Oakland News for April 26th 2013

Oakland man suing city after being shot by police sent to prison
OAKLAND — A 25-year-old man suing Oakland for $10 million after a police officer shot him in the back while he tried to escape a robbery was sent to prison for 15 years Thursday. Tony Ray Jones, who is a cousin of Oscar Grant III, showed no remorse as More…

Marrow, from the Jon's Street Eats Guy, Opens in Oakland — Grub
As reported in February, former Jon's Street Eats guy Jon Kosorek has returned to Oakland after a stint up in wine country. And this week he's opened a new whole-animal, meat-centric lunch spot called Marrow (325 19th Street). He's posting
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O's 10, A's 2: McLouth keys victory in Oakland – Camden Chat
Having to get on a plane and fly to Oakland, California just a short while after losing a baseball game in extra innings has to be difficult. That the guy who beat you was Maicer Izturis, and…
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Oakland Raiders Draft DJ Hayden, the Cornerback From Houston
When was the last time you said the Raiders made a smart pick?
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Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie Talks 2013 NFL Draft
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has gotten plenty of calls about trading the number three overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. More…

Oakland's slide continues with 10-2 loss at home to Baltimore
Parker's rough start to the season continued when he gave up six runs in 5 1-3 innings, and Oakland went on to lose to the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 on Thursday night. “It's kind of embarrassing,” said Parker, who struck out five and walked three. “If I More…

Raiders draft rumors: Oakland looking to trade down, reportedly
The Raiders have long been rumored to covet Sharrif Floyd, but they've reportedly waned on him, and are now interested in either trading the pick or drafting someone else.
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Oakland Police Chief Tries to Comfort Boy Who Saw His Mom Get Shot
In this last month 355 gun shots were fired in Oakland. Jodi Hernandez talks about new plan that would have police sending letters to gun buyers informing them of their responsibilities and warning them if they fail to report when their weapons are … More…

Oakland Police Chief Tries to Comfort Boy Who Saw His Mom Get Shot
Oakland police Chief Howard Jordan said today that he tried to comfort a 4-year-old boy who saw his mother fatally shot in North Oakland Wednesday night. Jordan said the shooting near the corner of 54th Street and Shattuck Avenue at about 8:43 p.m. was … More…

Oakland, Md., marks 150th anniversary of Confederate burning of B&O railroad
Oakland at that time had about 300 residents. The Union had sent a small number of soldiers there to protect the bridge. Local historian John Rathgeb says they were overwhelmed when more than 600 Confederate troops marched into town with orders to More…

Oakland Raiders 2013 NFL draft filled with surprises, as well as 'not so
Entering the 78th annual National Football League player selection meeting, otherwise known as the 2013 NFL draft, the Oakland Raiders had a total of seven selections. However, as many suspected, the Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie traded … More…

FBI, Local Police Conducting Massive Sweep in Oakland Alex Jones
A massive law enforcement sweep was underway in Oakland Wednesday, with nine people having reportedly been detained an hour after it was first reported. More…

Oakland: Dr. Helene Gayle, Congresswoman Barbara Lee discuss health care
Gayle sat down with Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, to discuss "The State of Health in America," but the bulk of their conversation called for local "street heat" to light the path to better access, delivery, and understanding of health care. More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Lowrie has firmly grabbed the shortstop spot, and it's likely that Nakajima will need more time in the minors to improve his game and to learn other infield positions if he ever is to play with Oakland. The Athletics' key position player, cleanup More…

NFL Draft: Oakland Raiders fielding offers for third overall pick
Oakland apparently is looking to stock up on a few picks they don't have because they traded for Carson Palmer…who's no longer on the team.
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Oakland police, FBI arrest 5 in anti-gang sweep
OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland police and the FBI have arrested five people on drug and weapons charges during a series of late-night raids. Oakland Police spokeswoman Johanna Watson says SWAT teams served 16 search warrants in Oakland, Hayward, More…

Reggie McKenzie finally able to do his job
McKenzie, a career lifer in the front office in Green Bay, got the daunting opportunity to be in charge of the post-Al Davis Oakland Raiders in January 2012, three months after the legendary Oakland owner died at the age of 82. Hand-picked by several … More…

Raiders select Hayden at No. 12
The Raiders have struggled to find impact players in the draft in recent years, especially in the top of the first round. Running back Darren McFadden (2008) and kicker Sebastian Janikowski (2000) are the only of Oakland’s own first-rounders still on … More…

