Oakland News for May 31st 2013

Oakland Athletics (30-23) at San Francisco Giants (28-24), 10:15 pm (ET)
The Oakland Athletics have been the hottest team in the American League the past 10 days or so and look to keep climbing up the AL West standings Wednesday when they visit the San Francisco Giants. The Athletics won both games at home versus the More…

Oakland at San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — Oakland manager Bob Melvin leaned back in his clubhouse chair and exhaled — on the winning side of the Bay Bridge Series rivalry 3 hours, 43 minutes of intense baseball later. Tommy Milone won his second successive decision More…

Game Thread #54: Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants (5
Well, it's been….um…interesting. All you need to know right now is that we're going to the top of the 8th; the A's are clinging, and I mean clinging to a 2 run lead. We'll unpack everything…
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East Oakland: Police shoot, kill man; two others arrested
OAKLAND — A man was shot and killed by police after a foot chase Wednesday afternoon in East Oakland, marking the city's first fatal officer-involved shooting in more than a year, police said. There were no other reports of injuries. Police did not More…

Oakland Athletics (31-23) at San Francisco Giants (28-25), 3:45 pm (ET)
Playing at night hasn't been an issue for the Oakland Athletics this season; it's the matinee affairs that have taken a toll. The Athletics look to put an end to their afternoon woes when they shoot for a seventh straight win Thursday against the San More…

Matt Flynn's situation with the Oakland Raiders
Matt Flynn was once a back-up quarterback for the Green Bay Packers and did rather well with that organization when he had two starts two years ago. He later went to the Seahawks to start but his job was taken by a rookie called Russell Wilson. Now … More…

Live: Stories & Beer with 5M and HUB Oakland on "Creating Place"
Welcome to our live broadcast of this month's "Stories & Beer" event from The HUB in Berkeley California.
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Oakland A's Make Statement in Taking Series from Defending Champion Giants
The criticism of the Oakland A’s early season success was that it came against weak opposition, namely the Houston Astros. And that was a valid criticism before the series against the Texas Rangers from May 20th-22nd. Heading into that three-game set … More…

Sci-Fi author Jack Vance dies at Oakland home
OAKLAND — Jack Vance, an award-winning mystery, fantasy and science fiction author who wrote more than 60 books, has died. He was 96. Vance died Sunday evening at his home in Oakland, his son John Vance II told The Associated Press. Jack Vance More…

Macomb, Oakland bars and breweries celebrate…
5, with many of those venues located in Macomb and Oakland counties. That's one of the reasons why June is Detroit Craft Beer Month with a number of bars, restaurants and breweries in Macomb and Oakland hosting special events for the celebration. More…

Oakland Athletics (30-23) at San Francisco Giants (28-24), 10:15 p.m. (ET)
Oakland took Monday's contest by a 4-1 score, then made it five straight wins with Tuesday's 6-3 triumph thanks to homers by Derek Norris and Adam Rosales. A's starting pitcher Jarrod Parker pitched pretty well, too, and limited the Giants to two runs More…

Raiding Oakland's Free-Agent Talent
For a franchise seeking the postseason, raiding Oakland for players may seem like a curious move. The Raiders finished with a 4-12 record last season, haven't made the playoffs since 2003 and have accumulated the second-fewest regular-season wins of More…

Dennis Allen: QB Matt Flynn is Oakland Raiders' starter – NFL.com
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Oakland Raiders' DJ Hayden home, resting after abdominal surgery
Hayden reported discomfort during Oakland's first organized team activity last week. Hayden, whose draft stock soared despite his miraculous recovery from a near-death heart vein rupture at the University of Houston last fall, will be unavailable at More…

Oakland NFTC: Manny Wilkins highlights
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AP Source: Malone reaches deal to be Kings' coach
OAKLAND, Calif. — Incoming Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is already making moves to rebuild the fallen franchise. The Kings have an agreement in place with Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Malone to be their head coach, a person familiar More…

Oakland police shoot, kill suspect
OAKLAND, Calif. — An Oakland police officer is on paid administrative leave after shooting and killing a suspect following a foot chase. Deputy Police Chief Danielle Outlaw says the shooting occurred around 2 p.m. Wednesday when the officer More…

A's players fume over tweet ripping Coliseum
SAN FRANCISCO — Long-time baseball writer Jon Heyman riled up A's players and fans with a tweet that was critical of the Oakland Coliseum. Said Heyman's tweet: "A shame the a's and giants have to play these games at the coliseum while ATandT sits More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
In fact, Griffin was so good in the home start, allowing just three hits and two runs in six innings, pretty much everything he's done since then hasn't been a surprise. The fact he's matched the Oakland record for most wins (12) in his first 25 starts More…

Oakland: Five cars damaged in two-alarm blaze at transmission shop
OAKLAND — Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze Thursday morning at an auto repair shop in East Oakland that damaged five vehicles, authorities said. No one was injured in the blaze, which was reported at 8:13 a.m. after witnesses saw fire inside More…

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Oakland News for May 30th 2013

No definitive update expected on opening day of new east span of SF-Oakland
OAKLAND, Calif. — The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has another bolt problem — this one involving the bicycle path, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Numerous bolts used to anchor the railing along the path have failed, More…

Jarrod Parker pitches A's to fifth straight victory, Oakland beats Mike
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics began the month of May in quite a funk. Now, they are right back on track thanks to solid starting pitching and timely hitting. The defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants, meanwhile, are searching More…

Prominent Oakland banker charged in thefts
When confronted about missing funds from one alleged victim's account – which held $353,000 instead of the expected $972,000 – Foss "claimed that one elder was paying the other elder back for monies borrowed during the Oakland hills fire" in 1991 More…

Oakland A's finish two-game sweep of San Francisco Giants with 6-3 win
OAKLAND — Derek Norris in pink. That was A's starting pitcher Jarrod Parker's idea Tuesday night. Parker asked the A's catcher to wear pink on his fingernails, the better to see Norris' signs behind the plate. The decision worked well for both men More…

Oakland Raiders: 5 Rookie Storylines Heading into OTAs
With Wilson, Oakland got a guy who is just 12 months removed from being one of the highest ranked college quarterbacks in the 2013 draft. A disastrous 2012 campaign, however, derailed those hopes and dropped him to Oakland in the fourth round. More…

