Oakland News for May 10th 2013

Oakland is the right fit for Horizon League – The Times
Months of speculation and rumors were finally put to rest this week when Oakland officially accepted a bid to join the Horizon League. The news didn't move the needle all that much on the national stage, given that Davidson accepted a bid to the More…

After 83 years, name of Oakland police officer killed in line of duty included
Duane was recognized Thursday at the annual memorial service for fallen officers, sponsored by the Police Department and the Oakland Police Officers Association. At least 300 relatives, including some toddlers, as well as city officials, current More…

Oakland burglaries barely investigated
The Oakland Police Department has been so ineffectively structured that only one part-time investigator was assigned to handle 10,000 reported burglaries last year, a stunning deficiency revealed Thursday by police consultants hired by the city to … More…

Oakland's Glenview neighbors organize show for cottage industries
Five Glenview neighbors have decided that the time has come for people to recognize and support these artisans and their contributions to Oakland's economic base. To put out the word, Judi Garland, Kyra Quon, Jon Anderson, Jan Wall and Alton Jelks have More…

Oakland Athletics (18-17) at Cleveland Indians (17-14), 12:05 pm (ET)
The Cleveland Indians entered their series with the Oakland Athletics having lost eight straight to them. However, the Indians have turned the tables and will now try to complete a four-game sweep of the A's on Thursday at Progressive Field. Cleveland More…

Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick stars in Vine video PSA: 'Put the cart in the
Slugger Josh Reddick of the Oakland Athletics finds himself on the disabled list right now because of a right wrist injury. That gives him extra time to go to Target and resume his role as a consumer, which are vital to the United States economy. But More…

Oakland Athletics a .500 team after being swept by Cleveland
Thursday afternoon's 9-2 loss, which followed in the wake of a hotly contested non-homer judgment that went against Oakland on Wednesday night, shoved the A's back down to .500. And it led to the question of whether or not there was a hangover from More…

Oakland Aches: A's place OF Josh Reddick on 15-day disabled list with sprained
Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick makes a leaping a catch at the wall on a fly ball hit New York Yankees’ Brett Gardner during the third inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy … More…

Oakland: Human head found among recycling debris
Alameda County Sheriff's Department officers investigate at the California Waste Solutions building on 10th Street near Pine Street in West Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. According to police, a mummified severed head was found at the facility. More…

Oakland police chief takes medical retirement
OAKLAND — The embattled Oakland police chief abruptly announced a medical retirement Wednesday, hours before a team of consultants — working for former Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton — was scheduled to lay out a crime-reduction plan More…

Oakland A's robbed of homer by umpire incompetance | The Daily
Angel Hernandez is the master of umpire ineptitude.
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Human Head Discovered At Recycling Yard In Oakland << CBS San
Authorities are investigating the discovery of a human head found at an Oakland recycling yard Wednesday morning.
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Blown HR call after replay review leaves A's furious – USA Today
And you thought replay reviews would at least resolve disputes over home run balls. The Oakland Athletics can strongly refute that notion. By all indications, the A's got the short end of a blown call that cost them dearly in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to More…

Kampe sees better schedule, competition on Horizon for Oakland (with video)
“Every Friday night I could I watched a Horizon League game,” he said Wednesday at the Detroit Athletic Club, where Oakland was formally recognized for joining the Horizon this summer. “Every time we could get tape on a non-league opponent and they More…

Oakland police chief takes medical retirement – latimes.com
Chief Howard Jordan announces his departure hours before consultants, including ex-L.A. Chief William Bratton, were to offer crime-reduction plan for the city. More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Oakland manager Bob Melvin, ejected when the crew headed by Angel Hernandez failed to reverse the call Wednesday, said Thursday that he'd figured the call might go against the A's. "It actually worried me it took so long," Melvin said, "because it only More…

MLB Final Score: Cleveland Indians 9, Oakland Athletics 2 – Let's Go
The Indians pull off the four-game sweep, and have now won 10 out of their last 11.
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Oakland police chief steps down
(05-09) 07:54 PDT OAKLAND — An understaffed Oakland police force struggling with rising crime and a court order to curb officer misconduct is again looking for a leader, after Police Chief Howard Jordan abruptly stepped down Wednesday, citing an … More…

Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin demands answers after umpires botch call on
Melvin said Thursday that he has been in contact with Major League Baseball regarding the disputed ninth-inning call in Wednesday night’s game. Umpires ruled that a ball hit by Oakland’s Adam Rosales with two outs was a double, not a game-tying homer. More…

Oakland Raiders consider veteran punters
Again, these workouts don't necessarily spell doom for King's chances of being Oakland's punter this season, but they do show Oakland has interest in bringing in veteran competition. Meanwhile, former Browns receiver/returner Josh Cribbs is visiting More…

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