Oakland News for June 19th 2013

The Oakland A's Are on Fire
Last season, Oakland went 94-68 to win the American League West by a single game over the Texas Rangers, a team coming off consecutive World Series appearances. It was thought of at the time as a cute story, the small-market team in a decrepit stadium More…

Oakland works over Darvish in 6-2 win
ARLINGTON — Brandon Moss and John Jaso homered off Yu Darvish and the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics beat Texas, 6-2, on Tuesday night. Jarrod Parker (6-6) limited the Rangers to two runs and three hits over seven innings to improve to 4-0 his More…

Oakland commits to helping all kids learn to read
With future graduation rates, crime, and children’s very happiness in life at stake, the Mayor of Oakland, its Superintendent of Schools, and 100 community organizations launched an initiative Monday to help all Oakland children learn to read by the … More…

Feds Digging In Oakland Township Searching For Hoffa's Remains
Federal agents are digging up a field in Northern Oakland Township in hopes of finding the remains of Jimmy Hoffa.
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Oakland A's beat Texas Rangers 6-2
ARLINGTON, Texas — Yu Darvish has pretty much had his way in his first year and half in the major leagues. There is always an exception, and that exception cropped up again Tuesday when the A's Jarrod Parker clearly outpitched Darvish, who gave up More…

The Oakland Athletics stadium situation reeks
The Oakland Athletics play the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning of their game at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Oakland defeated Seattle 10-2. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News More…

Hoffa mystery still fascinates after 4 decades
Law enforcement officials from the Michigan State Police help search the area in Oakland Township, Mich., Tuesday, June 18, 2013 where officials continue the search for the remains of Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa who disappeared from a? … More…

Oakland A's Pissed Off About Stadium Sewage Flood – SF Appeal
The Oakland A's have been looking to move out of the O.co Coliseum for years and the team is highlighting this weekend's sewage overflow as another reason why they need a new home.
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Raw Sewage At Oakland Coliseum Forces Teams To Shower – SFist
On Sunday, a raw sewage leak flooded both locker rooms at the Oakland Coliseum, forcing the A's and the visiting Mariners to share the Raiders' locker room after the game, creating an awkward situation that will doubtless be memorialized in
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Series Preview: Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers – Desperately
If ever a testy team meeting after getting swept at home could pay off, this is the series for it.
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The Oakland A's Are on Fire
With the sewage that's running through the O.co Coliseum getting more headlines than the contender which inhabits it, the A's look to march on and keep winning as the heat of summer intensifies. Last season, Oakland went 94-68 to win the American More…

San Jose votes to sue MLB over refusal to relocate Oakland Athletics
San Jose's city council voted in favor of bringing a lawsuit against Major League Baseball Tuesday morning.
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Oakland commits to helping all kids learn to read << Oakland Local
With future graduation rates, crime, and children's very happiness in life at stake, the Mayor of Oakland, its Superintendent of Schools, and 100 community organizations launched an initiative Monday to help all Oakland children learn to read
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West Oakland family considers moving after shooting injures 11-year-old boy
OAKLAND — Phuc Tran, 11, said he has heard gunshots ring out before near the West Oakland housing project where his family has lived for 12 years. He sometimes feels scared living in the neighborhood, he said. Sunday morning, he was awakened again More…

Oakland counting on brighter lights to fight crime
OAKLAND — By the end of this year, Oakland expects to have outfitted all 30,000 overhead streetlights with more brighter energy efficient bulbs — an upgrade city officials said should help reduce crime and electricity bills. The $14.8 million project More…

Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers Live Blog: Instant Reactions and Analysis
Big game Monday night in Arlington, as the Oakland Athletics come to town to take on the Texas Rangers. Oakland currently holds a three-game lead in the division over the second-place Rangers. So far, the teams have split the season series at three … More…

Oakland Athletics (42-30) at Texas Rangers (39-31), 8:05 pm (ET)
Yu Darvish targets his first win in six starts on Tuesday when the Texas Rangers continue a four-game series against the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Darvish is 0-1 over his last five starts, but is pitching to a 2.08 ERA in that More…

How the Oakland Raiders Became the Least Talented Team in the NFL
The Oakland Raiders are one of the most storied franchises in the history of the NFL. However, over the last decade they’ve become the least talented team in the league. Evan Silva, the senior NFL editor for Rotoworld, had this to say about the 2013 … More…

MLB releases statement on Oakland Coliseum sewer fiasco
After a rather embarrassing incident Sunday in which the Oakland Coliseum's sewage flooded into the clubhouses, the MLB has released a statement on the issue. Due to the flooding, both the Oakland Athletics and the visiting Seattle
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New push for early reading in Oakland schools – Contra Costa Times
Education officials and politicians discuss how to make sure that students entering the third grade are reading at their grade level. The new initiative is called Oakland Reads 2020.
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