Oakland Raiders Draft Pick D.J. Hayden Hospitalized | WebProNews
After the Oakland Raiders took D.J. Hayden in the first round, a pick NFL.com correspondents referred to as the one that shocked the world, all eyes (at least those that follow the NFL) were watching to see if the risk would yield some kind of
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Sci-Fi author Jack Vance dies at Oakland home
OAKLAND — Jack Vance, an award-winning mystery, fantasy and science fiction author who wrote more than 60 books, has died. He was 96. Vance died Sunday evening at his home in Oakland, his son John Vance II told The Associated Press. Jack Vance More…

Oakland Athletics beat San Francisco Giants for fifth straight victory, plus
OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Norris hit a two-run homer in the second, Jarrod Parker pitched seven strong innings and the Athletics beat the Giants for their fifth straight victory. Adam Rosales homered in the eighth for the A's to snap an 0-for-24 funk More…

Oakland Effect: Plenty of feedback from '30 days' in an East Oakland neighborhood
I wanted to follow up on the piece I wrote Sunday, in which I summed up some of my thoughts and observations about living in an East Oakland neighborhood plagued by crime. Many people have written in over the last several weeks sharing their own More…

Oakland banker charged with swindling nearly $2M
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A longtime Oakland banker has been charged with stealing nearly $2 million from her customers. Linda Sue Foss of Dublin was charged earlier this month with 20 felonies, including grand theft, money laundering and elder financial More…

Oakland Raiders First-Round Pick DJ Hayden Out For Rest of OTAs
May 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden (25) stands in front of players before performing a drill during rookie minicamp at.
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East Oakland: Police shoot, kill man; two others arrested
OAKLAND — A man was shot and killed by police after a foot chase Wednesday afternoon in East Oakland, marking the city's first fatal officer-involved shooting in more than a year, police said. There were no other reports of injuries. Police did not More…

Decision on opening of new east span of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
OAKLAND, Calif. — The final decision about whether the new, $6.3 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge can open on Labor Day as scheduled is still a month off as crews continue work to fix 32 broken seismic safety bolts More…

Oakland fraud suspect who crashed into Marin school bus fails to show up for court
Adrian Thompson, 31, of Oakland was scheduled to make his initial court appearance on 10 charges stemming from a May 8 police chase from San Anselmo to Mill Valley. The incident began when Thompson and another suspect were intercepted trying to More…

Oakland Athletics (30-23) at San Francisco Giants (28-24), 10:15 p.m. (ET)
Oakland took Monday's contest by a 4-1 score, then made it five straight wins with Tuesday's 6-3 triumph thanks to homers by Derek Norris and Adam Rosales. A's starting pitcher Jarrod Parker pitched pretty well, too, and limited the Giants to two runs More…

Raiders rumors: Tyler Wilson impresses at Oakland OTAs – SB Nation
Tyler Wilson continues to impress people at OTAs. Some say he looks better than Matt Flynn so far.
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Oakland Museum to Reopen California Natural Sciences Gallery
Oakland Museum associate preparator Jaime Lakatos wields armatures for models of marine hydroids in the Cordell Reef diorama prior to the reopening of the California Natural Sciences Gallery. Photo credit: Oakland Museum of California/Terry Lorant. More…

Charles Woodson still minus No. 24
When he left Oakland to sign with the Green Bay Packers in 2006 he switched to the No. 21. If for some reason he can't get his trademark No. 24 before the season, he joked he might petition the league to take his no-number approach into the season More…

Game #53: Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants – Athletics
The A's have won the first game of this four-game, two-city contest, and will go for another win (their 5th in a row) behind the newly resurgent Jarrod Parker tonight. Cross-town rivals, for…
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Community Project Aims to Re-Write Oakland << Oakland Local
Get ready for a new take on accessing info on the workings of our city government. This Saturday, the Open Oakland brigade will hold “ReWrite Oakland,” an all-day write-athon project in collaboration with the City of Oakland, Code for America
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Oakland News for May 29th 2013

Oakland Museum to Reopen California Natural Sciences Gallery
Oakland Museum associate preparator Jaime Lakatos wields armatures for models of marine hydroids in the Cordell Reef diorama prior to the reopening of the California Natural Sciences Gallery. Photo credit: Oakland Museum of California/Terry Lorant. More…

Jarrod Parker pitches A's to fifth straight victory, Oakland beats Mike
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics began the month of May in quite a funk. Now, they are right back on track thanks to solid starting pitching and timely hitting. The defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants, meanwhile, are searching More…

Oakland Athletics beat San Francisco Giants for fifth straight victory, plus
OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Norris hit a two-run homer in the second, Jarrod Parker pitched seven strong innings and the Athletics beat the Giants for their fifth straight victory. Adam Rosales homered in the eighth for the A's to snap an 0-for-24 funk More…

Recap: Oakland vs. San Francisco
Josh Donaldson hit a two-run home run to back six strong innings from Dan Straily as the Oakland A's took the first of a two-game set with the San Francisco Giants, 4-1, on Memorial Day. Straily (3-2) scattered just four hits and a run while tossing 52 More…

Oakland man found guilty for brutal 1998 kidnapping, rape of Oakland High
OAKLAND — A 32-year-old felon has been found guilty of a horrific sexual assault that he and at least two others committed 14 years ago against two Oakland High School girls. Last week, a jury found David Haqq guilty of two counts of gang rape and one More…

Giants fall 4-1 to A's in Bay Bridge Series opener
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Oakland University: 'Hot For Teacher' essay was…
DETROIT (AP) — Oakland University is defending the suspension of a 57-year-old student, saying his lustful writings about a teacher violated the school's policy against harassment and don't deserve First Amendment protection. The university More…

Donaldson, Straily lead A's past Giants 4-1
Oakland Athletics’ Josh Donaldson scores after hitting a 2 run home run against San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 27, 2013. Tony Avelar ??? AP Photo … More…

Oakland to get citizen-driven website
OpenOakland, which recently built a website demystifying Oakland's budget, is presenting ReWrite Oakland — an all-day event to create a site where residents can type questions and get immediate answers instead of trolling through the city's website. More…

Oakland A's finish two-game sweep of San Francisco Giants with 6-3 win
OAKLAND — The A's reached the 30-win mark faster than any Oakland team in a decade Tuesday night, completing a two-game minisweep of the San Francisco Giants behind seven strong innings from starter Jarrod Parker, 6-3. Parker allowed five hits, one More…

