Oakland News for April 30th 2013

Oakland Raiders 2013 NFL Draft Review
Oakland loved Hayden so much they almost wasted the No. 3 overall pick to get him before wisely trading down and getting him at 12. They could have dropped another 10 spots at least. Things settled down from there. Second-rounder Watson is a very raw More…

LA Angels of Anaheim (9-15) at Oakland Athletics (14-12), 10:05 pm (ET)
Perhaps the return of Yoenis Cespedes will provide the spark the Oakland Athletics have lacked over the last week. The A's try to make it two straight wins on Monday when they open a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co More…

Taking The Long View: Global forces change face of Oakland
Even though I'm fundraising consultant now (Full disclosure: Oakland Local is one of my clients), I was a history major in college and come from a long line of history buffs. So when I read this series of columns on gentrification and the
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North Oakland 'domestic terrorists' found guilty of three murders
A jury of seven women and five men took little time to find the men guilty of murder for gunning down Charles Davis, 23, in Berkeley and then killing Todd Perea, 27, and Floyd Ross Jr., 42, in Oakland after a high-speed chase ended in a car accident. More…

Tyler Wilson at Walmart when Oakland Raiders called – NFL.com
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Former Oakland Raiders assistant coach found guilty in Calif. beer-bottle attack
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — A former Oakland Raiders assistant coach is facing up to four years in state prison after being convicted of striking a man with a beer bottle outside a California bar. The San Luis Obispo Tribune (http://bit.ly/ZNHehs More…

Oakland Raiders 2013 Draft: Aggregating Report Card Grades from Around the
From the second the 2013 NFL draft concluded, the Oakland Raiders, like every other team around the league, started to receive their draft grades from the media and fans alike. This year, in comparison to all too many of the Raiders’ drafts over the … More…

Nuggets in 3-1 hole after latest loss to Warriors
Denver Nuggets shooting guard Wilson Chandler (21) watches from the bench during the second half of Game 4 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Ben Margot ??? AP … More…

Open Budget Oakland and OpenSpending | Open Knowledge
The beta version of Open Budget Oakland went public last week with the release of our mayor's proposed budget for the next two years. Her announcement was made Wednesday afternoon and by evening we had visualized and made
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Oakland Social: 'New Urban Eating' tells story of food in Oakland
When Andrew Ellis moved from the Boston area into his current Uptown Oakland apartment on Jan. 1, 2012, the New Year brought a fortuitous new beginning in his new town: his new housemate, Dan Graf, was the man who would start Baron Baking, the … More…

Bison Softball Sweeps Past Oakland 1-0 & 2-0 on Menke, Johnson
Krista Menke and Whitney Johnson each tossed shutouts as North Dakota State University defeated Oakland University 1-0 and 2-0 in a Summit League softball doubleheader played Sunday.
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Game 025: Angels in Oakland for 3 – Halos Heaven
To the Bay Area! Game time is 7.05, Pregame is Angels Blackjack.
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Oakland police department makes 'slight' progress toward reforms
OAKLAND — The Oakland Police Department is slowly making progress toward meeting reforms mandated by a decade-old lawsuit settlement of police brutality cases in West Oakland, a court-appointed monitor found. In his 13th quarterly report on police More…

David Bass to the Oakland Raiders: Instant Video Reaction
Player Name: David Bass Position: DE School: Missouri Western Drafted by: Oakland Pick Number: Round 7, Pick 27 (233rd overall) Tune into the video above More…

Oakland University expands its reach
"Oakland has a tremendous history of success and a great foundation as a very exciting institution, given our location and potential to interact and connect with business, industry and government in southeast Michigan," said university president Gary More…

Oakland A's trade well-traveled Casper Wells to Chicago White Sox
The early winner in the Major League cumulative frequent traveler competition is Casper Wells after the A's traded him Monday to the Chicago White Sox in a cash deal. Wells got into three games for a total of five at-bats with the A's last week More…

Oakland police and suspects at VIP house – San Francisco Chronicle
If a trio of strange men caught outside the Oakland hills home of the highest- ranking elected official in the state at 1 a.m. doesn't raise suspicions – or prompt a More…

Josh Donaldson of the Oakland Athletics named the American League Player of
Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending April 28th. The announcement was made earlier today on the MLB Network. Donaldson batted .545 (12-for-22) with seven More…

Oakland Raiders: Third Round pick Sio Moore – Rant Sports
The Oakland Raiders used their third-round, 66th overall selection on outside linebacker, Sio Moore. To say that Moore is a player with a chip on his shoulder would be an understatement ??? check out this quote: ???The thing with me is I was a guy that … More…

Oakland Raiders: Complete 2013 NFL Draft Wrap-Up and Analysis
After allowing for a day of recovery and letting it all settle in, here is my take on how the Oakland Raiders did in the 2013 NFL draft. Understand, I don’t give grades until after a season is played. It is absolutely pointless to grade picks without … More…

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