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    October 24, 2013

    From '93 Til: Revisiting Too $hort's Get In Where You Fit In

    [You could argue that 1993 was the most formative period for West Coast rap music, especially when it came to the Bay Area. Definitive lists and superlatives aside, we're just gonna take you on a trip. Every week, From '93 Til will dig up something that came out of the Bay Area roughly around the sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Bay to Breakers Shirts Unloaded at Los Angeles Sports Paraphernalia Website

    Regardless of one's thoughts on open-air drinking, urinating, running, and no-backpack-having, the Bay to Breakers is a San Francisco institution. For more than a century, a malleable ratio of actual runners and drunks have hoofed it from San Francisco Bay to San Francisco's Ocean Beach. So it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Warriors: Is it Better to Have Won and Lost Than Never to Have Won at All?

    Love, politics, and sports -- in that order -- are the only places you can feel like this. It's where you actually have to start saying to yourself there are far worse things in this world than what just happened. Which makes you feel even worse about how much this hurts. Guilt over this first-worl ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Warriors: What the Nuggets Fans Are Saying Today

    We've been blessed here in the Bay. The Sports Gods have granted us a cornucopia of sports ecstasy. There've been dreamlike successes--from the Giants' championship to the 49ers Super Bowl run. But more than that, there've been epic performances: Matt Cain's perfect game; Pablo Sandoval's three home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    After All That, Warriors Still Enter Game Five As Significant Betting Underdogs

    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. Even mor ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    Here Is Your Golden State Warriors 2013 Playoffs Drinking Game

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    "Warriors on the Waterfront" Rally Catches So-Called Allies Off-Guard

    The battle for -- and against -- the Golden State Warriors' proposed waterfront arena is heating up. So it wasn't a surprise to see a group calling itself "Warriors on the Waterfront" throwing a noontime rally on the City Hall steps today. Unless you're a member of the group's "steering committ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Here's Your 49ers Super Bowl XLVII Drinking Game

    What a time to be in San Francisco. On Sunday, the world's eyes will be on The City's team. The Super Bowl is America's favorite unofficial holiday, and San Francisco will be right in the middle of national party. A day of greasy foods, shouting, and general indulgence; a day for revelry and drink ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Bay Area DJs Battle It Out at the Red Bull Thre3style Contest, 1/24/13

    The Red Bull Thre3style Contest, featuring DJs D-Sharp, Dstrukt, J. Espinosa, Mei-Lwun, and Richie Panic Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 The Independent Better Than: Being stuck in a crowded arena of people sucking on pacifiers wondering whether you are baby-sitting or just better off never going out again ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Top 12 Moments of The Year of the Bay Area Sports Renaissance

    With the New Year just hours away, we can finally say it without fear of a buzzer-beating jinx: 2012 marks The Year of the Bay Area Sports Renaissance. These things tend to come in cycles. The Bay's Age of Terrible Sports was a long, cold winter. Game Six in '02 was the first snow, and the blizzar ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012
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    December 13, 2012

    Warriors Beat the Heat and Show the World Their New Swag

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Andrew Bogut Injury Cover-Up Was a Stupid-Ass Thing To Do

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    City Hall Power Knocked Out By Fire

    An electrical fire at City Hall knocked out power to the building last night, leaving much of the seat of government in the dark this morning -- and a portion of the basement under water. At around 9:30 last night -- while around 300 guests attended a private soiree -- the small, electrical fire bro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Warriors Arena: 13 Percent Interest Rates Assailed as "Outrageous"

    For those without clear memories of the 1970s, the specter of double-digit interest rates on loans is something one would likely associate with a dead fish being left on your doorstep. There'll be no fish-based payment reminders in the ongoing effort between the city and Golden State Warriors to ere ... More >>

  • Music

    October 24, 2012
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    October 16, 2012

    Whoa: Lil B Tries Out for Golden State Warriors' D-League Team

    When Lil B tweeted last month that he was going to try out for the Golden State Warriors, it was met with the same skepticism as when he said he was Miley Cyrus or Paris Hilton or Matlock. But our Young Based God actually did it this past Sunday, when he suited up and got on the basketball court at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Warriors Coach Mark Jackson Was Allegedly Extorted By a Former Mistress

    On April 3, a man walked up to Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson in a Memphis hotel, according to a criminal complaint filed this week in federal court in Oakland. The Warriors were in town to play the Grizzlies. The man showed Jackson a folder filled with "compromising pictures" of Jackson - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Plenty of NorCal High School Kids Will Miss Graduation Because of Senior Pranks

    It's that time of year: The Golden State Warriors are making a top-10 draft pick, tourists are under-dressed for the coastal breezes, and high-schoolers are being barred from graduation ceremonies because of senior pranks.This week, 51 seniors at Heritage High in Brentwood and 30 more at McClatchy H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Yes, the Warriors Moving to S.F. Would Mean a Big New Concert Arena in the City

