On Saturday night, Nonito Donaire lost a boxing match for the first time in 12 years. Heʼd won 30 in a row before his much-hyped match-up with Guillermo Rigondeaux, a two-time Olympic gold medalist for Cuba who had been on the fast track to a title shot since defecting in 2009 at the age of 29.
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In February 2011, Nonito Donaire knocked out Fernando Montiel with a second round left hook. The impressive performance sent Donaire, who lives in San Leandro, shooting up the pound-for-pound ranking lists, with some boxing observers naming him the third best figher in the world, behind Manny Pacqui ... More >>
Update (4:23 p.m.): Bart has just notified passengers that the trains between San Francisco and Oakland are running again. The bad news is that commuters will still be facing delays on their ride home. Crews worked through the day and had the trains back on track by 3:45 p.m. To help ease this painf ... More >>
It's got Trenton! East Orange is next! We all learned in school that multiplying two negatives together makes a a positive. Turns out it can be true in real life, too. You just need one more ingredient: Publicity. For instance, a recent discussion on NPR radio's Weekend Edition noted that the fru ... More >>
Arggggh, I don't want to be humbleA growing chorus of politicians who lost in November claim Ranked-Choice Voting, the instant-runoff system used in San Francisco and other cities, is flawed and should be scrapped. But Steven Hill, architect of RCV systems such as ones used in here and in Oakland ... More >>
Is an animal rights group pulling a hoax centered around a high-profile foie gras ban? Earlier today, Eater SF picked up a press release stating that warehouse retailer Costco had pledged to ban sales of foie gras, the controversial luxury liver produced by gorging certain poultry fowl. Sounds like ... More >>