Oakland News for June 22nd 2013

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: Child hospitalized after falling out of third-story window
She was taken by ambulance to Children's Hospital Oakland for treatment, but her condition was not immediately available Thursday evening. A person who saw her fall from the window to the concrete jumped over a fence and held the girls' head still More…

Oakland: Stars, community members gather for screening of Oscar Grant movie
Octavia Spencer, who plays the role as Oscar Grant's mom in the film "Fruitvale Station," speaks to the media on a red carpet during a private screening of the award winning film at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, June 20, 2013. More…

Raiders rookie Tyler Wilson on Oakland's wild fans, adjusting to NFL
At the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, Oakland Raiders rookie QB Tyler Wilson spoke with SB Nation's Dan Rubenstein about getting used to his playbook's verbiage, his new teammates, golfing, and much more.
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3 Killed In Plane Crash At Oakland County Airport << CBS Detroit
WATERFORD (WWJ) – A small plane crashed on takeoff, Thursday afternoon, at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford. According to an FAA spokesperson talking to WWJ Newsradio 950, the Oakland County Coroner has
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Oakland's Ecologic Brands prepares to open new plant in Manteca
Ecologic Brands, which is headquartered in Oakland, makes recycled bottles for Seventh Generation, which sells chemical-free laundry detergent, and provides milk cartons for Straus Family Creamery. The plant brings up to 100 new jobs, with about 30 More…

Report: Wahl signs with Oakland, ending Ole Miss career – Blogs
OXFORD — Bobby Wahl will begin his professional career after agreeing to a deal today with the Oakland Athletics. #Athletics sign 5th-rder Bobby Wahl for $500k. Mississippi RHP is 90-94 to 97 & shows plus slider when at his best. #mlbdraft.
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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 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 blow opportunities in loss to Texas Rangers
As it was, the general feeling in the Oakland clubhouse was that this game was the most frustrating of the 2013 season to date. Oakland had one-run leads three different times. The A's could have had bigger leads, but they went 0-for-5 with the bases More…

Oakland Athletics (43-32) at Seattle Mariners (32-42), 10:10 pm (ET)
An intriguing pitching matchup is on tap Friday between the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field, as Bartolo Colon squares off against Hisashi Iwakuma. Colon has been impressive in the twilight of his career and has won each of his 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…

Announcing The Public Ethics Commission's Oakland Local
As this threat to government transparency looms over California, now is the time ask critical questions about Oakland's local transparency laws. What is the current system, and is it meeting citizens' needs? Since the state's Brown Act/Public
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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…

Athletes pursue class action lawsuit against NCAA
OAKLAND, Calif. — Former college basketball standout Ed O'Bannon and his lawyers sought on Thursday to dramatically expand his lawsuit challenging the NCAA's ban on compensating athletes in a move that could expose the organization and its member More…

Oakland: Third defendant convicted in botched robbery of ATF agent
OAKLAND — A 19-year-old Richmond man involved in an attempted robbery and assault of an undercover federal agent last year could face life in prison after his conviction Thursday. Khusar Mobley was convicted of all four counts against him — including More…

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland A's Series Preview, 6/21-6/23
Date Time Venue Probable Pitchers 6/21 7:10 pm Safeco Field Bartolo Colon vs. Hisashi Iwakuma 6/22 7:10 pm Safeco Field Dan Straily vs. Aaron Harang 6/23 1:10 pm Safeco Field J…
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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…

Oakland police say they're ready to engage residents
Capt. Kirk Coleman speaks as Captains Eric Lewis, far right, Chris Bolton, standing in for Capt. Anthony Toribio who was away training, Ricardo Orozco and Steven Tull listen during a press conference introducing the five new area Captains for Oakland More…

Oakland University says women's basketball coach Beckie Francis fired over
“Indications of conduct and behavior of the women's basketball head coach that, if true, could be malfeasance and materially adversely affect the orderly or efficient operation of the Women's Basketball Program, came to the attention of an Oakland More…

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Oakland News for June 21st 2013

Oakland man pleads guilty to Pinole armed bank robbery
June 20, 2013 4:24 PM GMTUpdated: 06/20/2013 09:23:06 AM PDT. OAKLAND — An Oakland man accused of pointing a gun at a bank teller's head during a robbery in Pinole earlier this year pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony charges for the armed heist. More…

Oakland Athletics (43-31) at Texas Rangers (40-32), 2:05 pm (ET)
The Texas Rangers eye a series win and try to get even closer in the American League West standings on Thursday when they close out their four-game set with the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Texas had lost six in a row before More…

Oakland's Baker named Gatorade Boys Track Athlete of Year
The recent Oakland High graduate garnered the state's Gatorade Male Track and Field Athlete of the Year. It was the second straight year that Baker, an Oklahoma signee, has received the honor. “There are a lot of deserving athletes with a lot of great More…

A's Bartolo Colon having All-Star season
Oakland A's Bartolo Colon having All-Star season. By John Hickey. jhickey@bayareanewsgroup.commercurynews.com. Posted: 06/20/2013 02:43:33 PM PDT. June 21, 2013 4:58 AM GMTUpdated: 06/20/2013 09:58:27 PM PDT. ARLINGTON, Texas More…

Oakland traffic stop leads CHP to guns, drugs at San Ramon home
OAKLAND — A traffic stop by California Highway Patrol officers in East Oakland led to the seizure of high power assault weapons, drugs and cash and the arrest of one man, authorities said Thursday. The suspect, who was arrested Friday night, was More…

Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers Live Blog: Updates and Analysis
Wednesday night features a rubber match between the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics as each team battles in the AL West. The A’s remain three games ahead of Texas for the division lead, but the Rangers will try to change that in the third game of … More…

Oakland A's Lawsuit: Is San Jose Suing to Save Baseball, Or Do They Just Want
oakland, as, lawsuit:, is, san, jose, suing, to. Oakland A’s Lawsuit: Is San Jose Suing to Save Baseball, Or Do They Just Want to Steal the Oakland A’s? An unusual territorial battle is taking shape in the San Francisco Bay ??? but instead of involving … More…

San Jose baseball: Oakland Athletics' move now on court's timetable rather
SAN JOSE — By suing Major League Baseball to spur a long-stalled Oakland A's move to the city, San Jose has likely ensured it won't get the outcome it most wanted: a quick green light to bring the green and gold to the South Bay. The lawsuit reflects More…