Dolphins shake up NFL draft by picking Dion Jordan – USA Today
NEW YORK – Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland pulled the first stunner of the 2013 NFL draft. Ireland traded up nine spots from No. 12 to the third overall slot, giving the Oakland Raiders Miami's 42nd overall pick to land former Oregon pass More…

Oakland Raiders' No. 3 pick draws 'red-hot' interest – NFL.com

Oakland News for April 24th 2013

2013 NFL Draft team needs: Oakland Raiders – SBNation.com
The Oakland Raiders enter the 2013 NFL Draft with many weaknesses on their roster, and need to come away with a strong draft class as they continue to rebuild.
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Oakland Athletics (12-8) at Boston Red Sox (13-6), 6:35 pm (ET)
Veteran righty Bartolo Colon faces the Boston Red Sox for the 27th time in his career on Tuesday night when the Oakland Athletics visit Fenway Park for the second of a three-game series. Colon, who reached the majors with the Cleveland Indians in 1997,

Game #21: Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox – Athletics Nation
The A's have hit their first slide of the season, and it's been a team effort. Thanks to poor defense and even poorer starting pitching, the A's have now dropped 4 in a row; a streak no one wants…
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Oakland Raiders 2013 First-Round Draft Primer, Vol. 3 (Pre-Draft)
With the 2013 NFL Draft starting tomorrow, have the Oakland Raiders tipped their hand on what they intend to do at No. 3 overall? During a pre-draft press conference on April 23, general manager Reggie McKenzie stated that he intends to select the best …

In Oakland, a Vegan Food Scene Is Born – San Francisco Bay Area
With the opening of The Olde Depot, a vegan pub next to Beer Revolution and within spitting distance of Souley Vegan, downtown Oakland is becoming a

Former Raiders executive going global for good cause – Inside the
Former Raiders executive going global for good cause. By Steve Corkran Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 1:33 pm in Oakland Raiders. Former Raiders executive John Herrera checked in to say he is enjoying his retirement after spending most of
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Jerry Brown recalls attempted break-ins at Oakland, Sacramento homes
Brown said he has been the victim of two recent burglary attempts, one at his home in Oakland last year and one at his downtown Sacramento loft just a few days ago. Speaking to a crowd of about 200 people carrying pictures of murdered family members on

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
His control is extraordinary: He hasn't thrown a wild pitch in his entire time with Oakland, and his last came on May 26, 2009. According to stats expert David Feldman, Colon's streak of 32 innings without a walk dating back to last year was the

Oakland Athletics get lift from visiting Aaron Hern, 11-year-old survivor of
(Hern family)Going to a Boston hospital and meeting 11-year-old Aaron Hern, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings, is one of the better decisions several members of the Oakland Athletics likely will ever make. Sluggers Josh Reddick and Brandon …

Oakland Raiders: 2013 Draft Prediction – The Raider Nation Times
Whilst I wouldn’t rule this out, this is a deep defensive tackle class, and Oakland could just as easily go with Star Lotulelei to address that position in round one. Floyd isn’t a lock to be the first tackle off the board in any event. His lack of …

Defense attorneys say alleged Oakland gang members just friends with no plan
OAKLAND — Four alleged Oakland gang members accused of killing three people were described by a prosecutor as a close-knit group that discussed, planned and carried out a revenge killing to avenge the death of one of their most respected members.

Oakland: Destined to write, Simon Rich hits a funny bone
But approaching a Telegraph Avenue bistro not far from his Oakland apartment, his literary lineage is incognito. He's a slim fellow in a plaid shirt and dark-frame glasses whose pensive appearance projects no clue of his comic, wickedly-wise wordsmith

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Healthy Jed Lowrie gets results in Oakland
Having come along with Lowrie in the Sox farm system, Oakland teammate Brandon Moss said some of the labels Lowrie might have been tagged with were far from accurate. “It's hard to look at Jed and say, 'injury-prone,' ” Moss said. “You can't. Because

Oakland acquires Wells from Toronto
The Oakland Athletics bought the contract of outfielder Casper Wells from the Toronto Blue Jays. The A's transferred infielder Scott Sizemore (knee injury) to the 60-day disabled list Monday to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Oakland will make a

Raiders look to reverse bad draft fortunes
For seven straight years starting in 2004, the Oakland Raiders had a top 10 pick in the NFL draft only to end up disappointed in the outcome. Six botched selections and one misguided trade later, the results from those years add up to no playoff berths

Report: Oakland A's auction off ball ex-Ranger Josh Hamilton dropped for $1280
Texas center fielder Josh Hamilton drops an easy fly ball that would have ended the fourth inning, instead allowing two runs to score in Oakland’s division-clinching 12-5 win during the Texas Rangers vs. the Oakland Athletics major league baseball game …

