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Gavin Goes Hollywood

With polling figures showing Gavin Newsom trailing badly in his bid for governor, pundits say he will have to spend more time wooing voters in Southern California. How can he appeal to people in L.A.? • Sleep with a Univision…
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News, Feature My Tunes: Kelenna Azubuike

My Tunes: Kelenna Azubuike

In his spare time, Kelenna Azubuike has a hobby: He makes beats. "Yeah, I make music just for fun on my computer. I've been doing it for a while and I've gotten pretty good at it," he says with a…
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News, Feature Full Nelson

Full Nelson

The office of the coach with the second-most wins in NBA history smells like dog. The musky bouquet rises off Lucky, a Jack Russell terrier mix that, at the moment, lies curled on his owner's black leather desk chair. Lifting…
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Best Reason to Go to a Warriors Game

The Margaritas Near the Cabo Wabo Stage Oakland Arena, 7000 Coliseum (at 66th Avenue), Oakland, (510) 569-2121, www.coliseum.com This season's trade for guard Baron Davis from the New Orleans Hornets makes the team at least watchable, but it's still the…
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Best Reason for Warriors Fans to Have Hope

Fresh Talent An infusion of new names -- many of them unpronounceable -- combined with the aggressive approach of head suit Chris Mullin has the Bay Area buzzing about its hoops team. The Warriors of old would have let the…
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Best Reason for Warriors Fans to Remain Skeptical

Fresh Talent It's peaches and cream right now, but what about next season? Here's a grim scenario: Baron Davis starts to sulk after the Warriors go 6-23 in the first two months. He refuses to shave his beard and antagonizes…
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News, Feature He Stats! He Scores!

He Stats! He Scores!

Late last month, the Golden State Warriors launched an optimistic bid to land Erick Dampier, their gawky 6-foot-11 center, on the NBA All-Star team. Dampier is an odd specimen, with his bluesman's eyes and his headbands and his socks yanked…
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Best Warriors Fans

Never mind the thousands of Warriors faithful who are returning to the Arena in Oakland now that our local roundballers are approaching respectability -- the two best, most loyal fans never left. They couldn't! Fitzgerald does play-by-play and ex-Warrior Barnett…
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Best Coach

The Warriors won 21 games last season; this season, they had 21 wins by February. The difference: a levelheaded, helmet-haired, 38-year-old rookie coach from pro basketball's bush leagues. Eric Musselman -- the youngest coach in the NBA and a product…
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Best Lovable Loser

The man they call "Saint" doesn't figure to be living in the Bay Area much longer. We'd be remiss not to sing the praises of the person most responsible for building the team that the sports Web site CNNSI recently…
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News, Feature Daydream Believers

Daydream Believers

In the media room just outside the Golden State Warriors' locker room, head coach Dave Cowens is sitting alone behind a table on a raised platform, waiting as reporters file in to ask him questions about his team's 26th loss…
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News, Mecklin

Apocalypse, Now and Then

So I was sitting there doing nothing more worthwhile, really, than vaguely feeling good about Thanksgiving and a day off when it struck me that on Thanksgiving morning, I'd be reading two "new" daily newspapers, one of them Ted Fang's…
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Music, Still a Beautiful Mess

Still a Beautiful Mess

Here's one of life's lessons that may have passed you by: Never smoke crack before singing the national anthem at a major sporting event. That's exactly what Bob Forrest did in January 1993. As he told the Los Angeles Times…
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