Oakland A's: Catcher Derek Norris says foul tip to groin produced 'worst pain
ARLINGTON, Texas — It was, quite simply, the worst pain A's catcher Derek Norris said he'd ever experienced. A foul tip off the bat of the Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre came up and hit Norris in the groin. And it was no glancing blow, either. For a More…

Oakland will leave Texas still with AL West lead, but A's and Norris hurting
ARLINGTON, Texas — Derek Norris and the Oakland Athletics were hurting after their latest game with the Texas Rangers. The A's couldn't seize the momentum after Chris Young's go-ahead homer, catcher Norris had to leave the game after being hit by a More…

Oakland: Stars, community members gather for screening of Oscar Grant movie
OAKLAND — "Is it painful to watch?" asked Cephus Johnson, uncle of Oscar Grant III. "Yes, but it is a voice that got to people. "It is authentic." Four and a half years after the police shooting that rocked the Bay Area, a mix of pain and pride was on More…

Oakland's Grand Lake Theater to host "Fruitvale Station" screening
OAKLAND, Calif. — After earning top marks at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the film “Fruitvale Station,” which depicts the last day of Oscar Grant III’s life before he was fatally shot by a BART police officer, will be screened for the … More…

MLB Sued by San Jose Over Oakland A's Proposed Move – CourtSide
Major League Baseball has dragged its feet for four years on an owners vote on the Oakland Athletics' proposed move to a new ballpark in San Jose. Now the city has taken matters to federal court. The San Jose lawsuit (attached below)
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Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Cespedes went 0-for-4 with a walk and three strikeouts Thursday in Oakland's 4-3 loss to the Rangers, and he is 4-for-28 in his week's worth of games DHing. After Wednesday night's game, Melvin said that Cespedes also has been sick lately and lacking a More…

Oakland A's lose 9-4 to Texas Rangers
When the A's would score to tie the game or take the lead, Oakland's pitchers would be quick to send the other club back into the dugout scoreless the next time up. In the current series in Rangers Ballpark, including and especially Wednesday night's 9 More…

Oakland Urges Stay of Medical Pot Club Seizure
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – The city of Oakland asked a federal judge Thursday to stay forfeiture proceedings against a medical marijuana club while it defends its standing on appeal. Government lawyers meanwhile urged the court to let it seize Harborside More…

Athletes pursue class action lawsuit against NCAA
A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in Oakland Thursday afternoon, June 20, 2013. If the lawsuit is turned into class action and the athletes prevail, the NCAA could face billions of dollars in liability. The lawsuit was initially filed by O … More…

Athletes pursue class action lawsuit against NCAA
OAKLAND, Calif. — Lawyers for former student athletes are seeking Thursday to turn their lawsuit against the NCAA over compensation into a class action representing thousands of collegiate competitors. A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in More…

Oakland woman critical after crash
A southbound 2006 Ford Taurus driven by Jessica Luke, 26, of Oakland failed to yield at the intersection and struck the trailer of a westbound semi driven by Daniel Mueller, 46, of Griswold, according to Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker. The More…

Oakland top cop says new district system will help reduce crime
Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean Whent said Thursday that his department's new neighborhood policing plan is aimed at being more efficient in reducing the city's high crime rate. "We want to better identify crime hotspots and react to them," Whent More…

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Oakland News for June 20th 2013

Oakland A's beat Texas Rangers 6-2
There is always an exception, and that exception cropped up again Tuesday when the A's Jarrod Parker clearly outpitched Darvish, who gave up homers to Brandon Moss and John Jaso in a 6-2 Oakland win over Texas. Darvish, signed for a boatload of cash More…

Oakland A's: 3 Biggest Disappointments for Team so Far in 2013
Through 73 games, there has been much more positive than negative to write about in regards to the Oakland A’s. Currently, the club sits at 43-30, good for first in the American League West, three games ahead of the Texas Rangers. And while the? … More…

Oakland Athletics stretch lead on Texas Rangers
Arlington, Texas: The Oakland Athletics overcame Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish to record a 6-2 road victory on Tuesday to stretch their lead at the top of the American League West division. Brandon Moss and John Jaso each homered against the Japanese More…

Oakland works over Darvish in 6-2 win
ARLINGTON — Brandon Moss and John Jaso homered off Yu Darvish and the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics beat Texas, 6-2, on Tuesday night. Jarrod Parker (6-6) limited the Rangers to two runs and three hits over seven innings to improve to 4-0 his More…

Oakland Athletics (42-30) at Texas Rangers (39-31), 8:05 pm (ET)
Yu Darvish targets his first win in six starts on Tuesday when the Texas Rangers continue a four-game series against the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Darvish is 0-1 over his last five starts, but is pitching to a 2.08 ERA in that More…

Oakland Raiders' 2013 outlook dire, but hope remains for future
The trouble is, while Oakland has made some positive changes — especially on the coaching staff — the team doesn't seem positioned to make much happen in 2013. But there's room for them to avoid disaster, provided they meet a few of the following More…

San Jose votes to sue MLB over refusal to relocate Oakland Athletics
San Jose's city council voted in favor of bringing a lawsuit against Major League Baseball Tuesday morning.
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FBI ends Michigan search for Hoffa's remains
Robert Foley, center, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Detroit division, addresses the media in Oakland Township, Mich., Wednesday, June 19, 2013 where he announced the FBI was ending the search operations for the remains of Teamsters union? … More…

Oakland A's beat Texas Rangers 6-2
ARLINGTON, Texas — Yu Darvish has pretty much had his way in his first year and half in the major leagues. There is always an exception, and that exception cropped up again Tuesday when the A's Jarrod Parker clearly outpitched Darvish, who gave up More…

How the Oakland Raiders Became the Least Talented Team in the NFL
The Oakland Raiders are one of the most storied franchises in the history of the NFL. However, over the last decade they’ve become the least talented team in the league. Evan Silva, the senior NFL editor for Rotoworld, had this to say about the 2013 … More…

City Of Oakland Considers Contract With Known Lawbreaker, Teamsters Joint
OAKLAND, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Tuesday evening, the Oakland City Council will consider granting a 30-month lease to Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS), a company that currently provides truck parking for the city More…

