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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