Dear Timmy: San Francisco magazine, Sept. 4, 2015

Dear Timmy An open letter to Tim Lincecum on the occasion of his probable Giants farewell. By Dan Fost | September 4, 2015 It’s painful to think of this as a farewell letter,...

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Tag Archives: The New York Times

Opening Day in Oakland, With Prospects of Doubleheader of Anguish for A’s Fans: New York Times, April 6, 2012

Opening Day in Oakland, With Prospects of Doubleheader of Anguish for A’s Fans As the A’s take the field for their home opener Friday against the Seattle Mariners, the team’s overachieving glory days depicted in last year’s “Moneyball” starring Brad …

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Merger With Investigative Unit Likely to Mean Major Shift in Bay Citizen Coverage: New York Times, March 29, 2012

Once a media reporter, always a media reporter. Although I had not written my media column in the San Francisco Chronicle for several years (I left the paper in 2007, but Media Bytes had ended well before that), The Bay …

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Bay Area’s Little Leagues Overflow With Would-Be Giants: New York Times, April 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — The good vibrations from the San Francisco Giants’ World Series victory last fall continue to reverberate in the Bay Area, where children inspired by the improbable success of the Giants’ assemblage of castoffs have overwhelmed local Little Leagues. …

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In Hard Times, Freelancers Turn to the Web: The New York Times, March 2009

WITH layoffs mounting daily, the ranks of independent contractors appear ready to grow. People who have lost full-time jobs are seeking work on their own, and businesses that once hired full-timers and paid them benefits are turning to more affordable …

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Robots in a Box: The New York Times, December 2008

The days when robots fold laundry, dust furniture or do other domestic tasks still lie in the future. But even if robots can’t baby-sit our children, technology has advanced so rapidly in recent years that our children can build robots. …

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Keeping It All in the Google Family: The New York TImes, November 2008

Keeping It All in the Google Family Nov. 12, 2008 As befits a company whose name is a play on words, Google (named for the mathematical term “googol”) has come up with playful names for its workers. Employees are known as …

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Long May You Run: Neil Young’s Eco-Lincoln: The New York Times, October 2008

NEIL YOUNG wants fuel-efficient cars, and as a politically active rock star, he wants everyone else to have them, too. But Mr. Young is not ready to give up his love of big cars, and he doesn’t think many other …

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Likes Taking Risks, Profitable Returns: The New York Times, September 2008

EVAN SHEFTEL of New York knew he could grow his business of buying and refining old jewelry. All he needed was capital, and quickly. But he had exhausted his credit with conventional lenders. Across the country, in Los Angeles, Jay …

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