Oakland News for July 2nd 2013

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Oakland News for July 1st 2013

Recap: Oakland vs. St. Louis
Jed Lowrie went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to highlight a 12-hit effort by the Oakland Athletics in their 7-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at O.co Coliseum. Josh Donaldson added a solo homer and Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with an RBI More…

Jim Harbaugh Looks as Angry as Ever at Oakland Athletics Game
Even as a fan at a baseball game, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh doesn't look happy. Smile, coach. It's the offseason! Thanks to Cut4 and For More…

Oakland A's: Biggest Winners, Losers of the First Half of the Season
With the Midsummer Classic looming, it's time to chalk up the Oakland Athletics' winners and losers at the halfway mark of 2013. Since the A's are already fighting the Texas Rangers for tops in the AL West, unlike last year at this point when Oakland More…

Oakland: Four shot in four hours
All the victims are Oakland residents, male, and range in age from 16 to 28. The most recent happened about 1:48 a.m. Saturday when someone was shot in the 4000 block of Alameda Avenue. The victim was able to get to a hospital on his own and was in More…

Oakland A's rally to beat St. Louis Cardinals 7-5
Oakland Athletics' Josh Donaldson celebrates as he crosses home plate after hitting a home run off St. Louis Cardinals' Trevor Rosenthal in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (AP Photo). More…

Oakland University Increases Tuition 3.75%
On average, full-time, in-state undergrads at Oakland receive nearly $3,900 in grants and scholarships each year, which amounts to a 36 percent discount on the cost of their education. Other components of the financial aid strategy include guaranteeing More…

Oakland Athletics beat St. Louis Cardinals 7-5, plus more AL scores
ATHLETICS 7, CARDINALS 5. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jed Lowrie and Josh Donaldson homered and Tommy Milone overcame a rocky start to win for the first time in nearly four weeks as the Oakland Athletics held off St. Louis. Donaldson reached base four More…

Oakland A's rally to beat St. Louis Cardinals
OAKLAND — Ask any manager in baseball, any coach in any sport, for the path to success, and 30 seconds won't pass without the word "consistency" coming to the forefront. And with the A's scoring a 7-5 win over St. Louis on Sunday, Oakland is about as More…

Oakland Museum of California Launches Its Advanced Magazine Tablet
Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) today announced that it has launched the OMCA Advanced Magazine Tablet Application (app) for iPad, Droid and Kindle platforms. The Advanced Tablet App is available for free through Apple's iTunes store, Google More…

Oakland County marriage numbers steady despite national decrease
On the opposite end of the spectrum, in 2011, Oakland County had 3,889 divorces, with a rate of 6.4 per 1,000 — higher than Wayne County's rate of 5.4 per 1,000, but lower than Macomb County's rate of 6.7 per 1,000. Continued… 1 ? 2 ? See Full Story. More…

A's rally to nip Cardinals 7-5
Oakland Athletics' Brandon Moss (37) is tagged out by St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Moss was attempting to advance on a single by Josh Donaldson. More…

Oakland city employee unions said they plan to call a one-day strike Monday
OAKLANDOakland city employee unions said they plan to call a one-day strike Monday, Mayor Jean Quan said Sunday night. According to a statement released from her office, Quan said that on Friday she and city negotiators met with representatives of More…

Photo by : Kyle Terada – USA TODAY Sports Oakland Athletics Vs . St . Louis
The Oakland A's and the St. Louis Cardinals face off on Sunday in Oakland for the rubber match of their interleague series. The Oakland A's caught a tough break on Saturday and they imploded shortly after taking the loss. Derek Norris had two hits and More…

Carpenter extends hit streak in Cardinals ' loss
By RICK EYMER The_Associated_Press. Tweet ? 0 Comments E-mail Print. Cardinals Athletics Baseball. St. Louis Cardinals' Jake Westbrook works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. More…

Oakland County property values finally flatten out WITH VIDEO
"The line is going up, which means that property has made the turn and it's starting to come back up," says Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. "I've been telling my friends, 'If you wanted to invest at the bottom of the market, probably six More…

Oakland Chinatown's Greatest Hits – San Francisco Bay Area – Food
Whether youre in downtown Oakland for work or play, check out this list of Chowhounds top dishes at Chinatown restaurants, including claypot rice at Gum Wah More…

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
C Derek Norris made his first start and first appearance Saturday against St. Louis since June 23 at Seattle. The right-handed-hitting Norris had two of Oakland's five hits on Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright. Over his previous 13 games, Norris More…