Oakland Athletics defeat San Francisco Giants, 4-1
The usual sprinkling of green-and-gold clad fans mixed with San Francisco's orange-and-black following that traveled from across the bay to pack the Oakland Coliseum. The announced sellout crowd of 36,067 traded chants of “Let's go Oakland!” and “Let's More…

Colon pitches past Astros for the sweep
Colon threw seven shutout innings and the Oakland Athletics swept the Houston Astros with a 6-2 win, in the finale of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. Colon (5-2) allowed nine hits and had nine strikeouts in his outing to help the Athletics win More…

Oakland Athletics beat San Francisco Giants 4-1 in Bay Bridge Series at O.co
The Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 during their Bay Bridge series at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, May 27, 2013. The A's Dan Straily got the win as Josh Donaldson led the way with a two-run homer in the fourth inning. More…

Oakland Raiders CB DJ Hayden hospitalized with abdominal injury
(AP) — Oakland Raiders first-round draft pick D.J. Hayden's comeback from a near-fatal practice injury last year was dealt a setback when he was hospitalized with an abdominal injury that is expected to keep him sidelined until at least training camp. More…

Oakland A's had close association with Dr. Lewis Yocum
OAKLAND — Batting coach Chili Davis walked into the A's clubhouse Tuesday and got word that trainer Nick Paparesta needed to see him. Davis thought it "was probably something about how Josh Reddick was doing" on his injury rehabilitation assignment. More…

Oakland: Montclair banker charged with stealing $2 million from elderly clients
OAKLAND — A Bay Area banker and president of the Montclair Village Association faces criminal charges for allegedly swindling at least five of her banking customers out of nearly $2 million, prosecutors say. Linda Sue Foss, 62, was charged with 20 More…

DJ Hayden has stomach surgery
Oakland Raiders first-round draft pick cornerback D.J. Hayden will be out until training camp after undergoing abdominal surgery to have scar tissue removed. A team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Hayden's injury was related to a More…

Young Oakland O-lineman has competition
The Raiders drafted Bergstrom as a fit for the zone-blocking scheme Oakland used on offense last season — an unsuccessful approach the team has since scrapped in favor of a more traditional power-blocking scheme. In February, I asked McKenzie, who More…

Oakland Raiders Training Camp Profile: Charles Woodson
The prodigal son has returned. After eight years away from the Bay Area, veteran Charles Woodson has re-signed with the Oakland Raiders and is ready to help the silver and black return to relevance. The first thing on his to-do list will be to provide … More…

Prominent Oakland banker charged in thefts
When confronted about missing funds from one alleged victim's account – which held $353,000 instead of the expected $972,000 – Foss "claimed that one elder was paying the other elder back for monies borrowed during the Oakland hills fire" in 1991 More…

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Oakland News for May 28th 2013

Dan Straily pitches Oakland A's past San Francisco Giants
OAKLAND — After watching Dan Straily dominate the World Series champion Giants for six innings of the A's 4-1 victory Monday, it would be difficult to make any connection with the Dan Straily who couldn't make it out of the fifth inning two starts ago More…

Dan Straily pitches Oakland A's past San Francisco Giants
OAKLAND — After watching Dan Straily show near-complete domination of the World Series champion Giants for six innings of the A's 4-1 victory Monday, it would be difficult to make any connection with the Dan Straily who couldn't make it out of the More…

Oakland turning into hot market for business, real estate
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — Those tracking trends say Oakland is getting hot. It may have started with the city’s emerging restaurant scene, or perhaps it was the buzz created by those First Friday at gatherings. Either way, Oakland has found itself on a … More…

Giants fall 4-1 to A's in Bay Bridge Series opener
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San Francisco Giants (28-22) at Oakland Athletics (28-23), 4:05 pm (ET)
The Oakland Athletics have been on a roll of late and look to keep the momentum going when they start a two-game set Monday versus the San Francisco Giants at the Coliseum. The clubs will play two more games in San Francisco this week. The A's swept More…

Breaking Down How Josh Cribbs' Addition Benefits Oakland Raiders
The Oakland Raiders are rebuilding, ridding their roster of overpaid players and adding cheap but quality free agents. One of them was Josh Cribbs, a former return man and wide receiver of the Cleveland Browns. Cribbs signed a one-year deal in mid-May, … More…

Oakland University defends student's suspension, asks for suit to be dismissed
Oakland acknowledged that Joseph Corlett got good marks for earlier work with sexual themes. But Corlett was booted in 2012 when he turned his attention to writing instructor Pamela Mitzelfeld, whom he compared to the sultry starlet Ginger from the More…

Oakland Raiders OTAs: Latest Player Reports and Analysis
The first week of the Oakland Raiders’ OTAs proved to be more exciting than many anticipated, as the team capped it off by signing Charles Woodson to a free-agent deal. As is always the case with any of the first minicamps, very little should be put … More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
A's manager Bob Melvin said before Oakland won Monday's opener 4-1 at O.co Coliseum. "You could say all you want that it's just another team and another four games, and it is just another team and just another four games. But in the Bay Area, it's more More…

Donaldson, Straily lead A's past Giants 4-1
Oakland Athletics’ Josh Donaldson scores after hitting a 2 run home run against San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 27, 2013. Tony Avelar ??? AP Photo … More…

Colon pitches past Astros for the sweep
Colon threw seven shutout innings and the Oakland Athletics swept the Houston Astros with a 6-2 win, in the finale of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. Colon (5-2) allowed nine hits and had nine strikeouts in his outing to help the Athletics win More…

Colon K's 9 as A's finish off sweep of Astros
Oakland's Nate Freiman, who was with the Astros in spring training as a Rule 5 selection, homered, doubled and drove in three runs as the A's improved to 9-0 against the Astros this season. Colon, who was hitting 94-95 mph on the radar throughout the More…

BOLT THROWER: Footage Of Oakland Performance – May 27, 2013
Capital Chaos TV has uploaded video footage of British extreme metal pioneers BOLT THROWER performing the songs "The Killchain" and "Powder Burns" on May 26 at Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California. Check it out below. BOLT THROWER has More…

Town Business: Oakland wins 4-1 over SF – Athletics Nation
Dan Straily, Josh Donaldson and Yoenis Cespedes combined to lead the A's to a victory in Battle of the Bay Game 1.
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Michael Kickham to make major league debut
OAKLAND — As Michael Kickham prepares to face the A's on Tuesday night, Madison Bumgarner has some advice for a kid making his major league debut. "Slow down," the Giants left-hander said. "That's what I remember. It seemed like I was out of the game More…

