Oakland News for May 25th 2013

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
With Jed Lowrie providing solid work at shortstop for the A's, there's not a need for Nakajima at that position. Thus, he's trying other spots. Josh Donaldson is Oakland's man at third, but there's a rotation at second, including Adam Rosales and Eric More…

Oakland ranks No. 11 on list of best cities for tech startups
said Joe Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer of Pandora, which just added 30,000 square feet to its Oakland operations. “You have young startups trying to bank for space in advance. Oakland still has a reasonable amount of capacity and companies can More…

Oakland Athletics (25-23) at Houston Astros (14-33), 8:10 pm (ET)
Could the seventh time be the charm? The Oakland Athletics are a perfect 6-for-6 against the Houston Astros so far this season, and the first-year AL West foes will square off again Friday at Minute Maid Park to open another three-game series. "We have More…

A's miss chances in 3-1 loss to Rangers
Oakland Athletics Brandon Moss swings for a sacrifice fly to center to score teammate Coco Crisp in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Texas won 3-1. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) More…

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
His last start against the Astros came on April 15 in Oakland, where he allowed eight hits and two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings and struck out six. LF Yoenis Cespedes extended his hitting streak to five games with a double in the fourth against Texas More…

Athletics-Astros Preview
Coming off their first loss in six games, the Oakland Athletics may be feeling good about their chances of getting back on track against the Houston Astros. Having swept the first two series, the visiting Athletics try to continue their domination of More…

Oakland ordered to return millions in redevelopment funds
The funds, which were submitted to the county, will go to an agency that is winding down Oakland's redevelopment projects. The agency will split the $32.4 million among entities that collect local property tax with Oakland getting back about one-third More…

Oakland music: Adrian Marcel hits the right note with Grammy Award winner
OAKLAND — Put your ear to the streets of East Oakland and be surprised. Or not, if you've paid attention over the last decade to the likes of music producer Yancey Richardson, multiplatinum producer Raphael Saadiq and 23-year old R&B crooner on the More…

Company: Bay Bridge bolts made to exact specs
OAKLAND, Calif.–An executive with an Ohio manufacturer has said steel bolts used on a troubled new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge were made exactly to specifications. Experts have spent the past two months trying to determine why 32 of More…

Renowned Oakland community leader David Glover dies after battle with cancer
OAKLAND — David Glover, an unrivaled leader of community self-improvement in Oakland's toughest neighborhoods and a more than two-decade long champion of social justice, died Wednesday. He was 60. Glover's impact on Oakland and beyond began More…

Friends, family celebrate Oakland community leader David Glover who died of
OAKLAND — Some people struggle for years to find their calling. David Glover, an unrivaled leader of community self-improvement and social justice, found his in Oakland, the city he adopted and represented for more than three decades. Glover died More…

OUSD Board votes to reinstate adult education after Oakland Local
After hundreds of teachers, parents and students poured into the meeting chambers of the Oakland Unified School District Board of Education meeting Wednesday night demanding the district prioritize students and learning, the Board voted to
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Former Oakland Raiders receiver Tim Brown on himself, Charles Woodson
Former Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown had some interesting observations regarding the return of Charles Woodson Thurdsay night as well as his own induction into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. Brown was a teammate of Woodson, who came back to More…

Former Oakland mayoral candidate's class assignment raises ethics question
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco State University professor considering a run for Oakland mayor is drawing scrutiny for a class assignment that asked students to create a political campaign ad and gave them the option of developing it for him. More…

VA slowly cutting through paper, backlog
OAKLAND — There is still plenty of paper to be found inside the Oakland VA regional office — veterans' disability claims, doctors' files, folders, correspondence. And what's there represents only a small fraction of the office's archives, most of More…

Federal grand jury indicts parolee in theft of Gold Rush-era jewelry box from
OAKLAND, Calif. — A parolee was indicted by a federal grand jury in the theft of a valuable Gold Rush-era jewelry box from the Oakland Museum of California, authorities said Friday. Andre Taray Franklin, 45, of Oakland was charged Thursday with theft More…

Repairs begun on San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
OAKLAND, Calif. — Repairs have begun on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, where dozens of broken anchor rods could delay completion of a new span. The Contra Costa Times (http://bit.ly/14HbpGG) says workers on Thursday began drilling holes for More…

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
C Derek Norris accounted for two of the four Oakland hits against the Rangers on Wednesday. Norris finished with a pair of doubles and is hitting .355 (11-for-31) in eight games at Texas. LHP Tommy Milone is scheduled to make his 10th start of the More…

What did Charles Woodson gain by signing with the Oakland Raiders?
Bleacher Report released an article on Thursday stating that Woodson will not regret signing with the Oakland Raiders. One of the main reasons was the money–Woodson signed for a one-year contract worth $4.3 million with bonuses up to $700,000. More…

Port of Oakland selects new top executive six months after resignation of Omar
OAKLAND — The Port of Oakland appointed a new director Thursday after a four-month search prompted after a spending scandal that forced out the previous director, Omar Benjamin. The new top director, Chris Lytle, will take over on July 1 and is More…

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