Oakland – San Francisco Bay Ferry
Oakland Jack London Square and San Francisco Ferry Building Gate E departure and ending with a 8:45 PM Oakland departure to the ferry building. More…

Oakland A's rally to nip St. Louis Cardinals 7-5
Donaldson homered, reached base safely four times and made a pair of stellar defensive plays, including a tumbling catch while crashing over a roll of infield tarp in foul territory, to help preserve Oakland's 7-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on More…

Oakland: Sideshow shooting among four shootings in four hours in East Oakland
OAKLAND — Four people were shot within four hours late Friday and early Saturday in East Oakland, including a man at a sideshow and a teen shot after he was possibly mistaken as a gangmember, police said. None of the wounds were life threatening and More…

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Oakland News for June 30th 2013

Oakland County property values finally bottom out
A new look at property tax assessments indicates years of declining values in Oakland County may be bottoming out. With summer property tax bills going out at the end of June and in early July, property values across the county are up an average of 1 More…

Oakland police seek suspects in 2 killings
Oakland police are investigating two killings that happened Thursday on the east side of the city, but officials said the death of a third man that day was not a homicide. William Ward, 19, of Oakland was slain in a drive-by shooting on the 8300 block More…

Poole: Oakland A's ace Bartolo Colon has look of an All-Star
OAKLAND — Bartolo Colon is baseball's serene Buddha, 270 pounds of vast waistline and sly wisdom, a silent sage with a wink and a smile. On the fifth day, he strolls to the mound and becomes a practically perfect pitching machine. How does he do it? More…

Advice pays off nicely for Moss, Oakland – The Sacramento Bee
Jeff Larish barely rates a footnote in A's history. The infielder played 24 games for Oakland in 2010, hit .175 with a couple of homers and was granted free More…

Oakland residents deserve better from their elected officials (Community Voices)
As my son and I were walking home from his Glenview District elementary school, I noticed two men sprinting toward us, one pulling his hood over his head. I realized we were about to be robbed, right outside our front gate. I shielded my son as the man More…

Cardinals lose 6 – 1 to A's , fall out of 1st place
Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick follows through on an RBI double off St. Louis Cardinals' Shelby Miller in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, June 28, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. BEN MARGOT — AP Photo. Story Photos: Cardinals Athletics Baseball. More…

Why was Jim Harbaugh so angry at the Oakland Athletics game
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was in attendance Friday night to watch the Oakland Athletics beat the the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-1, but Jim More…

Oakland Athletics Vs. St. Louis Cardinals: 6/29/13 Tyrone's Free MLB Baseball
Oakland came out with a purpose striking in four runs during the bottom of the second on Josh Donaldson's single, Josh Reddick's double, Seth Smith's single and Jed Lowrie's double. Stephen Voght's home run during the fourth upped the A's ahead 6-0. More…

Oakland: Four shot in four hours
All the victims are Oakland residents, male, and range in age from 16 to 28. The most recent happened about 1:48 a.m. Saturday when someone was shot in the 4000 block of Alameda Avenue. The victim was able to get to a hospital on his own and was in More…

Citywise: Oakland moves closer to joining regional public safety radio system
Oakland is moving toward scrapping the city's much-criticized public safety radio system in favor of a newer radio network run by nearly every city and police jurisdiction in the East Bay. Next month, council members will vote on whether to approve More…

OAKLAND — The A's have gotten used to seeing Jarrod Parker get better and
OAKLAND — The A's have gotten used to seeing Jarrod Parker get better and better. Saturday was, by all accounts, Parker's best yet, this from a pitcher who had gone 5-1 with a 2.59 ERA in his last nine games. But a hamstring injury forced him out of More…

Oakland A's: Catcher John Jaso still missing from lineup
OAKLAND — The A's had hoped that John Jaso would be able to catch Saturday, but for the seventh consecutive game he was held out of Saturday's lineup because of an abrasion on his left hand. Stephen Vogt had caught the last three games, but with a More…

The Oakland Athletics: Not just an excuse to say "Moneyball" over
The Oakland Athletics' new market efficiency: Low-OBP sluggers, oddly enough.
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Oakland: Four shot in four hours in East Oakland
OAKLAND – Four people were shot within four hours late Friday and early Saturday in East Oakland, police said. None of the wounds were life threatening. No arrests were made in any of the cases and no motives were released. Police were trying to More…