Oakland University suspends student, 57, for 'Hot for Teacher' essay; he's
FILE – In this Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 file photo, Joseph Corlett of Lake Orion, sits with a copy of his writing assignment as the Van Halen video, 'Hot for Teacher' plays on his laptop computer in Lake Orion, Mich. Corlett, 56, was suspended from More…

Oakland University: 'Hot For Teacher' essay was harassment
Oakland University in Auburn Hills acknowledged that Joseph Corlett got good marks for earlier work with sexual themes. But he was booted in 2012 when Corlett turned to his attention to writing instructor Pamela Mitzelfeld, whom he compared to the More…

Donaldson's HR, Straily's strong start lead A's past Giants 4-1 in Bay Bridge
Donaldson connected against Madison Bumgarner (4-3) in the fourth, and Yoenis Cespedes added a two-run double against George Kontos in the seventh to extend Oakland's lead. Sean Doolittle pitched two perfect innings and Grant Balfour recorded his More…

What's the best way to make Oakland safe? (Community Voices
Earlier this month, the Oakland Tribune reported new FBI statistics showing that Oakland has more robberies than any other city in America. This is disheartening news, but there's one glaring omission from this kind of reporting – property
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Recap: Oakland vs. San Francisco
Josh Donaldson hit a two-run home run to back six strong innings from Dan Straily as the Oakland A's took the first of a two-game set with the San Francisco Giants, 4-1, on Memorial Day. Straily (3-2) scattered just four hits and a run while tossing 52 More…

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Oakland News for May 27th 2013

Oakland Museum of Calif.: Grand reopening
For many years the Oakland Museum of California, with its brief to survey the state’s cultural, natural and social histories, seemed a mongrel among exhibiting institutions. But as its full May 31 reopening approaches, after nearly five years of … More…

A's finish sweep of Houston
Colon struck out a season-high nine in seven scoreless innings, and the Oakland Athletics completed a sweep of the Houston Astros with a 6-2 win. Oakland's Nate Freiman, who was with the Astros in spring training as a Rule 5 selection, homered, doubled More…

Giants-Athletics Preview
The Oakland Athletics hope the confidence they've gained during their current surge will help them turn it around against their Bay Area rivals. Coming off a stellar road trip, the A's try to reverse their recent fortunes against the visiting San More…

Oakland CC graduates largest class in its history
Close to 2,900 students graduated from Oakland Community College Saturday, May 18 — the largest graduating class in OCC's 49-year history. An audience estimated at 12,000 crowded the Palace of Auburn Hills for OCC's 47th commencement, including More…

Oakland Raiders Rumors: Is Tyler Wilson the Projected Starting QB?
Rumors are already floating around about who will lead the 2013 Oakland Raiders, and the answer may not be what Raider Nation is looking for. The quarterback competition will be tight for the Raiders and the depth chart is expected to be as follows … More…

Oakland pounds Houston | Fox News
Josh Donaldson and Brandon Moss connected on back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Houston Astros, 11-5, More…

Oakland A's: Why A's Going 19-0 Against Houston Is Necessary to Make Playoffs
That is important to note, because Oakland faces an upcoming schedule that, like Mount Everest, increases in difficulty the closer it gets. The A’s have teams like the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Boston … More…

Oakland University: Student's 'Hot For Teacher' essay was harassment
A Detroit-area university says a student's "Hot For Teacher" essay was too hot to keep him on campus. Oakland University in Auburn Hills is defending the suspension of a 57-year-old man over his lustful writings about an instructor. The school says More…

Oakland turning into hot market for business, real estate
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — Those tracking trends say Oakland is getting hot. It may have started with the city’s emerging restaurant scene, or perhaps it was the buzz created by those First Friday at gatherings. Either way, Oakland has found itself on a … More…

Oakland's Downtown Senior Center marks Older Americans Month
May is Older Americans Month nationwide, with the theme "Unleash the Power of Age," and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan marked it last week by holding a Senior Town Hall Meeting at the Downtown Senior Center on Grand Avenue, across from Lakeside Park. More…

Oakland Athletics (27-23) at Houston Astros (14-35), 1:10 pm (CT
Keuchel aims to prevent third sweep at the hands of Oakland.
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Josh Donaldson has 4 hits, Oakland beats Houston 11-5
Donaldson had four hits and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 11-5 Saturday night. “My goal every day is to go out there and put good at-bats together,” Donaldson said. “The last two games or so I have felt a little bit more overaggressive. More…

Athletics-Astros Preview
If Bartolo Colon can keep turning back the clock, the Oakland Athletics should have an easier time extending their dominance over the Houston Astros. Colon makes his first start as a 40-year-old Sunday when he attempts to lead the visiting Athletics to More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
He's just the fourth pitcher to start a game in his 40s in Oakland franchise history, and no way the other three were reaching the mid-90s at that age: Tommy John, Tom Candiotti and Don Sutton. "I saw Nolan Ryan back in the day, and he was pitching at More…

Oakland Hot Spot: Much was learned after 30 days in small pocket of East Oakland
OAKLAND — For the last 30 days or so I have had the privilege of living and working in East Oakland as part of a project called "Oakland Hot Spot." Our aim was to use this time to try to go a bit deeper into one part of the city — to understand it More…

Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie Records Hit in First Game Back
Oakland Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie recorded a hit in his first game back since sitting out three games with a foot injury. Even though he was not overly productive, the Athletics could not have asked for anything more from him after he missed … More…

Photos: Oakland Athletics top Houston Astros 11-5 at Minute Maid Park in Houston
The Oakland Athletics (26-23) beat the Houston Astros 11-5 during their game at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, May 25, 2013. The A's A.J. Griffin faced Lucas Harrell on the mound. More…

Josh Donaldson helps Oakland A's beat Houston 11-5 and improve to 8-0
Josh Donaldson led an 18-hit Oakland assault with four hits, including a double and a home run, and every player in the lineup had at least one RBI. The A's have outscored the A.L. West's last-place team 62-29, but Melvin isn't buying the sad-sack More…

Oakland Raiders Training Camp Profile: Terrelle Pryor
The quarterback position is believed to be football’s most important area which has presented difficulty for the Oakland Raiders for about a decade now. There has not been a franchise caliber signal caller since Rich Gannon retired, and Carson Palmer … More…

State audit of Oakland school district finances highly critical
In a newly released audit of the Oakland Unified School District's finances from two years ago, the state Comptroller's Office questions the district's ability to continue “as a going concern.” Listing dozens of accounting flaws, the Comptroller's
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Oakland News for May 26th 2013

