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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