Oakland: Sideshow shooting among four shootings in four hours in East Oakland
OAKLAND — Four people were shot within four hours late Friday and early Saturday in East Oakland, including a man at a sideshow and a teen shot after he was possibly mistaken as a gangmember, police said. None of the wounds were life threatening and More…

Tense BART negotiations resume with strike looming
BART station agent Mark Madrigal helps a customer at the Lake Merritt station in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 28, 2013. Two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions gave notice that they plan to go on strike if they don't reach a new More…

Oakland Raiders: Predicting Their 2013 Defensive Depth Chart
Oct 21, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston (99) flexes after making a tackle as safety Tyvon Branch (33) watches during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image More…

A's lose Jarrod Parker, then lose to Cardinals
Parker had some of his best stuff all season when he fell to the ground and grabbed his right hamstring in the fourth inning on an unusually hot Bay Area afternoon, forced into an early exit in Oakland's 7-1 loss to St. Louis on Saturday. Parker More…

Oakland Animal Hospital Celebrates 50th Anniversary
VALLEJO, CA, June 29, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ — Since 1963, Oakland Animal Hospital has grown from a single veterinary practice and a small staff to three Oakland, Wayne and Franklin Lakes, NJ veterinarians, 7 veterinarian technicians, and 9 support More…

Oakland: Sideshow shooting among four shootings in four hours in East Oakland
The most recent shooting happened at about 1:48 a.m. Saturday when an Oakland man was shot during a sideshow in a hardware store parking lot in the 4000 block of Alameda Avenue. The 27-year-old was standing outside his car watching the spectacle More…

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Oakland News for June 29th 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oakland News for June 28th 2013

My/Our love for Oakland – Silver And Black Pride
I was born in Castro Valley and raised throughout the entire Bay Area. I couldn't really say where I've lived the longest between San Jose, Sunnyvale, Hayward, More…

WSU, Oakland Raise Tuition Rates << CBS Detroit
Wayne State University is raising tuition 8.9 percent, a jump much greater than those of other public universities in Michigan.
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Hill: Oakland A's Root Beer Float Day, where sugar-free equals loneliness
But now, in an astonishing scientific breakthrough Wednesday at the Oakland A's 14th annual Mug Root Beer Float Day, I discovered the true key to invisibility, and it is this: Volunteer at the sugar-free table. It is a lonely place. Not for lack of More…

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

Warriors deal into draft to take Nedovic 30th
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors moved into the first-round of the NBA draft Thursday night and took Serbian guard Nemanja Nedovic with the 30th overall pick. The Warriors entered the draft without a pick before a flurry of deals gave them More…

BART to offer unions new package
OAKLAND, Calif. — San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials said Thursday they will offer two of their largest unions a new contract proposal to avert a possible rail strike that would cause chaos for commuters. The agency's new package is closer More…

Oakland sweeps Cincy behind Griffin's two-hit gem
OAKLAND, Calif. — No need for A.J. Griffin to glance over his shoulder at the bullpen. This game was all his to finish, something that seemed far-fetched when he walked two of the game's first three batters. Griffin tossed a two-hitter for his first More…

Recap: Oakland vs. Cincinnati
A.J. Griffin tossed his first career shutout and Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer as the Oakland Athletics blanked the Cincinnati Reds, 5-0, to complete a sweep of a brief two-game interleague set. Griffin (6-6), who earned his first victory since More…

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

Oakland County court to tackle business disputes
“I think there's a need for it,” said Judge James Alexander, who, along with Judge Wendy Potts will preside over Oakland County's business cases. “By having a specific docket, judges can become much more educated, parties can get more predictability More…

Settlement would lift hurdle to Oakland stadium for A's
Oakland stadium boosters have long had their eyes on Howard Terminal, a 50-acre site just north of Jack London Square. The proposal before Oakland's port commissioners would settle a lawsuit brought by the terminal's maritime tenant, SSA Terminals, More…

Oakland, Wayne St. universities increase tuition
The Oakland University Board of Trustees approved a 3.75 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduates on Wednesday afternoon for the 2013-14 school year. Tuition also spiked for graduate students and the Oakland University William Beaumont More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Oakland, a surprise playoff team in 2012 after winning the American League West on the final day of the season, is 103-60 since July 1, 2012. The A's just swept a two-game series from the second-best club during that time span: Cincinnati is 99-65 in More…