Recap: Houston vs. Oakland
Chris Young's three-run home run in the ninth inning lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros in the opener of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. Down 5-3, with Jose Veras (0-3) pitching for the Astros, pinch-hitter John More…

Athletics 6, Astros 5
Young connected on a three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 victory against the Houston Astros on Friday night. "Mom's cooking definitely has something to do with it for sure," said Young, who grew up in Houston and More…

Oakland residents look to Waste Management to clean illegal dump sites
"I've heard more gunshots and in the last year there's been four murders around the corner from my house," said Oakland resident Sheryl Watson. Hauling garbage to the dump can be expensive and not always an option in a community where the jobless rate More…

Oakland A's beat Houston Astros on Chris Young's ninth-inning home run
HOUSTON — Chris Young picked a perfect time Friday night to end the A's record-tying run of 15 consecutive solo home runs. But Young's three-run ninth-inning homer that gave Oakland a 6-5 victory over Houston — the A's seventh win against the Astros More…

Athletics-Astros Preview
A late home run by Houston native Chris Young helped the Oakland Athletics continue their winning streak against the Astros. A.J. Griffin will try to extend that run to 10 when Oakland also goes for a seventh consecutive victory at Houston on Saturday More…

Four juveniles accused in multiple A/C thefts in Oakland Park
Four Broward County teenagers are feeling the heat, accused of destroying numerous air-conditioning units at several Oakland Park locations, including a day care center and a church. The juveniles, ages 15 to 17, caused more than $60,000 in damage by More…

What did Charles Woodson gain by signing with the Oakland Raiders?
Bleacher Report released an article on Thursday stating that Woodson will not regret signing with the Oakland Raiders. One of the main reasons was the money–Woodson signed for a one-year contract worth $4.3 million with bonuses up to $700,000. More…

Oakland County home sales
OAKLAND COUNTY. Auburn Hills. 4055 Arcadia Dr., $478,000. 3896 Forester Blvd., $105,000. 3178 Oxford W., $265,000. Berkley. 1118 Cambridge Rd., $150,000. 1706 Columbia Rd., $184,000. 2079 Harvard Rd., $185,000. 2784 Kenmore Rd., $112,000 More…

New bishop of Oakland draws praise
Michael Barber, 59, who grew up in Northern California, was installed as bishop of the Oakland Diocese on Saturday in a ceremony at Cathedral of Christ the Light. Appointed by Pope Francis, Barber is the fifth bishop in the history of the diocese and More…

Recap: Houston vs. Oakland
Josh Donaldson and Brandon Moss connected on back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Houston Astros, 11-5, in the middle test of a three-game series. Donaldson and Chris Young drove in two runs while, Coco More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
With Jed Lowrie providing solid work at shortstop for the A's, there's not a need for Nakajima at that position. Thus, he's trying other spots. Josh Donaldson is Oakland's man at third, but there's a rotation at second, including Adam Rosales and Eric More…

Oakland County man convicted of fraud, blind, seeks release from prison
In a recent court filing, the Oakland County man said he's blind in one eye and is 85 percent blind in the other. May said the federal prison in Loretto, Pa., isn't equipped to handle his disability. U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow plans to meet with More…

Oakland budget finds more money for Quan's staff
That's roughly double the percentage increase proposed for Oakland's understaffed Police Department. Quan increased spending late last year when she hired her political ally, former Assemblyman Sandr?? Swanson to a $140,000 job as deputy mayor. More…

Oakland Athletics (26-23) at Houston Astros (14-34), 7:15 pm (ET)
The Oakland Athletics will try to build momentum upon their dramatic finish on Friday as they continue their three-game series with the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Trailing by two in the top of the ninth inning, Chris Young belted a three-run More…

Oakland Athletics: Josh Reddick's Wrist Feeling Better
Josh Reddick is still sidelined with a wrist injury, but Friday’s news from the Oakland Athletics was very encouraging. The outfielder took twenty swings during batting practice before the team’s game with the Houston Astros and showed no ill effects … More…

Oakland music: Adrian Marcel hits the right note with Grammy Award winner
OAKLAND — Put your ear to the streets of East Oakland and be surprised. Or not, if you've paid attention over the last decade to the likes of music producer Yancey Richardson, multiplatinum producer Raphael Saadiq and 23-year old R&B crooner on the More…

Friends, family celebrate Oakland community leader David Glover who died of
OAKLAND — Some people struggle for years to find their calling. David Glover, an unrivaled leader of community self-improvement and social justice, found his in Oakland, the city he adopted and represented for more than three decades. Glover died More…

Oakland Raiders: Should We Believe the Tyler Wilson Hype?
He definitely has the arm strength to complete deep passes down the field to Oakland's speedy receivers, and he boasts a very accurate arm. One thing that most people will also realize about Wilson is his leadership skills, as he was able to rally his More…

Oakland Raiders Running Back Breakdown and Position Analysis
There are very few positions on the depth chart that could waver anywhere between the team’s strongest position and their weakest, but, for the Oakland Raiders, that’s exactly where the running back position lies. If healthy, Darren McFadden remains … More…

FBI — Oakland Man Indicted for Stealing and Disposing of Historic
OAKLAND, CA–Yesterday, a federal grand jury in Oakland indicted Andre Taray Franklin, charging him with theft of major artwork and unlawful concealment More…

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Oakland News for May 25th 2013

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
With Jed Lowrie providing solid work at shortstop for the A's, there's not a need for Nakajima at that position. Thus, he's trying other spots. Josh Donaldson is Oakland's man at third, but there's a rotation at second, including Adam Rosales and Eric More…

Oakland ranks No. 11 on list of best cities for tech startups
said Joe Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer of Pandora, which just added 30,000 square feet to its Oakland operations. “You have young startups trying to bank for space in advance. Oakland still has a reasonable amount of capacity and companies can More…

Oakland Athletics (25-23) at Houston Astros (14-33), 8:10 pm (ET)
Could the seventh time be the charm? The Oakland Athletics are a perfect 6-for-6 against the Houston Astros so far this season, and the first-year AL West foes will square off again Friday at Minute Maid Park to open another three-game series. "We have More…

A's miss chances in 3-1 loss to Rangers
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Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
His last start against the Astros came on April 15 in Oakland, where he allowed eight hits and two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings and struck out six. LF Yoenis Cespedes extended his hitting streak to five games with a double in the fourth against Texas More…

