Oakland News for May 9th 2013

Calif. limo fire kills 5 nurses; friends grieve
Outside the Fruitvale HealthCare Center in Oakland, the medical center where all nine met and became fast friends, nurse Medhanit Kahassai ran sobbing out the door into the parking lot on Tuesday, overwhelmed with grief as flowers piled up in their … More…

Oakland OF Josh Reddick to DL
Oakland placed outfielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist on Wednesday, where he joined center fielders Coco Crisp (hamstring) and Chris Young (quadriceps). Reddick. The A's made the move with Reddick before More…

Oakland chief stepping down, cites medical cause
Jordan's stunning announcement came moments before a scheduled news conference where consultant and former New York and Los Angeles police chief William Bratton was to present a plan on how Oakland could reduce crime. City officials quickly More…

Police Look To ID Oakland County Flasher << CBS Detroit
Police in Troy and Royal Oak are looking for a man who has been making lewd comments and exposing himself to women.
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Oakland U. accepts invitation to join Horizon League
In the fast-moving world of college conference expansion, a year is a long time to wait. Yet for Oakland University, it was worth it. When Butler announced it was leaving the Horizon League in May 2012, OU athletic director Tracy Huth made it clear the More…

Oakland: Landmark Merritt Bakery and Restaurant severely damaged by fire
OAKLAND — The future of the landmark Merritt Bakery and Restaurant, which has been serving generations of customers for decades, is now in doubt after a fire early Wednesday damaged the kitchen area and other parts of the building. The one-alarm blaze More…

Official: Repair for broken rods on San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge could
OAKLAND, Calif. — The planned repair for broken seismic safety rods on the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge could cost between $5 million and $10 million, a state transportation official said Wednesday. Officials still don't know More…

Oakland developer Phil Tagami named to state medical board
OAKLAND — A prominent Oakland developer and political mover and shaker was appointed to the embattled Medical Board of California on Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Phil Tagami, 47, of Oakland, is president and CEO of the California Capital and More…

Oakland police chief steps down
(05-08) 13:24 PDT Oakland — Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan abruptly announced this morning that he’s stepping down. The chief told rank and file in a letter that he is on a medical leave, effective immediately, and taking steps toward a medical … More…

Teen Shot Dead In Front Of Oakland Home Identified As High
A teenager who was fatally shot in East Oakland on Sunday night was identified by an Oakland Unified School District spokesman Tuesday as 17-year-old Castlemont High School senior Olajuwon Clayborn.
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McAllister Earns Third Win In Indians 1-0 Shutout Of Oakland << CBS
CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Indians offense has been pounding out a number of wins in this latest streak, but it was the arm of Zach McAllister and the pen that won Tuesday night's 1-0 decision.
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Oakland: Robbery capital of America
In a city where the murder rate is tracked like a stock index, robberies are actually the crime that sets Oakland apart from other violent cities, putting everyone at risk. Oaklanders endured one robbery for every 91 residents last year. That not only More…

Oakland police chief says he's on medical leave, taking steps toward retirement
OAKLAND, Calif. — The chief of Oakland's embattled police department said Wednesday that he is stepping down due to medical reasons. Chief Howard Jordan abruptly told City Administrator Deanna Santana and the rank-and-file that effective immediately More…

Oakland U. accepts invitation to join Horizon League
The Horizon's current schools are Cleveland State, Detroit Mercy, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Illinois-Chicago, Valparaiso, Wright State and Youngstown State. Loyola (Chicago) is leaving the conference for the Missouri Valley, which opened the spot for Oakland. More…

Official: Repair for broken rods on San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge could
May 08, 2013 08:54 PM EDT. AP. OAKLAND, Calif. ??? The planned repair for seismic safety rods that snapped on the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge could cost between $5-to-$10 million, a state transportation official said Wednesday. More…

MLB Final Score: Cleveland Indians 1, Oakland Athletics 0 – Let's Go
Zach McAllister's fantastic pitching, Eric Sogard's bad throw, and Yan Gomes' sac fly and outstanding throw. That's pretty much the recap.
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Oakland: Robbery Capital of the U.S. | Nat Geo Education Blog
Oakland, California, is the “robbery capital of the United States.” Robbery is less invasive than burglary, where criminals enter a person's home or business. It is less violent than murder or assault. After reading the Oakland Tribune article, can
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Popular Oakland restaurant burns
(05-08) 13:54 PDT OAKLAND — A popular Oakland restaurant was gutted by fire early Wednesday, forcing owners to close it indefinitely and leaving regulars without their favorite lakeside hangout. Oakland firefighters were called to the Merritt … More…

Oakland Athletics (18-16) at Cleveland Indians (16-14), 7:05 pm (ET)
Justin Masterson tries to get himself right on Wednesday when the Cleveland Indians continue their four-game series against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field. Masterson opened the year by winning his first three starts and pitched to a 0.41 More…

Oakland upbeat after joining Horizon League
Citing increased exposure, a schedule with proximity to home and a higher level of competition, Oakland athletic director Tracy Huth said the program's membership to the Horizon League is one it can hardly wait to begin. “Let's just get right into,” he More…

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