Oakland News for May 21st 2013

Speeches when the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge finally opens
President Kevin Johnson: "Today marks a new beginning in San Francisco and Oakland, and for CalTrans. After negotiating with the Maloofs, who purchased the scrap heap of the remains of the original new design which was to open 16 years ago, to the More…

Finding the Future: Oakland NFTC
OAKLAND, Calif. — As expected, the 2014 class was terrific at the Oakland Nike Football Training Camp, as nine players bagged invitations to The Opening. But the event also provided a glimpse into the future, with several underclassmen standing out. More…

Oakland Athletics beat Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Yoenis Cespedes' home run
Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes runs the bases after hitting a home run off Kansas City Royals' Kelvin Herrera in the eighth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot). Print ? The Associated Press By More…

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…

Oakland Athletics (23-22) at Texas Rangers (29-15), 8:05 pm (ET)
After ending their recent struggles in Oakland, the Texas Rangers try to secure their MLB-leading 30th victory of the season on Monday night when they host a rematch with the A's. The Rangers begin this three-game series with the best record in More…

Oakland Raiders May Be Better Than Everyone Thinks They Are
Dec 6, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams (28) celebrates a defensive stop during the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at O.co Coliseum. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 26-13. Mandatory Credit: Kyle More…

Oakland County vows to take fight real estate tranfer tax fight to Supreme Court
Oakland County is vowing to take its fight against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to get millions in real estate transfer taxes from the mortgage giants. The county was dealt a blow in the battle Monday when a federal More…

Free agent Woodson will get big reception from fans of his former team
Charles Woodson will receive quite a greeting from Oakland Raiders fans when he makes a free agent visit to the team's facilities on Tuesday. A few of his potential teammates in Oakland will give him a warm reception as well. Woodson spent his first 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…

Crews monitor hot spots in Oakland Hills after fire near Joaquin Miller Park
OAKLAND — City and state fire crews planned to keep tabs on hot spots through Tuesday morning in the Oakland hills, where a blaze early Monday scorched 2 1/2-acres in Joaquin Miller Park. No homes were damaged and no injuries were reported in the More…

What the Oakland Raiders Could be in 2013 – Just Blog Baby
May 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen addresses the media in a press conference during rookie minicamp at the Raiders team headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports. Potential is a word used More…

Oakland NFTC: Camp recap
West region recruiting coordinator Erik McKinney breaks down the Nike Football Training Camp stop at Laney College in Oakland. Four ESPN 150 players competed, but it was the under-the-radar prospects who stole the show. More…

Yoenis Cespedes' home run keys A's sweep of Royals
"I would rather see us win by 10 runs … but it makes for a little bit more excitement, certainly at the end," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "What it does for me more than anything is it shows some tenacity that when you get down, you don't worry More…

Recap: Oakland vs. Kansas City
May 19. By Sports Network. The Sports Network. Yoenis Cespedes hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics swept a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals with a 4-3 win. Order Reprints More…

Raiders Nation: Charles Woodson, return to Oakland – NFL.com
Charles Woodson is scheduled to visit the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, and the Silver and Black's faithful fan base doesn't plan on letting the free-agent More…

Athletics-Rangers Preview
Not coming out of the bullpen is new for Josh Lindblom, who is expected to make his first major league start – and his Rangers debut – Monday night against the visiting Oakland Athletics. Despite Neftali Feliz and Colby Lewis not pitching this season More…

Police investigating Oakland's 39th homicide this year, and the second in the
OAKLAND — Police are investigating the city's second deadly shooting in less than 14 hours after a man was killed in West Oakland Sunday night. Officers were called at 6:30 p.m. to the 2900 block of West Street for a report of shots fired in the area More…

Oakland police identify two Sunday homicide victims
OAKLAND — The names of two men killed in shootings that happened 14 hours apart Sunday in West and East Oakland were released by police Monday. A man fatally shot about 6:30 p.m. Sunday inside a house in the 2900 block of West Street in West 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…

NFL Free Agency: What Josh Cribbs Brings to Oakland Raiders
COMMENTARY | When free agent wide receiver/special teams connoisseur Josh Cribbs signed with the Oakland Raiders on May 16, general manager Reggie McKenzie knew exactly what he was getting. As an eight-year veteran with the Cleveland Browns, More…

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Oakland News for May 20th 2013

Athletics-Rangers Preview
Not coming out of the bullpen is new for Josh Lindblom, who is expected to make his first major league start – and his Rangers debut – Monday night against the visiting Oakland Athletics. Despite Neftali Feliz and Colby Lewis not pitching this season More…

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
–SS Hiro Nakajima is playing better defensively than he did during spring training according to reports, manager Bob Melvin said Saturday. Nakajima's rehab assignment at Triple-A Sacramento ends next week, and Melvin said he does not know what More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Triple-A Sacramento. Since Anderson's stress fracture was announced Friday, Oakland starters have allowed only five earned runs in 19 innings, a 2.37 ERA. The A's defeated the Royals 4-3 Sunday, with starter A.J. Griffin allowing three runs in six More…

Chris Young comes off disabled list for A's; Barton designated for assignment
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have activated outfielder Chris Young from the disabled list. A's manager Bob Melvin put Young into the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals. Young, who had been out with a strained More…

Transfer club at Oakland's Merritt College helps students navigate path to
OAKLAND — The club's mascot is an animated Spanglish-speaking Chihuahua that says, "Yo quiero transfer." He got his wish, and then some. University acceptance letters have rained down on a group of students at Oakland's Merritt College who have More…

Recap: Oakland vs. Kansas City
May 19. By Sports Network. The Sports Network. Yoenis Cespedes hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics swept a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals with a 4-3 win. Order Reprints More…

Police investigating Oakland's 39th homicide this year, and the second in the
OAKLAND — Police are investigating the city's second deadly shooting in less than 14 hours after a man was killed in West Oakland Sunday night. Officers were called at 6:30 p.m. to the 2900 block of West Street for a report of shots fired in the area More…

Oakland Raiders Fans to Greet Charles Woodson During Visit
The veteran cornerback has received offers from the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos, and there could be more teams interested in his services. A 14-year veteran, Woodson was drafted by the Raiders and spent eight seasons in Oakland before moving More…

