Family Man: What You Don’t Know About Deep Throat

FAMILY MAN / For former G-man Mark Felt, life is about loyalty — to his precious FBI and to his daughter Joan, never mind her counterculture ways Mark Felt is 92. He is lucid and courtly. But his memory has been disintegrating like the pages of an old scrapbook. He recalls little about working for… Continue Reading

Lost Girls: Inside Juvenile Hall

LOST GIRLS / How did two young women get stuck in the revolving door of S.F.’s juvenile justice system? Cathi(x) has a way of looking at you with these dark, restless, almond eyes that makes you think of faraway lands. Sometimes, you find out later, that’s what she’s thinking of. Not often. But when her… Continue Reading

Trauma Transforms Doctor

Trauma transforms doctor The impact snapped the cyclist’s spinal column. He slid backward under the Range Rover, clear through to the other side, folded at the waist like a napkin. The SUV’s undercarriage left a streak of motor oil on his cycling shirt. In an instant, on a beautiful Wednesday morning in July, the 43-year-old… Continue Reading

What Will Happen to the Sisters of Mission San Jose?

CONVENT LIFE AT TWILIGHT / The younger sisters of Mission San Jose seek ways to modernize their message for a changed world The convent chapel is empty except for two women. One is in a white coffin, the other in a wheelchair. Sister Hosanna Almaguer is 103 and sits tall and straight. She wears the… Continue Reading