Oakland News for May 2nd 2013

Coco Crisp, Anderson put on DL
Oakland selected the contract of catcher Luke Montz from Sacramento of the Pacific Coast League and recalled right-hander Dan Straily from the Triple-A team before Wednesday's series finale against the Los Angeles Angels. Crisp strained his left More…

Sonoma: Oakland couple arrested on theft, stolen property charges
SONOMA — An Oakland couple was arrested on theft and stolen property charges after a pursuit and huge search in the Sonoma Plaza area Wednesday afternoon. The events began when a woman reported a man breaking into her car in the 200 block of More…

Oakland Local: GO Public Schools: reading, teaching and OUSD's
April 25,2013 By Caitlin Healey Which Oakland schools are producing promising results and raising achievement for all students? Who are the people.
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Oakland Police Monitor Says City Making Slight Improvement In Reforms
However, Warshaw said the city of Oakland and its Police Department have ???stifled and sidetracked??? the court’s reform efforts ???for far too long??? and he’s still dismayed by what he described as the department’s ???stagnation in its progress toward … More…

OAKLAND 10, ANGELS 6: Halos suffer fourth loss in a row
OAKLAND – A week after sweeping Detroit in a series that appeared to have gotten the Angels back on track, they have reverted to early-season form. Angels manager Mike Scioscia insists things will get better once several key players return from More…

Oakland Schools Beefs Up Security In Wake of Middle School Fight Involving
A violent brawl has forced Oakland officials to beef up security amid safety concerns in a ???riotous environment.??? Yet officials weren’t talking about a prison, county jail, or a section of Oakland’s notoriously tough streets. Rather, they were … More…

Oakland police department ordered to get new technology, Tasers
In his initial action plan released late Wednesday, Thomas Frazier, whose title of compliance director belies his expansive power over Oakland's police department, emphasized that the department's technology issues are "considerably impacting OPD's More…

Oakland Raiders ex-assistant Randy Hanson found guilty of felony battery
The Sacramento Bee reported on Monday evening that Randy Hanson, ex-assistant coach of the Oakland Raiders, was found guilty of felony battery and misdemeanor assault. The max penalty can be up to four years. Hanson is best known for accusing … More…

Oakland: Police identify man slain in Monday drive-by shooting
OAKLAND — An 18-year-old man killed in a drive-by shooting Monday night in East Oakland was identified by police Wednesday as Shadeede Dell. Authorities said Dell listed addresses in Oakland, Antioch and Richmond and may have been staying most More…

Oakland A's can't complete sweep of Los Angeles Angels
OAKLAND — The A's came up one big hit short of a three-game sweep of the Angels, letting the Anaheim crew escape with a 5-4 victory in the series finale Wednesday. The Angels rocked starter Tommy Milone for three solo homers en route to building up a More…

Oakland A's need only less than four hours to beat Los Angeles Angels
OAKLAND — Baseball players like to say that the regular season isn't a sprint, it's a marathon. And certainly nobody is mistaking the A's for Usain Bolt. With an average game time of 3:20 heading into Tuesday night's game, they are the Slinkin' A's More…

DMV and Oakland Police Crackdown on Disabled Placard Abuse
The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit followed a team of DMV and OPD officers on a disabled parking placard sting. Nearly one in five placards were used illegally.
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Oakland, Berkeley students college bound on full scholarships
Le, who attends Life Academy High School in Oakland, is one of four high school students in Oakland and Berkeley who are among 1,000 nationwide receiving the scholarships made possible by a 1999 grant of $1.6 billion from the Bill and Melinda Gates More…

Oakland: 17-year-old boy to be prosecuted as adult in fatal shooting
OAKLAND — A 17-year-old boy, whose mother has been convicted of her role in another killing, will be prosecuted as an adult in the fatal shooting March 3 of a man in West Oakland, authorities said Wednesday. Lilron Jones is awaiting extradition from More…

Oakland Effect: 'Diamonds in the Rough' debutantes from East Oakland
This is an excerpt from reporter Scott Johnson's blog, which focuses on the effects of violence and trauma on the community. Go to www.oaklandeffect.com for updates on his reporting and www.insidebayarea.com/oakland-hotspot for updates from the More…

Tim Tebow playing for the Oakland Raiders?
Would the Oakland Raiders benefit if they picked up Tim Tebow? How would Tebow contribute to the Silver-and-Black? It was reported on the Bleacher Report on Tuesday that the Raiders could benefit a lot by picking up Tim Tebow. The ex-Jets could bring a … More…

Recap: Oakland vs. LA Angels
C.J. Wilson tossed 6 1/3 solid innings and received support from a trio of home runs that helped the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a 5-4 victory over Oakland that prevented the Athletics from a three-game series sweep. The Angels grabbed a 4-2 lead More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
The Athletics set all kinds of Oakland records in their 19-inning victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, including longest game in Oakland history at 6 hours and 32 minutes. It was a long haul, but getting the victory made the evening — and More…

May Day 2013: Oakland | OccupyWallSt.org
It is time to bring the Fight for Fifteen campaign to Oakland. We will gather at Oscar Grant Plaza at 14th St. & Broadway for a rally on Wed, May 1st at 5 PM for a rally followed by a noise demo march throughout downtown Oakland at 6 PM.
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Oakland unions upset with Quan's budget
OAKLAND — Mayor Jean Quan's proposed budget is facing opposition from civilian workers angry that much of Oakland's anticipated revenue growth is being earmarked for the Police Department. The mayor's proposal, which would boost police staffing to More…

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