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2/4/2008

Karin de Gier hadn't read UCLA economic guru Edward Leamer's gloomy forecast on the Bay Area real estate market when she put her Bernal Heights cottage up... More»

2/4/2008

Fourteen months before the horrific events the world has come to call Jonestown, Jimmy Jones was spending the night in the jungle, sobbing. His brother... More»

2/4/2008

The strangest thing happened to John Stoll this past spring. After 20 years in jail for an infamous crime he did not commit, a judge said it had all been a... More»

2/4/2008

In its two-decade-plus existence, San Francisco's prestigious City Arts & Lectures series has had a hard time finding more than one or... More»

2/4/2008

Looking at my friend Helen Carter*, a gregarious, svelte physician with a comfortable home in the city's desirable 94118 ZIP code, I find it hard to believe... More»

2/4/2008

I. The Entrepreneurs' Way A blistering July afternoon in Sun Valley, Idaho. All around, rich businessmen and vacationers hurried... More»

2/4/2008

Last fall, I went to the annual fund-raiser Strike Out Breast Cancer at the Presidio Bowl. Apart from the promise of some down-home fun (bowling in western... More»

2/4/2008

He seemed like just another homeless guy, the kind you walk by every day in San Francisco, or try to walk by, before he irritates the hell out of you by... More»

1/18/2008

As Google’s historic August 2004 IPO approached, the company’s senior vice president, Jonathan Rosenberg, realized he was about to spawn... More»

1/18/2008

If ever a wedding was for the mother of the bride, it was this one. In 1998, Carol Ann Huang spent a fortune to make it perfect. Her second... More»

1/18/2008

It was a dice game among friends. No one thought it would end in gunshots, much less murder. But few were really surprised, either. This was Bayview–... More»

1/18/2008

On February 7, 2003, opening day of the San Francisco antiquarian book fair, Ken Sanders warily paced his booth. He was surrounded by some... More»