Raw Sewage At Oakland Coliseum Forces Teams To Shower – SFist
On Sunday, a raw sewage leak flooded both locker rooms at the Oakland Coliseum, forcing the A's and the visiting Mariners to share the Raiders' locker room after the game, creating an awkward situation that will doubtless be memorialized in
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Oakland A's clubhouse sewage flood source identified
OAKLAND — An "unidentifiable mass" in a sewer line was to blame for a flood of sewage in the A's clubhouse, the umpires' dressing room and the visiting team's clubhouse on Sunday, officials said Wednesday. "All the work is being done and we fully More…

Oakland commits to helping all kids learn to read << Oakland Local
With future graduation rates, crime, and children's very happiness in life at stake, the Mayor of Oakland, its Superintendent of Schools, and 100 community organizations launched an initiative Monday to help all Oakland children learn to read
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Oakland Youth Poetry Workshop opens at The Bay Area Public School June 22
With the end of classes and the beginning of summer nearly here, many of Oakland’s youth are preparing for lazy days in the sun, family vacations or the chance to earn an extra buck. But a group of Bay Area writers and educators are hoping poetry is … More…

Oakland officials say LED street lights will save money, help fight crime
The installation of new energy-efficient streetlights throughout Oakland will save money in the long run and help deter crime, city officials said Tuesday. Standing at the corner of 98th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard for a morning news conference in More…

Warriors preparing for draft as if team has picks
"We treated the scouting season as if we did have a pick because you never know what's going to happen the night of the draft," Myers said Wednesday, speaking to a small group of reporters at the team's downtown Oakland headquarters. Myers and More…

Oakland A's lose 9-4 to Texas Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas — The A's long streak of quality starting pitching may be beginning to fray. Coming into this week's series against the Rangers, the A's had gone 22 games without any starting pitcher having allowed more than four runs. But with Tommy More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
On Tuesday, the city of San Jose filed an antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball in U.S. district court in San Jose, accusing MLB of not allowing the city to bring the A's to Oakland and breaking federal and state antitrust laws. The A's, who More…

Oakland County resident: They can't plow my road but can afford to dig for
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, MI — As federal and Oakland County sheriff's officials packed up and repaired the earth where they spent more than two days digging for the possible remains of Jimmy Hoffa, interested residents continued to meander to the roadside More…

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Oakland News for June 19th 2013

The Oakland A's Are on Fire
Last season, Oakland went 94-68 to win the American League West by a single game over the Texas Rangers, a team coming off consecutive World Series appearances. It was thought of at the time as a cute story, the small-market team in a decrepit stadium More…

Oakland works over Darvish in 6-2 win
ARLINGTON — Brandon Moss and John Jaso homered off Yu Darvish and the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics beat Texas, 6-2, on Tuesday night. Jarrod Parker (6-6) limited the Rangers to two runs and three hits over seven innings to improve to 4-0 his More…

Oakland commits to helping all kids learn to read
With future graduation rates, crime, and children’s very happiness in life at stake, the Mayor of Oakland, its Superintendent of Schools, and 100 community organizations launched an initiative Monday to help all Oakland children learn to read by the … More…

Feds Digging In Oakland Township Searching For Hoffa's Remains
Federal agents are digging up a field in Northern Oakland Township in hopes of finding the remains of Jimmy Hoffa.
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Oakland A's beat Texas Rangers 6-2
ARLINGTON, Texas — Yu Darvish has pretty much had his way in his first year and half in the major leagues. There is always an exception, and that exception cropped up again Tuesday when the A's Jarrod Parker clearly outpitched Darvish, who gave up More…

The Oakland Athletics stadium situation reeks
The Oakland Athletics play the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning of their game at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Oakland defeated Seattle 10-2. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News More…

Hoffa mystery still fascinates after 4 decades
Law enforcement officials from the Michigan State Police help search the area in Oakland Township, Mich., Tuesday, June 18, 2013 where officials continue the search for the remains of Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa who disappeared from a? … More…

Oakland A's Pissed Off About Stadium Sewage Flood – SF Appeal
The Oakland A's have been looking to move out of the O.co Coliseum for years and the team is highlighting this weekend's sewage overflow as another reason why they need a new home.
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Raw Sewage At Oakland Coliseum Forces Teams To Shower – SFist
On Sunday, a raw sewage leak flooded both locker rooms at the Oakland Coliseum, forcing the A's and the visiting Mariners to share the Raiders' locker room after the game, creating an awkward situation that will doubtless be memorialized in
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Series Preview: Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers – Desperately
If ever a testy team meeting after getting swept at home could pay off, this is the series for it.
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The Oakland A's Are on Fire
With the sewage that's running through the O.co Coliseum getting more headlines than the contender which inhabits it, the A's look to march on and keep winning as the heat of summer intensifies. Last season, Oakland went 94-68 to win the American More…

San Jose votes to sue MLB over refusal to relocate Oakland Athletics
San Jose's city council voted in favor of bringing a lawsuit against Major League Baseball Tuesday morning.
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Oakland commits to helping all kids learn to read << Oakland Local
With future graduation rates, crime, and children's very happiness in life at stake, the Mayor of Oakland, its Superintendent of Schools, and 100 community organizations launched an initiative Monday to help all Oakland children learn to read
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West Oakland family considers moving after shooting injures 11-year-old boy
OAKLAND — Phuc Tran, 11, said he has heard gunshots ring out before near the West Oakland housing project where his family has lived for 12 years. He sometimes feels scared living in the neighborhood, he said. Sunday morning, he was awakened again More…

Oakland counting on brighter lights to fight crime
OAKLAND — By the end of this year, Oakland expects to have outfitted all 30,000 overhead streetlights with more brighter energy efficient bulbs — an upgrade city officials said should help reduce crime and electricity bills. The $14.8 million project More…

Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers Live Blog: Instant Reactions and Analysis
Big game Monday night in Arlington, as the Oakland Athletics come to town to take on the Texas Rangers. Oakland currently holds a three-game lead in the division over the second-place Rangers. So far, the teams have split the season series at three … More…

Oakland Athletics (42-30) at Texas Rangers (39-31), 8:05 pm (ET)
Yu Darvish targets his first win in six starts on Tuesday when the Texas Rangers continue a four-game series against the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Darvish is 0-1 over his last five starts, but is pitching to a 2.08 ERA in that More…

