Oakland News for June 10th 2013

Oakland sputters in Chicago
After racking up wins and storming to the AL West lead, Oakland now trails Texas by a half-game thanks to a second straight clunker. The Athletics again failed to get much going at the plate, managing just five hits after collecting four in a 4-1 loss More…

Oakland: `Tablets 101' class teaches how to get the most out of your tablet
This free course will offer attendees an introduction to tablets produced by numerous manufacturers. Attendees will learn what tablets are, why they might want one, what to look for when shopping for one, whether the device is right for their needs More…

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
RHP Grant Balfour had saved two straight games prior to Saturday's game against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field and A's manager Bob Melvin told reporters before the game that Balfour might've been available to close another one out if needed More…

New SF-Oakland Bay Bridge span much safer than older – KPCC
Engineers say the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge would be able to handle a large earthquake much better than its aging counterpart which was damaged by the Loma Prieta temblor in 1989.
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Oakland A's lose 4-1 to Chicago White Sox as reliever Sean Doolittle struggles
CHICAGO — Sean Doolittle says he hasn't lost confidence, not even after giving up three more runs and taking the loss as the Chicago White Sox took a 4-1 victory Saturday. More to the point, perhaps, is the fact that his teammates say they haven't More…

Oakland A's: Do Players and Fans Actually Enjoy the O.Co Coliseum?
If there's a word to describe the city of Oakland (and other surrounding areas of the east Bay Area), it's “gritty”. Local writer Sherwood Strauss touched on the topic on Twitter last night, and the culture that comes along with that grittiness is More…

Oakland through the eyes of nine mothers the centerpiece of "Photovoice: How
Alameda County Public Health Department staff member Janet Brown, center works with Tamia Green, left, and Latrice Casey, right, on their presentations for the art exhibit "How We See It" on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay More…

Three-alarm Oakland fire started in building courtyard
A three-alarm fire on the 2500 block of 73rd Avenue in Oakland that spread to two nearby buildings started in a pile of belongings left over from a rummage sale held on Saturday, according to a fire official. The fire was first reported in a commercial … More…

Oakland Athletics (38-26) at Chicago White Sox (26-34), 2:10 p.m. (ET)
Tommy Milone made the start for Oakland, permitting just one run on four hits and striking out seven over seven innings, but he failed to factor into the decision after Sean Doolittle was exploited for three runs on three hits and a walk in the eighth More…

Oakland A's falter to Chicago White Sox as reliever Sean Doolittle struggles
n The report on Brett Anderson (stress fracture in his right foot) is that he is still in a walking cast and using crutches, meaning he's not going to be ready to pitch anytime soon. Melvin said they'd have a more complete report once the team is back More…

Report: Ex-transit official made $330000 in 2012
OAKLAND, Calif. — A top official for the agency that manages the San Francisco Bay Area's BART system earned more than $330,000 last year – even though she didn't work a single day for the public transit agency, a newspaper reported Sunday. Bay Area More…

Lauderdale, Oakland Park pick different trash firms
Oakland Park commissioners left hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential cost savings on the table this week, deciding that guaranteeing competition in garbage disposal services would save more money in the long run. Commissioners selected Sun More…

Amazon Local Oakland / East Bay: One-Hour Custom Facial
Oakland / East Bay daily deal for June 7 2013: One-Hour Custom Facial. More…

Lauderdale, Oakland Park pick different trash firms – Sun Sentinel
Fort Lauderdale commissioners have agreed to go with the cost savings offered by Wheelabrator, while Oakland Park commissioners chose upstart Sun More…

Oakland Raiders: Three Players on the Hot Seat
Coming off a disappointing 4-12 record last year, the Oakland Raiders look to restructure and come out with better results next season. The organization, particularly the new GM Reggie McKenzie, has made some spectacular moves this off season that will More…

Drummond: Oakland must get tough on crime to reduce violence
At 2:45 a.m. on a recent Saturday, three people were shot — one of whom, a 25-year-old Walnut Creek woman, was gravely injured — at a sideshow near the Foothill Square shopping center in East Oakland. MacArthur Boulevard at 106th Avenue looked like a More…

Oakland celebrates Lake Merritt revival
Lake Merritt hasn’t looked so sparkly in about 150 years, and Oaklanders were happy to return the love Sunday. Thousands of bicyclists, joggers, bird watchers and others flocked to the city’s beloved downtown lagoon to celebrate its $122 million makeover. More…

Oakland Athletics (38-26) at Chicago White Sox (26-34), 2:10 pm (ET)
With their first win of the season against Oakland now under their belts, the Chicago White Sox try to close out a four-game set on a positive note Sunday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field. Just 2-8 over the last 10 games, the White Sox find themselves More…

Oakland A's bullpen falters in loss to Chicago White Sox
Then, Sean Doolittle entered the game, and that's where it all went wrong for Oakland. Danks pitched three-hit ball over eight innings for his first victory in more than a year, and the Chicago White Sox won for just the second time in 12 games More…

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
C Derek Norris has been getting the bulk of starts behind the plate lately for the Oakland A's, even though he's struggling offensively. The reason is matchups. The A's have faced a lot of left-handed pitching recently. They're about to face a lot of More…

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