Oakland News for May 15th 2013

Oakland: Siblings sentenced to 10 months in prison for making fake IDs
OAKLAND — A brother-and sister duo have been sentenced to 10 months in prison for conspiracy to create and sell false identification documents in Contra Costa and Marin counties, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced in a news release More…

Oakland Athletics get back-to-back home runs in 5-1 win over Texas Rangers
Josh Donaldson, Seth Smith, Brandon Moss. From left, Oakland Athletics' Josh Donaldson (20), Seth Smith (15) and Brandon Moss (37) celebrate a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers during a baseball game on Monday, May 13, 2013 in Oakland. Calif. More…

Mummified body of Chicana author-former Oakland teacher found in New
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/13UpG2k ) that Salinas-Norman founded and ran a publishing company called Pinata Publications in the office of her then-husband, Sam Norman, an Oakland lawyer. She began writing, illustrating and More…

Oakland Gun Bill Would Give Violence-Plagued City Ability To Write Own Gun
Now, some Oakland residents are hoping a bill currently winding its way through the California legislature may help turn that tide by allowing the city, where 11 crimes are committed with firearms every day, to create its own slate of gun control More…

Oakland A's Josh Reddick not ruling out wrist surgery
OAKLAND — Josh Reddick remains hopeful that his sore right wrist will recover through proper rest and rehab. If not, surgery is a realistic option, the A's right fielder said Monday. Reddick was placed on the 15-day disabled list last Wednesday one More…

Oakland named America's “most exciting city” in Movoto top 10 list
When it came to excitement, Oakland took the top slot, with Boston taking second, button-downed Washington, DC coming in at number 5, and New York City ranking number 6 on the company’s list. ???I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t surprised??? that Oakland … More…

Google applicant's killing: Oakland woman sent to prison
All four robberies occurred at night as the victims were walking to their cars on otherwise deserted downtown Oakland streets. The first robbery occurred on June, 21, 2010, and resulted in a man being shot. The second robbery occurred July 18, 2010 More…

Oakland's new police chief still looking to win over officers
Oakland — The city's newest interim police chief already has convinced many of the department's most entrenched critics that he's the right man for one of the toughest jobs in law enforcement. But some of his officers remain skeptical. After one of More…

Oakland A's start off homestand right with a 5-1 win over Texas Rangers
OAKLAND — With far less riding on the outcome Monday, the A's picked up where they left off in their first game against the Texas Rangers in more than seven months. Sure, a 5-1 win Monday night at the Coliseum didn't carry anywhere near as much import More…

New provost named at Oakland University
"I am thrilled to be joining President Russi and the administration, faculty, staff, and students at Oakland University," Lentini said in a press release. "Seeing how the university has grown and transformed over the past several years, I am attracted More…

Oakland A's unable to finish rally against Joe Nathan, lose to Rangers 6-5 in
Joe Nathan struck out Daric Barton with the bases loaded in the 10th inning and induced pinch-hitter Eric Sogard's first-pitch groundout to preserve the Texas Rangers' 6-5 victory Tuesday night, snapping Oakland's four-game winning streak in the More…

Oakland Ballet Reimagines Diaghilev
In this centennial year of the Ballets Russes' notorious Rite of Spring — a tour de force that revolutionized 20th century art — Oakland Ballet paid homage to Diaghilev and his collaborators by boldly reimagining three other works from the same era More…

Charles Woodson to visit Broncos
Recommend0 ? Tweet0 ? Comments0 ? Email ? Print. Free-agent safety Charles Woodson is making a visit to the Denver Broncos and has received an offer from the Oakland Raiders, agent Carl Poston told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Tuesday. More…

Oakland Tech loses pitcher's duel to Lowell in Transbay Series opener
SAN FRANCISCO — Aaron Leong pitched a complete game four-hitter and scored the game's only run on an error to lift Lowell High-San Francisco over Oakland Tech 1-0 in the first game of the Transbay Baseball Series on Tuesday at San Francisco State. More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Good news for the A's: Crisp did run the bases Monday before Oakland's 5-1 victory over Texas, and, barring any setback, he will likely be activated from the disabled list Wednesday. Young (quad) is expected also to come off the DL on Wednesday after More…

Metro & state: Oakland's Jason Hager named Summit League pitcher of the week
BASEBALL: Oakland left-hander Jason Hager was named Summit League pitcher of the week. Hager pitched his first complete-game shutout in a 3-0 win vs. Omaha on Friday. He finished with five strikeouts and allowed four hits in OU's 3-0 victory. More…

Oakland Tries To Circumvent California Gun Control Rules << CBS
A public hearing was scheduled for Friday in Oakland to discuss a proposed state law that would allow Oakland to essentially circumvent California's existing More…

Oakland HIV/AIDS housing the focus of meeting
The meeting was organized by Rosa Davis ??? the Medical/Lead Case Manager for Eat Oakland Community Project ??? and Darice Bridges ??? the AIDS Housing Information and Referral Coordinator for Eden I&R, also known as Alameda County 211. Both women … More…

Oakland needs to be more transparent about its Police Department
Unfortunately, Oakland city officials were anything but transparent when answering questions about last week’s house-cleaning of the OPD’s command staff, which came just days after Police Chief Howard Jordan announced a medical problem had forced his … More…

Oakland: Fire crews extinguish blaze at Highland Hospital construction site
OAKLAND — Fire crews evacuated construction crews and workers at Highland Hospital on Tuesday afternoon after a blaze broke out at a construction site for a health care tower at the sprawling hospital campus. No one was injured in the one-alarm fire More…

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