• News

    May 8, 2002

    The Perfect Crime

    For 20 years, South American thieves have been stealing millions of dollars in gems and jewelry from traveling salespeople in San Francisco. And no one -- not the cops, jewelers, or insurance companies -- has the slightest idea how to stop them.

  • News

    April 24, 2002

    Intended Consequences

    Our supervisors tilt at a lot of silly windmills. But the city's recognition of Mexican consular IDs may help change national immigration policy for the better.

  • News

    May 3, 2000

    The Land of Blood & Money

    Foreign workers coming into the country for high-paying tech jobs often bring wives with them. When these women are beaten and abused, they have nowhere to run.

  • News

    July 7, 1999

    Torture of a Transsexual

    In a landmark case, Amanda DuValle, allegedly brutalized in Nicaragua because she is a transsexual, escaped deportation from the U.S. by invoking the U.N. Convention Against Torture. But if she won, why is she still in jail?

  • News

    February 12, 1997

    Desperately Seeking Citizenship

    With the advent of new federal welfare rules for elderly immigrants, S.F.'s oldest and poorest are running out of time

  • News

    January 1, 1997

    La Nueva Fuerza

    With attacks on immigration and affirmative action, the GOP has fueled a new Latino political apparatus. But can the Democrats master the machinery?

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