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The San Francisco Investigator

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  1. Issue 01.01, November 1996 (8 pp, 1 MB)
    “Big Stink at Department of Public Works: Consultants Rip-off City — City Does Not Care”
  2. Issue 04.01, March 1997 (1 p, 132 K)
    “How Graft Works: Ignore the Hype, Follow the Money”
  3. Issue 05.01, April 1997 (1 p, 144 K)
    “In Brown We Trust? June Bonds Could Break City”
  4. Issue 06.01, May 1997 (1p, 140K)
    “Days of Wine and (Harvey) Roses: Real costs of world-class boondoggle”
  5. Issue 03.02, February 1998 (1p, 160K)
    “Kafka Lives! At the Board of Permit Appeals”
  6. Issue 04.02, March 1998 (1p, 148K)
    “Ralph, the Giant Slayer: Garbage Company Meets Nemesis”
  7. Issue 07.02, June 1998 (1p, 156K)
    “Victory: Voters repudiate Brown Machine on June 2”
  8. Issue 09 & 10, Vol. 2 September & October 1998 (4pp, 832K)
    “Twilight Zone of the Bonds: Secrets of the Modern Backroom”

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