Oakland News for May 23rd 2013

Charles Woodson Rejoins Oakland Raiders – FanSided – Sports
Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson (21) celebrates a play during the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff ga.
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Straily pitches 7 scoreless innings, Cespedes homers as A's beat Texas 1-0 for
Grant Balfour pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save in as many chances this season, and his 27th in a row since April 2012, to close out Oakland's third shutout of the season. Sean Doolittle pitched a scoreless eighth for the A's. Texas was held More…

Athletics-Rangers Preview
With Jarrod Parker seemingly back to last season's form, the Oakland Athletics hope to continue the outstanding work on the mound that's keyed their win streak. Parker looks to build off his best performance of the season Wednesday when the A's try to More…

Oakland A's defeat Texas Rangers 1-0
This very well could have been a breakthrough start for a guy who, despite seven starts last year with Oakland, has looked very much the inconsistent rookie. But manager Bob Melvin is convinced Straily has all the tools to be a highly successful big More…

Tensions flare as Oakland reforms budget rules
Recent budget battles in Oakland have been marked by the eight-member council fracturing into competing groups of four, with each group submitting a last-minute plan that provided little opportunity for the public to study and weigh in on the proposals. More…

Behind Oakland's Police-Chief Shuffle
OAKLAND–Earlier this month, Oakland had three different police chiefs over the course of three days. The unusual chain of events came as the new court-appointed compliance director for the Oakland Police Department began to assert his authority behind More…

Oakland County Kids Count Steps For Fitness And Fun << CBS Detroit
Students at Royal Oak's Shrine Catholic Grade School stepped their way to first place in Oakland County's 10th Annual "Count Your Steps" Program.
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Dominic Ware, Becoming a labor activist Oakland Local
Dominic Ware, 26, is the first Walmart employee in the Bay Area to go on strike, and this Wednesday, he's walking from his store in San Leandro to the Oakland store hoping to build courage among other workers to join the labor campaign
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Charles Woodson rejoining Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson during a game against the Buffalo Bills, Oct. 23, 2005 in Oakland, Calif. (Paul Sakuma/AP). ALAMEDA, Calif. — A day-long vigil by Raiders fans Tuesday paid off handsomely for both Charles Woodson and a More…

Fans overwhelm Charles Woodson
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Charles Woodson had gotten word that Oakland fans had mobilized through social media to hold a rally at his free-agent visit to the Raiders. Even Woodson was blown away by the reception, which included more than a hundred fans More…

Oakland Startups May Tap Into Kiva Micro-Lending
Oakland’s city council is set to vote on an idea that could help small businesses get off the ground. It’s a proposal to partner with Kiva.org, a non-profit micro-lending organization based in San Francisco. Cheryl Hurd reports. Kiva Offers Loans to … More…

Donald Trump speaks in Novi, drawing largest crowd in Oakland County
The Oakland Press/MONICA DRAKE American business magnate and television personality Donald Trump spoke at the Oakland County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner on Tuesday night — drawing the largest crowd in the event's history. View and More…

History of tornadoes in Oakland County, Michigan – The Oakland Press
The strongest Oakland County tornado since 1950 occurred on March 20, 1976, in West Bloomfield, according to the National Weather Service. This tornado resulted in one death and 55 injuries. It was categorized as an EF4 on the Fujita
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Instacart expands its grocery delivery service to Oakland and
Today the popular on-demand grocery delivery service Instacart announced that it is bringing its service to two new cities: Oakland and Berkely. The two cities More…

Details in Oakland teen slayings revealed
Prosecutors have charged Diantay Powell, 18, of Oakland, with two counts of murder with special circumstances for committing multiple murders. His friend, Antonio Edwards, 20, also of Oakland, is charged with being an accomplice to the murders for More…

Oakland Unified announces candidates for District 4 seat
The meetings are long, the hours unpaid and the complaints loud, but a dozen candidates including Anne Campbell Washington, chief of staff to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, are hoping to fill the Oakland Unified School's District 4 board seat left vacant More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
–LHP Tommy Milone is scheduled to make his 10th start of the season against the Astros on Friday in Houston. He is 1-0 with a 3.65 ERA against the Astros in two career starts. His last start against the Astros came on April 15 in Oakland, where he More…

Oakland A's to 'embrace the awesomeness' at Zubazpalooza
3 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, the A's are inviting fans to join in embracing that very specific brand of awesomeness in their Zubazpalooza promotion, when fans purchasing Plaza Reserved tickets will receive complimentary green and gold Zubaz. The team More…

Charles Woodson signs with Oakland Raiders – ESPN
Free agent defensive back Charles Woodson has agreed to a deal with the Oakland Raiders. More…

What the Oakland Raiders Should Do with Terrelle Pryor
Actually, I’ll admit that this headline is a little misleading: It’s obvious the Oakland Raiders need to trade talented third-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor???perhaps as soon as possible. This probably is not a popular sentiment right now among Raiders … More…

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