Athletics-Astros Preview
Coming off their first loss in six games, the Oakland Athletics may be feeling good about their chances of getting back on track against the Houston Astros. Having swept the first two series, the visiting Athletics try to continue their domination of More…

Oakland ordered to return millions in redevelopment funds
The funds, which were submitted to the county, will go to an agency that is winding down Oakland's redevelopment projects. The agency will split the $32.4 million among entities that collect local property tax with Oakland getting back about one-third More…

Oakland music: Adrian Marcel hits the right note with Grammy Award winner
OAKLAND — Put your ear to the streets of East Oakland and be surprised. Or not, if you've paid attention over the last decade to the likes of music producer Yancey Richardson, multiplatinum producer Raphael Saadiq and 23-year old R&B crooner on the More…

Company: Bay Bridge bolts made to exact specs
OAKLAND, Calif.–An executive with an Ohio manufacturer has said steel bolts used on a troubled new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge were made exactly to specifications. Experts have spent the past two months trying to determine why 32 of More…

Renowned Oakland community leader David Glover dies after battle with cancer
OAKLAND — David Glover, an unrivaled leader of community self-improvement in Oakland's toughest neighborhoods and a more than two-decade long champion of social justice, died Wednesday. He was 60. Glover's impact on Oakland and beyond began More…

Friends, family celebrate Oakland community leader David Glover who died of
OAKLAND — Some people struggle for years to find their calling. David Glover, an unrivaled leader of community self-improvement and social justice, found his in Oakland, the city he adopted and represented for more than three decades. Glover died More…

OUSD Board votes to reinstate adult education after Oakland Local
After hundreds of teachers, parents and students poured into the meeting chambers of the Oakland Unified School District Board of Education meeting Wednesday night demanding the district prioritize students and learning, the Board voted to
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Former Oakland Raiders receiver Tim Brown on himself, Charles Woodson
Former Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown had some interesting observations regarding the return of Charles Woodson Thurdsay night as well as his own induction into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. Brown was a teammate of Woodson, who came back to More…

Former Oakland mayoral candidate's class assignment raises ethics question
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco State University professor considering a run for Oakland mayor is drawing scrutiny for a class assignment that asked students to create a political campaign ad and gave them the option of developing it for him. More…

VA slowly cutting through paper, backlog
OAKLAND — There is still plenty of paper to be found inside the Oakland VA regional office — veterans' disability claims, doctors' files, folders, correspondence. And what's there represents only a small fraction of the office's archives, most of More…

Federal grand jury indicts parolee in theft of Gold Rush-era jewelry box from
OAKLAND, Calif. — A parolee was indicted by a federal grand jury in the theft of a valuable Gold Rush-era jewelry box from the Oakland Museum of California, authorities said Friday. Andre Taray Franklin, 45, of Oakland was charged Thursday with theft More…

Repairs begun on San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
OAKLAND, Calif. — Repairs have begun on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, where dozens of broken anchor rods could delay completion of a new span. The Contra Costa Times (http://bit.ly/14HbpGG) says workers on Thursday began drilling holes for More…

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
C Derek Norris accounted for two of the four Oakland hits against the Rangers on Wednesday. Norris finished with a pair of doubles and is hitting .355 (11-for-31) in eight games at Texas. LHP Tommy Milone is scheduled to make his 10th start of the More…

What did Charles Woodson gain by signing with the Oakland Raiders?
Bleacher Report released an article on Thursday stating that Woodson will not regret signing with the Oakland Raiders. One of the main reasons was the money–Woodson signed for a one-year contract worth $4.3 million with bonuses up to $700,000. More…

Port of Oakland selects new top executive six months after resignation of Omar
OAKLAND — The Port of Oakland appointed a new director Thursday after a four-month search prompted after a spending scandal that forced out the previous director, Omar Benjamin. The new top director, Chris Lytle, will take over on July 1 and is More…

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Oakland News for May 24th 2013

Oakland A's second baseman Jed Lowrie still has soft spot for Houston Astros
But I'm happy I'm here now (with Oakland)." Lowrie's foot was still sore and swollen Wednesday when he missed just his third game of the year, the result of being hit by a pitch on the right foot the night before by Texas righty Yu Darvish. But X-rays More…

10 Improvements the Oakland A's Could Make to Bolster Postseason Chances
There’s just not a more simple way of saying it: if the Oakland A’s want to reach the postseason, they’re going to have to improve in a few areas. Unfortunately, a change in one facet won’t make the A’s playoff contenders. It’s not that easy. Instead … More…

Oakland ranks No. 11 on list of best cities for tech startups
said Joe Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer of Pandora, which just added 30,000 square feet to its Oakland operations. “You have young startups trying to bank for space in advance. Oakland still has a reasonable amount of capacity and companies can More…

Oakland's Children's Fairyland answers call to action on helium
Not too long ago, Children's Fairyland received a call to action. And believe me, when the D.C.-based Balloon Council tells us they need our help with a “key vote” in Congress, you bet we stop everything. The issue? Helium — or, more
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Renowned Oakland community leader David Glover dies after battle with cancer
OAKLAND — David Glover, an unrivaled leader of community self-improvement in Oakland's toughest neighborhoods and a more than two-decade long champion of social justice, died Wednesday. He was 60. Glover's impact on Oakland and beyond began More…

Oakland East Bay Symphony ends season on high note
May 23, 2013 6:11 PM GMTUpdated: 05/23/2013 11:08:34 AM PDT. OAKLANDOakland East Bay Symphony's "Saints and Sinners" closed the 2012-13 season with proof that earthly and heavenly sojourns follow not only vertical, but perpendicular paths. More…

Oakland Community College Offers Mobile Nurse Clinic << CBS Detroit
Click here to get an insider's view of the special airing June 2 right before “60 Minutes.”
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Athletics-Astros Preview
Coming off their first loss in six games, the Oakland Athletics may be feeling good about their chances of getting back on track against the Houston Astros. Having swept the first two series, the visiting Athletics try to continue their domination of More…

Oakland Tech High baseball team is no match for Lowell in TransBay Series
OAKLANDOakland Tech High's Tre Clayton's two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning accounted for all of the Bulldogs' scoring as visiting Lowell won 13-2 on May 17 to sweep the best-of-three TransBay Series. The Cardinals, who had posted More…

