Oakland News for April 23rd 2013

A's acquire OF Casper Wells
The A's transferred infielder Scott Sizemore to the 60-day disabled list Monday to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Oakland will make a move to put Wells on the 25-man roster once he joins the team in Boston. Wells spent spring training with Seattle

Oakland-based 'Brotherhood of Elders' supports African male development
Enter stage right, the Brotherhood of Elders Network, headed by Minister Greg Hodge of Wo’se Community Church in Oakland. Hodge, who is an elder and father, says that in his observations of black males in Oakland, the first thing that he notices when …

Former Red Sox visit bombing victim
BOSTON — Josh Reddick and Brandon Moss of the Oakland Athletics visited an 11-year old boy Monday who was injured a week ago in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Moss and Reddick, who both previously played for the Red Sox, are in town for the

Oakland Veg Week Goes Gourmet | What the Fork – East Bay Express
But when the second annual Oakland Veg Week — a week-long celebration of vegetarian eating — kicks off next week (April 22 to 28), Middleton, who

Oakland A's fall 9-6 to Boston Red Sox
BOSTON — Baseball promotes the liberal use of perspective, as the A's 9-6 loss to the Red Sox on Monday underscored one more time. The loss was Oakland's fourth in succession, the longest losing streak for the A's in the very early stages of the season.

Rolando McClain arrested in Alabama
In 41 career games with Oakland, the former first-round pick had 6.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and no fumble recoveries, and he did little to help improve Oakland's struggling run defense. Information from The Associated Press was used

Visiting Aaron Hern brightens days for Oakland A's players
BOSTON — None of the members of the Oakland A's organization who visited Boston Marathon bombing victim Aaron Hern on Monday are trained in medicine. All came away from the noontime meeting, however, saying they believe Hern and his family are

Head: Oakland Park students head to White House to showcase invention to
Two students from Oakland Park's Northeast High traveled to the third annual White House Science Fair on Monday to showcase their Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam project to President Obama. According to a news release, the students were among dozens

Oakland Raiders Draft Rumors: Milliner, Floyd, And Jordan Top Raiders' First
Oakland added free agents in Vance Walker and Tracy Porter in the offseason, but still has a lot of moves to make before they can expect to be competitive in the AFC West. On Thursday, the Raiders will take the next step in improving their club with …

Hernandez gets first win since 2011, Rays beat Oakland, 8-1, for three-game
Pitcher David Priceof the Tampa Bay Rays brings his dog Astro out onto the field just before the start of the game against the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Sunday. The Rays won the game, 8-1, sweeping the three-game …

Oakland R&B star Keyshia Cole returns – Mercury News Media Center
Singer/songwriter Keyshia Cole opens another stop on her "Woman to Woman" tour, at the Fox Theatre in her hometown of Oakland, Calif., Sunday, April 21, 2013. (D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group). Singer/songwriter Keyshia Cole opens another

Oakland school board member Gary Yee seeks to temporarily replace outgoing
The position is too demanding and important to make a rushed decision, OUSD board President David Kakishiba wrote in a letter dated April 21 and posted on the Oakland Unified website. The board wants time for a "comprehensive search process,"

Hernandez gets 1st win since 2011 – The Times and Democrat
Roberto Hernandez pitched six effective innings Sunday for his first win since he was known as Fausto Carmona, and the Rays completed a sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 victory. The Athletics, who still lead the league in run production

Recap: Boston vs. Oakland
Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 and stroked a grand slam as part of a five-RBI night, and the Boston Red Sox clubbed their way past the Oakland Athletics, 9-6, in the opener of a three-game set at Fenway Park. The red-hot Napoli, who was named the American

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
Scribner had no decisions and a 4.26 ERA in eight appearances for Oakland this season. LHP Tommy Milone is 1-2 with a 7.13 ERA after allowing four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings against Tampa Bay on Sunday. He entered the game on a career-best

Prosecutor calls four alleged Oakland gang members 'domestic terrorists'
OAKLAND — A prosecutor labeled four alleged members of a North Oakland gang "domestic terrorists" as he urged a jury Monday to find the quartet guilty of three counts of first-degree murder. "They embrace a mindset, a culture, a way of life where

Oakland Raiders 2013 Schedule Announced
The National Football League announced the Raiders 2013 Schedule. The Raiders will open on the road at Indianapolis and face Jacksonville in the home

Oakland County students get peek at local government
About 100 students from Auburn Hills, Ferndale, Farmington Hills, Milford, Pontiac, Southfield, Waterford and White Lake began the day meeting members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, and also toured courtrooms and the sheriff's office.

Tammerlin Drummond: CHP deal saves Oakland police patrols
The Interstate 580 overpass named for Sgt. Mark Dunakin, Sgt. Ervin Romans, Sgt. Daniel Sakai and Officer John Hege honors the four Oakland officers who were shot and killed by a parolee in 2009. It is a grim reminder of how dangerous it can be to be a

Oakland school board member Gary Yee seeks to temporarily replace outgoing
Oakland Unified School District board member Gary Yee said Monday he will give up his District 4 seat in order to temporarily replace outgoing Superintendent Tony Smith, whose last day is June 30. OUSD board members will vote whether to make Yee

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