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Family Fortunes

The owners of the San Francisco Examiner have been hit with a barrage of lawsuits by construction contractors who claim they are owed $1.5 million. On May 1, AMEC Construction Management Inc. filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court…
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News, Dog Bites

Dog Bites

Pants, X-Small and X-Large You have to take your triumphs where you find them, so Dog Bites, who had been eyeing the envelope containing the PG&E bill with approximately the same enthusiasm as we might had its contents actually been…
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Trouble at the F-Ex

The Moments That Make Up a Dull Day It must be nice to lead a quiet life. Dog Bites was just minding our own business, fretting about hoochie papas and their sad leather and cowrie shell chokers, and wondering where…
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Dog Bites

Obligatory Comment on the Fricke-Parks Lawsuit Dog Bites has been sleepless -- sleepless! -- since Union City printing company Fricke-Parks Press filed its lawsuit against the Fangs. Could Grant Printing really have used part of the $66 million Examiner-purchase subsidy…
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News, Mecklin Mecklin

Mecklin

I like the idea behind the purchase of the Hearst Corp.'s San Francisco Examiner by the Fang family, which owns the San Francisco Independent. It's just the kind of business opportunity I've been looking for, and I am hereby putting…
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Dog Bites

Return of the Golden Handshake Reader Poll!If all goes as planned, which of course it won't, Hearst will close the Examiner and complete its purchase of the Chronicle Feb. 15, after receiving no bids on the new Ex sales package,…
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The Grid

Carolene Marks, Meet Gayle Bishop S.F. supervisorial candidate Carolene Marks, wife of retiring state Sen. Milton Marks, let taxpayers pay for personal and campaign-related calls she placed on her husband's state-issued cellular telephone, three of his staffers say. Moreover, they…
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Dog Bites

Rock in a Hard Place To some, the Mission Rock is a slice of heaven. Where else can you get a warm beer, a platter of greasy fries, and a view of the shrouded East Bay hills on a Saturday…
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News, Letters

Letters

Of Tabloids and Top Ramen Regarding "Musical Trios" (Samples, Feb. 7) about Dave Ellis and Charlie Hunter: We were both astounded to see our names associated with a fictitious tabloid account of recent events concerning the Charlie Hunter Quartet. It…
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News, Feature

Blowing Smoke, Breathing Fire (Part II)

As usual, Bill Fazio is frenetic, scattering from one thought to the next, leaving the old thought hanging as if his brain is racing faster than his tongue. But today he's even more excited than usual. Two weeks after his…
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Blowing Smoke, Breathing Fire (Part I)

In the spring of 1993, James and Ted Fang invited some 30 businesspeople to a fund-raising party at the Grand Palace, the family's restaurant in Chinatown. The brothers, sons of a local family that owns eight community newspapers, a national…
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Dog Bites

Watching Wachob Independent columnist Jim Wachob was called to the carpet by his boss, Publisher Ted Fang, when Fang discovered last month that his political writer had donated $170 to Willie Brown's campaign. Fang's message to Wachob: It's OK to…
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Dog Bites

How Much Is That Free Notice? Last year, the Independent lost the lucrative advertising contract for the city's public notices to the Examiner when the Independent bid came in $190,000 greater than the p.m. paper. What to do? Why, place…
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