Oakland News for May 22nd 2013

Oakland Athletics (24-22) at Texas Rangers (29-16), 8:05 pm (ET)
Yu Darvish eyes his eighth win of the season Tuesday when the Texas Rangers continue a three-game series with the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Darvish won his fifth consecutive decision on Thursday and outdueled Detroit's Justin More…

Oakland Athletics edge past Kansas City Royals 4-3 – MLB news
Oakland Athletics edge past 4-3 in the third game of their three-match regular series encounter on Sunday, May 19 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland. The Athletics played as one unit and defeated the Royals with quite ease. Their batters and pitchers showed More…

Ex-Packers DB Charles Woodson returns to Oakland Raiders
Woodson, the fourth overall pick in the 1998 draft by Oakland, returns to a vastly different franchise than the one he left following his eighth season with the team in 2005. Owner Al Davis died in October 2011 and the team is now run by Davis' son, Mark. More…

Oakland man sentenced to 10 years in prison for defrauding schoolteachers of
OAKLAND — An Oakland man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay back more than $3 million to two Arizona elementary schoolteachers he defrauded as part of a money laundering scheme, federal prosecutors said. More…

Oakland A's defeat Texas Rangers 9-2
ARLINGTON, Texas — Let's face it, the A's are just a dramatically different team when Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes are anchoring Oakland's lineup together. That hasn't happened much this year — just 18 times in 46 games. But the A's are 15-3 when More…

Poole: Oakland Raiders a good fit for Charles Woodson
For one, Woodson has been telling friends and associates of his fondness for an area with which he is familiar, having spent the formative years of his career in Oakland. The Raiders definitely are on his radar. For two, the Raiders are making a More…

Oakland County employees donate to Oklahoma tornado
PONTIAC — Oakland County employees will donate $1,000 from the employee Casual Day fund to help the victims of the Oklahoma tornado recover from the destruction. The money will be donated to the United Way of Central Oklahoma Disaster Relief Fund More…

Oakland NFTC: Joe Mixon interview
Uncommitted recruit Joe Mixon, No. 135 in the ESPN 150, secured an invitation to The Opening at the Oakland NFTC. He talks to Phil Murphy about the invitation and shares his plans to announce his college choice. More…

Oakland County will continue fight against Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
Top Oakland County officials said they will continue the fight against national mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in a years-long court battle accusing the lenders of owing Michigan millions of dollars tied to the state transfer tax. After a More…

Oakland: Two armed suspects at large after chase through Fruitvale district
OAKLAND — Alameda County Sheriff's deputies and Oakland police are searching for two armed and dangerous men who reportedly ran from a stolen vehicle they crashed during a chase in the Fruitvale district on Monday evening, authorities said. Oakland More…

Oakland County has history of tornados
The strongest Oakland County tornado since 1950 occurred on March 20, 1976, in West Bloomfield, according to the National Weather Service. This tornado resulted in one death and 55 injuries. It was categorized as an EF4 on the Fujita scale. A mobile More…

Oakland: Thieves break into television news van near Jack London Square
In June 2012, a KTVU Channel 2 news crew doing a live shot in the 5700 block of Redwood Road in the Oakland Hills was robbed. The reporter was sitting in the front of the news van when a suspect opened the door, reached in and stole her laptop and a More…

Oakland pays big for police compliance – San Francisco Chronicle
No matter what the outcome, the federal court takeover of the Oakland Police Department is going to cost taxpayers millions – starting with the More…

Oakland man goes missing after Bay to Breakers race
SAN FRANCISCO — An Oakland man was reported missing Monday after he walked away from his friends at the finish line of the Bay to Breakers race Sunday and never returned to his work or his home, police said. Beau Rasmussen, 27, said goodbye to his More…

Trump to Oakland County GOP: You're going to have to 'get very, very smart'
Novi — Donald Trump, the billionaire real-estate developer and entertainer who flirted with running for president last year, drew record crowds Tuesday night at the Oakland County Republican Party's largest fundraiser of the year. The challenge to More…

Keenan Allen: 'It won't happen again'
San Diego Chargers rookie wide receiver Keenan Allen apologized Monday for posting a photo of himself online wearing an Oakland Raiders cap, saying he didn’t think it would cause the stir that it did. [+] Enlarge Keenan Allen. Kent C. Horner/Getty … More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Chris Young returned to Oakland's lineup on Saturday, but the outfielder is still not contributing much, and another recent returnee, Coco Crisp, also hasn't caught fire since coming off the DL. The A's had three everyday-caliber outfielders out at More…

NAACP forum has kids asking tough questions – Oakland Local
African-American youth filled the first two rows of chairs lining the congregation room of the Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland on April 27, clad in white T-shirts reading “OAKLAND NAACP Youth Leadership Conference.” Some held slips of
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Wrecking Ball Coffee Departs Firehouse 8; Guest Chef Closes in
Oakland: Guest Chef in Rockridge is closed, which is not surprising given that recent, unexplained temporary closure, and given that owner Scott Cameron is moving on to work on The Commissar and Mad Monk in Berkeley. [Zagat]
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The Three Best Replacements for Amy Trask as Oakland Raiders CEO
The Oakland Raiders continue to move forward as an organization under owner Mark Davis, who has made bold changes since his father Al Davis passed away. One of those recent decisions was to limit the authority of longtime CEO Amy Trask, who … More…

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