Upheaval at Oakland Police Department: Forum | KQED Public
Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan unexpectedly resigned last week, citing medical reasons. His replacement as interim chief stepped down two days later. More…

Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland
The Oakland Athletics evened their record up to .500 (22-22) as they beat the Kansas City Royals (20-19) 2-1 at O.co Oakland Athletics vs. the Kansas City Royals at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The A's Tommy Milone faced More…

Raiders Nation: Charles Woodson, come to Oakland
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported last week that the free-agent defensive back is scheduled to meet with Oakland on Tuesday, per Woodson’s agent, Carl Poston. In anticipation of that visit, Raiders faithful have started an online campaign to gather en … More…

Oakland A's complete sweep of Kansas City Royals
OAKLAND — Struggling Yoenis Cespedes opened the bottom of the eighth inning with his eighth home run Sunday, breaking a tie as the A's claimed a 4-3 victory over Kansas City, completing a three-game weekend Coliseum sweep of the Royals. More…

Oakland A's complete sweep of Kansas City Royals
OAKLAND — Yoenis Cespedes has been playing in the big leagues for less than a season and a half, but his eight years' worth of experience playing in Cuba helped engineer the A's 4-3 win Sunday over Kansas City, completing a three-game sweep of the More…

Royals-Athletics Preview
After struggling during the first half of May, the Oakland Athletics might be ready to make a run in the positive direction. Coming off consecutive one-run victories, the A's try to complete their first three-game home sweep of the struggling Kansas More…

Kansas City Royals (20-19) at Oakland Athletics (22-22), 4:05 pm (ET)
The Oakland Athletics seek their first three-game winning streak since late April on Sunday when they close out their three-game series against the Kansas City Royals at the O.co Coliseum. Oakland's pitching has been strong enough in the first two More…

Lessons Learned: Oakland NFTC
OAKLAND, Calif. — Despite being one of the final stops in Nike Football Training Camp tour, Oakland certainly proved it was worth the wait. The event's biggest impressions centered around a handful of ESPN 150 members, the region's top-rated running More…

What the Oakland Raiders Could be in 2013 – Just Blog Baby
May 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen addresses the media in a press conference during rookie minicamp at the Raiders team headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports. Potential is a word used More…

A's starter Brett Anderson could be out up to six weeks
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics left-hander Brett Anderson could miss up to six weeks after he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot. Oakland’s opening-day starter said he felt pain in his foot while running in the outfield Monday … More…

Oakland Raiders: What to Watch for at OTAs
Monday marks the beginning of organized team activities (OTAs) for the Oakland Raiders, and with some media access, fans will have their first taste of the 2013 team that general manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen have put together … More…

Cespedes hits leadoff home run in 8th, Athletics beat Royals 4-3 for 3-game sweep
OAKLAND, Calif. — Yoenis Cespedes hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Cespedes hit his eighth homer, connecting against Kelvin Herrera (2-4). More…

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Oakland News for May 19th 2013

Interesting quarterback competition for the Oakland Raiders
The Oakland Raiders have a fresh look to their team, and that alone has already put them in better position than last year. The hope that new Raiders’ quarterback Matt Flynn brings to the team is shining a long awaited light of curiosity in Oakland … More…

Chris Kluwe focused on punting job in Oakland
FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion Forums The Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie announced the team had officially signed former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe to deal. Details of the contract were not … More…

Adam Rosales' go-ahead homer lifts A's past Royals
Kansas City Royals’ James Shields works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game on Friday, May 17, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Ben Margot ??? AP Photo. Story Photos: Royals Athletics Baseball. Previous PageNext Page … More…

Oakland gets best of Santana
OAKLAND — A sacrifice fly from the A's Jed Lowrie and a subsequent tiebreaking RBI triple by Brandon Moss gave the A's two runs against longtime nemesis Ervin Santana in the sixth inning, and that was enough for Oakland to post a second consecutive 2 More…

Oakland County home sales
OAKLAND COUNTY. Auburn Hills. 51 Cherryland St., $94,000. 726 Southampton St., $96,000. Berkley. 2152 Cass Blvd., $89,000. 2417 Mortenson Blvd., $139,000. Birmingham. 637 N. Old Woodward Ave., $262,000. Bloomfield Hills. 820 Willoway Estates More…

Richmond restaurant owner tells Oakland university grads the future is replete
OAKLAND — An Ethiopian-born, Italian-educated East Bay restaurant owner told the graduating class of Holy Names University that America remains the magnet for those who thirst for opportunity. "In America, with your education and hard work, it doesn't More…

Arbitrator reverses discipline against Oakland officers faulted for tragic
OAKLAND — The only two officers disciplined in connection with the deadliest day in Oakland Police Department history have had their punishments overturned by an arbitrator, who found that department leaders had unfairly singled them out and failed to More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Straily didn't make it out of the fifth inning on Wednesday, and his ERA has climbed to 7.27 in five starts with Oakland this season — and that despite a terrific season debut, when he allowed five hits and two runs, struck out 11 and walked none in 6 More…

Cribbs compares Oakland to Cleveland … as a compliment
"I'm an Oakland Raider now, I'm a part of Raider Nation, and that's another reason why I chose Oakland. Rich fan base, similar to Cleveland. They are a diehard fan base. They're all about their team, win or lose. They hold their team and players to a More…

Oakland school proposing balanced calendar
The Lafayette School Corp. may once again have a school operating on a balanced school calendar. In a balanced calendar school year, the required 180 days of instruction are distributed more evenly throughout the year, and summer break is shortened. More…

Warriors Fans Killed in Oakland After Game Let Out
Oakland police and the CHP are investigating a deadly shooting on Interstate 880 overnight that cost the life of two Golden State Warriors fans. Monte Francis reports. Warriors Fans Shot, Killed Driving Home Fro… Link; Embed; Email. Copy. Close. Link … More…

NFL free-agent Charles Woodson says 'We'll see if things fit,' during Raiders
Charles Woodson pushed back a visit to Oakland to pursue a reunion with the Raiders because extending his career in the NFL isn't his only mission. The 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year would've traveled to the Bay Area from Denver after meeting More…

Oakland 2 – Royals 1
Ben Margot ??? AP Oakland Athletics’ Adam Rosales (17) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a home run off Kansas City Royals’ James Shields in the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 17, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) … More…