How the Oakland Raiders Became the Least Talented Team in the NFL
The Oakland Raiders are one of the most storied franchises in the history of the NFL. However, over the last decade they’ve become the least talented team in the league. Evan Silva, the senior NFL editor for Rotoworld, had this to say about the 2013 … More…

MLB releases statement on Oakland Coliseum sewer fiasco
After a rather embarrassing incident Sunday in which the Oakland Coliseum's sewage flooded into the clubhouses, the MLB has released a statement on the issue. Due to the flooding, both the Oakland Athletics and the visiting Seattle
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New push for early reading in Oakland schools – Contra Costa Times
Education officials and politicians discuss how to make sure that students entering the third grade are reading at their grade level. The new initiative is called Oakland Reads 2020.
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Oakland News for June 18th 2013

Series Preview: Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers – Desperately
If ever a testy team meeting after getting swept at home could pay off, this is the series for it.
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New push for early reading in Oakland schools – Contra Costa Times
Education officials and politicians discuss how to make sure that students entering the third grade are reading at their grade level. The new initiative is called Oakland Reads 2020.
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Federal agents search land linked to Hoffa case
Investigators look over the scene in Oakland Township, Mich., Monday, June 17, 2013, where officials search for the remains of Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa who disappeared from a Detroit-area restaurant in 1975. CARLOS OSORIO ??? AP Photo. More…

Feds Digging In Oakland Township Searching For Hoffa's Remains
Federal agents are digging up a field in Northern Oakland Township in hopes of finding the remains of Jimmy Hoffa.
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Oakland A's Pissed Off About Stadium Sewage Flood – SF Appeal
The Oakland A's have been looking to move out of the O.co Coliseum for years and the team is highlighting this weekend's sewage overflow as another reason why they need a new home.
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Exclusive: Feds to dig in Oakland Township today for remains of
Federal agents will begin digging up a field in northern Oakland Township today in hopes of finding the remains of Jimmy Hoffa. More…

Oakland A's sewage situation: MLB and Bob Melvin weigh in
The Oakland Coliseum suffered a plumbing main break Sunday that flooded both the home and visiting clubhouses with sewage. The A's and the visiting Mariners had to share the Raiders' second-floor lockerroom after the game, won by Oakland 10-2. More…

Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers: Online Betting Guide
May 22, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Leury Garcia (3) singles in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports. For a new slant on FanSided, Motown? … More…

Oakland A's are perplexing to Texas Rangers
Have the Oakland A's gotten into the heads of the Texas Rangers? Well, maybe. It's one thing that the A's took the American League West by storm last year, winning six of the last seven games against the Rangers to win the West title by one game. More…

Oakland man may face felony DUI after two children injured in Hayward crash
rhurd@bayareanewsgroup.com. HAYWARD — Two children were in stable condition Monday morning after suffering serious injuries in an overnight crash on Interstate 880, and an Oakland man driving the car may face felony charges of driving under the More…

Oakland A's owner on stadium: 'All a bunch of crap'
The Oakland Athletics stadium plight stinks to the high heavens, but, of course, A's owner Lew Wolff didn't need a massive raw sewage leak Sunday to realize that. Wolff was already at his Los Angeles office by sunrise Monday morning, answering the More…

Oakland man may face felony DUI after 2 children injured in Hayward crash
HAYWARD — Two children were in stable condition Monday morning after suffering serious injuries in an overnight crash on Interstate 880, while an Oakland man driving the car may face felony charges of driving under the influence,?? a California More…

MLB releases statement on Oakland Coliseum sewer fiasco
After a rather embarrassing incident Sunday in which the Oakland Coliseum's sewage flooded into the clubhouses, the MLB has released a statement on the issue. Due to the flooding, both the Oakland Athletics and the visiting Seattle
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Oakland A's fall to Texas Rangers 8-7 in series opener
ARLINGTON, Texas — Gift giving is for Christmas and birthdays. It's not for June 17 in Rangers Ballpark. That's what A's starter Dan Straily found so annoying in his performance in Oakland's 8-7 loss to the Texas Rangers on Monday night. "I gave that More…

Warriors: Oakland's Will Cherry has pre-NBA draft workout
OAKLAND — Will Cherry grew up close to the Warriors' practice facility, attended camps at the facility as a youngster and served as a camp instructor there in the summer the last four years. On Monday, the former Montana star guard was again at the More…

Oakland: Officer injured in CHP car chase
hharris@bayareanewsgroup.com. OAKLAND — An Oakland police officer was injured Monday morning when an SUV being chased by the California Highway Patrol collided with his vehicle. The officer was treated and released at a hospital for his injuries. More…

Oakland Athletics (42-29) at Texas Rangers (38-31), 8:05 pm (ET)
The Oakland Athletics will try to pad their lead atop the American League West standings on Monday when they open a four-game series with the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Oakland has taken advantage of Texas' recent woes and More…

Authorities hopeful search will turn up Jimmy Hoffa's remains in
Investigators from the FBI and the Oakland County Sheriff's Office are in northern Oakland County today, searching for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa. More…

West Oakland family considers moving after shooting injures 11-year-old boy
OAKLAND — Phuc Tran, 11, said he has heard gunshots ring out before near the West Oakland housing project where his family has lived for 12 years. He sometimes feels scared living in the neighborhood, he said. Sunday morning, he was awakened again More…

Oakland A's owner Lew Wolff says Coliseum sewage mess not unusual
OAKLAND — A's owner Lew Wolff said Monday he has no plans to talk to baseball commissioner Bud Selig about the urgency of the club's stadium situation in the wake of a plumbing issue that flooded the Coliseum's baseball clubhouses with sewage Sunday More…

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Oakland News for June 17th 2013

Oakland boy, 11, shot while he slept, hospitalized
Oakland Police were searching for a white car Sunday that was possibly involved in an early morning shooting that wounded an 11-year-old boy while he slept. Police said that at about 5 a.m., several rounds were fired at an apartment on Seventh and More…

Oakland: Sleeping child shot in drive-by early Sunday
OAKLAND — An 11-year-old boy was shot as he slept in his bed during a drive-by shooting early Sunday off Adeline Street in West Oakland, authorities said. Police received a report that a sleeping child had been shot in the shoulder at 5 a.m., about a More…