    San Francisco is so tiny, dense, and developed that the only way to put a new stadium here is to build one on top of some piers over the bay. Okay, so that's not a huge surprise. But building a giant arena over the bay was the dead-serious plan announced yesterday by city officials and the owners o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Golden State Warriors Owners Confirm Plan to Move to San Francisco

    When Golden State Warriors brass told Oakland that the city was "still in the running," they might as well have said, "I do still want to be with you, I just think it would be best for both of us to see other people for a little bit, so we can grow as individuals before committing to each other." M ... More >>

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    May 22, 2012

    Warriors, City Make Stadium Plans Official -- But "Nothing" in Writing Yet

    The city and the Golden State Warriors held a press conference today on Piers 30-32 -- and everybody came. The mayor! The lieutenant governor! The police and fire chiefs! Rose Pak! The starting power forward! A platoon of laborers who moved shrubberies to strategic locations! Everybody! Whether the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Golden State Warriors Are Probably Moving to San Francisco

    There is an immediate bit of good news accompanying the reports that the Golden State Warriors are moving to San Francisco: There's a strong chance the team will finally trash the comically antiquated "Golden State" part of the name, which it absurdly adopted when it moved from San Francisco to Oakl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Warriors Fans Now Know the Euphamisms for Tanking

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Don Nelson's Time in Golden State Was Like A Four Loko Bender

    Don Nelson's stints as head coach of the Warriors were like those nights when a group friends decide to shotgun a case of Four Loko then club hop through the city. Those nights start off gloriously. There's excitement and energy and gratuitous high-fiving and within hours they're locking down extra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Warriors Fans Take Out 20 Years of Frustration on Owner Joe Lacob (Video)

    ​No Monta Ellis, no Jeremy Lin, no Dwight Howard, probably no playoffs, and possibly no lottery pick. So it's not surprising that there were no cheers for Warriors owner Joe Lacob last night during Chris Mullin's jersey retirement ceremony. There were plenty of boos, though.When Lacob took the mic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Jeremy Lin Latest One Who Got Away from Warriors

    ​The Golden State Warriors' transcendent moments have resonated so strongly because the team's status quo is unmitigated failure. Failure has built up atop failure, creating a rich loam with which to grow more failure. The franchise that traded Robert Parrish and the draft pick that became Kevin M ... More >>

  • Music

    February 8, 2012
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    December 22, 2011

    Monta Ellis Sexting Scandal Aptly Illustrated by Crazy Taiwanese Animation

    Everyone can appreciate a good sexting scandal, whether it involves a lonely politician or a seemingly untouchable pro athlete (pun intended). Yesterday, media outlets were graced not just with the story of Golden State Warriors star guard Monta Ellis' sexting, but photos of his penis that he allege ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Monta Ellis' (Alleged) Penis Waved Around by Lawyer

    Dunk = good. Junk = bad. ​In a likely legal first, an attorney representing a former Golden State Warriors employee who claims she received unwelcome and explicit text messages from star guard Monta Ellis brandished an enlarged photo of a schlong for the gathered hordes of media. "We don't care if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Did Blake Griffin Dunk at Specchio?

    Liam PassmoreL.A. Clippers rookie dunking phenom Blake Griffin (in blue sweater) with teammates at Specchio.​In town last week to play Golden State, the L.A. Clippers ― including human highlight reel and latest cheap-shot target Blake Griffin ― slipped into Specchio for dinner (not the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Mario Elie, Dana Stubblefield: Bad Day For Former Bay Area Athletes

    ​Three's a trend -- and, as any outside shooter with his foot on the line knows all too well, two ain't three. Still, Thursday was a bad day for two former Bay Area superstars whose names remind local fans of better days. Former Golden State Warrior Mario Elie, currently an assistant coach with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Lucas Anthony Tang, Toddler, Plunges to Death At Warriors-Lakers Game

    ​Our sister paper, OC Weekly, tracked down the identity of the 2-year-old who fell to his death from a luxury box following yesterday's Golden State Warriors-Los Angeles Lakers game at the Staples Center. The Child was Lucas Anthony Tang of Garden Grove in Orange County.

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    November 16, 2010

    Today's Most Popular Stories

    ​In which we determine what discerning readers are reading elsewhere and save you the trouble of going there by showcasing it here. Curbed SF: What do you get for pouring $733 grand into a San Francisco house already valued at $865,000 and then putting it back on the market a scant six months late ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Woah, Nellie: Warriors Coach Don Nelson Reportedly Pushed Out

    The Don is gone...​When the Golden State Warriors' once and future coach, Don Nelson, won his record 1,333rd game, SF Weekly congratulated him. And urged him to retire. Nelson is the source of just about every fond pro basketball memory any Bay Area fan too young to remember fashionable plaid jack ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Matt Barnes, Former Warrior, Booked for Domestic Violence

