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    Dog Bites

    The Real Y2K Problem Nobody -- or at least nobody of whom we're aware -- has explored one of the most profound ramifications of the turn of the millennium. Which is: What do you do if the name of your business contains the words "20th Century" or...

    by Laurel Wellman on December 9, 1998
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    Letters

    Well, Shucks, You're Welcome. Hip, hip, hooray! Bravo to SF Weekly for having the cojones to cover the Muni problem ("Rewarding Failure," Dec. 2). You are now my heroes. Because rent is so high in this town, I can't afford a car, and I am su...

    on December 9, 1998
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    Rewarding Failure - What's really wrong with Muni? For starters, one third of its employees don't show up to work, causing systemwide delays and costing the agency more that $20 million a year in overtime. First in a two-part special report

    In mass transit, beauty is being on-time, and being on-time is beauty. And that is all you need to know to understand why San Franciscans hate the Municipal Railway. Hating Muni has become a chronic condition in San Francisco because Muni is chronica...

    by Peter Byrne on December 2, 1998
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    Dog Bites

    The Miracle Whip of the Web? Apparently imbued with the warmth of the incipient festive season, Mission revolutionary Nestor Makhno called to wish us a happy Thanksgiving. "You get some time off, right?" he asked. Well, kind of. But we...

    by Laurel Wellman on December 2, 1998
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    Letters

    But You Did Read It, Didn't You? I read with amazement the cover story "Trophy Boys" (Nov. 18). The only reason that I kept reading the story was to see how much more inept and boring it could get. It did not disappoint me. I truly cannot understa...

    on December 2, 1998
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    Wages of Vice - Police find a way to make money by busting massage parlors

    Cynthia Hammond dropped by the Tenderloin massage parlor where she once worked about three weeks ago, figuring to retrieve an old pair of bluejeans. Business was slow, so Hammond took time to catch up with one of her former co-workers. Another parlor...

    by Renata Huang on December 2, 1998
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    Bring in 'Da Bucks

    Jonathan Reinis has a dream. It is deeply rooted in the American Dream. He has a dream that one day, on the sweltering plains of Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico, the sons of former field workers and the sons of former field bosses will sit side by sid...

    by Matt Smith on November 25, 1998
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    Moon Over Marin - Paul Nave's championship proves fleeting

    People are still finding their seats when the house lights dim at the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium. A tape of "Small Town" by John Cougar Mellencamp strikes up as a video montage chronicles the life and career of San Rafael boxer Paul Nave. ...

    by Jack Boulware on November 25, 1998
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    Dog Bites

    The High Cost of Living High Despite his oft-reported taste for $3,000 suits, and his grand new loft above the AMC 1000 Van Ness, our Mayor Brown hasn't lost touch with the hoi polloi. Or, not completely, anyway. Addressing the Senior Ho...

    on November 25, 1998
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    Letters

    Bronstein vs. Burks John Burks has had a long and distinguished career as a journalist in the Bay Area. He is also a journalism teacher, an important profession for a craft that has so much potential influence and so much responsibility. But...

    on November 25, 1998
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    Trophy Boys - When older gay men of means want youthful companionship, they seek out the ...

    An attractive man makes his way across the wooden deck of the Castro's Patio Cafe, dodging waiters who are serving diet Cokes and Bloody Marys garnished with oversized celery stalks to a roomful of men. In the bright, airy dining area -- under the re...

    by Joel P. Engardio on November 18, 1998
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    Letters

    Spirit of Wittenberg Congratulations, and thanks, for Matt Smith's thorough and insightful article "The Holy War Over Gay Marriage" (Nov. 4). We agree that the holy union of Jeanne Barnett and Ellie Charlton on Jan. 16 will significantly change t...

    on November 18, 1998
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    In Glide's Path - A Bayview neighborhood squares off against Cecil Williams

    Virtually nothing that happens in the 1500 block of McKinnon Avenue escapes the notice of a small band of longtime residents who vigorously defend their slice of the Bayview. For more than 25 years, the street's fortunes have been watched over by one...

    by Lisa Davis on November 18, 1998
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    Dog Bites

    Hello, I'm Calling on Behalf of the San Francisco Chronicle ... Despite those incessant dinner-hour telephone solicitations promising special introductory subscription rates, things are looking a bit desperate over at the weekend ChronEx. Ed...

    by Laurel Wellman on November 18, 1998
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    My Supermarket, My Friend - Is that forced Safeway smile a customer service, or an annoying attempt to control?

