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News, Bay View The Last Hope

The Last Hope

Olivia Wang sits at a computer in her cramped office on McAllister Street, surrounded by five cardboard boxes. The boxes are nondescript, holding bulging folders of ordinary-looking legal documents. But to San Francisco attorney Wang, these papers are precious relics…
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News, Feature Dim Bulbs

Dim Bulbs

The setting was a politician's dream. With TV cameras rolling and surrounded by beaming lawmakers and business leaders, then-governor Pete Wilson stood in front of a San Diego high-tech firm in the summer of 1996 to sign a landmark bill…
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News, Bay View For Pete's Sake

For Pete's Sake

Though it's garnered little media attention, a crime initiative pushed by former Gov. Pete Wilson on the upcoming March ballot would significantly alter the state's juvenile justice system, funneling many more young people into adult prisons. If approved, Proposition 21,…
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News, Feature Opening Pandora's Box

Opening Pandora's Box

Lee Sanders leans back in a leather chair. An attorney in a prosperous Oakland law firm, Sanders is in the midst of a minitirade on good government, civic virtue, and political integrity. Most conversations eventually lead Sanders to these very…
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Savage Love

Hey, Faggot: I am a straight man aroused by manicures. Ever since I can remember, women's hands have been the primary focus of my erotic attention. I am fascinated by trends in nail design, such as the shift from the…
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Unspun

A Dance Card for the Budget Ballet Gov. Pete Wilson's State of the State address on Jan. 7 marked the close of Leak Week in Sacramento, seven days of carefully choreographed dissemination of information. According to the rules of the…
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Jail Date

I'd rather see him executed, to tell you the truth." Not the sort of intimation you'd expect to gush from the lips of a dedicated wife. Then again, the California State Prison at San Quentin isn't a haven of domestic…
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