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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

North Beach, a question

In answer to my listing of great American neighborhoods, some of you have disputed North Beach. I am not arguing. I do like to eat at the restaurants and drink in the bars and just walk around — but I don’t do it much, anymore. I mostly stay in the East Bay. So here’s what I want to know. In what sense, has North Beach fallen down. And please name some great San Francisco neighborhoods, ones that can stand up… Read More »

Your San Francisco Warriors

On Friday the Warriors will introduce their new coach — you’re talking about a guy named Mark Jackson. They will introduce him at a fancy hotel in downtown San Francisco. When Joe Lacob and Peter Guber took over the team they announced themselves at a fancy restaurant in San Francisco. When they introduced Jerry West as an adviser they did that at a fancy hotel in San Francisco. Are we beginning to see a pattern here? Does the East Bay… Read More »

Circumcision and me

Spare me from do-gooders. Do-gooders tell you what you should do. They tell you what’s good for you. They get into your business and your life even if you don’t want them to. San Francisco has its share of do-gooders. This bunch has gotten a weird measure put on the November ballot. The measure would ban circumcision for all San Francisco males under the age of 18. Spare us all from do-gooders. I am circumcised. My son is circumcised. My… Read More »