Alex Shultz
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Sports editor @SFGate. Formerly: @GQMagazine. Contributed to @latimes, @verge, @deadspin, @la_mag, @Grantland33. Email me: alex.shultz@sfgate.comSource
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Eye of the storm: Debt organizers prepare for end of moratoriums

Eye of the storm: Debt organizers prepare for end of moratoriums

How do you organize against trillions of dollars of debt and the lenders that control it?It’s a stupefying question without a definitive answer or action plan because the numbers are so daunting and every debtor's situation varies so wildly. In March, about Bay Area residents in debt, whether that be from medical bills or credit cards or college loans or business loans. Their traditional repayment alternatives haven’t actually been useful: maybe forbearance, maybe ignoring debt collectors as interest compounds.The host of moratoriums during the pandemic have served as an unexpected reprieve...

Apr 8
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Giants owner gave to another extremist's PAC just after 'apology'

Giants owner gave to another extremist's PAC just after 'apology'

On Jan. 18, 2021, San Francisco Giants principal owner Charles B. Johnson issued his second statement in four days about hisAfter initially writing that his donations were supposed to be for candidates who "share my strong belief in a free market system," Johnson relented with the closest thing he could muster to an apology, conceding that he would request a refund from Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., and "any other individuals who are found to have engaged in similar behavior," referencing politicians and their ilk who employed inflammatory, violent language prior to the Jan. 6 Capitol...

Apr 6
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Annie from Annie's Mac and Cheese lives in CT. Here's her story.

Annie from Annie's Mac and Cheese lives in CT. Here's her story.

Annie Withey isn’t easy to find.That wasn’t always the case. In the 1990s, Withey’s phone number was actually listed on every box of her mac and cheese — yes, Annie’s — which was slowly, steadily lining New England grocery store shelves.Strangers called Withey at all hours of the day. Once, at 3 a.m., she was awakened to a voicemail by an ensemble of partying surfer bros on the West Coast who wanted to know how to get their hands on a bulk order of mac and cheese.Funnily enough, Annie’s Homegrown is now based out west; its brightly colored headquarters, which includes a lovely looking...

Mar 26
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I found Annie from Annie's Mac and Cheese. Here's her story.

I found Annie from Annie's Mac and Cheese. Here's her story.

Annie Withey isn’t easy to find.That wasn’t always the case. In the 1990s, Withey’s phone number was actually listed on every box of her mac and cheese — yes, Annie’s — which was slowly, steadily lining New England grocery store shelves.Strangers called Withey at all hours of the day. Once, at 3 a.m., she was awakened to a voicemail by an ensemble of partying surfer bros on the West Coast who wanted to know how to get their hands on a bulk order of mac and cheese.Funnily enough, Annie’s Homegrown is now based out west; its brightly colored headquarters, which includes a lovely looking...

Mar 26
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What happened to Steph Curry right before Warriors-Hornets game?

What happened to Steph Curry right before Warriors-Hornets game?

Saturday night's Golden State Warriors-Charlotte Hornets match-up was supposed to be Steph Curry's annual homecoming game since he grew up in Charlotte. But just before it kicked off, Curry was deep in conversation with the Warriors staff as well as Charlotte's team doctor, and he was ruled a late scratch due to "illness." Nobody wanted to say it out loud, but the concern, of course, was COVID-19. On a few other occasions this season, players have been yanked by the NBA right before and even during games due to either positive coronavirus tests or close-contact interactions with someone who...

Feb 21
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Pacifica Beach Yoga owner issues another threat

Pacifica Beach Yoga owner issues another threat

After a San Mateo County judge issued a temporary restraining order to shut down Pacifica Beach Yoga for repeated COVID-19 violations, the yoga studio's owner, Tommy Antoon, threatened a county official and his family in a public Instagram post.The post, which has not been deleted as of Sunday morning, calls for followers to "#delete" the county official, whose name we are withholding because of the violent language directed at his family (though it should be noted that Antoon misspelled the individual's name multiple times)."It's time to get rid of this POS get in his face his family's...

Jan 24
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Warriors send a welcoming gift to Vice President Kamala Harris

Warriors send a welcoming gift to Vice President Kamala Harris

Early on Inauguration Day, the Golden State Warriors released a video message for Vice President Kamala Harris, the former California senator who was born in Oakland.The video shows a young girl named Stella — also from Oakland — who talks about why she appreciates Harris, the first female vice president in American history. Stella is wearing a Warriors jersey with the No. 49, because Harris is the 49th vice president. (There have been 46 presidents; Franklin D. Roosevelt cycled through three VPs during his four terms, and Richard Nixon served with two vice presidents because his first,...

Jan 20
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Giants owner Charles B. Johnson donated to a dozen far-right figures

Giants owner Charles B. Johnson donated to a dozen far-right figures

According to FEC filings, San Francisco Giants principal owner Charles B. Johnson maxed out donations to a dozen far-right political figures who've espoused disturbing beliefs, challenged the 2020 Electoral College results and used inflammatory, violent language prior to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots that left five dead.SFGATE that Johnson and his wife Ann — in addition to Arizona Diamondbacks principal owner Ken Kendrick and his wife Randy — each gave $2,800 to pro-QAnon Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colorado, who tweeted about the location of House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi during the Jan. 6...

Jan 15
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San Francisco Giants owner Charles B. Johnson donated max amount to pro-QAnon Rep. Lauren Boebert

San Francisco Giants owner Charles B. Johnson donated max amount to pro-QAnon Rep. Lauren Boebert

Lauren Boebert gives a speech in front of her supporters during a "trash clean-up" event of West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association in Collbran, Colo., on Oct. 22, 2020.According to FEC filings, in the lead-up to the 2020 general election, San Francisco Giants principal owner Charles B. Johnson and his wife Ann each donated $2,800 — the maximum allowable amount for congressional candidates — to Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., a QAnon sympathizer who tweeted about the location of House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi during the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol that caused five deaths.Charles B....

Jan 13
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San Francisco Tennis Club was supposed to be turned into a homeless shelter. That never happened.

San Francisco Tennis Club was supposed to be turned into a homeless shelter. That never happened.

Bay Club S.F. Tennis, known to many as San Francisco Tennis Club, is once again in limbo.The now-closed warehouse in SoMa, originally constructed in 1974, has been the subject of intense arguments and debates between developers, tenants, tennis players and, lately, the city itself.Back in late March, the San Francisco Chronicle that the warehouse was to be converted into a temporary homeless shelter. That information was apparently communicated from Alexandria Real Estate Equities, the developer that owns Bay Club S.F. Tennis, to a Bay Club tennis member who passed it along to others.It was...

Oct 13
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