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The Fairfield Wives Dr. John Parkinson, a civic and religious leader in the perfectly suburban town of Fairfield, told women they needed pelvic exams. Long exams. Several times a week. For years. And they believed him. August 05, 1998
The Merger's Tangled Web September 10, 1997

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News, Feature Arrested Development

Arrested Development

One afternoon in late September, Mayor Willie Brown broke into his out-of-town schedule to conduct a conference call with a group of citizens from southeast San Francisco. For some weeks, the group -- which includes residents, environmental activists, and artists…
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News, Bay View Dumping Sophie

Dumping Sophie

Recall fever has hit southeastern San Francisco, where some constituents of Supervisor Sophie Maxwell are collecting signatures for her ouster. The District 10 Alliance, a newly formed group of citizens from Bayview and Potrero Hill, charges that Maxwell has ignored…
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News, Bay View Glowing Review

Glowing Review

Sculptors who are members of the Point, an artist community at the former Hunters Point Shipyard, have been notified that the building where they've been working -- in some cases for years -- is contaminated with radioactive materials, and they'll…
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News, Dog Bites

News That Fits

Size matters to Chris Lopez, managing editor of the Contra Costa Times newspaper and a champion of news in brief. Earlier this month, Lopez instituted a policy of paying his reporters a $50 bonus for front-page stories, hard news or…
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News, Feature Diseaseville


Keith Tisdell and his fiancee, Shaaron Green-Peace, have lived in a motor home parked outside their town house for the past year. Their parking-lot home sits atop a hill that looks out across San Francisco Bay. The view is breathtaking,…
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News, Feature It's a Bechtel World

It's a Bechtel World

Within hours of the United States military's invasion of Iraq, San Franciscans of a certain political bent went on the offensive against one of the city's home-grown businesses: the Bechtel Group Inc. The public heat only intensified with news that…
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The World According to Bechtel

The Bohemian Club - Bohemian Grove San Francisco's exclusive men's club hosts an annual encampment in Sonoma County where the most powerful men in America gather to socialize. Riley, Gary, and Stephen Bechtel are all members, as is Riley's brother-in-law…
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News, Bay View Hot Story

Hot Story

With little fanfare, U.S. Navy officials in charge of cleaning up the Hunters Point Shipyard acknowledged last week that Navy personnel had burned large amounts of fuel contaminated with radioactive material in the shipyard's boilers 56 years ago. In its…
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News, Bay View Calm Before the Storm

Calm Before the Storm

History books will no doubt characterize last week's mayhem in San Francisco in much the same way used to describe anti-war demonstrations during the Vietnam War: Protesters clashed with police in the streets in San Francisco .... And, of course,…
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News, Bay View Hot News

Hot News

Under pressure from community members and regulators to fully investigate toxic contamination at Hunters Point Shipyard, U.S. Navy officials have discovered several new sites that might be contaminated with radioactive substances -- including three in a neighborhood outside the former…
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News, Feature The Russian Card Game

The Russian Card Game

Russian immigrants Igor Kogan and Mikhail Moiseev were in the same business, both dealing in high-end merchandise. Both lived in San Francisco, but preferred to commute outside the city to work, as did many of their associates. In fact, the…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    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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