Oakland: Man injured in shooting on MacArthur Boulevard
A man was injured in a shooting on MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland late Wednesday night, according to police. At about 11 p.m., police received a report of a shooting in the 7800 block of Macarthur Boulevard. The victim sustained at least one gunshot More…

Fired Oakland University women's basketball coach allegedly imposed religious
According to Bachrouche's account to the Free Press, after many other instances of religious pressuring – including Francis telling Bachrouche that she should get a DVD on how to be a "Palestinian Christian Muslim" – Bachrouche went to Oakland athletic More…

Oakland Athletics Vs. St. Louis Cardinals: 6/28/13 Mitch's Free MLB Baseball Pick
The Oakland A's have been streaky this season and they are right in the thick of the American League West race. The A's are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 24-12 at home this season, and they are a half of a game behind the Rangers in the AL West standings. More…

Oakland A's: A.J. Griffin Throws First Career Complete Game
Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports It was a special day in Oakland today for A.J. Griffin. Going against the Cincinnati Reds, a team with one of the best.
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Game #80: Oakland Athletics vs. Cincinnati Reds – Athletics Nation
The A's earned the elusive "W" last night, and look to build on that strong offensive performance as they take on the Reds again today, looking for the series sweep.
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Oakland Schools police officer sues district
(AP) — An Oakland schools police sergeant filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday claiming that district leaders pressured him to change his story of the shooting death of a 20-year-old man outside a school dance. Sgt. Jonathan Bellusa's civil rights lawsuit More…

Education Voices: Kahmaria Adams, 15, of East Oakland on gun
I have never been in a moment like that before. I've never been in a situation where I had to feel scared about being around a gun. At that particular moment I did not get off the bus. Part of me was telling me, 'Get off the bus!' but I had to be
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Oakland News for June 27th 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oakland News for June 26th 2013

Oakland Athletics Vs. Cincinnati Reds 6/25/13 Mitch's Free MLB Baseball Pick
The Oakland A's and the Cincinnati Reds face off on Tuesday in Oakland for game one of their interleague series. The Oakland A's had battled their way into first place in the AL West, but after a cold streak they now find themselves back in second place. More…

Oakland to Apply to State Commission
Since Oakland Elementary was closed in May 2011, the school has gone to great lengths to establish itself as a K-8 charter school. Also since this time, the Gilmer BOE has twice denied the school's charter application. The Gilmer County school board More…

Oakland, county settle with police protesters
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The city of Oakland and Alameda County have agreed to pay a total $1.025 million to about 150 people arrested in 2010 while protesting the sentencing of a white transit officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, attorneys More…

Watchdog chides Oakland over teen center 'fiasco'
OAKLAND, Calif. — A civic watchdog says the Oakland City Council's refusal to police itself allowed a councilwoman to escape discipline for her takeover of a teen center that proved a "complete fiasco." The Alameda County Civil grand jury issued a More…

Oakland and Alameda County Agree to Pay Protesters $1 Million
The City of Oakland and Alameda County have agreed to pay $1.025 million in damages and legal fees to demonstrators arrested on November 5, 2010 in Eastlake during protests over ex-BART cop Johannes Mehserle’s sentencing for the killing of Oscar? … More…

Oakland 3-year-old's last breaths detailed in court
OAKLAND — The terrifying explosions had just ended when Cynthia Montiel decided to look out her car window toward the area on International Boulevard, just feet away, where she heard the gunfire. Montiel, 22, saw a woman hysterically crying and More…

Oakland! – Design Mom
The home we're moving to is actually in Oakland, not San Francisco. But when I' ve mentioned Oakland to people, some give me a blank stare, so I've mostly More…

Oakland's Brian Shaw introduced as new Denver Nuggets coach
Oakland's Brian Shaw, the newest coach on Denver's pro-sports scene, was introduced as the Nuggets coach at a Tuesday press conference. Shaw, 47, was hired Monday to replace George Karl. Shaw spent the past two seasons in Indiana as an assistant More…

Oakland, county pay $1mn settlement over heavy-handed policing of protesters
The City of Oakland and Alameda County have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit by paying out $1.025 million to 152 people arrested in 2010 while protesting the leniency of sentence for a white transit officer who shot dead an unarmed black man. More…

Oakland Coliseum sewage overflow damage took a week to repair
OAKLAND — The Coliseum was activated from its own disabled list of sorts Tuesday when the A's and Cincinnati Reds returned to renovated and meticulously tested clubhouses damaged during a sewage overflow on June 16. After evaluations by a More…