Oakland shooting prompts 12th Street BART station closure
Police late Tuesday were investigating a fatal shooting in downtown Oakland. The shooting at 13th Street and Broadway was reported at 10:21 p.m., Oakland police said. Oakland police could provide few details about the shooting. BART police said the

CHP to expand Oakland patrols
OAKLAND, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol has renewed a deal to help Oakland's undermanned police force by patrolling the city's streets. The Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/YK6twd) says the tentative agreement reached Monday calls for the CHP to

Oakland Park brother accused of bomb plot denied bond
A federal judge turned down a request to release the elder of two Oakland Park brothers accused of plotting to detonate explosives in New York City, finding the risk was too great that he would flee. Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, was in federal court in


Oakland News for April 22nd 2013

A's acquire OF Casper Wells
The A's transferred infielder Scott Sizemore to the 60-day disabled list Monday to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Oakland will make a move to put Wells on the 25-man roster once he joins the team in Boston. Wells spent spring training with Seattle

Visiting Aaron Hern brightens days for Oakland A's players
BOSTON — None of the members of the Oakland A's organization who visited Boston Marathon bombing victim Aaron Hern on Monday are trained in medicine. All came away from the noontime meeting, however, saying they believe Hern and his family are

Oakland County students get peek at local government
About 100 students from Auburn Hills, Ferndale, Farmington Hills, Milford, Pontiac, Southfield, Waterford and White Lake began the day meeting members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, and also toured courtrooms and the sheriff's office.

Oakland A's To Meet Martinez Boy Hurt in Blast | NBC Bay Area
A week to the day after the twin blasts shook the Boston Marathon, an 11-year-old Martinez boy still hospitalized from the bombings is expected to meet the Oakland A's.
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Oakland-based 'Brotherhood of Elders' supports African male
Minster Greg Hodge. In every urban city across the country, there are particular evils that afflict young, black males disproportionately and so, of course, this would also ring true for Oakland – coined, among many other phrases, the “City of
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Oakland A's players visit young bomb victim in hospital
When Oakland Athletics first base coach Tye Waller came up to first baseman Brandon Moss and outfielder Josh Reddick and asked if they had any interest in visiting an 11-year-old boy who had been wounded in the Boston Marathon bombings a week ago,

Toronto Blue Jays Trade Casper Wells to Oakland Athletics for Cash
According to the Blue Jays' official Twitter feed, outfielder Casper Wells has been traded to the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations. Wells was claimed from the Mariners and was dressed for…
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Oakland school board member Gary Yee seeks to temporarily replace outgoing
The position is too demanding and important to make a rushed decision, OUSD board President David Kakishiba wrote in a letter dated April 21 and posted on the Oakland Unified website. The board wants time for a "comprehensive search process,"

Oakland-based 'Brotherhood of Elders' supports African male development
Enter stage right, the Brotherhood of Elders Network, headed by Minister Greg Hodge of Wo’se Community Church in Oakland. Hodge, who is an elder and father, says that in his observations of black males in Oakland, the first thing that he notices when …

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Tampa Bay exploited a dropped fly ball from Gold Glove right fielder Josh Reddick to take a 3-0 lead in the first inning that set the tone for the series finale. Oakland had just three hits off Rays starter Roberto Hernandez and two relievers

Rolando McClain arrested in Alabama
In 41 career games with Oakland, the former first-round pick had 6.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and no fumble recoveries, and he did little to help improve Oakland's struggling run defense. Information from The Associated Press was used

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
Scribner had no decisions and a 4.26 ERA in eight appearances for Oakland this season. LHP Tommy Milone is 1-2 with a 7.13 ERA after allowing four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings against Tampa Bay on Sunday. He entered the game on a career-best

The Advanced Scout – Oakland Athletics | Fire Brand of the
After losing two of three to the Royals during an emotional weekend, the Boston Red Sox (12-6, leading the AL East by 1.5 games) welcome the Oakland Athletics (12-7, .5 games behind in the AL West) to Fenway Park for a three-game series.
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My visit to Oakland Unversity and the Bat Zone << Why Evolution Is True
I had a lovely visit to Oakland University in Michigan, thanks largely to my host, Todd Shackleford, the students in evolutionary psychology, and the psychology honor association, which helped sponsor my visit. Photos of seminars and
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Hernandez gets 1st win since 2011 – The Times and Democrat
Roberto Hernandez pitched six effective innings Sunday for his first win since he was known as Fausto Carmona, and the Rays completed a sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 victory. The Athletics, who still lead the league in run production

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