Oakland police search for missing man with dementia
Police in Oakland are searching for a 64-year-old man who went missing from his care home on Saturday. James Moten, who suffers from dementia, apparently walked away from his residence at about 6:30 a.m. and has not been seen since, according to More…

Toilets, Sewage Flood Oakland Athletics O.Co Stadium, Locker
June 12, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss (37) celebrates in the dugout with teammates after hitting a home run agains.
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Recap: Oakland vs. Seattle
Josh Reddick finished 4-for-5 with a homer and two RBI, while Josh Donaldson, Seth Smith and Brandon Moss also went deep as the Oakland Athletics avoided the sweep with a 10-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners in the finale of a three-game series. More…

Oakland A's: Billy Beane's Mix & Match Masterpiece is Best in MLB over Past Year
Following the A's marathon 18-inning win and sweep over the New York Yankees, the national media is finally starting to take notice of the Oakland A's and what they have accomplished over the past 12 months of baseball. Earlier this week there was an More…

Oakland boy, 11, grazed by bullet while sleeping
OAKLAND, Calif. — An 11-year-old boy is recovering from a bullet wound he received while he was sleeping when someone shot into his family's Oakland apartment. Oakland television station KTVU reports ( http://bit.ly/12OYDJn) that a bullet grazed the More…

Oakland Army Base Billboards, Called Blight By Critics, Inch Closer To Reality
The contentious plan to erect billboards on the soon-to-be redeveloped Oakland Army Base is heading into its final stages. The council next week is set to approve a swap of a portion of the property later to be site of one of the 70-foot lighted More…

Oakland's Budget – Worth Fighting For (Community Voices)
As the City puts together our budget, the resounding message I’ve been hearing from Oakland’s residents is that we love our town. I’m also hearing???and it should come as no surprise???that crime and City finances are the greatest challenges to … More…

Child Shot While Home Sleeping in West Oakland Drive-By: SFist
handgun-2012-400×300.jpg An 11-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet while at home sleeping in his bed around 5 a.m. Sunday morning in Oakland. The shot came from a passing car on the 1100 block of 7th Street near Adeline, in the Acorn
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Oakland Police Searching for Missing Dementia Patient | NBC Bay
James Moten, 64, has been missing since Saturday morning.
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Oakland A's get rough send-off to Texas as sewage seeps into home stadium
OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 16: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he hit a home run in the seventh inning of their game against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on June 16, 2013 in Oakland, California. More…

Oakland Athletics Vs. Seattle Mariners 6/16/13 Tyrone's Free MLB Baseball Pick
The 31-38 Seattle Mariners are the Kryptonite to the 41-29 Oakland Athletics apparently. Seattle bested Oakland again on the road due to a four-run sixth inning as 8-4 Felix Hernandez with a 2.32 went seven frames. 5-6 A.J. Griffin with a 3.93 ERA had More…

Colon wins 6th straight as A's rout Mariners 10-2
Oakland Athletics’ Seth Smith, right, is greeted by teammate Adam Rosales, left, after scoring the A’s second run in the fourth inning of their baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. ERIC RISBERG ??? AP Photo. More…

Oakland A's sellout crowd leaves bad smell
OAKLAND — A sewage problem at the Coliseum forced the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners to use the same locker room after Sunday's game. The pipes backed up on the lower levels of the stadium during Oakland's 10-2 victory, creating a stink and More…

Oakland A's beat Seattle Mariners 10-2
OAKLAND — As welcome a sight as four Josh Reddick hits were during the A's 10-2 romp over Seattle, the right fielder made his biggest impact Sunday with his gold glove. With the A's trailing 2-0 in the second inning and Bartolo Colon in his stickiest More…

Oakland Raiders Training Camp Battles – Tight End
Of all the positions on the Oakland Raiders Roster for the 2013 season, who will get the starting role at tight end remains the most difficult to predict. With the loss of Brandon Myers (to the NY Giants), the Raiders have no clear starter, in fact … More…

Iwakuma loses 1st game in 10 starts as A's top M's
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma throws against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of their baseball game Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. ERIC RISBERG ??? AP Photo. Story Photos: Mariners Athletics Baseball ?? MARINEROS-? … More…

Blanco backs up Felix with rare slam
By RYAN DIVISH — ryan.divish@thenewstribune.com. OAKLAND — After too many horror stories this season concluded with the Seattle Mariners as primary victims, Saturday's game for once gave them a happy ending. The working title could be, “The Old More…

Oakland's Budget – Worth Fighting For (Community Voices
As the City puts together our budget, the resounding message I've been hearing from Oakland's residents is that we love our town. I'm also hearing–and it should come as no surprise–that crime and City finances are the greatest challenges
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Oakland A's fall to Joe Saunders, Mariners
OAKLAND — Joe Saunders and a scuffling Seattle bullpen did Friday what the New York Yankees couldn't all week by keeping Oakland's bats in check to eke out a 3-2 win over the A's. The left-handed Saunders (5-6) allowed just five hits and one run in More…

Oakland A's: Are They Really An Elite Team?
Jun 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Oakland Athletics shortstop Adam Rosales (17) is greeted by teammates in the dugout after hitting the go ahead home run during the tenth inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The Oakland Athletics More…

Oakland A's sign top draft pick Billy McKinney
OAKLAND — Billy McKinney started his professional career Friday afternoon, standing in the left-handed batters box and took batting practice from A's manager Bob Melvin. Earlier in the day McKinney, the A's first-round pick in the draft, finalized his More…

Oakland police union comes out against spending for radio system repair
OAKLAND — A proposal to begin repairing Oakland's ailing public safety radio infrastructure has come under fire from the police union, which has been furious over the system's poor performance. Sgt. Barry Donelan, who heads Oakland's police union More…

Young has 3 hits in Athletics ' loss to Mariners
Mike Zunino hit his first career home run, a tiebreaking solo shot in the seventh inning, and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. "It felt good," Young said of the home run. "It would have felt a lot More…

Yoenis Cespedes returns to Oakland A's lineup, but Josh Donaldson, Coco
OAKLAND — The A's got Yoenis Cespedes back into the starting lineup Friday for the opener of a three-game set with the Seattle Mariners, but they've lost third baseman josh Donaldson, at least for one start. And center fielder Coco Crisp is on the More…