Grand jury: Oakland council unable to police itself
OAKLAND — The City Council's refusal to police itself or unshackle Oakland's political watchdog commission allowed one council member to skirt discipline after she improperly seized control over the construction and operation of a city teen center More…

Lawsuit claims Oakland school district leaders interfered in police shooting
OAKLAND — An Oakland schools police sergeant filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday claiming district leaders pressured him to change his statements about an incident in which his partner shot and killed a 20-year-old man outside a high school dance in 2011. More…

Oakland School Police Sergeant Questions Shooting Investigation
Oakland School Police Sgt. Jonathan Bellusa said OUSD leaders violated the district’s own policies during the investigation into the fatal shooting of Raheim Brown. He claims when he tried to raise concerns, he faced retaliation. Vicky Nguyen reports … More…

Oakland A's Badly Need to Regroup Against Cincinnati Reds
Once winners in 22 of 30 contests, Oakland (44-34) has lost two series in the span of 10 days against the struggling Seattle Mariners to accompany losing three of four to the Texas Rangers. During their visit to the Northwest from June 21-23, the A's More…

Sayings Oakland Raiders fans must know
If you are a die-hard fan of Oakland, you are part of a “Nation.” The Raider Nation represents family and support for the team and all Raiders fans. The Raiders are the only fans in the NFL in which the fans refer to themselves as a nation; and yes, it More…

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

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

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

Lawsuit filed against Monster for teen's death
OAKLAND, Calif. — The mother of a teenager who died from cardiac arrhythmia last year is blaming his death on Monster Beverage, alleging in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that his death was caused by habitually drinking the company's energy drink. More…

Oakland County Michigan Merit Exam scores rise in …
Overall Oakland County Michigan Merit Examination results remained stable, but some districts reported up to a 10 percent increase in reading scores among 11th graders who take the test. However, gaps in scores between districts with majority More…

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Oakland News for June 25th 2013

Darlene Rios Drapkin on Oakland's Urban Transformation
Drapkin spoke of Oakland's renewal, which has been widely chronicled in the past year by the New York Times and is by now familiar to locals, even as many have mixed feelings about the “renewal” and its relationship to gentrification.
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Oakland Park seeks county grant for parking lot upgrades
OAKLAND PARK — – Unlit, rundown, poorly landscaped city parking lots in front of businesses on Prospect Road at Andrews Avenue could be repaired if the city wins a $1.1 million Broward County grant. Commissioners last week approved applying for the More…

Oakland educator prepares for Harvard
Cesar Cruz was born in Jalisco, Mexico but grew up in Los Angeles. Upon graduation, he moved to the Bay Area to attend UC Berkeley and has been an educator in Oakland for 19 years. Cruz, now 39 years old, never thought about attending the private Ivy More…

Grand jury: Oakland council unable to police itself
OAKLAND — The City Council's refusal to police itself or unshackle Oakland's political watchdog commission allowed one council member to skirt discipline after she improperly seized control over the construction and operation of a city teen center More…

Oakland head coach fired due to misconduct that led to internal
Oakland University women's basketball coach Beckie Francis was fired for behavior in April that led to an internal review, the school said Friday. It did not More…

Oakland U women's basketball coach fired with cause after investigation
Oakland assistant athletic director Scott MacDonald repeated Friday he was unaware of any ongoing investigation by the NCAA. A representative from the NCAA said Wednesday it could not confirm or deny an investigation at the school, but noted there have More…

Oakland Tribune editorial: Time to end costly taxpayer pension subsidies for
Click photo to enlarge. Passengers wait on the platform as a BART train arrives at the 19th Street station in Oakland, Calif. on Oct. 24, 2012. BART employees enjoy some of the best benefits among Bay Area public employees. (Steve Dempsey/Staff). <>. More…

Oakland, county settle with police protesters
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The city of Oakland and Alameda County have agreed to pay a total $1.025 million to about 150 people arrested in 2010 while protesting the sentencing of a white transit officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, attorneys More…

Oakland's Jed Lowrie, from North Salem, plays in front of family in Seattle
Sitting with a group of fans of the Seattle Mariners, the long-time pitching coach for North Salem High School often loudly cheered for the Oakland Athletics, particularly the team's shortstop, Jed Lowrie. When Godfrey explained to the fans sitting More…

