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1/24/2011

The waiter has just about had it. It’s his third time back to the table after being peppered with questions about the cod, crab cakes, and tuna. This... More»

11/18/2010

The lights dim, and the audience—every angel investor and VC partner of note in the Bay Area (i.e., the universe)—falls silent. For a second or... More»

10/26/2010

Growing up in San Jose in the 1980s, I lived in the shadow of Long Duk Dong, the iconic Chinese exchange student from John Hughes’ teen flick ... More»

10/22/2010

It’s 5:45 in the afternoon. As usual, the line is out the door at Tartine Bakery, a café in the heart of “the Gastro,” as the... More»

9/20/2010

Up highway 101 north, past the winding Russian River and Ukiah, past the Avenue of the Giants and their rocket-size trunks, about 15 miles from the... More»

6/18/2010

* Because he's a poet and doesn't know it There is an intoxicating, stripped-down intensity that comes over Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum... More»

5/24/2010

Over the past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time at Starbucks and Peet’s, talking with men and women who used to have stable... More»

4/23/2010

Three years ago, at a two-day retreat in the Presidio, San Francisco architect Craig Hartman appeared before a crowd of urban-planning types at a... More»

4/23/2010

After reading Patricia Marx’s article in the New Yorker about shopping in Brooklyn (“Borough Haul,” March 8), you might think that... More»

12/18/2009

A few months back, I found myself in the emergency room at San Francisco General Hospital, doubled over in pain but strangely euphoric. The morphine... More»

11/19/2009

The Thug and Ed Lee...Today's Chron (11/2/11) breaks a big story concerning former CitiApartments strongman Andrew Hawkins and an... More»

11/18/2008

In the 11 months since Casey Brooks killed herself, I’ve spent a lot of time on her... More»