Oakland News for May 30th 2013

No definitive update expected on opening day of new east span of SF-Oakland
OAKLAND, Calif. — The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has another bolt problem — this one involving the bicycle path, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Numerous bolts used to anchor the railing along the path have failed, More…

Jarrod Parker pitches A's to fifth straight victory, Oakland beats Mike
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics began the month of May in quite a funk. Now, they are right back on track thanks to solid starting pitching and timely hitting. The defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants, meanwhile, are searching More…

Prominent Oakland banker charged in thefts
When confronted about missing funds from one alleged victim's account – which held $353,000 instead of the expected $972,000 – Foss "claimed that one elder was paying the other elder back for monies borrowed during the Oakland hills fire" in 1991 More…

Oakland A's finish two-game sweep of San Francisco Giants with 6-3 win
OAKLAND — Derek Norris in pink. That was A's starting pitcher Jarrod Parker's idea Tuesday night. Parker asked the A's catcher to wear pink on his fingernails, the better to see Norris' signs behind the plate. The decision worked well for both men More…

Oakland Raiders: 5 Rookie Storylines Heading into OTAs
With Wilson, Oakland got a guy who is just 12 months removed from being one of the highest ranked college quarterbacks in the 2013 draft. A disastrous 2012 campaign, however, derailed those hopes and dropped him to Oakland in the fourth round. More…

Oakland Raiders Draft Pick D.J. Hayden Hospitalized | WebProNews
After the Oakland Raiders took D.J. Hayden in the first round, a pick NFL.com correspondents referred to as the one that shocked the world, all eyes (at least those that follow the NFL) were watching to see if the risk would yield some kind of
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Sci-Fi author Jack Vance dies at Oakland home
OAKLAND — Jack Vance, an award-winning mystery, fantasy and science fiction author who wrote more than 60 books, has died. He was 96. Vance died Sunday evening at his home in Oakland, his son John Vance II told The Associated Press. Jack Vance More…

Oakland Athletics beat San Francisco Giants for fifth straight victory, plus
OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Norris hit a two-run homer in the second, Jarrod Parker pitched seven strong innings and the Athletics beat the Giants for their fifth straight victory. Adam Rosales homered in the eighth for the A's to snap an 0-for-24 funk More…

Oakland Effect: Plenty of feedback from '30 days' in an East Oakland neighborhood
I wanted to follow up on the piece I wrote Sunday, in which I summed up some of my thoughts and observations about living in an East Oakland neighborhood plagued by crime. Many people have written in over the last several weeks sharing their own More…

Oakland banker charged with swindling nearly $2M
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A longtime Oakland banker has been charged with stealing nearly $2 million from her customers. Linda Sue Foss of Dublin was charged earlier this month with 20 felonies, including grand theft, money laundering and elder financial More…

Oakland Raiders First-Round Pick DJ Hayden Out For Rest of OTAs
May 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden (25) stands in front of players before performing a drill during rookie minicamp at.
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East Oakland: Police shoot, kill man; two others arrested
OAKLAND — A man was shot and killed by police after a foot chase Wednesday afternoon in East Oakland, marking the city's first fatal officer-involved shooting in more than a year, police said. There were no other reports of injuries. Police did not More…

Decision on opening of new east span of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
OAKLAND, Calif. — The final decision about whether the new, $6.3 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge can open on Labor Day as scheduled is still a month off as crews continue work to fix 32 broken seismic safety bolts More…

Oakland fraud suspect who crashed into Marin school bus fails to show up for court
Adrian Thompson, 31, of Oakland was scheduled to make his initial court appearance on 10 charges stemming from a May 8 police chase from San Anselmo to Mill Valley. The incident began when Thompson and another suspect were intercepted trying to More…

Oakland Athletics (30-23) at San Francisco Giants (28-24), 10:15 p.m. (ET)
Oakland took Monday's contest by a 4-1 score, then made it five straight wins with Tuesday's 6-3 triumph thanks to homers by Derek Norris and Adam Rosales. A's starting pitcher Jarrod Parker pitched pretty well, too, and limited the Giants to two runs More…

Raiders rumors: Tyler Wilson impresses at Oakland OTAs – SB Nation
Tyler Wilson continues to impress people at OTAs. Some say he looks better than Matt Flynn so far.
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Oakland Museum to Reopen California Natural Sciences Gallery
Oakland Museum associate preparator Jaime Lakatos wields armatures for models of marine hydroids in the Cordell Reef diorama prior to the reopening of the California Natural Sciences Gallery. Photo credit: Oakland Museum of California/Terry Lorant. More…

Charles Woodson still minus No. 24
When he left Oakland to sign with the Green Bay Packers in 2006 he switched to the No. 21. If for some reason he can't get his trademark No. 24 before the season, he joked he might petition the league to take his no-number approach into the season More…

Game #53: Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants – Athletics
The A's have won the first game of this four-game, two-city contest, and will go for another win (their 5th in a row) behind the newly resurgent Jarrod Parker tonight. Cross-town rivals, for…
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Community Project Aims to Re-Write Oakland << Oakland Local
Get ready for a new take on accessing info on the workings of our city government. This Saturday, the Open Oakland brigade will hold “ReWrite Oakland,” an all-day write-athon project in collaboration with the City of Oakland, Code for America
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