Oakland News for June 29th 2013

Oakland: PG&E offers $10000 reward in armed robbery of utility crew
OAKLAND — PG&E is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of three suspects responsible for robbing a utility crew in Oakland earlier this week. Shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, two PG&E crew members were working More…

Report : BART unions give notice of possible strike
OAKLAND, Calif. — Two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions gave notice that they plan to go on strike if they don't reach a new contract deal over the weekend. The unions gave 72-hour notice of a possible strike late Thursday night More…

Oakland city workers plan one-day Monday strike
(06-28) 15:53 PDT OaklandOakland city workers – with the exception of police, fire and other emergency services workers – will go on a one-day strike Monday, saying they have been bearing the burden of the city's budget problems for far too long. More…

Oakland investigates damaged flood control gates at Crystal Lake
OAKLAND – Crystal Lake management has filed criminal trespass and mischief charges with the police after its 36-inch spillway was damaged by someone who allegedly tried to open the drain gate without permission. ANTHONY VASSALLO/FILE PHOTO. More…

Oakland University International Graduate Student Scholarships in
International Graduate Student Scholarships for newly admitted first time students to Oakland University The Application Deadline is October 4, 2013.
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East Oakland: Police identify man killed in drive-by shooting
An autopsy revealed no signs of trauma to Jason Hughes of Oakland. Although the cause of death is deferred pending toxicology results, it appears Hughes apparently died from either an existing medical condition — he suffered from asthma — or another More…

Oakland A's catcher John Jaso still sidelined with hand injury
OAKLAND — Catcher John Jaso took some swings in the batting cage before Friday's game, but he didn't take part in batting practice and it remains unclear if he will be ready to get behind the plate Saturday afternoon. The left-handed hitter still is More…

Oakland Passes A Two-Year Budget Shaded Toward Public Safety (Analysis)
A two-year budget including increased funding for public safety was passed by the Oakland City Council late Thursday. The “all-in” budget compromise backed by Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan, Dan Kalb and Lynette Gibson McElhaney was approved, More…

Oakland city workers to walk off job on Monday
Leaders of the union for city of Oakland employees announced plans for a one-day strike on Monday during a boisterous rally in front of Oakland City Hall Friday morning. Pete Castelli, the executive director of Service Employees International Union More…

Oakland council not afraid to spend
OAKLAND — With a surging real estate market filling city coffers, Oakland council members passed a budget that doesn't shy away from spending, especially on public safety and blight abatement. The two-year, $2 billion spending plan approved Thursday More…

Oakland: Woman shot during robbery in Lakeside Park
OAKLAND — A 29-year-old woman was shot in the leg early Friday after she and three other people were confronted by robbers while sitting on a bench in Lakeside Park, the latest in a series of holdups in the area, police said. The woman was in stable More…

Oakland Park Mother Burned Son's Arm With Knife Heated on Stove: Authorities
An Oakland Park mother is being held on $50,000 bond after she burned her son's arm with a hot knife, authorities said. Carline Germaine, 36, appeared remotely via video before Broward Circuit Judge John Hurley on Friday. Oakland Park Mother Burned More…

Oakland A's beat St. Louis Cardinals 6-1
OAKLAND — Stephen Vogt had never caught Bartolo Colon before Friday and had never caught any of the A's starters before this week. Vogt is undefeated in three starts behind the plate after Colon pitched eight strong innings in a 6-1 victory over the St. More…

Oakland Athletics Trade Rumor: Alexei Ramirez Trade Winds From Windy City?
For the Oakland Athletics, this is an easy choice. Coming into play on the morning of June 28, they sit a half-game back of the Texas Rangers in the American League West with a 46-34 record. General manager Billy Beane is certainly in buy mode but More…

Oakland law enforcement that answers the question, or not
Recently I had the pleasure of watching Chief Whent describe how the Oakland Police will comply with the terms and conditions required after the Riders rogue cop scandal of over a decade ago. After many turns, a lawsuit and a few failures to meet the More…

Warriors deal into draft to take Nedovic 30th
OAKLAND, Calif. — For a general manager who entered the day without a draft pick, Bob Myers of the Golden State Warriors was awfully busy at the end of the first round on Thursday night. The Warriors made three deals in a dizzying stretch that ended More…

Oakland Passes A Two-Year Budget Shaded Toward Public Safety
A two-year budget including increased funding for public safety was passed by the Oakland City Council late Thursday. The “all-in” budget compromise backed by Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan, Dan Kalb and Lynette Gibson McElhaney
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Citywise: Oakland moves closer to joining regional public safety radio system
Oakland is moving toward scrapping the city's much-criticized public safety radio system in favor of a newer radio network run by nearly every city and police jurisdiction in the East Bay. Next month, council members will vote on whether to approve More…

Oakland city workers to strike on Monday
Oakland city workers – with the exception of police, fire and other emergency services workers – will go on a one-day strike Monday, saying they have been bearing the burden of the city's budget problems for far too long. At a news conference Friday More…

East Oakland: Police identify man killed in drive-by shooting
OAKLAND — A 19-year-old man killed in a drive-by shooting Thursday afternoon as he was leaving a friend's house in East Oakland was identified as William Ward, police said Friday. Ward, an Oakland resident, was walking in the 8300 block of Hillside More…

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