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Hero & Zero

HeroWe heard reports of seismic activity emanating from the Marin City Library, but it wasn’t an earthquake; the preeminent Library Journal had recognized branch...

Time and Punishment

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky—who poured his blood, sweat and tears into the pages of Crime and Punishment—would feel at home in John Beck’s splendid,...

Hero & Zero

A wacko wino swiped six bottles of swanky wine from the Good Earth in Tam Valley and fled on foot last Monday. With a...

Flashback

Forty Years Ago This WeekCharged particle beam weapons, which the Russians are now developing, may, if perfected, make nuclear war obsolete, replaced by the...

Dirty Business

Two contracting companies that cleared fire debris in the North Bay last year have been defrauding the federal government on contracts across the country...

Flashback

Twenty Years Ago This WeekAs the much ballyhooed Global Year 2000 computer glitch closes in on us, an unlikely array of civic and activist...

Hero & Zero

Hero“Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today,” said Pulitzer Prize–winning author Herman Wouk. Well, Herman, this year we want to...

Di Hard

A viral video of Sen. Dianne Feinstein has been making the rounds this week, as the Bay Area politician has been taken to task...

Flashback

Thirty Years Ago This WeekFerry commuters will have to find another way to dodge executive duties when cellular phones are installed in April on...

Powered Up

An unusual experiment began a few years ago on four blocks of stuccoed ubiquity in suburban Irvine. The rows of nondescript subdivision homes, inhabited...