Oakland Hills home offers views, spaciousness
Susy and Daniel Martes have hosted elaborate Christmas parties, Thanksgiving dinners and birthdays for their three daughters at their home in the Oakland hills since 1997. The large garden and a deck are surrounded by Redwood Regional Park. The space … More…

Adam Rosales hits go-ahead homer in eighth, Josh Donaldson also connects as
In Oakland's 4-3 loss May 8 in Cleveland, umpire Angel Hernandez and his crew didn't give Rosales the home run in the ninth inning after a video review — MLB executive vice president Joe Torre said an “improper call” was made. Rosales got over it. “I More…

Game 39 Preview – Oakland vs. Kansas City – Royals Review
The Kansas City Royals hope to put Friday night's disappointing loss behind them, as the team plays their second game of the series Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. The Royals offense, however, will likely need to score more than one
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Charles Woodson to visit with Oakland Raiders Tuesday – CLNS Radio
ANN ARBOR, Mich– He might be going back to where it all started. After being away from the Oakland Raider organization for eight seasons, cornerback Charles Woodson is returning to where his decorated career began, just for a visit. According to an More…

Oakland A's Designate Daric Barton, Chris Resop for Assignment
For the second time this season Daric Barton has been designated for assignment by the Oakland A's. The move was made to make space on the active roster for the team to activate outfielder Chris Young from the disabled list, who's return will allow the More…

Demoted Oakland police officer get old ranks back
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Police Department says it will comply with an order to reinstate two officer to their former ranks who were demoted for their involvement in a botched SWAT action that ended in the death of two fellow officers. The More…

Oakland Athletics Need to Weather the Storm of Injuries
Still, Oakland returns home with some positives ??? pitcher Jarrod Parker pitched into the seventh inning on Saturday, delivering a quality start and picking up his second victory of the season. Additionally, it’s important to remember that the A’s are … More…

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Oakland News for May 18th 2013

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Oakland has been in something of a free-fall since starting off the season 12-4 — the A's are now 20-22 and seven games behind the Texas Rangers, a season-high. The A's, though, can take inspiration from last year, when they had a similar record at More…

Breaking Down Raiders' QB Competition
If there’s one position in any sport that has the biggest impact on a team’s overall success, it’s hard to argue with that position being quarterback. Glancing around the league, guys like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees are perfect … More…

Oakland Athletics bring up LHP Hideki Okajima from Triple-A Sacramento
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have promoted left-hander Hideki Okajima from Triple-A Sacramento and designated right-hander Chris Resop for assignment. Oakland announced the moves before Friday's game against the Kansas City Royals. More…

Podcast & Links: S.O.S. – Save Oakland's Starters – Athletics Nation
Alex Hall goes on the Phil Naessens Show to talk A's baseball, including the starting rotation, Jesse Chavez, Jed Lowrie, and Adam Rosales.
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Oakland mural project moving forward
From left, Topeka police Lt. Joe Perry, Sarah Fizell and 3-month-old daughter Geneva, and Roger Holter, general manager of the Lowe's store in Topeka, show a painting on Friday at the Lowe's store that will be reproduced as a mural on the side of a More…

Report: Woodson visiting Oakland
According to NFL Network, the safety will visit with one of his old teams — Oakland — on Tuesday. And Woodson has received an offer from Denver according to NFL Network. The former Packers defensive back visited with the Broncos recently. Carl Poston More…

Spurs hold off Warriors, advance to West finals
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) questions a call in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 16, 2013. Marcio Jose Sanchez … More…

Oakland A's lefty Brett Anderson likely out until All-Star break
OAKLAND — Brett Anderson's run of bad luck with injuries has struck again. The A's announced Friday that Anderson has a stress fracture in his right foot that will keep the team's opening day starting pitcher on the sidelines for a month or more. He More…

Warriors Fans Killed in Oakland After Game Let Out
Warriors Fans Killed in Oakland After Game Let Out. A shooting as the Warriors game let out Thursday night left two fans dead – the driver of a Porsche was killed by bullets and the passenger was killed as he staggered out onto Interstate 880 in … More…

Oakland: Mourners gather to remember Malcolm X's grandson
OAKLAND — Hundreds gathered Friday to remember the late grandson of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X as mourners said Malcolm Shabazz was well on his way to cementing his own legacy. More than 200 people attended a traditional Islamic service at More…

Oakland Raiders' Josh Cribbs downplays knee recovery
While Cribbs' signing was finalized after being widely reported Wednesday, the Raiders have not yet confirmed the addition of outspoken free agent punter Chris Kluwe, who told FoxSports.com he was "excited to be an Oakland Raider." A three-time Pro More…

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Raiders sign punter Chris Kluwe
Lechler left Oakland as a free agent this offseason after spending the past 13 years with the Raiders. Oakland released punter Bobby Cowan but still has Marquette King on the roster. King impressed the team in training camp last summer and spent the More…

Warriors Fans Killed in Oakland After Game Let Out | NBC Bay Area
A shooting as the Warriors game let out Thursday night left two fans dead – the driver of a Porsche was killed by bullets and the passenger was killed as he staggered out onto Interstate 880 in Oakland.
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NFL free agent Charles Woodson to visit with Raiders on Tuesday after talking
The 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year would've traveled to Oakland from Denver after meeting with the Broncos on Wednesday, but he had charity obligations this weekend to support Mott Children's Hospital. Poston says the New York Giants and More…

Oakland Mills unfairly singled out
I am writing to you to point out a particular bias that I detect in your newspaper. It seems that when alleged acts of violence occur in East Columbia, there is a need to include Oakland Mills High School either in the headline or within the article More…

After A's lose series to Rangers, Rickey Henderson offers Oakland a pep talk
OAKLAND, Calif. — Rickey Henderson bounced through the Oakland clubhouse from one player to the next, one corner to the other, with a stop at the breakfast table to greet a few more guys before moving on to meet with Daric Barton by his locker. More…

Mourners gather at Oakland, Calif., service to remember Malcolm X's grandson
OAKLAND, Calif. — Dozens of mourners have gathered inside the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California in Oakland for services to remember Malcolm X's grandson, Malcolm Shabazz. Authorities say he was beaten to death last week in a dispute over More…

