Oakland News for May 26th 2013

Recap: Houston vs. Oakland
Chris Young's three-run home run in the ninth inning lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros in the opener of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. Down 5-3, with Jose Veras (0-3) pitching for the Astros, pinch-hitter John More…

Athletics 6, Astros 5
Young connected on a three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 victory against the Houston Astros on Friday night. "Mom's cooking definitely has something to do with it for sure," said Young, who grew up in Houston and More…

Oakland residents look to Waste Management to clean illegal dump sites
"I've heard more gunshots and in the last year there's been four murders around the corner from my house," said Oakland resident Sheryl Watson. Hauling garbage to the dump can be expensive and not always an option in a community where the jobless rate More…

Oakland A's beat Houston Astros on Chris Young's ninth-inning home run
HOUSTON — Chris Young picked a perfect time Friday night to end the A's record-tying run of 15 consecutive solo home runs. But Young's three-run ninth-inning homer that gave Oakland a 6-5 victory over Houston — the A's seventh win against the Astros More…

Athletics-Astros Preview
A late home run by Houston native Chris Young helped the Oakland Athletics continue their winning streak against the Astros. A.J. Griffin will try to extend that run to 10 when Oakland also goes for a seventh consecutive victory at Houston on Saturday More…

Four juveniles accused in multiple A/C thefts in Oakland Park
Four Broward County teenagers are feeling the heat, accused of destroying numerous air-conditioning units at several Oakland Park locations, including a day care center and a church. The juveniles, ages 15 to 17, caused more than $60,000 in damage by 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…

Oakland County home sales
OAKLAND COUNTY. Auburn Hills. 4055 Arcadia Dr., $478,000. 3896 Forester Blvd., $105,000. 3178 Oxford W., $265,000. Berkley. 1118 Cambridge Rd., $150,000. 1706 Columbia Rd., $184,000. 2079 Harvard Rd., $185,000. 2784 Kenmore Rd., $112,000 More…

New bishop of Oakland draws praise
Michael Barber, 59, who grew up in Northern California, was installed as bishop of the Oakland Diocese on Saturday in a ceremony at Cathedral of Christ the Light. Appointed by Pope Francis, Barber is the fifth bishop in the history of the diocese and More…

Recap: Houston vs. Oakland
Josh Donaldson and Brandon Moss connected on back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Houston Astros, 11-5, in the middle test of a three-game series. Donaldson and Chris Young drove in two runs while, Coco More…

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 County man convicted of fraud, blind, seeks release from prison
In a recent court filing, the Oakland County man said he's blind in one eye and is 85 percent blind in the other. May said the federal prison in Loretto, Pa., isn't equipped to handle his disability. U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow plans to meet with More…

Oakland budget finds more money for Quan's staff
That's roughly double the percentage increase proposed for Oakland's understaffed Police Department. Quan increased spending late last year when she hired her political ally, former Assemblyman Sandr?? Swanson to a $140,000 job as deputy mayor. More…

Oakland Athletics (26-23) at Houston Astros (14-34), 7:15 pm (ET)
The Oakland Athletics will try to build momentum upon their dramatic finish on Friday as they continue their three-game series with the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Trailing by two in the top of the ninth inning, Chris Young belted a three-run More…

Oakland Athletics: Josh Reddick's Wrist Feeling Better
Josh Reddick is still sidelined with a wrist injury, but Friday’s news from the Oakland Athletics was very encouraging. The outfielder took twenty swings during batting practice before the team’s game with the Houston Astros and showed no ill effects … 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…

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…

Oakland Raiders: Should We Believe the Tyler Wilson Hype?
He definitely has the arm strength to complete deep passes down the field to Oakland's speedy receivers, and he boasts a very accurate arm. One thing that most people will also realize about Wilson is his leadership skills, as he was able to rally his More…

Oakland Raiders Running Back Breakdown and Position Analysis
There are very few positions on the depth chart that could waver anywhere between the team’s strongest position and their weakest, but, for the Oakland Raiders, that’s exactly where the running back position lies. If healthy, Darren McFadden remains … More…

FBI — Oakland Man Indicted for Stealing and Disposing of Historic
OAKLAND, CA–Yesterday, a federal grand jury in Oakland indicted Andre Taray Franklin, charging him with theft of major artwork and unlawful concealment More…

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