Oakland News for May 11th 2013

Oakland's growing crime rate evident at courthouse
OAKLAND — The consequences of the city's burgeoning crime rate were evident at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse Friday as four convicted murderers, none older than 24 years, were sent to prison. All but one of the killers will most likely never be More…

MLB Recap: Cleveland Indians 9, Oakland Athletics 2 – the Indians
Our happy tanks are filled to the brim, but remember that this is still May baseball.
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Oakland Leaving Summit For Horizon
“Oakland University is pleased to be the newest member of the Horizon League,” Oakland University President Gary Russi said. “The universities in this conference are strong academically and they value the student-athlete experience. Oakland fits well … 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 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 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…

MLB admits umpires got call wrong on Oakland homer | Baseball notes
MLB admits umpires got call wrong on Oakland homer | Baseball notes. Major League Baseball said the umpires were wrong. The Athletics knew that all along. "We saw what we saw last night," Oakland manager Bob… By Seattle Times news services More…

Oakland continues to slump, drops season-high 5th straight in 6-3 loss to Seattle
Making just his fourth start, Oakland's Dan Straily (1-1) struggled to get through five innings, but didn't get help from his defense starting in the first inning that led to two runs. Kendrys Morales' chopper to left side bounced past both third More…

Oakland Athletics (18-18) at Seattle Mariners (16-19), 10:10 pm (ET)
The Oakland Athletics will try to stop a four-game losing streak when they open a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners Friday at Safeco Field. The Athletics are just 2-5 on a 10-game road trip and were just swept in a four-game series by the More…

Oakland's newest top cop steps down
(05-10) 11:51 PDT Oakland — Oakland again has lost a police chief. Anthony Toribio, the deputy police chief who was named acting chief just two days ago after Howard Jordan abruptly retired, stepped down Friday for reasons that were not immediately … More…

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics Series Preview: Q&A with
The Mariners have rallied from a rough start and are now in a position to overtake the depleted A's for second place in the division. Our Q&A this time around is with Alan Torres of Athletics Nation.
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Spurs regain control with Game 3 win over Warriors
Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Bogut, right, dunks over San Antonio Spurs’ Boris Diaw during the first half of Game 3 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Friday, May 10, 2013. Marcio Jose Sanchez ??? AP … 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…

AL Capsules: Cleveland Indians complete four-game sweep of Oakland A's
CLEVELAND – Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher and Mark Reynolds hit indisputable home runs and Scott Kazmir struck out 10 in six innings, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 9-2 win over Oakland on Thursday and a four-game sweep of the Athletics. The Indians More…

Oakland Has a New Police Chief – Again | NBC Bay Area
About 48 hours after Anthony Toribio was dubbed the acting chief of OPD after Howard Jordan surprised everyone saying he was stepping down, there's a new chief in town.
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Torre Addresses Perception Of Umpires
Umpires failed to reverse a disputed tying home run by Oakland's Adam Rosales after a video review Wednesday. MLB executive vice president Joe Torre says the judgment call by umpire Angel Hernandez and his crew "stands as final." Major League More…

Oakland Athletics: 5 Lessons from Series Versus Cleveland Indians
What an incredibly difficult stretch the Oakland Athletics find themselves in. After taking two of three in a hard-fought road series with the New York Yankees, the A’s hobbled their way to Cleveland to face an equally feisty Indians squad. The bad … More…

Bratton report says Oakland's police dept. lacks accountability, suggests changes
OAKLAND, Calif. — High-ranking Oakland police officers are not being held properly accountable for the crimes occurring in the areas they oversee, according to a report by former Los Angeles police chief Bill Bratton. His consulting group on Thursday More…

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Extra points: MLB won't change umps' missed call in Indians-A's game
Wednesday, with his team down, 4-3, in Cleveland, Oakland's Adam Rosales (Western Michigan) hit a ninth-inning drive that second-base ump Angel Hernandez ruled hit the top of the wall. A's manager Bob Melvin asked for a video review, which clearly More…

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