This evening, the Warriors will have their chance to send the Denver Nuggets to an early summer vacation. Such a possibility certainly seemed unlikely just a week or so ago, when the Warriors lost game 1 of the series and also All-Star forward David Lee to a season-ending hip flexor tear.
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Steph Curry's ballin'. Mark Jackson's preaching. Klay Thompson's shooting. Harrison Barnes is dunking. Andrew Bogut's blocking. Kent Bazemore's dancing. And Andris Biedrins is looking tan as ever. There's much reason for excitement in G-State.
Roaracle will be thunderous when the Warriors take the ... More >>
Andrea Shorter, the longtime city commissioner who spearheaded a group of well-funded domestic violence activists that drove Supervisor Christina Olague from office, has been fined for failing to report her own sources of funding. The Fair Political Practices Commission yesterday approved an $800 fi ... More >>
In June, we ran a feature story, Swoosh Dreams, that explored the growing commodification of elite summer league basketball, a world that talented and media savvy teenage ballers use as a platform for scholarship opportunities. The story focused on the Oakland Soldiers, "one of the most prominent co ... More >>
On the heels of the state's Fair Political Practices Commission popping city commissioner Andrea Shorter for failing to disclose her income on conflict of interest statements, another city politico has received a terse letter from Sacramento. David Lee, a former Parks and Recreation Commissioner and ... More >>
Last night's win turned heads. It's not just that the Warriors beat the defending champion Miami Heat; not just that they led after every quarter. The Wizards, after all, have also beat the Heat. The win turned heads because it showed the world how the Warriors have won 12 of their last 15 games, in ... More >>
During time-outs, the Warriors, like presumably all professional sports team, hold "vote our guys to the all-star game!" gimmicks. During a game earlier this month, for instance, three or four youngish and smiling people jogged onto the court, each waving over their head a giant cut-out of a player' ... More >>
The odds were against Eric Mar. The Richmond District supervisor was seen as the most vulnerable of all San Francisco progressives up for election Tuesday -- and that was before the city's moneyed interests tried to drown him with buckets of cash.In addition to Mar's reputation as an erratic legisla ... More >>
There ain't no devil, there's just God when he's drunk -- Tom WaitsThe striking thing about assessing San Francisco's big winners and losers emerging from last night's election is that they're often the same people. In District 5, tech investor turned political money man Ron Conway's candidate, Lond ... More >>
Politicians of all stripes are wont to say that you can't solve a problem by throwing money at it. This year, however -- nationwide and particularly here in San Francisco -- the key to victory seems to be hurling about large sums of money.As SF Weekly wrote yesterday, proponents of the $195 million ... More >>
Update at the bottom:The polls in California have officially closed, and now voters and candidates wait. The San Francisco Elections Department said results could come as early as 8:30 p.m.A crowd of people gathered at the University of San Francisco where
students, faculty, and whoever else felt l ... More >>
The soft money being spent in District 1 is on track to shatter the previous record for the amount of independent cash spent in a supervisor race since 2002. But where is all this money coming from? The truth is, it's really hard to tell.
While almost every supervisoral candidate has benefited from ... More >>
When you have a last name of "Mar" and you push for inane legislation like banning Happy Meals, well, your bound to become the butt of many "he's living on Mars" jokes. Needless to say, David Lee, Mar's opponent in District 1 supervisor race, is capitalizing on both. An independent expenditure commi ... More >>
In politics, the picture-perfect family is almost always a necessary asset to running a successful campaign. Unless of course, you're in San Francisco, where voters are much more forgiving of marital dramas and other bad craziness. Supervisor Eric Mar's campaign manager fired off a press release at ... More >>
It was shocking enough when Van Halen announced live dates with David Lee Roth this year. But the group's choice of pop-funk favorites Kool and the Gang as opening act only raised more eyebrows.
Maybe it isn't that strange, though: When we saw the two bands together earlier this year at Madison Squ ... More >>
Eric Mar, the supervisor who has kept The Richmond safe from Happy Meals, stripper vans, and a bizarre combination of both is checking his rearview mirror today. David Lee, a longtime Mar critic, S.F. State lecturer, and executive director of the Chinese American Voter Education Committee (CAVEC) of ... More >>
The Warriors have lost 13 of their last 15 games. With six regular season games left, it is becoming increasingly crucial that the Warriors continue, if not exceed, their current losing trend. A few years ago, the team traded its 2012 first round pick for Marcus Williams, who would score a total of ... More >>
As we reported in Week In Vegan this morning, Field Roast vegan frankfurters will now be available at Giants games in AT&T Park this season! Vegansaurus broke the news yesterday.
Anyway, I can attest: These are super legit! They smell so good in that spicy-hotdog way! They aren't just flavorles ... More >>
The San Francisco medical examiner identified the man who was killed by a BART train over the weekend as 81-year-old David Lee. Lee, whose residence is unknown, was killed at about 3:30 p.m. after he reportedly laid down on the tracks at the 24th Street BART station Sunday. The station was closed ... More >>
It's Chinatown, David. It's Chinatown. Also, is John Avalos really feeling it in District 11? Absorbing a beating is never enjoyable -- unless, of course, you're into that kind of thing. Presuming you aren't, getting your behind kicked is even less palatable when it takes place in your home terri ... More >>
Last week, SF Weekly wrote about how the Asian-American ascendancy in San Francisco politics is reflected in demographic trends revealed by the latest census -- specifically, a growing proportion of Asians in the city.The above map gives us a quick but detailed snapshot of that change. Incorporat ... More >>
A shifting political landscapeIn a year that has been marked by Asian ascendancy in city politics -- including the appointment of the city's first Chinese-American Mayor Ed Lee -- U.S. Census Bureau data released today highlights an interesting yet not so surprising fact: San Francisco is b ... More >>
Tamara PalmerGo behind the velvet rope.Sitting down for dinner at Namu in the Richmond District last night, we remembered how much our friend Meredith Brody loved the burger. It's an unlikely item for an Asian restaurant to sport, but we ordered it to share with another friend and were glad t ... More >>