Loma Prieta

  • News

    June 2, 2010

    Bleeding Green

    Forget about Sharp Park’s endangered frogs and snakes. The real problem with the golf course is its enormous cost to the city.

  • News

    December 2, 2009

    Motel Hell

    It took years for the city to move against an SRO that was full of pests. So one resident took her case to court.

  • Music

    November 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Shakedown 20: Remembering the Big Loma Prieta Quake. Today's Edition: Aaron Peskin Returns to the Scene of the Crime, Dooming Each and Every One of Us.

    Long, long ago in a monarchy far, far away...​For Part 1 of this retrospective, click here to read my own mother's account of getting out of her car and running like hell when the Bay Bridge partially collapsed. The ostensible purpose of this series is to recount longtime locals' harrowing tales o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007
  • News

    April 18, 2007

    A Step Forward

    Whether it's Agnos or Gonzalez, one of them needs to jump into the race

  • News

    November 22, 2006

    Fall Gal

    A money-laundering scandal may have helped bring down former Secretary of State Kevin Shelley. But indicted political maven Julie Lee stands to pay the ultimate price.

  • News

    September 8, 2004

    Terminator or Bloviator?

    Social moderate? Republican firemouth? Who is Arnold, really?

  • News

    January 30, 2002

    Luke Brugnara Makes His Point

    All the city's most bombastic commercial landlord wants is a San Francisco-themed casino in Las Vegas ... or absolute misery for anyone who gets in his way

  • News

    April 12, 2000

    Battle Belli

    The international soap opera that surrounds the crumbling San Francisco landmark that was center stage for the incomparable "King of Torts," Melvin Belli

  • News

    December 1, 1999

    Neighborhood Lockdown

    The Mission may be getting its first gated housing development

  • News

    September 16, 1998

    The Face of Lying

    UCSF's Paul Ekman, a national expert on the science of lying, helps police (and journalists) determine whether perps (or presidents) are practiced prevaricators

  • News

    October 22, 1997

    Chains R Us

    Conventional wisdom nothwithstanding, chain stores and restaurants find it easy to locate and thrive in San Francisco. Tara Shioya explains why pretending otherwise is bad for the city.

  • News

    October 8, 1997

    History of the Dead

    A photographer's view of the unwanted graveyard under the Palace of the Legion of Honor

  • News

    May 28, 1997

    Falling for the Gap

    San Francisco gave away the store to help The Gap Inc. and its politically connected chairman build an upscale headquarters with a bay view. But more than $18 million in subsidies apparently won't bring the city anything it couldn't have had free.

  • Calendar

    March 5, 1997
  • News

    March 5, 1997


    Sculptor Brian Goggin throws art out the window

  • News

    September 18, 1996

    Card-Carrying Fetishist

    Some bibliophiles hail Nicholson Baker as defender of a library under siege. His critics call him an antediluvian nutbag.

  • News

    July 3, 1996

    Merchant of Redemption

    During his first three decades on Sixth Street, Tom McKnight Sr. used his various businesses to educate his children and counsel them in the doctrine of social obligation. Now his son must balance the demands of activism against the realities of commerce

  • News

    March 20, 1996

    Masters of Disaster

    The San Francisco Office of Emergency Services unveils its new post-apocalypse playbook

  • News

    December 27, 1995

    Willie's Wild Ride

    The Transport Workers Union contract with Muni is up for renewal, and TWU boss Larry Martin says that anybody who wants to roll back the union's cush work rules, lucrative salary structure, and handsome trust fund is a "racist" and can go to hell. Meet t

  • News

    August 9, 1995

    The Mission Blue Mission

    Saving the habitat of an inch-long violet butterfly, the endangered Mission Blue, is the starting point of a many-sided battle for dominance of San Bruno

  • Calendar

    July 19, 1995
  • News

    May 10, 1995

    The Last Tycoon (Part II)

    Walter Shorenstein's skyscrapers shaped San Francisco. His cash configured City Hall. Publicly, he's pristine. But there's more than meets the eye to the man behind the megaliths.

  • News

    April 26, 1995

    Forcing the Issue

    Though cops claim they acted appropriately, a victim in the Pine Street shootout prepares to sue for mistreatment

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