Oakland News for April 25th 2013

Oakland Raiders 2013 First-Round Draft Primer, Vol. 3 (Pre-Draft)
With the 2013 NFL Draft starting tomorrow, have the Oakland Raiders tipped their hand on what they intend to do at No. 3 overall? During a pre-draft press conference on April 23, general manager Reggie McKenzie stated that he intends to select the best …

Jerry Brown recalls attempted break-ins at Oakland, Sacramento homes
Brown said he has been the victim of two recent burglary attempts, one at his home in Oakland last year and one at his downtown Sacramento loft just a few days ago. Speaking to a crowd of about 200 people carrying pictures of murdered family members on

Aceves, Red Sox unravel in 13-0 loss to Oakland
Bartolo Colon (3-0) fared much better for Oakland. He allowed just three hits and struck out seven while pitching all seven innings and had little trouble in the light-to-medium rain that fell throughout the game. He issued his first walk this season

Oakland: Alliance teachers, parents speak out on recent school violence
Parents and teachers with Alliance Academy in Oakland, Calif. hold a short morning protest before school to highlight safety concerns at the school on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Racially motivated fights and alleged gang activity came to a head in the

Oakland, Md., marks 150th anniversary of Confederate burning of B&O railroad
OAKLAND, Md. — The western Maryland city of Oakland is marking the 150th anniversary of a Civil War event notable in part for its lack of bloodshed. The event Thursday kicks of a four-day commemoration of the burning by Confederate troops of a B&O

Brooklyn Basin Deal Gives Oakland a Boost
For years, many in the real-estate world balked at investing in Oakland because of its high crime and unemployment. Now, Oakland boosters are trying to use a new investment in a sprawling $1.5 billion waterfront complex to persuade developers and …

Calf. judge says combat school must name trainees
U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland rejected the federal government's argument that identifying trainees and teachers at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation would violate their privacy and potentially compromise their

Oakland shooting prompts 12th Street BART station closure
Police late Tuesday were investigating a fatal shooting in downtown Oakland. The shooting at 13th Street and Broadway was reported at 10:21 p.m., Oakland police said. Oakland police could provide few details about the shooting. BART police said the

Oakland Co. airport to start offering flights to Chicago
Oakland County International Airport, long popular with executive travelers, is about to offer passenger service to Chicago. In June, Lakeshore Express will begin scheduled flights four days a week from Waterford Township to Chicago's Midway

Calf. judge says combat school must name trainees
In making her ruling, U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland said the Freedom of Information Act "mandates a strong policy in favor of disclosure," the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Wednesday ( http://bit.ly/ZOq0e4). Hamilton issued her

Minecraft players are building downtown Oakland in 10 days | A+E
HuskerGirlKC is leading the charge as she and volunteers, some of whom never been to Oakland, try to reconstruct the downtown area in 10 days. If you played the game, you know how hard this can be. It's a lot of work, but the results can be
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Oakland Effect: 'Antique Row' was once a destination
There was a time when "Antique Row" was a destination in Oakland. Old-timers, like Thelma Isler and her son Andre, remember it well. The tree-lined block starting at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue was home to several antique shops

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
–RHP Jarrod Parker hopes to break out of his early-season doldrums when he opens Oakland's seven-game homestand against Baltimore on Thursday night. Parker went 13-8 last year but then went 0-2 with a 4.26 in the ALDS against the Tigers and has

NFL Draft 2013: Oakland Raiders will not draft for need – SB Nation
The Oakland Raiders need help all over the field, but along the defensive line and in the secondary especially. That doesn't mean they won't be enticed by a big name at No. 3 overall, however.
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Oakland A's blow three-run lead and lose to Boston Red Sox
I've got to go out and prove it." At one point Anderson talked about the need to pitch as if his job depends on it. It doesn't — not yet — and the A's opening-day starter will make his next scheduled appearance against the Angels in Oakland on Monday.

Children's Hospital doctor talks Oakland violence, trauma
Allison Briscoe-Smith, the director of the Center for the Vulnerable Child at Children's Hospital in Oakland, sees consequences in Oakland's violence that extend

Oakland A's blow three-run lead and lose to Boston Red Sox
BOSTON — Brett Anderson's April troubles continued Wednesday in Fenway Park as he allowed the Red Sox to rally from a 3-0 deficit and ultimately hold off the A's, 6-5, denying Oakland a series victory. The loss came despite the 11th multiple-homer

Paramount Theatre shines brightly 40 years after restoration efforts preserved
OAKLAND — Imagine you're walking into the lobby of the Paramount Theatre. The sight before you is indescribable. The details are too rich to take in all at once — the golden glow from large decorated wall panels, the intricate ceiling lights. A

Oakland Shooting Briefly Closes BART Station – SF Appeal
BART police said the 12th Street BART station was shut down at 10:27 p.m. to look for suspects following the shooting. Passengers at the 12th Street station at the time were evacuated, according to police.
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Oakland Unified School District board appoints Gary Yee to temporarily replace
The Oakland Unified School District board appointed Gary Yee as acting superintendent during its regular Wednesday meeting, a move that brings to an end his 10-year tenure as a board member. The 6-0 vote to appoint Yee took less than a minute. He will

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