— Marquette King (@MarquetteKing) March 19, 2017
The local sporting community is in a tizzy thanks to a tweet by Oakland native and former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. On Saturday, Lynch retweeted a fan who pointed out that one of Lynch’s public Spotify playlists features a song about the Oakland Raiders. Fans and media outlets like NBC Bay Area are speculating that Lynch is foreshadowing his return to the NFL, this time suiting up in the silver and black. On Friday, ESPN reported that the Oakland Raiders were interested in acquiring Lynch and yesterday morning, Marquette King, the Raiders’s punter, tweeted a photo of him taking a pair of cleats off of a telephone wire with the caption “Aye @MoneyLynch I got your cleats back 4 ya brah…” While nothing formal has been announced, next season could be a thrilling one for the Raiders.
San Francisco clothing boutique Modern Appealing Clothing, has sued Ivanka Trump’s fashion company over unfair competition. According to the Chronicle, the lawsuit claims that Trump’s brand has gained an unfair advantage from her father being President. Although some retailers like Nordstrom and Sears have dropped Trump’s line, sales for the brand grew 346 percent in the first two months of the year. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages on behalf of women’s clothing retailers and wants the brand to stop being sold in all of California.
Mamacita, the beloved Marina district Mexican eatery, closed over the weekend. Although the eatery was packed on Friday night, owners Stryker Scales, Sam Josi, and Nate Valentine abruptly decided to close the restaurant after 12 years of success. Valentine is leaving the venture, but Scales and Josi will transform the Chestnut Street space into an unknown new concept. Sister restaurants Tipsy Pig and Padrecito are still going strong.