Attending middle school with artists such as Opio, Casual, and Touré of the Hieroglyphics crew in the early '90s, Oakland-born DJ Delgado sought to find his own creative outlet amid the beats and rhymes of hip-hop. He was attracted to "the constant positivity and push for social change" in reggae m ... More >>
Oakland, meet your new tourism ambassador: MC Hammer, famous rapper, man of Christ, former A's exec, and purveyor of some very goofy pantaloons. The man born Stanley Burrell was born and raised in East Oakland, so it's only natural that he'd by tapped by the city for a new campaign to counter its ra ... More >>
Some vegetarian baseball fans out there might have been surprised to read the news in the Chronicle today that noted San Francisco's AT&T Park is no longer the most veggie-friendly baseball stadium in the country. In fact, we're not even on the top 10. And to add insult to injury, Oakland outdid ... More >>
The half-million dollar man...Back in the days of yore, Jon Lovitz had a Saturday Night Live bit in which he pitched himself to "single women in their 30s" with the plea "Lower your standards!" Fast-forwarding several decades, the Oakland A's signed erratic, potential fortysomething, busted stero ... More >>
JackpotBack in 1994, The Lion King's Simba gave his competitors fair warning via song -- "I'm gonna be a mighty king, so enemies beware" -- but that didn't stop Moneyball from dominating San Francisco's box office this weekend. In fact, you could say it was a home run for the Oakland A's baseball ... More >>
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the Hollywood power couple better know as "Brangelina," will be in downtown Oakland tonight for Pitt's premiere of Moneyball, a flim based on the Oakland A's 2002 season.
San Francisco knows haiku. We had 41 entries in our haiku contest to win tickets to the Bay Area BBQ Championship on Saturday, and many of them were great. No wonder, with a great prize: three $48 tickets, which include five food/drink tickets for each person at the BBQ championship, and thr ... More >>
We've got three $48 tickets to the Bay Area BBQ Championship on Saturday, July 16, and we're going to give them away! The 'cue will be cookin' at the Oakland Coliseum before a doubleheader between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels of Disneyland. The lucky winner gets three pas ... More >>
Here's a Hideki Matsui-related image we can show you...The imminent possibility of the Oakland A's signing Hideki "Godzilla" Matsui could certainly fill some holes in the Athletics' lineup. We'll refrain from recycling the above phrase to make the obvious pun regarding Matsui's other claim to fam ... More >>
Jean Quan loves the color purple...Last week we noticed that Oakland Mayor-to-be Jean Quan seemed to be wearing the same purple suit in just about every photograph. Is this her lucky suit? Or is purple just her thing? The answer: Yes. Quan confirmed to SF Weekly that "plum purple is my color." Bu ... More >>
What time is it? Back when Charlie Finley owned the Oakland A's, an underling was often tasked with keeping the legendarily unpleasant executive abreast of the team's progress. This was accomplished via the low-tech, but effective, method of attaching a telephone to a radio with a rubber band so ... More >>
"See you in 2011, Oakland"You may resume breathing, disappointed Bay Area U2 fans: Bono and company are coming back. But not until next year. As you no doubt remember, U2 had to cancel last month's Oakland show due to the sunglassed singer's emergency back surgery. Tour promoter Live Nation annou ... More >>
That's Brad on the right...You know what? The Curious Case of Benjamin Button kinda sucked. Here's your chance to potentially relay just this information to Brad Pitt while appearing in a movie that may well not suck. The makers of the forthcoming Moneyball, the big-screen adaptation of Michael L ... More >>
The other day, we queried the San Francisco Giants about the fate of the cans and bottles of libations seized by stadium employees from hapless fans entering the stadium. It turns out the answer is about as thrilling as the team's play of late: They pour them out and recycle them. Across the bay ... More >>
francobobfred II/FlickrSummer essential: Chugging beer in some stadium parking lot.The only thing more exciting than the prospect of a series the Giants can actually sweep (vs. the cellar-dwelling D'backs) is great, free-ish beer beforehand in the form of Saturday's first annual Giants Brewfe ... More >>
Tick, tick, tick...As we noted earlier this week, hope springs eternal on Opening Day -- but the Oakland A's tenure in the East Bay may not be nearly as perpetual. For those of you who were unaware that Oakland owner Lew Wolff and the South Bay -- a region that craves Major League sports franchises ... More >>
The photographer methodically adjusted his lens five times before snapping this shotThere are two great certainties whenever Nomar Garciaparra steps up to the plate. The first is that the former Boston Red Sox star will be greeted with a chorus of Beantown-inflected yelps of "No-MAAAAH" -- no matter ... More >>
A list of the aliases N.Y. Yankees players use at their hotel when they come to town
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Week of Wednesday, May 31, 2006
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Thrills on wheels at Supercross
S.F.'s own Gay Games
Party like the islanders in S.F.
Forget Ring Lardner and Roger Angell. When it comes to sportswriting, what Glenn Dickey starts, no one can finish.
What to do, all summer long
If you ask, they will give. Really.
Billy Beane, Oakland A's
He's fallen off a third-story balcony, survived tuberculosis, and come back from four arm surgeries to lead the Oakland A's to the brink of post-season play. His name is Jason Isringhausen, and he IS the closer