Young has 3 hits in Athletics ' loss to Mariners
Mariners Athletics Baseball. Security guards move in to break up a fight in the bleachers during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. BEN MARGOT — AP Photo. More…

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
3B Josh Donaldson (strained right hamstring) was out of the lineup Friday night against the Mariners. He came out of Thursday's 3-2, 18-inning win against the Yankees after the 15th inning when his hamstring cramped. Donaldson said he felt "better More…

Perez slams door for Mariners in 3 – 2 win over A's
Seattle Mariners' Oliver Perez celebrates with catcher Mike Zunino at the end of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Friday, June 14, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot). BEN MARGOT — ASSOCIATED PRESS. Story Photos: Mariners More…

Poole: Oakland A's built for October
OAKLAND — The beauty of baseball is that the A's dead sprint into the 2012 playoffs felt magical, too magical to be repeated, only to have their impressive charge toward the halfway point of this season drag us toward the undiluted truth. This is not More…

Oakland teachers approve new contract
(06-15) 12:58 PDT Oakland — After five years of bitter bargaining, Oakland teachers and district officials have ratified a one-year agreement that gives teachers an immediate 1.5 percent raise and a one-time bonus. That raise will grow to 2 percent if … More…

Oakland City Workers Poised To Strike – SF Appeal
Members of the city of Oakland's two biggest employee unions have voted by overwhelming margins to authorize a strike.
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Oakland Army Base Billboards, Called Blight By Critics, Inch Closer To Reality
The contentious plan to erect billboards on the soon-to-be redeveloped Oakland Army Base is heading into its final stages. The council next week is set to approve a swap of a portion of the property later to be site of one of the 70-foot lighted More…

Recap: Oakland vs. Seattle
Joe Saunders spun seven strong innings to guide the Seattle Mariners past the Oakland Athletics, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game set at The Coliseum. Saunders (5-6) was touched for just one run on five hits and struck out four to earn his second win More…

Oakland A's: Billy Beane's Mix & Match Masterpiece is Best in MLB over Past Year
Following the A's marathon 18-inning win and sweep over the New York Yankees, the national media is finally starting to take notice of the Oakland A's and what they have accomplished over the past 12 months of baseball. Earlier this week there was an More…

Oakland A's slammed by Seattle Mariners
OAKLAND — A's right-hander A.J. Griffin knows full well that one bad pitch can mean defeat when you're squaring off against Seattle's Felix Hernandez. What Griffin might not have known is that a 41-year-old catcher named Henry Blanco can still handle More…

Oakland Raiders: Ranking Their Five Biggest Rivals
September 23, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore (17) runs with the ball after making a catch in front of Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons (94) in the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders More…

Saunders sharp in Mariners' 3-2 win over A's
Seattle Mariners' Henry Blanco (33) is congratulated by Brendan Ryan (26) and Michael Morse (8), and Michael Saunders (55) after Blanco hit a grand slam off Oakland Athletics' A.J. Griffin in the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2013, More…

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland A's Series Preview Q&A: Athletics
Time for another batch of questions for this series preview, this time with our friends at Athletics Nation.
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Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
His first stint with Oakland this season, he put up a 6.23 ERA, and was sent out again at the end of April. He came back on May 10, and entering Thursday, Chavez hadn't worked in eight days — he's the long man in the bullpen — but he had been More…

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Oakland News for June 15th 2013

Yoenis Cespedes returns to Oakland A's lineup, but Josh Donaldson, Coco
OAKLAND — The A's got Yoenis Cespedes back into the starting lineup Friday for the opener of a three-game set with the Seattle Mariners, but they've lost third baseman josh Donaldson, at least for one start. And center fielder Coco Crisp is on the More…

Swept in Oakland: Yanks embarrass themselves in 18-inning
Swept in Oakland: Yanks embarrass themselves in 18-inning marathon loss. By Mike Axisa. This is the boiling point. The Yankees didn't just lose Thursday afternoon/night's 18-inning marathon with the Athletics because they couldn't buy a hit
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Oakland police union comes out against spending for radio system repair
OAKLAND — A proposal to begin repairing Oakland's ailing public safety radio infrastructure has come under fire from the police union, which has been furious over the system's poor performance. Sgt. Barry Donelan, who heads Oakland's police union More…

Oakland Gets 3-Game Sweep as Yankees Lose in 18 Innings
The Oakland Athletics completed a three-game series sweep of the visiting Yankees with an 18-inning victory in which New York reliever Mariano Rivera failed to retire any of the three batters he faced. The Yankees (37-29), who announced yesterday that More…

Oakland: Council goes back to drawing board on budget deal
OAKLAND — With a budget deadline just two weeks away, council members are struggling to reach a compromise that would strengthen the police department, add blight abatement crews and boost pay for many city workers. There remained disagreement More…

Oakland Athletics outlast New York Yankees in 18 innings to earn the sweep
OAKLAND — The A's have already done some improbable things this season, but there is always room for improvement as Oakland showed in a supersized 3-2 18-inning victory over New York, completing a three-game sweep of the Yankees. More…

Anniversary of Van Halen's Oakland, 1981 Shows: Highest Quality
32 years ago today, Van Halen kicked off a multi-show run at the Oakland Coliseum as part of their Fair Warning tour. From June 11-13th, 1981, the band More…

Teams across the majors pushed to extra innings
Oakland teammate Brandon Moss followed closely behind en route to the Coliseum exit Thursday night after a 3-2 victory in 18 innings over the New York Yankees that gave the A's a hard-earned series sweep. Clubs across the major leagues have been More…

Oakland Raiders 2013 Breakout Player Projections
December 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders receiver Denarius Moore (17) returns a kick during the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports. More…

Oakland A's sign top draft pick Billy McKinney
OAKLAND — Billy McKinney started his professional career Friday afternoon, standing in the left-handed batters box and took batting practice from A's manager Bob Melvin. Earlier in the day McKinney, the A's first-round pick in the draft, finalized his More…

Oakland city employees vote to authorize strike by large margin
Members of the city of Oakland's two biggest employee unions have voted by overwhelming margins to authorize a strike. Members of Service Employees International Union Local 1021, which represents more than 1,000 full-time workers and 1,500 part-time More…

Oakland signs first-round pick McKinney to deal that includes $1.8 million bonus
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms with first-round pick Billy McKinney on a deal that includes a $1.8 million bonus. McKinney, the 24th player selected overall, took batting practice at the Oakland Coliseum before Friday More…