Charles Woodson invited to visit Oakland Raiders next week – NFL
Charles Woodson has several teams interested in his services, and now the Oakland Raiders are in the mix. Woodson was invited to visit the Bay Area next More…

After eliminating Warriors, Spurs look to Memphis
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) passes over San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter (22) in the first quarter of Game 6 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 16, 2013. Marcio … More…

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Oakland News for May 17th 2013

Oakland A's outfield too banged up to be a strength
OAKLAND — When the A's entered the season, they thought a deep group of talented outfielders would be one of the strengths of the team. But because of injuries and slumps, that's yet to come to fruition. The production of the outfield is one of the More…

Rolando McClain getting life in order
Before joining the Ravens, McClain spent his first three NFL seasons with the Raiders, who selected him eighth overall in the 2010 draft out of Alabama. In 41 games with Oakland he had 274 tackles, 6 1/2 sacks and one interception. In his final season, he More…

Oakland Mills unfairly singled out
I am writing to you to point out a particular bias that I detect in your newspaper. It seems that when alleged acts of violence occur in East Columbia, there is a need to include Oakland Mills High School either in the headline or within the article More…

Oakland A's outfield too banged up to be a strength
OAKLAND — The A's entered the season encouraged by a deep group of talented outfielders. Through injuries and slumps, that's yet to fully come to fruition. After dropping the final two games of their series with the Texas Rangers, the A's (20-22) are More…

Chris Kluwe makes sense in Oakland
An Oakland pursuit of Kluwe made sense as the Raiders did not have a punter on the roster with any NFL experience after star Shane Lechler departed to Houston in free agency. Oakland has Marquette King, who spent last season on the injured reserve. More…

Spurs hold off Warriors, advance to West finals
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) questions a call in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 16, 2013. Marcio Jose Sanchez … More…

Charles Woodson planning Oakland visit
Woodson played his first eight years in Oakland. He has a relationship with Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie dating back to their Green Bay days. The Raiders have not been paying free agents much and they have been looking for youth. But they More…

Oakland: Suspect jumping on trains wreaks havoc at MacArthur BART station
OAKLAND — Up a shaft and onto a roof. Atop a train. Alongside a freeway. Over barbed wire. Back atop two trains. The escape route taken by a 29-year-old Oakland man Thursday morning kept police in motion for almost an hour and closed down one of More…

Josh Cribbs Signing: Return specialist bypasses Giants for Oakland
The Giants had Josh Cribbs in for a visit, but he apparently liked what the Oakland Raiders had to offer.
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Kluwe excited to join Raiders
???I’m excited to be an Oakland Raider and be playing in California,??? Kluwe, who attended high school in Southern California before going to UCLA, told me on Wednesday. ???Now, my family can actually come to games.??? The 31-year-old Kluwe averaged 45.0 … More…

Chris Kluwe Signs With Oakland Raiders – FanSided – Sports News
Sep 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe (5) against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Ja.
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Wednesday's game in Oakland highlights Texas Rangers' need for
Texas Rangers manger Ron Washington used right-hander Tanner Scheppers for the final two outs. Scheppers got the win on Tuesday night with two scoreless innings. Washington also had closer Joe Nathan lightly warm up in the ninth
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Take the field Friday, join Oakland youth baseball team for unveiling of new
Rickey Henderson Field, located at 45th St. between Telegraph and Webster Street in Oakland, is the home of the Oakland Tech Bulldogs baseball team. On Friday, May 17, Oakland Field of Dreams, a California nonprofit benefit corporation, will dedicate a More…

Oakland Athletics: 5 Key Takeaways from Series vs. Texas Rangers
Back on April 17th, the Oakland Athletics were sitting pretty atop the American League West, sporting a gaudy 12-4 record. The Texas Rangers, meanwhile, were plugging along at a formidable clip themselves, winning nine of their first 14 games. The … More…

Oakland Raiders' Josh Cribbs downplays knee recovery
While Cribbs' signing was finalized after being widely reported Wednesday, the Raiders have not yet confirmed the addition of outspoken free agent punter Chris Kluwe, who told FoxSports.com he was "excited to be an Oakland Raider." A three-time Pro More…

Oakland Raiders Sign Punter and LGBT Ally Chris Kluwe – Towleroad
NFL punter and LGBT ally Chris Kluwe has been signed by the Oakland Raiders, FOX Sports reports: Kluwe, who was released by the Minnesota Vikings on May 6, will step in for Pro Bowler Shane Lechler, who left Oakland for…
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DeAngelo Hall: I got my money in Oakland, it's not about that now
One of the worst contracts any NFL team has given a player in recent years was the deal the Raiders gave cornerback DeAngelo Hall in 2008. That year, Hall More…

Large Crematorium In Oakland Delayed | NBC Bay Area
Opening of Neptune Society's 3000-bodies-a-month crematorium is delayed another six months.
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Amy Trask, longtime Oakland Raiders executive, resigns – NFL
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Oakland News for May 16th 2013

Oakland council cans talk about audit criticized by black leaders
Supporters rallied behind both council members during council meetings, and the Oakland chapter of the NAACP drafted a letter calling Ruby's audit "a racist attack and a character assassination." Critics of the audit were expected to address the More…

Oakland Tech loses pitcher's duel to Lowell in Transbay Series opener
SAN FRANCISCO — Aaron Leong pitched a complete game four-hitter and scored the game's only run on an error to lift Lowell High-San Francisco over Oakland Tech 1-0 in the first game of the Transbay Baseball Series on Tuesday at San Francisco State. More…

DeAngelo Hall: I got my money in Oakland, it's not about that now
One of the worst contracts any NFL team has given a player in recent years was the deal the Raiders gave cornerback DeAngelo Hall in 2008. That year, Hall More…

Oakland objects to $7.25bn credit card price-fixing settlement
The case against Visa and MasterCard and the banks dates to 2005. The proposed settlement, one of the largest US antitrust accords, was made on behalf of about 7m merchants in the US, including cities such as Oakland and businesses such as Safeway. More…

Oakland's new police chief still looking to win over officers
Oakland — The city's newest interim police chief already has convinced many of the department's most entrenched critics that he's the right man for one of the toughest jobs in law enforcement. But some of his officers remain skeptical. After one of More…

The Oakland Raiders make offer to cornerback Charles Woodson
It has been reported that cornerback Charles Woodson has been offered a contract by the Oakland Raiders. Woodson started with the Raiders where he played the first eight years of his NFL career. More…

