Oakland News for June 27th 2013

Oakland two-hits Reds
Griffin gave the A's starters their first decision in four games after Oakland went three in a row without one for the first time this year. He struck out Jay Bruce swinging for a 1-2-3 ninth to end the 2-hour, 20-minute game — looking as strong late More…

Oakland's bronze medal in crime
Oakland, California, my home city of two months now, has just been listed as the third most dangerous place in America. Now, this is in no way shocking news. We had read the back of the box before we moved, if you catch my drift. I’m also not bringing … More…

Disabled veterans build new lives, drawn together by fate
OAKLAND, Fla. — Since moving to the rustic hamlet of Oakland, Fla., last year, Jeff Kelly has met a lot of neighbors like himself. The former Army sergeant, who often uses a wheelchair to get around, has gone deer-hunting with Patrick Corcoran More…

Oakland schools cop sues over shooting
(06-26) 13:32 PDT OAKLANDOakland Unified School District officials coerced a police sergeant to lie about an incident in which his partner shot and killed a man outside a school dance, the sergeant alleged in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed More…

Oakland cleanup crew had locker room ready for Reds
OAKLAND, Calif. – Reds manager Dusty Baker sat in the visiting manager's office of the Oakland Coliseum with new black carpet beneath his feet, a sight to celebrate just nine days after a clogged pipe caused a sewage backup and flooding on the bottom More…

Recap: Oakland vs. Cincinnati
Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer and was one of six Oakland players to drive in a run as the Athletics cruised past the Cincinnati Reds with a 7-3 victory in the first of a two-game interleague set. Seth Smith, Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Moss, Josh More…

Game #79: Oakland Athletics vs. Cincinnati Reds – Athletics Nation
The A's, after losing two utterly heartbreaking games over the weekend in the last inning of the games, will try to regroup against a very, very good Reds team back at home tonight. Tommy Milone…
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San Francisco transit workers authorize strike
OAKLAND, Calif. — San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit workers moved a step closer to a work stoppage after voting overwhelmingly to allow union officials to call a strike if contract negotiations fail, union leaders said Wednesday. Members of BART's More…

Oakland reminds residents of fireworks ordinance pre-Fourth of July
OAKLAND — With the Fourth of July approaching, the Town Council is trying to make sure residents understand a new local law that sets strict standards for legal fireworks use in town limits. Under Oakland's recently passed fireworks ordinance, no More…

A's jump on Reds , Arroyo early and hold on
Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto, right, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics' Tommy Milone in the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. BEN MARGOT — AP Photo. Story Photos:. More…

Oakland sailor will carry dad's legacy with her into Clipper Round the World
Oakland resident Stephanie Evans was only 18 when her dad, Tony, suddenly died from a heart attack. Through heartbreak and struggle, the 28-year-old Evans has finally taken up the sport her dad was renowned for. Evans was recently selected to compete More…

Oakland University raises in-state tuition 3.75% for 2013-14
Rochester — The Oakland University Board of Trustees approved a 3.75 percent tuition increase for in-state students Wednesday, while keeping credit hour costs the same for out-of-state students. The increase will raise the cost for freshmen and More…

Ex-Oakland women's hoops player, Muslim says Christian beliefs were imposed
As a senior in high school, North Farmington all-state basketball player Jenna Bachrouche was being recruited by a host of colleges and liked Oakland University best. But before she committed in 2010 to play at OU, her mother had a question for coach More…

Disabled veterans build new lives , drawn together by fate
Although life in Oakland may seem idyllic, the veterans admit they are struggling with their new reality. They loved being soldiers, and they all banked on long careers in the military. They say they miss the adrenaline rushes and wish they could go back. More…

SF area transit workers authorize strike
OAKLAND, Calif. — San Francisco Bay area transit workers are a step closer to a work stoppage after voting overwhelmingly to allow union leaders to call a strike if contract negotiations fail. Leaders of the two unions representing BART's train More…

Reds make last minute roster moves before Oakland series – Red
The Reds have recalled infielder Henry Rodriguez from Louisville and activated outfielder Chris Heisey from the disabled list.
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Oakland Schools police officer sues district
(AP) — An Oakland schools police sergeant filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday claiming that district leaders pressured him to change his story of the shooting death of a 20-year-old man outside a school dance. Sgt. Jonathan Bellusa's civil rights lawsuit More…

Oakland charter school to appeal county's closure order
The Alameda County Board of Education has upheld the Oakland school board's decision to revoke the charter for a charter school that has high-achieving students but allegedly engaged in financial improprieties. The county board voted 5-1 Tuesday night More…

Cincinnati Reds vs Oakland A's: Online Betting Guide – FanSided
Jun 3, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo (61) pitches during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Gre.
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Oakland Raiders – TeamReport
Oakland's other win came at home in a shootout against the Pittsburgh Steelers that featured the lone breakaway run in a poor statistical season by running back Darren McFadden. The Raiders were poor on offense, poor on defense — particularly in a More…

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