Cleveland Browns Hire Oakland Raiders P.R. Director Zak Gilbert
Dec. 18, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Helmets sit on the field as Cleveland Browns players stretch prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Universi.
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Jesse Chavez providing Oakland A's a boost out of bullpen
He was on his second tour of duty with the A's this season when he was asked to carry the team on his back for a while in what turned out to be an 18-inning, 3-2 win over the New York Yankees in Oakland. A's manager Bob Melvin had gone through most of More…

Oakland A's Trade Rumors: Jemile Weeks Apparently No Longer “Untouchable”
Two scouts in the past week have said that the A's are willing to trade Jemile Weeks but that Oakland is asking for quite a bit for the onetime A's starting second baseman, who spent the end of last season and all of this one so far at Triple-A Sacramento. More…

4 killed after small plane crash at Oakland County airport
Neighbors in Fraser reeled from the news that 19-year-old Troy Brothers and family members were killed in the crash Friday. More…

Oakland Athletics Vs. Cincinnati Reds: 6/25/13 Mitch's Free MLB Baseball Pick
The Oakland A's had battled their way into first place in the AL West but after a cold streak they now find themselves back in second place. The A's are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 22-12 at home this season, and they are a game behind the Rangers in More…

Oakland A's Grant Balfour gives up homerun in 10th, gets rare loss
NOTES: After the game Oakland optioned RHP Dan Staily to Triple-A Sacramento. … Seattle CF Franklin Gutierrez, playing for the second straight game after coming off the 60-day DL, left the game after the sixth inning with a tight hamstring. … CF More…

Jesse Chavez providing Oakland A's with a boost out of bullpen
OAKLAND — It seems that Jesse Chavez crossed a bridge back on June 13. He'd been on his second tour of duty with the A's this season when he was asked to carry the A's on his back for a while in what turned out to be an 18-inning 3-2 win over the More…

Oakland! – Design Mom
The home we're moving to is actually in Oakland, not San Francisco. But when I' ve mentioned Oakland to people, some give me a blank stare, so I've mostly More…

Oakland agrees to $1 million settlement with arrested Mehserle protesters
A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a $1 million settlement in a lawsuit filed against the city of Oakland and Alameda County on behalf of 150 people who were arrested during a 2010 protest related to the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III. More…

Searching For Oakland's All-Star Representative(s) – Athletics Nation
Who are the most likely candidates to represent Oakland in the 2013 All-Star Game?
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Oakland, Alameda County to pay protesters $1 million
Oakland and Alameda County have agreed to pay more than $1 million and reform their crowd-control policies to settle a lawsuit filed by 150 people who were arrested together – and then held for hours – while protesting the sentence given to the BART … More…

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Oakland News for June 24th 2013

Oakland County beach closures down, but more locations to be tested
The amount of testing done on both public and semi-public Oakland County beaches in recent years has dwindled, due in part to cutting funding to a paid internship program, said Mark Hansell, Environmental Health Services Unit supervisor for the Oakland More…

Oakland A's lose 6-3 to Seattle Mariners on Kendrys Morales' walk-off homer in
SEATTLE — Oakland's most frustrating trip ended in a most frustrating fashion Sunday when the Mariners' Kendrys Morales clubbed a three-run homer off closer Grant Balfour as Seattle scored a 6-3, 10-inning win over the A's. Balfour was beside himself More…

1d Apparently someone jammed something down a toilet in Oakland
The San Francisco Chronicle spoke to some officials from Oakland who are not at all happy at the A's and the rest of the world portraying the Coliseum as an More…

Oakland A's breeze turn into battle
The A's had built up a lead of 5-2 on the strength of three RBIs from Jed Lowrie, including a two-run single that moved Oakland from behind to ahead in the fifth inning. When the A's added two more on RBI singles by Josh Donaldson and Josh Reddick in More…

Oakland Park seeks county grant for parking lot upgrades
OAKLAND PARK — – Unlit, rundown, poorly landscaped city parking lots in front of businesses on Prospect Road at Andrews Avenue could be repaired if the city wins a $1.1 million Broward County grant. Commissioners last week approved applying for the More…

Oakland Effect: Leadership will help alleviate city's violent crime
Minister Mustafa Muhyee lives in East Oakland. He runs a small church out of a modest white house at the end of a dead-end street where he tries, with varying degrees of success, to improve his little corner of the world. It's a mission that takes him More…

Oakland head coach fired due to misconduct that led to internal
Oakland University women's basketball coach Beckie Francis was fired for behavior in April that led to an internal review, the school said Friday. It did not More…