Oakland's struggles continue in losing series against rival Texas Rangers
OAKLAND, Calif. — When everything is rolling for the Oakland Athletics, Brandon Moss' line drive with two runners on in the sixth falls perfectly in the gap for a key hit. On Wednesday, Nelson Cruz ran down the ball and snagged it for a spectacular More…

Oakland Raiders Have Had the Most Underrated Offseason in the NFL
Coming off a 4-12 season in 2012, the Oakland Raiders were clearly rebuilding rather than contending for a championship. Usually a team will look to the NFL draft to rebuild quickly, but with a shortage of draft picks, the Raiders were unable to rely More…

Oakland Raiders sign kick returner Josh Cribbs to 1-year deal
The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent kick returner Josh Cribbs to a one-year contract. Cribbs' agent, John Rickert, confirmed the deal when reached by phone Wednesday. He declined to disclose financial terms. Rickert said Cribbs drew interests More…

Oakland Gun Bill Would Give Violence-Plagued City Ability To Write Own Gun
Now, some Oakland residents are hoping a bill currently winding its way through the California legislature may help turn that tide by allowing the city, where 11 crimes are committed with firearms every day, to create its own slate of gun control More…

Raiders join Broncos in Woodson race
Oakland has been very cost-conscious, has been mostly giving out one-year deals, and most of those have been to younger players. I don't see Oakland breaking the bank to get Woodson. An advantage Denver might have is it is expected to be a Super Bowl More…

Marriotts Ridge baseball tops Oakland Mills, 7-4, on Delaney's grand slam
In the bottom of the seventh, Ben Hale and Joe Zayatz — Oakland Mills' No. 1 and 2 hitters — hit back-to-back solo home runs to cut Marriotts Ridge's lead to three with no outs, but then reliever Michael Dorsch came on to retire the last three More…

Oakland Raiders sign kick returner, wide receiver Josh Cribbs to 1-year deal
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders signed free agent kick returner and wide receiver Josh Cribbs to a one-year contract Wednesday, giving the team a versatile player that could boost the offense and special teams. Cribbs' agent, John Rickert, More…

Oakland council cans talk about audit criticized by black leaders
OAKLAND — A potentially divisive proposal to audit City Auditor Courtney Ruby's report accusing two council members of violating the city charter has been shelved, possibly for good. City Council President Pat Kernighan said she pulled the proposal More…

Accomplice gets 15 years, 8 months in prison for 2010 Oakland slaying of
OAKLAND, Calif. — A woman will spend nearly 16 years in prison for her role in the fatal shooting of a Virginia man visiting the San Francisco Bay area for a job interview at Google Inc. The Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/19pWdxV) reports that 36-year More…

Oakland activates Crisp from DL – The Province
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – The Oakland Athletics reinstated outfielder Coco Crisp from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced on Wednesday. Crisp was place on the DL May 1 due to a strained left hamstring. The veteran outfielder was batting More…

Linebacker McClain, 23, retires one month after signing with Ravens
The 23-year-old McClain played three seasons with the Oakland Raiders before signing a one-year contract with Baltimore as a free agent on April 12. “Rolando let me know that he plans to retire from the NFL,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said More…

Amy Trask, longtime Oakland Raiders executive, resigns – NFL
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Oakland A's unable to finish rally against Joe Nathan, lose to Rangers 6-5 in
Joe Nathan struck out Daric Barton with the bases loaded in the 10th inning and induced pinch-hitter Eric Sogard's first-pitch groundout to preserve the Texas Rangers' 6-5 victory Tuesday night, snapping Oakland's four-game winning streak in the More…

Oakland: Fire crews extinguish blaze at Highland Hospital construction site
OAKLAND — Fire crews evacuated construction crews and workers at Highland Hospital on Tuesday afternoon after a blaze broke out at a construction site for a health care tower at the sprawling hospital campus. No one was injured in the one-alarm fire More…

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Oakland News for May 15th 2013

Oakland: Siblings sentenced to 10 months in prison for making fake IDs
OAKLAND — A brother-and sister duo have been sentenced to 10 months in prison for conspiracy to create and sell false identification documents in Contra Costa and Marin counties, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced in a news release More…

Oakland Athletics get back-to-back home runs in 5-1 win over Texas Rangers
Josh Donaldson, Seth Smith, Brandon Moss. From left, Oakland Athletics' Josh Donaldson (20), Seth Smith (15) and Brandon Moss (37) celebrate a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers during a baseball game on Monday, May 13, 2013 in Oakland. Calif. More…

Mummified body of Chicana author-former Oakland teacher found in New
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/13UpG2k ) that Salinas-Norman founded and ran a publishing company called Pinata Publications in the office of her then-husband, Sam Norman, an Oakland lawyer. She began writing, illustrating and More…

Oakland Gun Bill Would Give Violence-Plagued City Ability To Write Own Gun
Now, some Oakland residents are hoping a bill currently winding its way through the California legislature may help turn that tide by allowing the city, where 11 crimes are committed with firearms every day, to create its own slate of gun control More…

Oakland A's Josh Reddick not ruling out wrist surgery
OAKLAND — Josh Reddick remains hopeful that his sore right wrist will recover through proper rest and rehab. If not, surgery is a realistic option, the A's right fielder said Monday. Reddick was placed on the 15-day disabled list last Wednesday one More…

Oakland named America's “most exciting city” in Movoto top 10 list
When it came to excitement, Oakland took the top slot, with Boston taking second, button-downed Washington, DC coming in at number 5, and New York City ranking number 6 on the company’s list. ???I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t surprised??? that Oakland … More…

Google applicant's killing: Oakland woman sent to prison
All four robberies occurred at night as the victims were walking to their cars on otherwise deserted downtown Oakland streets. The first robbery occurred on June, 21, 2010, and resulted in a man being shot. The second robbery occurred July 18, 2010 More…

Oakland's new police chief still looking to win over officers
Oakland — The city's newest interim police chief already has convinced many of the department's most entrenched critics that he's the right man for one of the toughest jobs in law enforcement. But some of his officers remain skeptical. After one of More…

