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COLOR IT GONE Having remodeled the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Harry S. Parker III requests your permission to bulldoze the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum and move it all the way across town October 04, 1995

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Nickel-and-Diming Problem Kids

He was, his mother says, an angry child. At 4, Lawrence climbed trees and threw himself out of them. Six times at the age of 6 years, he was hospitalized for being a danger to himself and others. Then he…
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Still Drawing After All These Years

Outside, the sounds of the city go by: cable cars, taxis, footsteps, and conversations, a midsummer's evening at a century's end. Inside, knives and forks ring against bone china; in this high-ceilinged, wood-paneled room, dinner has just been served. The…
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The Other Side's Other Side

Later that evening, we played a cassette tape with an eclectic selection of dacha favorites: French ballads, Sade, Roberta Flack, the Eurythmics. As Ksyusha swayed to the music, Vitya encircled her from behind with his brawny arms. He kissed her…
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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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A Wasting of Time

He never even noticed the weight loss, former ballet dancer Matthew Sharp says. Every day he'd look in the mirror and see the same lithe lines, not realizing that he was slowly turning to skin and bones. It took his…
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Give the Dog a Bone In the age of Willie Brown, the city's political machine impresses its will with positive reinforcement as much as with punishment. Take Steve Phillips' case. An up-and-coming school board member, Phillips thought it was his…
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Looking A little Green

"They can't spread their legs, like, outward," the woman on-screen is explaining. She is staring right into the camera, holding a Barbie doll. The doll has its legs split, a broad-jumper in the Olympics of love. The curtains of the…
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Pepper Report A San Francisco coroner's report released on May 31 concludes that a cocaine overdose killed Mark Garcia, the Milbrae resident who died in custody after being pepper sprayed during a confrontation with San Francisco police officers in April…
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Not in the Cards Nicholson Baker, author of the telecommunications-based novel Vox, is no technophobe, but he is fed up with the technophiles at the New Main Library. The one item Baker really wants to check out at the library…
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The Art of Discrimination

Domestic partners of some staff at San Francisco's most prominent public art institutions -- the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, the de Young Museum, and the Asian Art Museum -- are not allowed health insurance or retirement payments…
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Against All Odds

At 25, Ellen McCormick is one of the youngest lobbyists in Sacramento, and at the moment she's taking a break outdoors in a cafe down the block from the Capitol, the rotunda-topped palace where double-breasted businessmen travel in packs of…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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