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Recent San Francisco Business Times stories

Table set at Ferry Building (Jun. 6)

S.F. out to rattle chains (May. 30)

S.F. plan sets goal of 10,000 homes (Jun. 27)

Stanford's new senior class (Jun. 13)

Is San Francisco's housing crisis over? (Jun. 20)

Stanford Shopping Center on block (May. 23)

Insurers locking up condos (May. 23)

Developer makes bold housing play (May. 16)

Williams-Sonoma revs web (May. 9)

Residential Real Estate Deals of the Year (May. 9)

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Friday, May 14, 2004

How happiness is like a cat. And how our country may find its soul in Newark.


Time: "Merritt was browsing in another bookstore when he stumbled across a title by the Scottish techno duo the KLF that promised to reveal the secrets of writing a No. 1 song. He raced to an ATM to get some cash, but when he returned, the book was gone. He has been unable to find it since."

I read Time magazine from approximately age 12 until I went off to college. I recently re-subscribed. It is the single best tool for remaining an informed, empowered, responsible citizen that exists in this country. Yes, moreso than the New Yorker, which I also take, or even my beloved Wall Street Journal.


Ryan Tate, April 30: Huge Pixar expansion gets rave review

SF Chron, May 13: Pixar plan to expand is winning approval


Ryan Tate, Jan. 23: "The weak dollar has uncorked robust international sales of American wines, and Northern California wineries are the life of the party."

SF Chron, April 27: "When the world reaches for a glass of wine these days, it's increasingly likely the wine was made in California."


I flog the Chron plenty here for being so slow but I miss stories, too. I should have had this, not to mention this, and kudos to them for getting those. And you still have to read GraceAnn.


Every computer should come with an actual volume knob and actual big clunky power switch, both on the front, or on the keyboard.

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