Oakland A's start off homestand right with a 5-1 win over Texas Rangers
OAKLAND — With far less riding on the outcome Monday, the A's picked up where they left off in their first game against the Texas Rangers in more than seven months. Sure, a 5-1 win Monday night at the Coliseum didn't carry anywhere near as much import More…

New provost named at Oakland University
"I am thrilled to be joining President Russi and the administration, faculty, staff, and students at Oakland University," Lentini said in a press release. "Seeing how the university has grown and transformed over the past several years, I am attracted More…

Oakland A's unable to finish rally against Joe Nathan, lose to Rangers 6-5 in
Joe Nathan struck out Daric Barton with the bases loaded in the 10th inning and induced pinch-hitter Eric Sogard's first-pitch groundout to preserve the Texas Rangers' 6-5 victory Tuesday night, snapping Oakland's four-game winning streak in the More…

Oakland Ballet Reimagines Diaghilev
In this centennial year of the Ballets Russes' notorious Rite of Spring — a tour de force that revolutionized 20th century art — Oakland Ballet paid homage to Diaghilev and his collaborators by boldly reimagining three other works from the same era More…

Charles Woodson to visit Broncos
Recommend0 ? Tweet0 ? Comments0 ? Email ? Print. Free-agent safety Charles Woodson is making a visit to the Denver Broncos and has received an offer from the Oakland Raiders, agent Carl Poston told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Tuesday. More…

Oakland Tech loses pitcher's duel to Lowell in Transbay Series opener
SAN FRANCISCO — Aaron Leong pitched a complete game four-hitter and scored the game's only run on an error to lift Lowell High-San Francisco over Oakland Tech 1-0 in the first game of the Transbay Baseball Series on Tuesday at San Francisco State. More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Good news for the A's: Crisp did run the bases Monday before Oakland's 5-1 victory over Texas, and, barring any setback, he will likely be activated from the disabled list Wednesday. Young (quad) is expected also to come off the DL on Wednesday after More…

Metro & state: Oakland's Jason Hager named Summit League pitcher of the week
BASEBALL: Oakland left-hander Jason Hager was named Summit League pitcher of the week. Hager pitched his first complete-game shutout in a 3-0 win vs. Omaha on Friday. He finished with five strikeouts and allowed four hits in OU's 3-0 victory. More…

Oakland Tries To Circumvent California Gun Control Rules << CBS
A public hearing was scheduled for Friday in Oakland to discuss a proposed state law that would allow Oakland to essentially circumvent California's existing More…

Oakland HIV/AIDS housing the focus of meeting
The meeting was organized by Rosa Davis ??? the Medical/Lead Case Manager for Eat Oakland Community Project ??? and Darice Bridges ??? the AIDS Housing Information and Referral Coordinator for Eden I&R, also known as Alameda County 211. Both women … More…

Oakland needs to be more transparent about its Police Department
Unfortunately, Oakland city officials were anything but transparent when answering questions about last week’s house-cleaning of the OPD’s command staff, which came just days after Police Chief Howard Jordan announced a medical problem had forced his … More…

Oakland: Fire crews extinguish blaze at Highland Hospital construction site
OAKLAND — Fire crews evacuated construction crews and workers at Highland Hospital on Tuesday afternoon after a blaze broke out at a construction site for a health care tower at the sprawling hospital campus. No one was injured in the one-alarm fire More…

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Oakland News for May 14th 2013

Warriors send series back to San Antonio tied 2-2
San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker, left, is defended by Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson during overtime of Game 4 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 12, 2013. Golden State won 97-87 in … More…

Oakland HIV/AIDS housing the focus of meeting
The meeting was organized by Rosa Davis ??? the Medical/Lead Case Manager for Eat Oakland Community Project ??? and Darice Bridges ??? the AIDS Housing Information and Referral Coordinator for Eden I&R, also known as Alameda County 211. Both women … More…

Oakland A's Josh Reddick not ruling out wrist surgery
OAKLAND — Josh Reddick remains hopeful that his sore right wrist will recover through proper rest and rehab. If not, surgery is a realistic option, the A's right fielder said Monday. Reddick was placed on the 15-day disabled list last Wednesday one More…

End may be near for Oakland evangelical radio network used by preacher to
SAN FRANCISCO — The end may be near for a California evangelical radio network used by a preacher to predict — incorrectly — the apocalypse, a newspaper reported. Oakland-based Family Radio has sold its three largest radio stations, and tax records More…

Metro & state: Oakland's Jason Hager named Summit League pitcher of the week
BASEBALL: Oakland left-hander Jason Hager was named Summit League pitcher of the week. Hager pitched his first complete-game shutout in a 3-0 win vs. Omaha on Friday. He finished with five strikeouts and allowed four hits in OU's 3-0 victory. More…

Movie House of Worship: Oakland's The New Parkway | Film School
Photo by Steve Boland (SFCityscape on Flickr) “Movie Houses of Worship” is a regular feature spotlighting our favorite movie theaters around the world,
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End may be near for Oakland evangelical radio network used by preacher to
The Contra Costa Times reports (http://bit.ly/17hPOrP ) Oakland-based Family Radio has sold its three largest radio stations and laid off longtime staff members. Tax records show Harold Camping's nonprofit network saw its net assets drop to $29.2 More…

Could Tyler Wilson push to start for Oakland Raiders?
Judging rookies off their minicamp performance seems premature at best, and quite possibly foolish. That’s not going to stop the Tyler Wilson bandwagon from starting to form in Oakland. Steve Corkran of the Oakland Tribune writes that Wilson looks … More…

Extra Bases: Rangers return to Oakland
Washington, who coached in Oakland for 11 years before being hired as Rangers manager, also reiterated before Sunday's game in Houston that he doesn't have any lingering bitterness about last year's final series in Oakland. The Rangers were in each More…

Longtime Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask resigns
Oakland Raiders Chief Executive Amy Trask, who joined the Raiders in 1987 and became CEO in 1997, resigned from the team on Saturday. "Earlier today, I informed Mark Davis of my decision to leave the Raiders," she said in a statement. "Having honored More…

End may be near for Oakland evangelical radio network used by preacher to
Oakland-based Family Radio has sold its three largest radio stations, and tax records show the nonprofit network saw its net assets drop to $29.2 million by the end of 2011, from a net worth of $135 million four years earlier, The Contra Costa Times More…