    Shopping at my local Safeway used to be simple: Place food items in basket, pay cashier, take food home. Lately, things have become much more complicated. Early this year, Safeway launched an intensified version of its superior customer service pr...

    by Tom McNichol on November 11, 1998
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    Up a Tree. Still? - Environmentalists have all but won their fight to save the Headwaters Forest. Somehow, that's not enough to bring Julia Hill down from her treetop perch.

    As Highway 101 winds north through the forests of Humboldt County, it ushers drivers into a community of remarkable beauty and acute cultural schizophrenia. Eco-activists eat bagels from vegan bakeries. Locals drink beer in bars decorated with a...

    by Jack Boulware on November 11, 1998
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    Death Rattle

    Meet Joe Black Directed by Martin Brest. Written by Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno, Kevin Wade, and Bo Goldman. Starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, and Claire Forlani. Opens Friday, Nov. 13, at area theaters. Well, now we know why the term "bored to de...

    by Jean Oppenheimer on November 11, 1998
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    Pedal to the Mettle - Will Europhiles wring the barf out of Bay Area cyclocross racing?

    It was perhaps the most difficult conversation I have ever had with my girlfriend. She was hunched over me with a look of concerned panic on her face. I was in a fetal position on the ground, dry heaving bile. "Don't worry -- Aaackk! Hoouugh! Ha...

    by Matt Smith on November 11, 1998
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    Letters

    Out of Left Field Regarding the article on the baseball field ("Little League vs. Bush League," Cothran, Nov. 4), I told Mr. Cothran the open space at Seventh Avenue and Lawton is not big enough to accommodate a regulation-size Little League base...

    on November 11, 1998
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    Dog Bites

    Bad News There are lots of movies so bad they've attained cult status. But Dog Bites hadn't been aware of a newscast that comes close to earning that distinction. Until now. Every night we rush home from the gym in time to catch the WB20...

    by Laurel Wellman on November 11, 1998
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Trouble Brewing: Beer Aficionados Suffer Through a Legal Hangover Trouble Brewing: Beer Aficionados Suffer Through a Legal Hangover

Drinking and lawmaking seldom mix, and a legislative snafu last year left California homebrewers crying into their beer. A bill meant to clear up legal ambiguity around wine and beer hobbyists… More >>

Oversight TV: Supervisors Assess the Cost of Body-Mounted Police Cameras Oversight TV: Supervisors Assess the Cost of Body-Mounted Police Cameras

The public outcry that followed a group of San Francisco police officers' fatal March 21 shooting of Alejandro Nieto is now reverberating through city government. Supervisor John Avalos invoked Nieto at… More >>

Branching Out: An S.F. Man Achieves Tree-Climbing Supremacy Branching Out: An S.F. Man Achieves Tree-Climbing Supremacy

A new champion walks among us in San Francisco — or, more likely, gazes down from above. Arborist Chad Brey's voicemail offers the all-but-certain caveat that he's likely up a tree… More >>

Well-Suited: The Man Behind Willie Brown's Style Well-Suited: The Man Behind Willie Brown's Style

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Meaningful Glances: In Today's San Francisco, Anything Can Apparently Stand for Everything Meaningful Glances: In Today's San Francisco, Anything Can Apparently Stand for Everything

Last week, four small vehicles were upended in San Francisco. And the whole world was watching. The inversion of 7,200 total pounds of Smart Cars quickly became an international story. Vanloads… More >>

The Snatch: Happy Reading for Your Airport Tram Ride

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