... Who tried to impersonate Duane Hagadone at 24 Hour Fitness the other day. Trouble is, the guy, Ralph R. Chicks, 45, is at least 27 years younger than The Duane and doesn't look a bit like him. Chicks got belligerent when asked to leave, racing behind the counter to punch the desk attendant in the jaw -- all of which got him this offer from Judge Scott Wayman: voluntary commital to a mental facility or 30 days in jail for misdemeanor parole violation.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.