Iwakuma, Ibanez lead M's to 6-3 home win against Oakland, game
Final — Tom Wilhelmsen closes out the win for his 10 saves in as many opportunities. Hisashi Iwakuma goes seven strong (retiring 16 in a row at one point) to More…

Laughter and meows at Oakland's Internet Cat Video Festival | The
From the blog The Lookout: OAKLAND, Calif.–Teddy usually spends most weekends lounging around the house, drifting in and out of long luxurious naps. More…

The 5 Biggest Takeaways from Oakland Raiders' Rookie Mini Camp
This past weekend, the Oakland Raiders’ newest draft selections and undrafted free agents got their first dose of the NFL in the team’s rookie mini camp. While too much is often made of rookie camp impressions, this is the first on-field activity fans … More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
The A's, meantime, also are a bit different, having lost team leaders such as Jonny Gomes and Brandon Inge. Oakland enters the series Monday with four key players — outfielders Coco Crisp, Josh Reddick and Chris Young and starter Brett Anderson — on More…

Oakland Athletics get back-to-back home runs in 5-1 win over Texas Rangers
Josh Donaldson, Seth Smith, Brandon Moss. From left, Oakland Athletics' Josh Donaldson (20), Seth Smith (15) and Brandon Moss (37) celebrate a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers during a baseball game on Monday, May 13, 2013 in Oakland. Calif. More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Good news for the A's: Crisp did run the bases Monday before Oakland's 5-1 victory over Texas, and, barring any setback, he will likely be activated from the disabled list Wednesday. Young (quad) is expected also to come off the DL on Wednesday after More…

LOL and squeeee! It's Oakland's Internet Cat Video Festival
An estimated 2,500 cat lovers gathered in Oakland on Saturday for the Internet Cat Video Festival. Yes, you read that right???Internet Cat Video Festival. The street festival, described on its website as ???celebrating felines and exploring the low art of … More…

Oakland police chief steps down – San Francisco Chronicle
Jordan's departure comes at a critical time for the city, which has been plagued by plunging tax revenue, escalating employee retirement costs, layoffs and More…

Mummified body of Chicana author-former Oakland teacher found in New
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/13UpG2k ) that Salinas-Norman founded and ran a publishing company called Pinata Publications in the office of her then-husband, Sam Norman, an Oakland lawyer. She began writing, illustrating and More…

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Oakland News for May 13th 2013

Moss strikes out 4 times, Milone loses 5th straight as Oakland falls 6-1 to
SEATTLE — It's been a stretch of struggles for Oakland, and no one on the Athletics struggled more Sunday than Brandon Moss. The right fielder struck out four times in a 6-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners, Oakland's sixth defeat in seven games. At a More…

The 5 Biggest Takeaways from Oakland Raiders' Rookie Mini Camp
This past weekend, the Oakland Raiders’ newest draft selections and undrafted free agents got their first dose of the NFL in the team’s rookie mini camp. While too much is often made of rookie camp impressions, this is the first on-field activity fans … More…

Oakland A's take another dispiriting defeat
The A's don't want to be seen as dispirited. They are down, to be sure, after a 10-game road trip that began with two wins in three tries in Yankee Stadium finished with a 3-7 record, sending Oakland under .500 at 19-20. But dispirited is not in the More…

Movie House of Worship: Oakland's The New Parkway | Film School
Photo by Steve Boland (SFCityscape on Flickr) “Movie Houses of Worship” is a regular feature spotlighting our favorite movie theaters around the world,
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Amy Trask Resigns From Raiders – Oakland's Loss
Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add zennie62's video to your playlist. Sign in. Transcript Stats have been disabled for this video. Report. Published on May 12, 2013. http://www.zennie62blog.com/2013/05/1… Amy Trask Resigns From Raiders – Oakland's More…

Josh Cribbs kicks off world tour in Oakland | ProFootballTalk
We mentioned earlier today that former Browns return man Josh Cribbs was feeling good and about to start taking visits. His tour appears to be starting in More…

Rangers-Athletics Preview
The Oakland Athletics swept three home games from the Rangers to capture an unlikely AL West crown the last time these teams met heading into Monday night's opener of a three-game set. Texas (24-13) was forced to settle for a wild card after getting More…

Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask Quits as NFL's Most Powerful Woman
Raiders CEO Amy Trask Quits as NFL's Most Powerful Woman. By Nancy Kercheval – 2013-05-11T23:42:01Z. Amy Trask, once called the most powerful woman in the National Football League, has resigned as chief executive officer of the Oakland Raiders. More…

Joe Saunders keeps Safeco streak alive, leading Seattle Mariners over Oakland
SEATTLE (AP) — Joe Saunders won his ninth straight decision at Safeco Field and Kendrys Morales hit a three-run homer, leading the Seattle Mariners over Oakland. Saunders (3-4) improved to 9-0 with a 1.72 ERA in 13 career appearances at Safeco. More…

Good Afternoon, it's 02:53PM May 12, 2013
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, left, argues with umpire Angel Hernandez after a review failed to turn a double by Adam Rosales into a home run in the ninth inning of the A's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, More…

NFL Rumors: Oakland Raiders Should Sign Brandon Lloyd
The three of them have a combined six years of NFL experience, and with a young quarterback set to take the reigns in Oakland, general manager Reggie McKenzie would be smart to sign a veteran receiver for cheap to help coach his young guys. Brandon More…

MLB umpires need a fifth set of eyes
Cincinnati – It is obvious that expanded replay will not cure all that ails major-league umpires. The umpires used instant replay of a home run by Oakland's Adam Rosales in Cleveland on Wednesday and still got it wrong. Umpire Angel Hernandez's excuse? More…

Spurs run out of steam, fall 97-87 to Warriors
San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan (21) blocks a layup attempt from Golden State Warriors’ Jarrett Jack, left, during the first half of Game 4 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 12, 2013. Marcio … More…

Oakland Ballet review: Revivals vary
The irony of the whole affair is that, under former artistic director Ronn Guidi, Oakland produced brilliant, reputation-making revivals of “Les Biches” and “Spectre,” and nothing in the two new works, both by creditable choreographers, could efface or … More…

