Oakland News for May 21st 2013

Speeches when the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge finally opens
President Kevin Johnson: "Today marks a new beginning in San Francisco and Oakland, and for CalTrans. After negotiating with the Maloofs, who purchased the scrap heap of the remains of the original new design which was to open 16 years ago, to the More…

Finding the Future: Oakland NFTC
OAKLAND, Calif. — As expected, the 2014 class was terrific at the Oakland Nike Football Training Camp, as nine players bagged invitations to The Opening. But the event also provided a glimpse into the future, with several underclassmen standing out. More…

Oakland Athletics beat Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Yoenis Cespedes' home run
Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes runs the bases after hitting a home run off Kansas City Royals' Kelvin Herrera in the eighth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot). Print ? The Associated Press By More…

The Three Best Replacements for Amy Trask as Oakland Raiders CEO
The Oakland Raiders continue to move forward as an organization under owner Mark Davis, who has made bold changes since his father Al Davis passed away. One of those recent decisions was to limit the authority of longtime CEO Amy Trask, who … More…

Oakland Athletics (23-22) at Texas Rangers (29-15), 8:05 pm (ET)
After ending their recent struggles in Oakland, the Texas Rangers try to secure their MLB-leading 30th victory of the season on Monday night when they host a rematch with the A's. The Rangers begin this three-game series with the best record in More…

Oakland Raiders May Be Better Than Everyone Thinks They Are
Dec 6, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams (28) celebrates a defensive stop during the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at O.co Coliseum. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 26-13. Mandatory Credit: Kyle More…

Oakland County vows to take fight real estate tranfer tax fight to Supreme Court
Oakland County is vowing to take its fight against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to get millions in real estate transfer taxes from the mortgage giants. The county was dealt a blow in the battle Monday when a federal More…

Free agent Woodson will get big reception from fans of his former team
Charles Woodson will receive quite a greeting from Oakland Raiders fans when he makes a free agent visit to the team's facilities on Tuesday. A few of his potential teammates in Oakland will give him a warm reception as well. Woodson spent his first More…

Oakland Athletics edge past Kansas City Royals 4-3 – MLB news
Oakland Athletics edge past 4-3 in the third game of their three-match regular series encounter on Sunday, May 19 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland. The Athletics played as one unit and defeated the Royals with quite ease. Their batters and pitchers showed More…

Crews monitor hot spots in Oakland Hills after fire near Joaquin Miller Park
OAKLAND — City and state fire crews planned to keep tabs on hot spots through Tuesday morning in the Oakland hills, where a blaze early Monday scorched 2 1/2-acres in Joaquin Miller Park. No homes were damaged and no injuries were reported in the More…

What the Oakland Raiders Could be in 2013 – Just Blog Baby
May 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen addresses the media in a press conference during rookie minicamp at the Raiders team headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports. Potential is a word used More…

Oakland NFTC: Camp recap
West region recruiting coordinator Erik McKinney breaks down the Nike Football Training Camp stop at Laney College in Oakland. Four ESPN 150 players competed, but it was the under-the-radar prospects who stole the show. More…

Yoenis Cespedes' home run keys A's sweep of Royals
"I would rather see us win by 10 runs … but it makes for a little bit more excitement, certainly at the end," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "What it does for me more than anything is it shows some tenacity that when you get down, you don't worry More…

Recap: Oakland vs. Kansas City
May 19. By Sports Network. The Sports Network. Yoenis Cespedes hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics swept a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals with a 4-3 win. Order Reprints More…

Raiders Nation: Charles Woodson, return to Oakland – NFL.com
Charles Woodson is scheduled to visit the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, and the Silver and Black's faithful fan base doesn't plan on letting the free-agent More…

Athletics-Rangers Preview
Not coming out of the bullpen is new for Josh Lindblom, who is expected to make his first major league start – and his Rangers debut – Monday night against the visiting Oakland Athletics. Despite Neftali Feliz and Colby Lewis not pitching this season More…

Police investigating Oakland's 39th homicide this year, and the second in the
OAKLAND — Police are investigating the city's second deadly shooting in less than 14 hours after a man was killed in West Oakland Sunday night. Officers were called at 6:30 p.m. to the 2900 block of West Street for a report of shots fired in the area More…

Oakland police identify two Sunday homicide victims
OAKLAND — The names of two men killed in shootings that happened 14 hours apart Sunday in West and East Oakland were released by police Monday. A man fatally shot about 6:30 p.m. Sunday inside a house in the 2900 block of West Street in West More…

Oakland man goes missing after Bay to Breakers race
SAN FRANCISCO — An Oakland man was reported missing Monday after he walked away from his friends at the finish line of the Bay to Breakers race Sunday and never returned to his work or his home, police said. Beau Rasmussen, 27, said goodbye to his More…

NFL Free Agency: What Josh Cribbs Brings to Oakland Raiders
COMMENTARY | When free agent wide receiver/special teams connoisseur Josh Cribbs signed with the Oakland Raiders on May 16, general manager Reggie McKenzie knew exactly what he was getting. As an eight-year veteran with the Cleveland Browns, More…

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