Oakland: Man charged with stabbing woman over use of cellphone
OAKLAND — A man with a 20-year criminal history will be prosecuted under three strikes statutes after he was charged Friday with robbing and stabbing a woman June 5 near her downtown home when she wouldn't let him use her cellphone, authorities said. More…

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Use MapQuest for driving directions and maps. See local traffic and road conditions, find nearby businesses and restaurants, plus explore street maps and More…

Oakland Local: OUSD names new school board member | KQED
June 13, 2013 The OUSD school board just voted to appoint Anne Campbell-Washington to represent District 4, given former board member Gary Yee's appointment.
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Oakland A's fall to Joe Saunders, Mariners
OAKLAND — Joe Saunders and a scuffling Seattle bullpen did Friday what the New York Yankees couldn't all week by keeping Oakland's bats in check to eke out a 3-2 win over the A's. The left-handed Saunders (5-6) allowed just five hits and one run in More…

Oakland Athletics: Power Ranking the Pitching Staff so Far This Season
The Oakland Athletics pitching staff is not quite up to par as a whole if you use the successful backdrop of last season as a barometer. But decent performances and excellent individual parts, like Bartolo Colon and Grant Balfour, are keeping the A’s … More…

Google Fiber enables Nick LeGrande to remotely throw pitch at
Nick LeGrande, a baseball-obsessed 13-year-old who can no longer play due to illness, threw out the first pitch at an Oakland A's game with the help of Google Fiber.
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Science in the schools: Oakland elementary schools beef up
An indicator of a science renaissance in Oakland public schools, 13 elementary schools and 55 teachers won awards in the past month for their commitments to science education from a local science advocacy organization. Oakland Unified
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Oakland Athletics Beat Yankees In 18 Innings, Sweep Series
Mariano Rivera had warmed up several times already before finally entering to a standing ovation for his likely Oakland Coliseum farewell. In the 18th inning, 5 1/2 hours after first pitch, the potential winning run aboard and just about everybody eager More…

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Oakland News for June 14th 2013

Oakland: Police department, FBI create task force focused on trafficking and
OAKLAND — The Oakland Police Department and the FBI have partnered to create the first joint task force focused on sex trafficking and exploitation in the city. Although the FBI already has a presence in Oakland, it will now be working jointly with More…

Oakland Native Jason Kidd Hired to Coach Nets
BROOKLYN, NY – JANUARY 18: Nets player Jason Kidd watches on during a press conference announcing a 20-year naming rights deal of the Barclays Center January 18, 2007 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The new Barclays Center designed? … More…

Good Thing This Oakland A's Security Guard Wore A Helmet
Because he doesn't move out of the way. He barely flinches. And he calmly acts like that baseball didn't just carom off the side of his head. More…

Oakland unions authorize strike
OAKLAND — Members of the city's two largest civilian public employee unions have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike as negotiations with the city continue to stalemate. SEIU, Local 1021, and IFTPE, Local 21, which represent more than 3,000 More…

Moss has 2 HRs, Straily pitches A's past Yanks 5-2
New York Yankees’ Brett Gardner slides to score past Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Gardner scored on a sacrifice fly hit by Yankees’ Mark Teixeira. BEN MARGOT? … More…

Oakland Raiders: Back to downhill running for McFadden
ALAMEDA — Lateral movement has given way to full speed ahead when it comes to the Raiders running game. As the Raiders concluded their three-day mandatory minicamp Thursday, so did an offseason of junking the zone running scheme in favor of the More…

Teen fan with aplastic anemia throws virtual first pitch at Athletics game
Both occurred before the Oakland Athletics played the New York Yankees on Wednesday night, with relief pitcher Ryan Cook at the heart of the action. In what was believed to be a major-league first, the pitch was thrown by a 13-year-old boy in Kansas More…

Oakland fires coach Beckie Francis
The end came suddenly for Oakland University women's basketball coach Beckie Francis. On May 1, she hired a new assistant. On May 8, she basked in the school's move to the Horizon League, participating in a special announcement in downtown Detroit. More…

Oakland Won't Quit on Trafficked Kids << Oakland Local
Members of the Oakland police force sit on metal chairs scattered throughout a conference room, with badges and handcuffs clipped to their hips. Government officials donning dark suits and caseworkers clutching scratch pads also crowd the
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Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
On Tuesday, CC Sabathia of the Yankees became the fifth left-hander in a row to start against Oakland. The A's have faced lefties in 11 of the past 16 games and are hitting .256 against southpaws this year. Starting Saturday, the pendulum swings. The A More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
The last time Oakland played a marathon game, 19 innings against the Los Angeles Angels on April 29, they wound up with three players on the disabled list as a result – outfielders Coco Crisp (hamstring), Chris Young (quad) and Brett Anderson (foot). More…

Oakland libraries: 10 things you can do besides read*
Oakland Libraries are great places to grab some summer reading or free Wi-Fi. But did you know about some of the other services available at your local branch? In past years, a limited number of physical museum passes were available for check out. More…

Oakland A's beat New York Yankees 5-2
OAKLAND — Starter Dan Straily and first baseman Brandon Moss carried the A's to a 5-2 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night. Straily turned in his fifth consecutive strong start, throwing a one-hitter through the first five innings as the A More…

Game #67: Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees – Athletics Nation
After taking a commanding lead in last night's contest, and ending up with a nailbiter, the A's will take the field again tonight, looking to win the series against the…
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Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen: 'I like this team'
Coach Dennis Allen is pleased with the progress he's seen the past two months during the offseason program for the new-look Oakland Raiders. The Raiders wrapped up their mandatory three-day minicamp on Thursday and won't reconvene as a team again More…

Mariano Rivera delivers pizza to A's employee before Yankees
Mariano Rivera delivers pizza to A's employee before Yankees game in Oakland. BY Mark Feinsand. Mariano Rivera surprised a long-time A's employee before Wednesday's game, posing as a pizza delivery trainee to give Julie Vasconcellos
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Oakland Athletics Employee Surprised By Mariano Rivera
The man just keeps giving. New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera surprised longtime Oakland Athletics employee Julie Vasconcellos by visiting her in the mail room where she has worked for 25 years by posing as a pizza delivery man. Rivera carried in a More…

