Oakland News for June 22nd 2013

Oakland A's Yoenis Cespedes starts in left field
Cespedes, who spent the previous seven games as Oakland's designated hitter with an ailing hamstring giving him trouble, was back in left field Friday night for the opener of a three-game series between the A's and the Seattle Mariners. When he arrived More…

Oakland: Child hospitalized after falling out of third-story window
She was taken by ambulance to Children's Hospital Oakland for treatment, but her condition was not immediately available Thursday evening. A person who saw her fall from the window to the concrete jumped over a fence and held the girls' head still More…

Oakland: Stars, community members gather for screening of Oscar Grant movie
Octavia Spencer, who plays the role as Oscar Grant's mom in the film "Fruitvale Station," speaks to the media on a red carpet during a private screening of the award winning film at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, June 20, 2013. More…

Raiders rookie Tyler Wilson on Oakland's wild fans, adjusting to NFL
At the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, Oakland Raiders rookie QB Tyler Wilson spoke with SB Nation's Dan Rubenstein about getting used to his playbook's verbiage, his new teammates, golfing, and much more.
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3 Killed In Plane Crash At Oakland County Airport << CBS Detroit
WATERFORD (WWJ) – A small plane crashed on takeoff, Thursday afternoon, at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford. According to an FAA spokesperson talking to WWJ Newsradio 950, the Oakland County Coroner has
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Oakland's Ecologic Brands prepares to open new plant in Manteca
Ecologic Brands, which is headquartered in Oakland, makes recycled bottles for Seventh Generation, which sells chemical-free laundry detergent, and provides milk cartons for Straus Family Creamery. The plant brings up to 100 new jobs, with about 30 More…

Report: Wahl signs with Oakland, ending Ole Miss career – Blogs
OXFORD — Bobby Wahl will begin his professional career after agreeing to a deal today with the Oakland Athletics. #Athletics sign 5th-rder Bobby Wahl for $500k. Mississippi RHP is 90-94 to 97 & shows plus slider when at his best. #mlbdraft.
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Oakland man sent to prison for 1998 kidnapping and rape of two high school girls
OAKLAND — A 33-year-old Oakland man with a long history of violent and sexual attacks against women was sent to prison for 57 years to life Friday after being found guilty of participating in a kidnapping and gang rape of two Oakland High School girls More…

Oakland Social: A summer solstice pop-up market
Floyd, 36, is now the proprietor of Bump City Bakery, a local pastry business named after Oakland. (???Bump City??? is an old Oakland nickname that is at least partly coincident with Oakland-based Tower of Power’s 1972 sophomore album of that name.)? … More…

Oakland A's blow opportunities in loss to Texas Rangers
As it was, the general feeling in the Oakland clubhouse was that this game was the most frustrating of the 2013 season to date. Oakland had one-run leads three different times. The A's could have had bigger leads, but they went 0-for-5 with the bases More…

Oakland Athletics (43-32) at Seattle Mariners (32-42), 10:10 pm (ET)
An intriguing pitching matchup is on tap Friday between the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field, as Bartolo Colon squares off against Hisashi Iwakuma. Colon has been impressive in the twilight of his career and has won each of his More…

Oakland A's batter Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma again as Bartolo Colon
SEATTLE — "When I'm in the outfield, my body is completely on fire." So said the A's Yoenis Cespedes (through interpreter Ariel Prieto) on the occasion of his return to left field after spending a week as Oakland's designated hitter. He should have More…

Announcing The Public Ethics Commission's Oakland Local
As this threat to government transparency looms over California, now is the time ask critical questions about Oakland's local transparency laws. What is the current system, and is it meeting citizens' needs? Since the state's Brown Act/Public
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Oakland says Beckie Francis fired with cause
On July 1, 1997, Beckie Francis became Oakland University's women's basketball coach with a $50,000 salary. Except for a three-year hiatus when she took a leave of absence for health reasons, Francis received a salary increase each year and on July 1, More…

Athletes pursue class action lawsuit against NCAA
OAKLAND, Calif. — Former college basketball standout Ed O'Bannon and his lawyers sought on Thursday to dramatically expand his lawsuit challenging the NCAA's ban on compensating athletes in a move that could expose the organization and its member More…

Oakland: Third defendant convicted in botched robbery of ATF agent
OAKLAND — A 19-year-old Richmond man involved in an attempted robbery and assault of an undercover federal agent last year could face life in prison after his conviction Thursday. Khusar Mobley was convicted of all four counts against him — including More…

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland A's Series Preview, 6/21-6/23
Date Time Venue Probable Pitchers 6/21 7:10 pm Safeco Field Bartolo Colon vs. Hisashi Iwakuma 6/22 7:10 pm Safeco Field Dan Straily vs. Aaron Harang 6/23 1:10 pm Safeco Field J…
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Citywise: Oakland council members budging on budget
The Oakland City Council is inching closer to a budget comprise as three council members amended a proposal to bridge several differences with a plan offered by council President Pat Kernighan. Councilmembers Desley Brooks, Larry Reid and Noel Gallo More…

Oakland police say they're ready to engage residents
Capt. Kirk Coleman speaks as Captains Eric Lewis, far right, Chris Bolton, standing in for Capt. Anthony Toribio who was away training, Ricardo Orozco and Steven Tull listen during a press conference introducing the five new area Captains for Oakland More…

Oakland University says women's basketball coach Beckie Francis fired over
“Indications of conduct and behavior of the women's basketball head coach that, if true, could be malfeasance and materially adversely affect the orderly or efficient operation of the Women's Basketball Program, came to the attention of an Oakland More…

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