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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