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
C Derek Norris went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and a career-high four RBIs on Tuesday night in the Athletics' 6-4 victory over the Yankees. Two of his hits, including his fourth-inning home run, came off Yankees LHP CC Sabathia. Norris entered More…

Oakland University president retires, wife removed as women's basketball coach
Oakland University President Gary D. Russi announced his retirement Wednesday, the same day his wife, Beckie Francis, was relieved of her duties as the school's head women's basketball coach. It was unclear if there was a connection between Russi's More…

Oakland A's beat New York Yankees 5-2
OAKLAND — After five games against left-handed starting pitching when the A's left-handed hitters mostly rode the bench, they were unleashed Wednesday. The result was an impressive 5-2 win over the New York Yankees that carried Oakland back into first More…

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Oakland News for June 13th 2013

Oakland earns A's against New York Yankees' hurler CC Sabathia
The night almost had a bad ending for Oakland when the Yankees brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning after score twice in the eighth and ninth. But Grant Balfour got his 16th save in as many chances when Travis Hafner flied out to the More…

Oakland hopes to continue success at home vs. Yankees
Oakland has won nine straight at home and 19 of its last 24 overall for the organization's best start in 21 years. The A's are tied with the Rangers for the top spot in the American League West entering Wednesday. Still, they are not taking the Yankees More…

Oakland A's beat New York Yankees 5-2
OAKLAND — Starter Dan Straily and first baseman Brandon Moss carried the A's to a 5-2 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night. Straily turned in his fifth consecutive strong start, throwing a one-hitter through the first five innings as the A More…

Oakland/Piedmont: Mountain View Cemetery draws criticism over trees, ponds
OAKLAND — Residents are up in arms with what's happening at the historic Mountain View Cemetery on Piedmont Avenue, where hundreds of trees are being removed and plans are being considered for massive earth-moving and pond reconfiguration. More…

Oakland: East Bay Performing Arts names new chief
OAKLAND — East Bay Performing Arts has named Steven Payne as its new executive director who will join the three recently re-christened Oakland-based organizations under their EBPA cap for an anniversary 2013-14 season. The Bournemouth, England More…

Oakland hopes to continue success at home vs. Yankees
(Sports Network) – The New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics will resume their three-game set at O.co Coliseum after the surging A's won Tuesday's opener behind a big night at the plate from Derek Norris. Norris doubled and homered — both with two More…

Oakland Teen Who Confessed To Pulling Trigger In Paramedic
Accused triggerman Christian Burton, 16, stands accused in the murder along with five other juveniles, one as young as 13, who were all in a stolen car together on April 2 when they allegedly pulled up near Boyer, near Skyline Boulevard in
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Kansas City teen to throw 1st pitch via telerobot
OAKLAND, Calif. — In what is believed to be a baseball first when it comes to ceremonial first pitches, 13-year-old Nick LeGrande was scheduled to take the toss before the Yankees-Athletics game on Wednesday night from his hometown of Kansas City, Mo More…

Oakland teachers to vote on pay increase Friday
"While this is not something that's making us dance in the streets, I really think it's an end to the chapter of no tentative agreements," said Trish Gorham, president of the Oakland Education Association, which represents teachers and all other More…

Oakland downtown associations honored for improvements
The International Downtown Association, a Washington, D.C.-based group that promotes safe and healthy downtown areas in cities across the globe, has recognized the Downtown Oakland Association and the Lake Merritt/Uptown District Association for More…

This Week/End in the YaY! Area thru 6/16 << Oakland Local
Whew! I just came back from L.A. Pride and was thinking to myself, “Self, you need to rest up this weekend!” Then I started to put together this column and I was reminded why I hardly ever sleep… I live in the Bay! There is no way, no how, I am
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Oakland A's: 5 Players Who Should Be All-Stars in 2013
To put that idea into proper perspective, the only time that Oakland sent more than one player to the All-Star Game in the past eight years was in 2010 when Trevor Cahill and Andrew Bailey were chosen. Oakland has not sent multiple position players to … More…

Kansas City teen to throw 1st pitch via telerobot
Advertisement. Thirteen-year-old Nick LeGrande looks on as his mother Shari, left, and father Mike celebrate before a baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees via the Internet in Kansas City, Mo., Wednedsay, June 12, 2013. More…

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
C Derek Norris went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and a career-high four RBIs on Tuesday night in the Athletics' 6-4 victory over the Yankees. Two of his hits, including his fourth-inning home run, came off Yankees LHP CC Sabathia. Norris entered More…

Quick recap: Oakland 6, Yankees 4 | It's About The Money
Hi, it's Stacey. It's 11:56 p.m. and I'm heading for bed. I know it's pretty lame of me but I couldn't stay up to watch the end of the game. I'm assuming from the score, which is 5-0 in the bottom of the sixth, that the Yankees will not be able to rally,
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Oakland: Volunteers renovate St. Vincent de Paul's men's center
OAKLAND — A downtown Oakland drop-in center for homeless and low-income men that had become worn and in need of renewal now has a fresh start. The St. Vincent de Paul Champion Guidance Center for Men is sporting new flooring, a renovated More…

Oakland Raiders' offense playing catch-up
ALAMEDA — The pass from quarterback Matt Flynn arrived in a spiral, 30 yards downfield. Rod Streater, tightly guarded along the right sideline, caught the pass at the top of his jump, coming down inside the 5-yard line. Moments earlier, Terrelle Pryor More…

Oakland Raiders quarterbacks ripped by reporters
Oakland Raiders quarterbacks ripped by reporters. By Gregg Rosenthal; Around The League Editor; Published: June 12, 2013 at 12:56 p.m.; Updated: June 12, 2013 at 03:25 p.m.. Friend(s) Email Your Email Send Email. By Gregg Rosenthal. Critics rip More…

Oakland: Anne Washington Campbell appointed District 4 school board member
OAKLAND — The Oakland school board Wednesday appointed Anne Washington Campbell as the provisional District 4 member. The board voted 5-1 in favor of Washington Campbell over eight other candidates. She will replace Gary Yee, who will take over More…

Oakland earns A's against New York Yankees' hurler CC Sabathia
OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Norris homered and drove in four runs and Bartolo Colon pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Coco Crisp led off the game for Oakland with a More…

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