Oakland News for June 2nd 2013

$7.6M Oakland Youth Center Won't Open Thanks to Budget Woes
An expensive new youth center in Oakland, California may not open at all thanks to budget concerns. The West Oakland Youth Center, which was slated to cost More…

Will backing the Oakland Raiders help lifelong fan Abel Maldonado? (VIDEO)
We know how former GOP Lt. Guv Abel Maldonado fumbled the opening kickoff of his still-to-be-formally-announced gubernatorial campaign. Now he may buff up his image in a way that few politicians have throughout history: By talking up what a big Oakland … More…

Oakland Press contestant comes within points of advancing to championship
The Oakland Press Regional Spelling Bee champion persevered through the semifinal rounds of the National Scripps Spelling Bee with perfect spelling, bringing him just points away from becoming a contender in the championship rounds Thursday night. More…

Amanda Blumenherst, Oakland A's husband have strong support system
If Amanda Blumenherst was up late Friday night, it likely had little to do with any trouble sleeping on a lead at the Shoprite LPGA Classic. Blumenherst, 26, still a relative newlywed, is married to Oakland A's rookie first baseman Nate Freiman and she More…

Byron Williams: Oakland has lost a giant of a man far too early
When I learned of the passing of David Glover, executive director of Oakland Citizens Committee for Urban Renewal, it was like a blow to the solar plexus — painful and immobilizing. Since his death May 22, words associated with Glover such as More…

Axelrod, White Sox outdone by Colon in loss to A's
Oakland Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss, left, digs up a low throw from shortstop Jed Lowrie to put out Chicago White Sox’s Tyler Flowers (21) during the third inning of a baseball game on Friday, May 31, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Marcio Jose … More…

Recap: Oakland vs. Chicago WSox
Bartolo Colon tossed his second shutout of the season to help the Oakland Athletics take a 3-0 win over the Chicago White Sox in the opener of a three-game series. Colon (6-2) scattered five hits, all singles, and struck out three without issuing a More…

Oakland Museum's newly revamped Gallery of Natural Sciences opens
Visitors were able to view Oakland Museum's newly revamped Gallery of Natural Sciences in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Thousands of people attended the gallery's grand opening on Friday, May 31, after it had been closed for renovations More…

Oakland Raiders Will Be NFL's Biggest Surprise in 2013
Some inexperienced quarterback will be under center for Oakland when the season begins, and the offense will be the team's biggest question mark. The Raiders drafted offensive tackle Menelik Watson in the second round to improve the inconsistent line, More…

Oakland Wiki: Local organizations, it's easy to get on the web (Community Voices)
One potential use for Oakland Wiki that has yet to be fully utilized is its capacity to assist organizations in Oakland, and to help them maintain an active presence on the Internet. This is a particularly relevant feature for organizations operating … More…

Right fielder Josh Reddick returns to A's 3-0 win over White Sox after stint on DL
OAKLAND, Calif. — Josh Reddick stood on top of a couch inside the Oakland Athletics clubhouse trying to swat a fly with a small racket while teammates stood and watched him instead of the television. The right fielder, wearing a sleeveless shirt with More…

Teen in grave condition after Oakland sideshow shooting
OAKLAND –A shooting erupted at an East Oakland sideshow early Saturday leaving a teenage girl in grave condition on life support and two men also wounded, police said. Police were trying to confirm the girl's age but believe she is possibly 16 and More…

Chris Kluwe picks Oakland Raiders over White House – NFL.com
Chris Kluwe's political activism earned him an invitation to a White House reception in June. There was only one problem: The date conflicted with a mandatory More…

Oakland feels the burden of the rise in temp employment
OAKLAND — Lorice Dykes once had a job as a bus driver for AC Transit. He had a family, insurance and a future — everything he had worked for. Now he works two janitorial jobs, one at Allen Temple Church, and is just glad to have steady work after an More…

The gallery of Oakland geological science | Oakland Geology
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Police: Oakland shooting occurred at 'side show'
A woman is in critical condition and two male victims also wounded in a shooting that apparently occurred at the scene of an illicit car "side show" in Oakland early Saturday morning, police said. The shooting was reported near the intersection of More…

Woman in grave condition after Oakland sideshow shooting
OAKLAND — A shooting erupted at an East Oakland sideshow early Saturday after a party bus tried to drive through the controversial street activity, leaving a 25-year-old woman in grave condition on life support and two men wounded, police said. More…

Amanda Blumenherst, Oakland A's husband have strong support
If Amanda Blumenherst was up late Friday night, it likely had little to do with any trouble sleeping on a lead at the Shoprite LPGA Classic.
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Colon's 5 – hitter leads A's past White Sox 3 – 0
0 Comments E-mail Print. White Sox Athletics Baseball. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws to the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game on Friday, May 31, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez — AP More…

Sox Game Day: Sox trail 3-1 in 6th
OAKLAND — Manager Robin Ventura said he and his coaches discuss possible changes but he currently is committed to simply tinkering with a Chicago White Sox lineup that has lost four consecutive games. "You tinker with stuff, but whether you tinker or More…

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