Oakland News for May 24th 2013

Oakland A's second baseman Jed Lowrie still has soft spot for Houston Astros
But I'm happy I'm here now (with Oakland)." Lowrie's foot was still sore and swollen Wednesday when he missed just his third game of the year, the result of being hit by a pitch on the right foot the night before by Texas righty Yu Darvish. But X-rays More…

10 Improvements the Oakland A's Could Make to Bolster Postseason Chances
There’s just not a more simple way of saying it: if the Oakland A’s want to reach the postseason, they’re going to have to improve in a few areas. Unfortunately, a change in one facet won’t make the A’s playoff contenders. It’s not that easy. Instead … More…

Oakland ranks No. 11 on list of best cities for tech startups
said Joe Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer of Pandora, which just added 30,000 square feet to its Oakland operations. “You have young startups trying to bank for space in advance. Oakland still has a reasonable amount of capacity and companies can More…

Oakland's Children's Fairyland answers call to action on helium
Not too long ago, Children's Fairyland received a call to action. And believe me, when the D.C.-based Balloon Council tells us they need our help with a “key vote” in Congress, you bet we stop everything. The issue? Helium — or, more
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Renowned Oakland community leader David Glover dies after battle with cancer
OAKLAND — David Glover, an unrivaled leader of community self-improvement in Oakland's toughest neighborhoods and a more than two-decade long champion of social justice, died Wednesday. He was 60. Glover's impact on Oakland and beyond began More…

Oakland East Bay Symphony ends season on high note
May 23, 2013 6:11 PM GMTUpdated: 05/23/2013 11:08:34 AM PDT. OAKLANDOakland East Bay Symphony's "Saints and Sinners" closed the 2012-13 season with proof that earthly and heavenly sojourns follow not only vertical, but perpendicular paths. More…

Oakland Community College Offers Mobile Nurse Clinic << CBS Detroit
Click here to get an insider's view of the special airing June 2 right before “60 Minutes.”
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Athletics-Astros Preview
Coming off their first loss in six games, the Oakland Athletics may be feeling good about their chances of getting back on track against the Houston Astros. Having swept the first two series, the visiting Athletics try to continue their domination of More…

Oakland Tech High baseball team is no match for Lowell in TransBay Series
OAKLANDOakland Tech High's Tre Clayton's two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning accounted for all of the Bulldogs' scoring as visiting Lowell won 13-2 on May 17 to sweep the best-of-three TransBay Series. The Cardinals, who had posted More…

Oakland: Police identify city's 40th homicide victim of 2013
Jose Orellano-Cruz, 54, of Oakland, was visiting a relative in the 2600 block of Bartlett Street near Brookdale Avenue when shots rang out about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. Police said Orellano-Cruz had been outside working on a car when a man approached him More…

Raider Nation Biggest Winner as Charles Woodson Returns to Oakland
Woodson's return to Oakland is more than just a future Hall of Famer coming back to the place where it all started for him. It's a desperate rejuvenation to a proud, dedicated and colorful fan base that has searched high and low for success for the More…

Gallery of California Natural Sciences reopens at the Oakland Museum after a
All these distinctive spots merge in the reborn and rebooted Gallery of California Natural Sciences — which opens May 31 at the Oakland Museum of California with a full weekend of events — forming a snapshot of the Golden State as one of the planet's More…

Oakland ordered to return millions in redevelopment funds
The funds, which were submitted to the county, will go to an agency that is winding down Oakland's redevelopment projects. The agency will split the $32.4 million among entities that collect local property tax with Oakland getting back about one-third More…

Charles Woodson Expected to Get No. 24 For Oakland Raiders
Sep 24, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson (21) reacts after the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Fi.
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Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
His last start against the Astros came on April 15 in Oakland, where he allowed eight hits and two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings and struck out six. LF Yoenis Cespedes extended his hitting streak to five games with a double in the fourth against Texas More…

On A16 Oakland, and how expansion can help the original
Though Lindgren and business partner Victoria Libin opened a Tokyo branch of A16 (not to mention SPQR), this Oakland outpost is the first sequel where they’ll be hands-on. Now, they’ve been able to look at the decade-old restaurant with fresh eyes and … More…

New Oakland Raider Charles Woodson meets the press
A transcript of Charles Woodson's conference call with the Bay Area media Wednesday, a day after he signed with the Raiders: Q: As you were making the trip, had you gotten wind of the fan support you were going to receive? Woodson: Yeah, I had gotten More…

More Woodson Q&A – Inside the Oakland Raiders – A look – Blogs
Woodson: I think toward the end of Oakland, there was some injuries that kind of kept me off the field. Then I think that team-wise, we weren't a very good team. I think that people just look at you as an individual and say, `If the team's bad,
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Oakland Airport site of surprise inspections of commercial passenger vehicles
OAKLAND — A "multi agency strike task force" descended on passenger transportation vehicles like limousines and shuttle vans Thursday morning at Oakland International Airport a day after a similar operation at San Francisco International Airport More…

Charles Woodson talks returning to Raiders, role in Oakland
The former Defensive Player of the Year discusses why he chose to return to Oakland, as well as his envisioned role with the team.
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