Oakland News for June 26th 2013

Oakland Athletics Vs. Cincinnati Reds 6/25/13 Mitch's Free MLB Baseball Pick
The Oakland A's and the Cincinnati Reds face off on Tuesday in Oakland for game one of their interleague series. 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. More…

Oakland to Apply to State Commission
Since Oakland Elementary was closed in May 2011, the school has gone to great lengths to establish itself as a K-8 charter school. Also since this time, the Gilmer BOE has twice denied the school's charter application. The Gilmer County school board 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…

Watchdog chides Oakland over teen center 'fiasco'
OAKLAND, Calif. — A civic watchdog says the Oakland City Council's refusal to police itself allowed a councilwoman to escape discipline for her takeover of a teen center that proved a "complete fiasco." The Alameda County Civil grand jury issued a More…

Oakland and Alameda County Agree to Pay Protesters $1 Million
The City of Oakland and Alameda County have agreed to pay $1.025 million in damages and legal fees to demonstrators arrested on November 5, 2010 in Eastlake during protests over ex-BART cop Johannes Mehserle’s sentencing for the killing of Oscar? … More…

Oakland 3-year-old's last breaths detailed in court
OAKLAND — The terrifying explosions had just ended when Cynthia Montiel decided to look out her car window toward the area on International Boulevard, just feet away, where she heard the gunfire. Montiel, 22, saw a woman hysterically crying and 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's Brian Shaw introduced as new Denver Nuggets coach
Oakland's Brian Shaw, the newest coach on Denver's pro-sports scene, was introduced as the Nuggets coach at a Tuesday press conference. Shaw, 47, was hired Monday to replace George Karl. Shaw spent the past two seasons in Indiana as an assistant More…

Oakland, county pay $1mn settlement over heavy-handed policing of protesters
The City of Oakland and Alameda County have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit by paying out $1.025 million to 152 people arrested in 2010 while protesting the leniency of sentence for a white transit officer who shot dead an unarmed black man. More…

Oakland Coliseum sewage overflow damage took a week to repair
OAKLAND — The Coliseum was activated from its own disabled list of sorts Tuesday when the A's and Cincinnati Reds returned to renovated and meticulously tested clubhouses damaged during a sewage overflow on June 16. After evaluations by a 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…

Lawsuit claims Oakland school district leaders interfered in police shooting
OAKLAND — An Oakland schools police sergeant filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday claiming district leaders pressured him to change his statements about an incident in which his partner shot and killed a 20-year-old man outside a high school dance in 2011. More…

Oakland School Police Sergeant Questions Shooting Investigation
Oakland School Police Sgt. Jonathan Bellusa said OUSD leaders violated the district’s own policies during the investigation into the fatal shooting of Raheim Brown. He claims when he tried to raise concerns, he faced retaliation. Vicky Nguyen reports … More…

Oakland A's Badly Need to Regroup Against Cincinnati Reds
Once winners in 22 of 30 contests, Oakland (44-34) has lost two series in the span of 10 days against the struggling Seattle Mariners to accompany losing three of four to the Texas Rangers. During their visit to the Northwest from June 21-23, the A's More…

Sayings Oakland Raiders fans must know
If you are a die-hard fan of Oakland, you are part of a “Nation.” The Raider Nation represents family and support for the team and all Raiders fans. The Raiders are the only fans in the NFL in which the fans refer to themselves as a nation; and yes, it More…

Oakland's bronze medal in crime
Oakland, California, my home city of two months now, has just been listed as the third most dangerous place in America. Now, this is in no way shocking news. We had read the back of the box before we moved, if you catch my drift. I’m also not bringing … More…

Ex-Oakland women's hoops player, Muslim says Christian beliefs were imposed
As a senior in high school, North Farmington all-state basketball player Jenna Bachrouche was being recruited by a host of colleges and liked Oakland University best. But before she committed in 2010 to play at OU, her mother had a question for coach More…

Oakland sailor will carry dad's legacy with her into Clipper Round the World
Oakland resident Stephanie Evans was only 18 when her dad, Tony, suddenly died from a heart attack. Through heartbreak and struggle, the 28-year-old Evans has finally taken up the sport her dad was renowned for. Evans was recently selected to compete More…

Lawsuit filed against Monster for teen's death
OAKLAND, Calif. — The mother of a teenager who died from cardiac arrhythmia last year is blaming his death on Monster Beverage, alleging in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that his death was caused by habitually drinking the company's energy drink. More…

Oakland County Michigan Merit Exam scores rise in …
Overall Oakland County Michigan Merit Examination results remained stable, but some districts reported up to a 10 percent increase in reading scores among 11th graders who take the test. However, gaps in scores between districts with majority More…

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