Jan. 6). During my six years in San Francisco, I have never heard anyone complain about ...

    on January 20, 1999
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    Ordinary People - Blessed comfort marks historic lesbian union

    Aside from the more than 100 pastors, three dozen police officers, 1,200 spectators, and knot of national media reporters, Saturday's historic holy union ceremony between Methodist lesbians Jeanne Barnett and Ellie Charlton was rather ordinary. ...

    by Matt Smith on January 20, 1999
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    Panic or Attack? - Did this aspiring cover boy, who says he killed in a panic fit brought on by unwanted gay advances, get away with murder?

    It's very early morning on a Sunday late in the summer of 1997, and San Francisco's mammoth Club Universe is a maze made up mostly of muscular gay men in their 20s and 30s. Many of those who aren't dancing shirtless have chosen instead to stand and p...

    by Benoit Denizet-Lewis on January 13, 1999
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    Out of Luck - Ellis Act evictions follow in wake of Prop. G

    Sitting on the edge of a soft, black leather sofa, Gregory Gill looks around at years of collected memories. On the deep green walls of his apartment hang a stuffed pheasant, a beige tapestry of two women dancing, and a white pelvic bone. For more th...

    by Regan Brooks on January 13, 1999
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    Dog Bites

    The (Sad) Story of O. While Dog Bites has, among friends and acquaintances, a certain reputation as a giver of advice, the advice sought is generally to do with how to get rust stains out of denim, what brand of primer to buy, and whether you can...

    by Laurel Wellman on January 13, 1999
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    Letters

    Revenge of the Turds Kudos to Jack Boulware for his excellent expose of Arden Van Upp ("The Fortress on the Hill," Dec. 30). I was one of the girls living at 272 Downey at the time of the infamous "turds" episode (and let me tell you that was onl...

    on January 13, 1999
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What Happens Here Gets Heard: Lessons from Four Years in the Trenches of San Francisco Music What Happens Here Gets Heard: Lessons from Four Years in the Trenches of San Francisco Music

Lars Ulrich is not a scary man. He is short, Danish, and gabby. He often wears gym shorts onstage. But at the Fillmore that night, Lars Ulrich wasn't the one… More >>

Getting Trashed: A Trailer Trash Party Stirs Up Controversy in the BDSM Community Getting Trashed: A Trailer Trash Party Stirs Up Controversy in the BDSM Community

Domina, a Sonoma-based event planner, advice-dispenser, and proprietor of the chatty BDSM website The Frugal Domme, has hosted trailer trash parties at local bondage club The San Francisco Citadel for… More >>

Breast Practices: Shirtless Dad Barry Zito Is Poised to Inspire an Obstetric Trend Breast Practices: Shirtless Dad Barry Zito Is Poised to Inspire an Obstetric Trend

Shirtless photos of Barry Zito abound on the internet. That's a shade counterintuitive, because the extraordinarily well-compensated former San Francisco Giants pitcher, of all people, ought to be able to… More >>

Station Sanitation: The Commodes Stay Closed at BART, Whether You Like It or Not Station Sanitation: The Commodes Stay Closed at BART, Whether You Like It or Not

A blind person wandering from the Westfield Mall into BART's Powell Street Station realizes when he's crossed the threshold from one to the other. The overwhelming odor of Wetzel's Pretzels… More >>

Concealed Carry-On: Every Week, Passengers Bring Guns, Bombs, and Knives Through Airport Security Checkpoints -- Even in San Francisco Concealed Carry-On: Every Week, Passengers Bring Guns, Bombs, and Knives Through Airport Security Checkpoints -- Even in San Francisco

Thirty-five loaded firearms. Seventy-four credit card knives. Two inert grenades. One grenade-shaped vaping device. One live smoke bomb. A dagger tucked into the handle of a hairbrush. Two knives concealed… More >>

Hooked on Legalization: Marijuana Is Addictive, Whether Legalization Backers Admit It or Not Hooked on Legalization: Marijuana Is Addictive, Whether Legalization Backers Admit It or Not

Three or four nights a week in San Francisco, a group of people shuffle into an anonymous meeting hall. The bitter scent of freshly stamped-out cigarettes follows them inside where,… More >>

A Faux-Hawk By Any Other Name: An <i>SF Weekly</i> Writer's Gift to the English Language Predicted the City's Transformation A Faux-Hawk By Any Other Name: An SF Weekly Writer's Gift to the English Language Predicted the City's Transformation

The storage facility is vast and labyrinthine; it lacks only a minotaur. The odors of mildew and sweaty gym shorts pervade its endless supply of identical corridors; it's just not… More >>

The Snatch: Always Wearing Proper Attire When Dissecting the State of Things

Amateur Sleuthing A man pretending to be an airport security guard was luring two women into a "private booth" for pat-downs when real security guards caught him. The man — who… More >>

SF Weekly Letters July 23-29, 2014

The Marina Shore This isn't New Jersey: The food critic writes: "To get away from the tanned, waxed, toned Marina crowd..." This statement makes it sounds like the Marina is the… More >>

Don't Hate the Player: Are College Athletes Working for a Degree or Working for a Cartel? Don't Hate the Player: Are College Athletes Working for a Degree or Working for a Cartel?

Former UC Berkeley running back Joe Igber has always resisted celebrity. He's never made a Facebook or Twitter profile; his Google trail is just half a page long, starting at… More >>

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