Oakland News for May 7th 2013

Andy Pettitte struggles, Eduardo Nunez exits with rib tightness as Yankees
The Yankees lost a tough 5-4 decision to the Oakland A’s on Sunday at the Stadium, but concerns coming out of the contest have the potential to sting well beyond that of one defeat. Starting pitching has been the Yankees’ biggest strength and the 40 … More…

Athletics Power Past Yankees
Balfour fell behind 2-1 in the count, got two foul balls, then got Wells to swing over a 92 mph fastball, saving Oakland's 5-4 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday. "I guess I got lucky today facing Wells then, with the history," Balfour said. Andy More…

Proposed Oakland budget won't shift tax rate
MaineToday Media. OAKLAND — Voters will be asked on Tuesday to approve a $4.2 million municipal budget that town leaders have recommended. OAKLAND TOWN MEETING. When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Where: Messalonskee High School Performing Arts More…

Oakland Athletics (18-14) at Cleveland Indians (14-14) 7:05 pm (ET)
The Cleveland Indians hope to avoid their longest losing streak to the Oakland Athletics in more than 40 years, as the two are set to open a four-game series on Monday at Progressive Field. Oakland is in search of a ninth straight win over the Indians More…

East Oakland shootings leave 17-year-old boy dead, three others injured
OAKLAND — A 17-year-old high school basketball player fatally wounded in a double shooting Sunday night in East Oakland has been identified as Olajuwon Clayborn, police said. The shooting happened about 10 p.m. Sunday in the 8600 block of Dowling More…

Candlelight vigil in Oakland for student killed by police
OAKLAND — A candlelight vigil and march was slated Sunday evening in memory of a Skyline High School student shot and killed by police last year. The event comes on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the death of Alan Blueford, who was 18 when he More…

Should Oakland pursue Chris Kluwe?
Oakland has a hole at the position because it let star punter Shane Lechler leave for Houston in free agency. If Oakland feels it needs an experience punter, it could turn to Kluwe. He is not an upper-echelon punter, but he is solid and very likely More…

Oakland Park shooting: Girl, 6, shot in the chest by her brother, 13, as they
Neighbors said the young girl, who has not been identified, was carried to an ambulance by paramedics with a large wound on her chest around 7pm Saturday in Oakland Park, Florida. The 13-year-old boy, who has also not been named, spoke to authorities … More…

Cops investigating Oakland Park teen after 6-year-old sister is shot in chest
The pictures told a story about how a 13-year-old boy accidentally shot his 6-year-old sister while they were left alone in their Oakland Park home Saturday night. The teen, whose small frame belies his actual age, drew sketches for investigators to More…

East Oakland shootings leave 17-year-old boy dead, three others injured
OAKLAND – A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot and a man with him was wounded Sunday night in East Oakland, police said. The boy's name was not immediately released by police nor was the name of the wounded man, who police said was a 22-year-old More…

Rolling Stones rock Oakland with Tom Waits as a guest; ticket discounts continue
On May 5, 2013, the Rolling Stones performed their second arena show of their 2013 tour; the performance was at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Tom Waits was a guest performer on “Little Red Rooster,” according to the official Rolling Stones website. More…

Oakland Tribune My Word: Can't wait to say goodbye to Oakland
These social ills are not unique to the community that produced me, however, they are pervasive here in Oakland as well. Good fortune has smiled upon me, though. Through God-given talents, perseverance, support from loved ones and luck, I've been More…

Limo fire: Grief at Oakland nursing home where victims worked
An Oakland nursing home was reeling Monday as staff and residents assessed the magnitude of their loss: Eight of the nurses involved in a deadly limousine fire had ties to the home. Four of them were killed. Officials at the Fruitvale Healthcare Center More…

(AP Photo/Oakland Tribune-Bay Area News Group, Jane Tyska)
(AP Photo/Oakland Tribune-Bay Area News Group, Jane Tyska). California Highway Patrolmen light flares as they investigate the scene of a limousine fire on the westbound side of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in Foster City, Calif., on Saturday, May 4, More…

Recap: NY Yankees vs. Oakland
Josh Donaldson's tie-breaking solo home run in the top of the eighth inning provided the winning margin in the Oakland Athletics' 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees in the rubber match of a three-game series. Oakland belted three homers in all on More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
MLB Team Report – Oakland Athletics – INSIDE PITCH The Athletics entered a series in New York on Friday with a 13-3 record against the American League West and a 3-10 record against everyone else. They then proceeded to earn their first road series win More…

Oakland Rallies Late to Secure Series Win Over North Dakota State, 13-7
FARGO, N.D. – Oakland scored five runs in the ninth inning to thwart a late rally and beat North Dakota State 13-7 in Summit League baseball Sunday, May 5, at Newman Outdoor Field. Oakland won 3 of 4 in the series to improve to 14-28 overall and 9-9 in More…

Sprinting In Oakland | jonobacon@home
Last week I traveled to Oakland to spend a week with my colleagues at Canonical for the Client Sprint. The aim of the sprint was to ensure the many different teams working on Ubuntu Touch at Canonical are in sync and working as efficiently
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Oakland Raiders: Will They Contend in the AFC West?
In 2011, the Oakland Raiders almost won the AFC West. In 2012, they were nine games behind the Denver Broncos. Oakland didn’t contend at all in 2012, as it won a mere four games. The Raiders managed to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they were 1-12 … More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Manager Bob Melvin noted that three of Oakland's top four highest-paid players were lost in that game; Young makes $8.5 million, Crisp $7 million and Anderson $5.5 million. Of course, the A's opponents over the weekend, the Yankees, have nearly $100 More…

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