Oakland real estate soars: Another bubble? << Oakland Local
In what seems like just a few months, Oakland's reputation has transformed from a city plagued by violence into a indie darling. The New York Times rated the city #5 on a list of top cities to visit. Movoto named Oakland the #1 most exciting city in More…

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
SS Jed Lowrie drove in Oakland's first three runs of Saturday's game at Seattle. He brought home Eric Sogard on a third-inning sacrifice fly, then gave the A's a 3-2 lead with a one-out, bases-loaded single in the fifth. He went 3-for-3 on Saturday More…

Oakland: Fire agencies battle MacArthur Boulevard blaze
OAKLAND — One firefighter suffered second-degree burns and four animals are dead after a blaze burned a home on the 200 block of MacArthur Boulevard, officials announced Saturday. No one else was reported injured. Firefighters responded to reports of More…

Nature preserve receives grant from Duke Energy
Oakland Nature Preserve has been awarded a grant from Duke Energy Foundation to help fund the Environmental Summer Day Camp program. Duke Energy recently bought Progress Energy and is now serving utilities to most residents throughout Florida. More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Oakland's bullpen is gassed, and it showed on the team's just-completed trip to Texas and Seattle. The A's played 30 games in 31 days, and as that stretch reached an end, the relief core hit a wall. On the seven-game trip, Oakland's bullpen recorded More…

Oakland's Caffe 817 restaurant to celebrate its 20th anniversary << Oakland Local
Caffe 817's 20th anniversary is coming up! Tuesday, June 25, will be devoted to customer appreciation. During its usual business hours at 817 Washington Street in Oakland (7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.), each person's meal will be 10% off (one per customer), and More…

Oakland A's lose 7-5 to Seattle Mariners
SEATTLE — The A's, who made the most of playing in the American League West early on, are finding out how the other side lives after a punch-in-the-gut 7-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. The A's were 21-10 against the West to start More…

Game #77: Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners – Athletics Nation
After last night's strong win, the A's look to Dan Straily to build momentum as he will face off against former A's player Aaron Harang in tonight's match-up.
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Oakland A's notes: Catcher John Jaso misses series finale against Seattle
SEATTLE — The A's had to make do without John Jaso as their catcher in the series finale against Oakland Sunday, but there is hope that he will be available when the A's return home to start a series against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday. Jaso said the More…

Oakland: Two fire agencies working to control blaze on MacArthur Boulevard
Firefighters responded to reports of smoke and fire around 3 p.m. Both Oakland and Alameda County crews responded at the scene, according to the Oakland Fire Department's Twitter page. The extent of the fire's damage is unknown, but Alameda County More…

4 people killed in plane crash at Oakland County International
Four people have been killed in a small plane crash at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township … More pictures inside. More…

Lifetimes of experience, speaking out for affordable Oakland Local
It doesn't feel like the great recession is over in Oakland neighborhoods, where foreclosure, skyrocketing rents and unattended blight are making more families housing-insecure. The state's theft of redevelopment removed the planning and
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Oakland residents shaken after brazen home burglary
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — An Oakland neighborhood that’s seeing an increase in crime is shaken after a particularly brazen home burglary. It’s the latest in a rash of home burglaries in the Upper Dimond and Oakmore neighborhoods, located between? … More…

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Oakland News for June 23rd 2013

Oakland Thunder Broncos roll big over Tekamah-Herman Purple 12-1
In the bottom of the first Oakland started out strong. Robby Mayberry led of for the Thunder reaching 1st base via walk. Kobe Benne smashed a double scoring Mayberry. Evan Reinert got a base hit scoring Benne. Mulder reached 1st base on an error More…

Oakland A's batter Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma again as Bartolo Colon
SEATTLE — "When I'm in the outfield, my body is completely on fire." So said the A's Yoenis Cespedes (through interpreter Ariel Prieto) on the occasion of his return to left field after spending a week as Oakland's designated hitter. He should have More…

Oakland says Beckie Francis fired with cause
On July 1, 1997, Beckie Francis became Oakland University's women's basketball coach with a $50,000 salary. Except for a three-year hiatus when she took a leave of absence for health reasons, Francis received a salary increase each year and on July 1, More…

Oakland Athletics (44-32) at Seattle Mariners (32-43), 10:10 pm (ET)
Dan Straily attempts to win his fourth straight decision on Saturday as the Oakland Athletics take on the Seattle Mariners in the second game of a weekend set at Safeco Field. Straily was roughed up in his latest start, yielding eight hits and six More…

