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    September 21, 2012

    California: Privately Rich in Big Cities, Publicly Broke

    Welcome to the hub of American prosperity. Yesterday, the Census Bureau released the results from the 2011 American Community Survey, and in the competition for Wealthiest City in America, the Bay Area snagged gold and silver. San Jose took the top spot, with a median income of $76,593 and San Fra ... More >>

  • Film

    September 22, 2010
  • Culture

    July 9, 2008
  • Calendar

    January 16, 2008
  • Dining

    October 22, 2003

    Am I Blue

    Characterless chowders and seafood seem at home in the too-casual Blue Mermaid

  • Film

    September 24, 2003

    Tuscan Raider

    Diane Lane indulges in Italian pleasures, while ignoring those of the source material

  • News

    July 12, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Tire Iron vs. Baseball Bat; Trashing SUVs Is Rude? Well Then, We'll Stop Doing It.; Or We Could Just Deport Them to Fresno; Modesto, My Modesto; Say, People Are Still Saying "Meme"?

  • Culture

    September 29, 1999
  • News

    August 12, 1998

    Something About Jonathan

    Jonathan Richman, the lovable elf who helped invent punk and geek rock, comes pogo-sticking back in your life with There's Something About Mary

  • News

    July 1, 1998

    From Russia With Diamonds

    In 1995, Golden ADA Inc., a San Francisco diamond-importing firm, collapsed, unveiling an international trail of theft and betrayal that embarrassed San Francisco luminaries involved with the company. Now, newly unsealed court files show that high-level m

  • News

    January 21, 1998

    Sutter's Giant Sucking Sound

    Sutter Health, which owns one of California's largest hospital empires, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity. Critics wonder why Sutter dispenses so little charity, and vacuums so much profit, from the hospitals it acquires.

  • Culture

    October 22, 1997
  • Music

    December 4, 1996

    Genuine Artlessness

    NorCal transplant Jonathan Richman finds the words

  • Dining

    August 21, 1996

    Pleasant Under Glass

    The greenhouse effect is real at Lehr Brothers Bistro and Grill

  • Music

    June 12, 1996
  • Dining

    May 24, 1995
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