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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