A wild idea that might just keep the A's in Oakland – Contra Costa
The calls to move the Athletics to San Jose have started back up with a vengeance, because apparently a clogged sewer line in the Coliseum means every current and future building in the city of Oakland will have similar plumbing problems.
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The Oakland A's: Complete Baseball Team – Athletics Nation
In 2012, the A's got great production out of a few positions and absolutely nothing out of a few others. Have things improved in 2013?
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Oakland transfer picks Valparaiso women's basketball team
VALPARAISO | Annemarie Hamlet nearly decided to play basketball at Valparaiso when she was in high school. Now a college sophomore, the Michigan native is happy to finally join the Crusaders. Hamlet will transfer from Oakland and will have three More…

Oakland recovers from Texas series troubles with win in Seattle
After dropping three of four in Texas during the week, the Oakland Athletics recovered to win Friday night in Seattle, and the A's now face two more games against the Mariners this weekend before returning to the Coliseum next week for more inter More…

34-year-old Oakland County plane crash victim was firefighter, father
Jose died Friday after the single-engine Cessna 172 crashed just after takeoff from Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township. He was the brother-in-law of pilot Troy Brothers, 19. The others who died were Brothers' stepfather, 58-year More…

Oakland A's stadium situation continues to get backed up
The Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners could smell that smell a week ago, when the plumbing on the lower levels at the O.co Coliseum became blocked and started flooding the lower levels of the stadium with waste water and sewage. The pipes at the worst? … More…

Oakland horse riders thrown, injured after run-in with illegal Marin mountain
Marin authorities are trying to identify two young mountain bikers who illegally whipped down a rural Novato trail, causing two Oakland women to be thrown from their horses and injuring a horse that fled in a panic. Lisa Zeppegno, who suffered spinal More…

Oakland: Amateur radio operators ham it up in annual exercise
An Oakland resident, Firehock saw firsthand how the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and the 1991 Oakland hills fire created a communications vacuum at a time when communication was needed most. The experiences inspired in him an interest in amateur More…

Oakland U. says women's coach fired over conduct
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) – Oakland University women's basketball coach Beckie Francis was fired for behavior in April that led to an internal review, the school said Friday. It did not provide details about Francis' alleged conduct or the review. The More…

Oakland man sent to prison for 1998 kidnapping and rape of two high school girls
OAKLAND — A 33-year-old Oakland man with a long history of violent and sexual attacks against women was sent to prison for 57 years to life Friday after being found guilty of participating in a kidnapping and gang rape of two Oakland High School girls More…

Oakland County home sales
OAKLAND COUNTY. Berkley. 3120 Eleven Mile Rd., $219,000. 2396 Buckingham Ave., $135,000. 2370 Harvard Rd., $162,000. 3665 Oakshire Ave., $305,000. Beverly Hills. 31115 Pickwick Ln., $365,000. 30220 Stellamar St., $277,000. Birmingham. More…

Oakland Social: A summer solstice pop-up market
Floyd, 36, is now the proprietor of Bump City Bakery, a local pastry business named after Oakland. (???Bump City??? is an old Oakland nickname that is at least partly coincident with Oakland-based Tower of Power’s 1972 sophomore album of that name.)? … More…

Oakland A's Yoenis Cespedes starts in left field
Cespedes, who spent the previous seven games as Oakland's designated hitter with an ailing hamstring giving him trouble, was back in left field Friday night for the opener of a three-game series between the A's and the Seattle Mariners. When he arrived More…

Oakland: Two fire agencies working to control blaze on MacArthur Boulevard
Firefighters responded to reports of smoke and fire around 3 p.m. Both Oakland and Alameda County crews responded at the scene, according to the Oakland Fire Department's Twitter page. The extent of the fire's damage is unknown, but Alameda County More…

Oakland's 'Home at Last' veterans
A Marine corporal from West Palm Beach, Barnes was on foot patrol in May 2011 in Afghanistan when he stepped on a buried explosive that severely damaged his legs and caused other injuries. His legs were amputated, and he spent a month in a coma. More…

Citywise: Oakland council members budging on budget
The Oakland City Council is inching closer to a budget comprise as three council members amended a proposal to bridge several differences with a plan offered by council President Pat Kernighan. Councilmembers Desley Brooks, Larry Reid and Noel Gallo More…

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