Oakland News for June 28th 2013

My/Our love for Oakland – Silver And Black Pride
I was born in Castro Valley and raised throughout the entire Bay Area. I couldn't really say where I've lived the longest between San Jose, Sunnyvale, Hayward, More…

WSU, Oakland Raise Tuition Rates << CBS Detroit
Wayne State University is raising tuition 8.9 percent, a jump much greater than those of other public universities in Michigan.
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Hill: Oakland A's Root Beer Float Day, where sugar-free equals loneliness
But now, in an astonishing scientific breakthrough Wednesday at the Oakland A's 14th annual Mug Root Beer Float Day, I discovered the true key to invisibility, and it is this: Volunteer at the sugar-free table. It is a lonely place. Not for lack of More…

Oakland law enforcement that answers the question, or not
Recently I had the pleasure of watching Chief Whent describe how the Oakland Police will comply with the terms and conditions required after the Riders rogue cop scandal of over a decade ago. After many turns, a lawsuit and a few failures to meet the More…

Warriors deal into draft to take Nedovic 30th
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors moved into the first-round of the NBA draft Thursday night and took Serbian guard Nemanja Nedovic with the 30th overall pick. The Warriors entered the draft without a pick before a flurry of deals gave them More…

BART to offer unions new package
OAKLAND, Calif. — San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials said Thursday they will offer two of their largest unions a new contract proposal to avert a possible rail strike that would cause chaos for commuters. The agency's new package is closer More…

Oakland sweeps Cincy behind Griffin's two-hit gem
OAKLAND, Calif. — No need for A.J. Griffin to glance over his shoulder at the bullpen. This game was all his to finish, something that seemed far-fetched when he walked two of the game's first three batters. Griffin tossed a two-hitter for his first More…

Recap: Oakland vs. Cincinnati
A.J. Griffin tossed his first career shutout and Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer as the Oakland Athletics blanked the Cincinnati Reds, 5-0, to complete a sweep of a brief two-game interleague set. Griffin (6-6), who earned his first victory since More…

Oakland reminds residents of fireworks ordinance pre-Fourth of July
OAKLAND — With the Fourth of July approaching, the Town Council is trying to make sure residents understand a new local law that sets strict standards for legal fireworks use in town limits. Under Oakland's recently passed fireworks ordinance, no More…

Oakland County court to tackle business disputes
“I think there's a need for it,” said Judge James Alexander, who, along with Judge Wendy Potts will preside over Oakland County's business cases. “By having a specific docket, judges can become much more educated, parties can get more predictability More…

Settlement would lift hurdle to Oakland stadium for A's
Oakland stadium boosters have long had their eyes on Howard Terminal, a 50-acre site just north of Jack London Square. The proposal before Oakland's port commissioners would settle a lawsuit brought by the terminal's maritime tenant, SSA Terminals, More…

Oakland, Wayne St. universities increase tuition
The Oakland University Board of Trustees approved a 3.75 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduates on Wednesday afternoon for the 2013-14 school year. Tuition also spiked for graduate students and the Oakland University William Beaumont More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Oakland, a surprise playoff team in 2012 after winning the American League West on the final day of the season, is 103-60 since July 1, 2012. The A's just swept a two-game series from the second-best club during that time span: Cincinnati is 99-65 in More…

Oakland: Man injured in shooting on MacArthur Boulevard
A man was injured in a shooting on MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland late Wednesday night, according to police. At about 11 p.m., police received a report of a shooting in the 7800 block of Macarthur Boulevard. The victim sustained at least one gunshot More…

Fired Oakland University women's basketball coach allegedly imposed religious
According to Bachrouche's account to the Free Press, after many other instances of religious pressuring – including Francis telling Bachrouche that she should get a DVD on how to be a "Palestinian Christian Muslim" – Bachrouche went to Oakland athletic More…

Oakland Athletics Vs. St. Louis Cardinals: 6/28/13 Mitch's Free MLB Baseball Pick
The Oakland A's have been streaky this season and they are right in the thick of the American League West race. The A's are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 24-12 at home this season, and they are a half of a game behind the Rangers in the AL West standings. More…

Oakland A's: A.J. Griffin Throws First Career Complete Game
Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports It was a special day in Oakland today for A.J. Griffin. Going against the Cincinnati Reds, a team with one of the best.
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Game #80: Oakland Athletics vs. Cincinnati Reds – Athletics Nation
The A's earned the elusive "W" last night, and look to build on that strong offensive performance as they take on the Reds again today, looking for the series sweep.
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Oakland Schools police officer sues district
(AP) — An Oakland schools police sergeant filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday claiming that district leaders pressured him to change his story of the shooting death of a 20-year-old man outside a school dance. Sgt. Jonathan Bellusa's civil rights lawsuit More…

Education Voices: Kahmaria Adams, 15, of East Oakland on gun
I have never been in a moment like that before. I've never been in a situation where I had to feel scared about being around a gun. At that particular moment I did not get off the bus. Part of me was telling me, 'Get off the bus!' but I had to be
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