Oakland: Police identify city's 40th homicide victim of 2013
Jose Orellano-Cruz, 54, of Oakland, was visiting a relative in the 2600 block of Bartlett Street near Brookdale Avenue when shots rang out about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. Police said Orellano-Cruz had been outside working on a car when a man approached him More…

Raider Nation Biggest Winner as Charles Woodson Returns to Oakland
Woodson's return to Oakland is more than just a future Hall of Famer coming back to the place where it all started for him. It's a desperate rejuvenation to a proud, dedicated and colorful fan base that has searched high and low for success for the More…

Gallery of California Natural Sciences reopens at the Oakland Museum after a
All these distinctive spots merge in the reborn and rebooted Gallery of California Natural Sciences — which opens May 31 at the Oakland Museum of California with a full weekend of events — forming a snapshot of the Golden State as one of the planet's More…

Oakland ordered to return millions in redevelopment funds
The funds, which were submitted to the county, will go to an agency that is winding down Oakland's redevelopment projects. The agency will split the $32.4 million among entities that collect local property tax with Oakland getting back about one-third More…

Charles Woodson Expected to Get No. 24 For Oakland Raiders
Sep 24, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson (21) reacts after the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Fi.
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Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
His last start against the Astros came on April 15 in Oakland, where he allowed eight hits and two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings and struck out six. LF Yoenis Cespedes extended his hitting streak to five games with a double in the fourth against Texas More…

On A16 Oakland, and how expansion can help the original
Though Lindgren and business partner Victoria Libin opened a Tokyo branch of A16 (not to mention SPQR), this Oakland outpost is the first sequel where they’ll be hands-on. Now, they’ve been able to look at the decade-old restaurant with fresh eyes and … More…

New Oakland Raider Charles Woodson meets the press
A transcript of Charles Woodson's conference call with the Bay Area media Wednesday, a day after he signed with the Raiders: Q: As you were making the trip, had you gotten wind of the fan support you were going to receive? Woodson: Yeah, I had gotten More…

More Woodson Q&A – Inside the Oakland Raiders – A look – Blogs
Woodson: I think toward the end of Oakland, there was some injuries that kind of kept me off the field. Then I think that team-wise, we weren't a very good team. I think that people just look at you as an individual and say, `If the team's bad,
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Oakland Airport site of surprise inspections of commercial passenger vehicles
OAKLAND — A "multi agency strike task force" descended on passenger transportation vehicles like limousines and shuttle vans Thursday morning at Oakland International Airport a day after a similar operation at San Francisco International Airport More…

Charles Woodson talks returning to Raiders, role in Oakland
The former Defensive Player of the Year discusses why he chose to return to Oakland, as well as his envisioned role with the team.
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Oakland News for May 23rd 2013

Charles Woodson Rejoins Oakland Raiders – FanSided – Sports
Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson (21) celebrates a play during the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff ga.
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Straily pitches 7 scoreless innings, Cespedes homers as A's beat Texas 1-0 for
Grant Balfour pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save in as many chances this season, and his 27th in a row since April 2012, to close out Oakland's third shutout of the season. Sean Doolittle pitched a scoreless eighth for the A's. Texas was held More…

Athletics-Rangers Preview
With Jarrod Parker seemingly back to last season's form, the Oakland Athletics hope to continue the outstanding work on the mound that's keyed their win streak. Parker looks to build off his best performance of the season Wednesday when the A's try to More…

Oakland A's defeat Texas Rangers 1-0
This very well could have been a breakthrough start for a guy who, despite seven starts last year with Oakland, has looked very much the inconsistent rookie. But manager Bob Melvin is convinced Straily has all the tools to be a highly successful big More…

Tensions flare as Oakland reforms budget rules
Recent budget battles in Oakland have been marked by the eight-member council fracturing into competing groups of four, with each group submitting a last-minute plan that provided little opportunity for the public to study and weigh in on the proposals. More…

Behind Oakland's Police-Chief Shuffle
OAKLAND–Earlier this month, Oakland had three different police chiefs over the course of three days. The unusual chain of events came as the new court-appointed compliance director for the Oakland Police Department began to assert his authority behind More…

Oakland County Kids Count Steps For Fitness And Fun << CBS Detroit
Students at Royal Oak's Shrine Catholic Grade School stepped their way to first place in Oakland County's 10th Annual "Count Your Steps" Program.
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Dominic Ware, Becoming a labor activist Oakland Local
Dominic Ware, 26, is the first Walmart employee in the Bay Area to go on strike, and this Wednesday, he's walking from his store in San Leandro to the Oakland store hoping to build courage among other workers to join the labor campaign
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Charles Woodson rejoining Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson during a game against the Buffalo Bills, Oct. 23, 2005 in Oakland, Calif. (Paul Sakuma/AP). ALAMEDA, Calif. — A day-long vigil by Raiders fans Tuesday paid off handsomely for both Charles Woodson and a More…

Fans overwhelm Charles Woodson
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Charles Woodson had gotten word that Oakland fans had mobilized through social media to hold a rally at his free-agent visit to the Raiders. Even Woodson was blown away by the reception, which included more than a hundred fans More…

Oakland Startups May Tap Into Kiva Micro-Lending
Oakland’s city council is set to vote on an idea that could help small businesses get off the ground. It’s a proposal to partner with Kiva.org, a non-profit micro-lending organization based in San Francisco. Cheryl Hurd reports. Kiva Offers Loans to … More…

Donald Trump speaks in Novi, drawing largest crowd in Oakland County
The Oakland Press/MONICA DRAKE American business magnate and television personality Donald Trump spoke at the Oakland County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner on Tuesday night — drawing the largest crowd in the event's history. View and More…

History of tornadoes in Oakland County, Michigan – The Oakland Press
The strongest Oakland County tornado since 1950 occurred on March 20, 1976, in West Bloomfield, according to the National Weather Service. This tornado resulted in one death and 55 injuries. It was categorized as an EF4 on the Fujita
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Instacart expands its grocery delivery service to Oakland and
Today the popular on-demand grocery delivery service Instacart announced that it is bringing its service to two new cities: Oakland and Berkely. The two cities More…

Details in Oakland teen slayings revealed
Prosecutors have charged Diantay Powell, 18, of Oakland, with two counts of murder with special circumstances for committing multiple murders. His friend, Antonio Edwards, 20, also of Oakland, is charged with being an accomplice to the murders for More…