    Matt Barnes, self-described 'victim'​Matt Barnes, the former Golden State Warriors team captain -- and San Francisco Pro-Am champ -- has notified his Twitter followers he's not guilty of felony domestic violence. The current Los Angeles Laker claims, rather, that he is the victim in a confrontatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Chris Cohan's Worst Screwups As Warriors Owner

    ​With the end of Warriors owner Chris Cohan's 16-year tour of mismanagement here, long-suffering fans of the franchise are jubilant. The team was sold for a record $450 million to a group led by Joseph Lacob, a Celtics part-owner and partner at the Menlo Park venture capital firm KPCB; and Mandala ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Warriors Sold -- But Not to Larry Ellison

    Meet the new boss, Joe Lacob​Billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's quest to buy his favorite basketball team has been stuffed. The long-awaited sale of the Golden State Warriors was announced today, for a record $450 million -- but the winning bidder was Joseph Lacob, a part-owner of the Boston C ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Reports: Larry Ellison's Purchase of Golden State Warriors Imminent

    Oracle Corporate CommunicationsHave you come to rescue us, Larry Ellison? ​Larry Ellison, the richer-than-Croesus CEO of Oracle and yachting enthusiast, is reportedly in the final stages of purchasing the Golden State Warriors. The move would likely be greeted with glee by fans of the NBA franchis ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Golden State Warriors' Bay Bridge Logo Arriving This Week From China

    For the bridge, it's a great time out...​How overdue is the erection of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge? Well, the Golden State Warriors couldn't wait for the span to actually exist before adopting it as their new logo. With portions of the signature tower sections set to arrive in Oakland tomo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

    He came, he saw, he tweeted​Dude, I don't even know what happened this week. Do you? Answer the questions correctly, mail us all your answers here, and you'll win a damn prize. Onward! 1. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev lost his Twitter virginity this week in San Francisco. What was the rough tr ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    Mistah FAB & DJ Spair's 'Hella Dope' Take On Local/Low-Brow Culture Might Offend You

    ​Question: What do the Golden State Warriors, Stewie Griffin from the TV show Family Guy, Donkey Kong, Mims' "This is Why I'm Hot," and rather offensive charicatures of drunk Mexicans have in common?(Answer after the jump...)

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    June 8, 2010

    Golden State Warriors' New Logo Incorporates Yet-To-Be-Built Bay Bridge

    ​Let's get this out of the way: We like it. We hated Thunder and do not mourn his passing. The Golden State Warriors' new logo, clearly modeled after the yet-to-be-erected eastern span of the Bay Bridge, brings us a wave of nostalgia the team's play of late has not. Not only are the new-old (old-n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson NOT Joining Arizona Boycott

    Kevin Johnson reveals he's always loathed AZ bigotryHere Gavin: Fake!Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, a former point guard for the Phoenix Suns, announced Wednesday he'd join Gavin Newsom's boycott of Arizona. That turned out to be a political pump-fake: Johnson changed his mind hours later.In a mid ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Congratulations, Don Nelson. Now Retire.

    Alone at the top​Last night, the Golden State Warriors dispatched Minnesota, 116-107. This year, any victory for the Warriors is cause for celebration; the team is struggling to win 30 percent of its games. But this one was special: It was victory No. 1,333 for coach Don Nelson -- the league's all ... More >>

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    June 23, 2008

    Flogging Molly to Play Two Nights at the Fillmore

    What with the Red Sox breaking the Bambino's curse, The Departed becoming an instant classic, and the Celtics winning the NBA Finals, Boston is all the rage these days. If green is your favorite color, then go rock out wicked hard with Flogging Molly at the Fillmore Oct. 19 and 20. They're from L.A. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2008

    C-Webb Reunites with Nellie and the Warriors

    The Golden State Warriors have signed prodigal son Chris Webber for the rest of the season. Don't scream "championship" just yet. How will a slow-footed yet solid post presence contribute to a freewheelin' squad built on transition offense? When a team like the Wild Bunch Warriors generally put up a ... More >>

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    December 12, 2007

    LastNight: Tool at Bill Graham Civic Includes Jello Biafra, Primus

    (Maynard, the newest Blue Man) BETTER THAN: Meeting Cthulhu DOWNLOAD: Some Tool samples. By Ezra Gale Suppose you're a musician, alone in your bedroom with your guitar and your metronome and your blacklight Black Sabbath poster that lights up the whites of Ozzy's eyes every time you close your door ... More >>

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    August 28, 2007

    Beastie Boys Q&A: B-Boys Visit Bay Area For Rhymin', Stealin', B. Diddy and Warriors Basketball

    The Beastie Boys came, they saw, they brought the funk down from the Heavens for the Bay Area this past weekend. Rocking an instrumental set last Friday at San Francisco’s Warfield (visit my personal gallery), and more of a triple-trouble emcee throwdown Saturday at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre (yet ... More >>

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