Oakland aims to stay in win column against Seattle – The Province
Leading 4-3 entering the bottom of the ninth inning, Oakland called on closer Grant Balfour to wrap up the contest. Balfour would allow two baserunners on a walk and a single, but finally sealed the deal for his sixth save when he got Kyle Seager to More…

Hutton: Oakland move good for Horizon, Valpo
I want Oakland in the league because the Grizzlies are well coached and they play hard and they have a rivalry with Valparaiso University that is deep and spirited and good for the fans and fun to cover. I'll take the Loyola-for-Oakland trade any day. More…

Man suffers non life-threatening injuries after being shot on East Oakland street
OAKLAND — A man was shot Sunday afternoon as he stood outside on the street in East Oakland. The man was not seriously injured, police said. Officers were called about 12:15 p.m. to the 8500 block of Holly Street for a report of a shooting there, said More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
The A's, meantime, also are a bit different, having lost team leaders such as Jonny Gomes and Brandon Inge. Oakland enters the series Monday with four key players — outfielders Coco Crisp, Josh Reddick and Chris Young and starter Brett Anderson — on More…

Warriors send series back to San Antonio tied 2-2
San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker, left, is defended by Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson during overtime of Game 4 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 12, 2013. Golden State won 97-87 in … More…

Jarrod Parker helps Oakland A's end five-game slide with quality start
SEATTLE — The A's have been looking for someone to step up and get them out of a five-game losing streak. On Saturday night at Safeco Field, it seemed as if everyone stepped up in a 4-3 win over Seattle that not only got Oakland back to .500 at 19-19 More…

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Oakland News for May 12th 2013

Oakland A's lose to Seattle Mariners 6-3
By that point the Mariners had built up a 6-0 lead, and the A's were never a threat as Oakland lost its fifth consecutive game and fell under .500 for the first time since the first week of the season. "That was the first time all year I've seen a More…

Kolpack: With Oakland gone, what is next?
Plus, they were a good team. So what's next for the Summit League? Taking Oakland and Oral Roberts out of the equation the last two years has been a hit and the suggestion was made this week that the Big Sky Conference should revisit North Dakota State. More…

Oakland Raiders: 3 Free Agents the Raiders Should Target
For the Oakland Raiders, the roster is slowly starting to crystallize with early free-agency netted players like Pat Sims, Tracy Porter, Nick Roach and Mike Jenkins, among others. The draft brought in 10 players with at least half being realistic bets … More…

Spurs unafraid of Warriors' raucous home court
As you might expect, the old guard of the San Antonio Spurs was undaunted by that upon the team's arrival in Oakland. That showed as Tony Parker and Tim Duncan came out with a little extra fire in Friday's Game 3 win over the Warriors at Oracle. The More…

Oakland A's: Ranking the 10 Greatest Pitching Performances in
Since the team moved from Kansas City to Oakland 45 years ago, the A's have largely been a team built on great pitching… More…

Oakland California FamilySearch Library | Learn | FamilySearch.org
The Oakland (California) Regional Family History Center is one of the largest and most accessible centers for genealogical research in California, with over More…

Oakland hires third police chief in three days | The Raw Story
The Oakland Police Department installed its third chief in three days on Friday, as members of the City Council complained they were being kept out of the loop on the tumult in the department. KNTV-TV reported that Deputy Chief Sean Whent,
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Oakland: Interim Police Chief Toribio out just two days after appointment
Jordan's sudden rush for the door set up Oakland's week of the three chiefs — an embarrassing chain reaction, which raised fears that the embattled and understaffed police department had descended into chaos and slipped even further from the city's grasp. More…

Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask resigns – USA Today
Trask spent 25 seasons with the Raiders starting during their time in Los Angeles and continuing after the move to Oakland in 1995. She became CEO in 1997 and was one of late owner Al Davis' most trusted advisers before his death in October 2011. More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
The Indians outhomered Oakland 9-2, including four solo shots in game one and three homers in the finale Thursday. The A's were 4-for-21 with runners in scoring position — and they didn't even get a man into scoring position in the second game of the More…

Oakland A's: Ranking the 10 Greatest Pitching Performances in Team History
Since the team moved from Kansas City to Oakland 45 years ago, the A’s have largely been a team built on great pitching. Whether it was Charley Finley’s Mustache Gang, the 1981 “Billyball” club, the Walter Haas owned/Tony LaRussa run team from 1988 to … More…

Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask Resigns – FanSided
Aug 11, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders chief executive officer Amy Trask watches practice before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at the O.
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Oakland continues to slump, drops season-high 5th straight in 6-3 loss to Seattle
Making just his fourth start, Oakland's Dan Straily (1-1) struggled to get through five innings, but didn't get help from his defense starting in the first inning that led to two runs. Kendrys Morales' chopper to left side bounced past both third More…

Oakland hosts 2nd Internet Cat Video Festival (and Grumpy Cat, too)
On Saturday, that place will be Oakland (which does not smell like a litterbox) where our feline overlords are holding their annual Internet Cat Video Festival. The videos are going to be shown on the Great Wall of Oakland, which is basically a really More…

Man shot in Oakland on life support – ContraCostaTimes.com
A man shot multiple times Friday night in North Oakland was on life support Saturday at a hospital and is not expected to recover, authorities said.
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Oakland's newest top cop steps down
(05-10) 11:51 PDT Oakland — Oakland again has lost a police chief. Anthony Toribio, the deputy police chief who was named acting chief just two days ago after Howard Jordan abruptly retired, stepped down Friday for reasons that were not immediately … More…

Oakland police brass in major shakeup
A week after a powerful new federal court overseer of Oakland police issued a scathing report about the department’s executive leadership, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Deanna Santana replaced virtually all of those commanders. More…

End of the world for Oakland's Family Radio?
Two days before the date his boss had predicted as the Apocalypse, Matt Tuter made an auspicious decision: He canceled the skywriters. Family Radio, the Oakland-based evangelical network run by Harold Camping, had already spent more than $5 million More…

Fantasy Reaction: Oakland Raiders Select Sio Moore
IDP Senior Writer Mike Woellert looks at the fantasy impact of Sio Moore being selected by the Oakland Raiders. More…

Oakland hires third police chief in three days
The Oakland Police Department installed its third chief in three days on Friday, as members of the City Council complained they were being kept out of the loop on the tumult in the department. KNTV-TV reported that Deputy Chief Sean Whent, head of the … More…

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