Oakland Unified announces candidates for District 4 seat
The meetings are long, the hours unpaid and the complaints loud, but a dozen candidates including Anne Campbell Washington, chief of staff to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, are hoping to fill the Oakland Unified School's District 4 board seat left vacant More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
–LHP Tommy Milone is scheduled to make his 10th start of the season against the Astros on Friday in Houston. He is 1-0 with a 3.65 ERA against the Astros in two career starts. His last start against the Astros came on April 15 in Oakland, where he More…

Oakland A's to 'embrace the awesomeness' at Zubazpalooza
3 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, the A's are inviting fans to join in embracing that very specific brand of awesomeness in their Zubazpalooza promotion, when fans purchasing Plaza Reserved tickets will receive complimentary green and gold Zubaz. The team More…

Charles Woodson signs with Oakland Raiders – ESPN
Free agent defensive back Charles Woodson has agreed to a deal with the Oakland Raiders. More…

What the Oakland Raiders Should Do with Terrelle Pryor
Actually, I’ll admit that this headline is a little misleading: It’s obvious the Oakland Raiders need to trade talented third-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor???perhaps as soon as possible. This probably is not a popular sentiment right now among Raiders … More…

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Oakland News for May 22nd 2013

Oakland Athletics (24-22) at Texas Rangers (29-16), 8:05 pm (ET)
Yu Darvish eyes his eighth win of the season Tuesday when the Texas Rangers continue a three-game series with the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Darvish won his fifth consecutive decision on Thursday and outdueled Detroit's Justin More…

Oakland Athletics edge past Kansas City Royals 4-3 – MLB news
Oakland Athletics edge past 4-3 in the third game of their three-match regular series encounter on Sunday, May 19 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland. The Athletics played as one unit and defeated the Royals with quite ease. Their batters and pitchers showed More…

Ex-Packers DB Charles Woodson returns to Oakland Raiders
Woodson, the fourth overall pick in the 1998 draft by Oakland, returns to a vastly different franchise than the one he left following his eighth season with the team in 2005. Owner Al Davis died in October 2011 and the team is now run by Davis' son, Mark. More…

Oakland man sentenced to 10 years in prison for defrauding schoolteachers of
OAKLAND — An Oakland man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay back more than $3 million to two Arizona elementary schoolteachers he defrauded as part of a money laundering scheme, federal prosecutors said. More…

Oakland A's defeat Texas Rangers 9-2
ARLINGTON, Texas — Let's face it, the A's are just a dramatically different team when Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes are anchoring Oakland's lineup together. That hasn't happened much this year — just 18 times in 46 games. But the A's are 15-3 when More…

Poole: Oakland Raiders a good fit for Charles Woodson
For one, Woodson has been telling friends and associates of his fondness for an area with which he is familiar, having spent the formative years of his career in Oakland. The Raiders definitely are on his radar. For two, the Raiders are making a More…

Oakland County employees donate to Oklahoma tornado
PONTIAC — Oakland County employees will donate $1,000 from the employee Casual Day fund to help the victims of the Oklahoma tornado recover from the destruction. The money will be donated to the United Way of Central Oklahoma Disaster Relief Fund More…

Oakland NFTC: Joe Mixon interview
Uncommitted recruit Joe Mixon, No. 135 in the ESPN 150, secured an invitation to The Opening at the Oakland NFTC. He talks to Phil Murphy about the invitation and shares his plans to announce his college choice. More…

Oakland County will continue fight against Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
Top Oakland County officials said they will continue the fight against national mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in a years-long court battle accusing the lenders of owing Michigan millions of dollars tied to the state transfer tax. After a More…

Oakland: Two armed suspects at large after chase through Fruitvale district
OAKLAND — Alameda County Sheriff's deputies and Oakland police are searching for two armed and dangerous men who reportedly ran from a stolen vehicle they crashed during a chase in the Fruitvale district on Monday evening, authorities said. Oakland More…

Oakland County has history of tornados
The strongest Oakland County tornado since 1950 occurred on March 20, 1976, in West Bloomfield, according to the National Weather Service. This tornado resulted in one death and 55 injuries. It was categorized as an EF4 on the Fujita scale. A mobile More…

Oakland: Thieves break into television news van near Jack London Square
In June 2012, a KTVU Channel 2 news crew doing a live shot in the 5700 block of Redwood Road in the Oakland Hills was robbed. The reporter was sitting in the front of the news van when a suspect opened the door, reached in and stole her laptop and a More…

Oakland pays big for police compliance – San Francisco Chronicle
No matter what the outcome, the federal court takeover of the Oakland Police Department is going to cost taxpayers millions – starting with the More…

Oakland man goes missing after Bay to Breakers race
SAN FRANCISCO — An Oakland man was reported missing Monday after he walked away from his friends at the finish line of the Bay to Breakers race Sunday and never returned to his work or his home, police said. Beau Rasmussen, 27, said goodbye to his More…

Trump to Oakland County GOP: You're going to have to 'get very, very smart'
Novi — Donald Trump, the billionaire real-estate developer and entertainer who flirted with running for president last year, drew record crowds Tuesday night at the Oakland County Republican Party's largest fundraiser of the year. The challenge to More…

Keenan Allen: 'It won't happen again'
San Diego Chargers rookie wide receiver Keenan Allen apologized Monday for posting a photo of himself online wearing an Oakland Raiders cap, saying he didn’t think it would cause the stir that it did. [+] Enlarge Keenan Allen. Kent C. Horner/Getty … More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Chris Young returned to Oakland's lineup on Saturday, but the outfielder is still not contributing much, and another recent returnee, Coco Crisp, also hasn't caught fire since coming off the DL. The A's had three everyday-caliber outfielders out at More…

NAACP forum has kids asking tough questions – Oakland Local
African-American youth filled the first two rows of chairs lining the congregation room of the Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland on April 27, clad in white T-shirts reading “OAKLAND NAACP Youth Leadership Conference.” Some held slips of
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Wrecking Ball Coffee Departs Firehouse 8; Guest Chef Closes in
Oakland: Guest Chef in Rockridge is closed, which is not surprising given that recent, unexplained temporary closure, and given that owner Scott Cameron is moving on to work on The Commissar and Mad Monk in Berkeley. [Zagat]
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The Three Best Replacements for Amy Trask as Oakland Raiders CEO
The Oakland Raiders continue to move forward as an organization under owner Mark Davis, who has made bold changes since his father Al Davis passed away. One of those recent decisions was to limit the authority of longtime CEO Amy Trask, who … More…

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