Oakland News for June 6th 2013

Oakland: Brubeck tribute concert epic, intimate
OAKLAND — It was an evening of elegant flourishes Saturday at the Paramount Theatre as the Oakland East Bay Symphony and a sparkling roster of guest artists celebrated the music of the Bay Area's homegrown jazz master Dave Brubeck. From the "dad More…

Oakland Victorian built in 1896 may be demolished after second fire
OAKLAND — A vacant three-story downtown Victorian house built in 1896 could be demolished after it was badly damaged by fire Wednesday morning for the second time this year, officials said. The suspicious two-alarm fire at the wooden home at 621 More…

Oakland festival will celebrate Lake Merritt improvements
OAKLAND — Lake Merritt recently gained a park and amphitheater and finally shed an adjacent thoroughfare derided as the world's shortest freeway. On Sunday, Oaklanders can celebrate those and other transformations around the city's crown jewel at Love More…

CNN affiliate: Oakland video shows street shooting of pleading teen
(CNN) — A surveillance video captured a masked gunman on a rampage in broad daylight on an Oakland, California, street that includes the point-blank execution of a teenage boy cowering on a sidewalk, CNN affiliate KTVU said. Police are now searching More…

Oakland police searching for a masked gunman who executed teenager
Surveillance video has captured the moment a masked gunman executed a teenager at point-blank range on an Oakland, Calif., street before managing to escape in broad daylight. At least five men are frantically chased off the sidewalk Sunday as the … More…

Oakland A's: Re-Grading Every Oakland A's Offseason Acquisition
Sitting at 35-25, the 2013 Oakland A’s have moved past the one-third point of the baseball season as a playoff team. Much of the team from 2012 has returned, but there have been key additions acquired during the offseason. Even more surprisingly, the … More…

Oakland police headquarters reopened after flooding damage
The Oakland police headquarters building reopened to the public at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning after being closed the day before due to a plumbing leak in third-floor bathroom that caused severe flooding, officials said. The building in downtown Oakland, More…

Oakland police headquarters closes again for cleanup after flooding
The Oakland police headquarters building was closed again to the public on Wednesday as cleanup operations continued after severe flooding Tuesday on the third floor, officials said. The building, at 455 Seventh St., had reopened at 8 a.m. Wednesday More…

Oakland Police Unveil Plan to End Sideshows | NBC Bay Area
Police look to stop an old problem from resurfacing on city streets.
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School leaders say Oakland's community school movement will
When Tony Smith became Oakland, Calif., schools superintendent four years ago, he vaulted the struggling district into the national spotlight with his vision of creating a “community school district” that would vastly expand the role of schools in
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Oakland: Head-Royce School's teams win awards at world robotics championship
OAKLAND — Head-Royce School's two RoboHawks teams each earned trophies at the VEX 2013 Robotics World Championship in Anaheim. The top 700 middle school, high school and college teams in the world out of more than 7,000 teams worldwide More…

A's Are Proving Last Year Was No Fluke
After years of futility, the Athletics are returning to the same form the late 1980s to early 1990s teams experienced. Oakland came out of nowhere and surprised many by winning the division last year on the last day of the season. This year, the A’s … More…

Oakland suspect sought after one-man rampage
Oakland police Tuesday night were searching for one man responsible for a crime wave that included two shootings and three carjackings over the span of just over an hour. The crime rampage took place Tuesday morning. By evening, authorities had put out More…

Oakland panelists: Citywide effort needed to stem violence
OAKLAND — A unified effort by all members of the Oakland community is needed to stem the violence on the city's streets, panelists at a crime symposium told a receptive audience. "For the young men and women out there who are dying, I truly believe More…

East Oakland: Armed man goes on shooting and carjacking spree Tuesday
OAKLAND — A man who police say shot his ex-girlfriend in the leg Tuesday morning in the Fruitvale district, then went on a violent carjacking spree and wounded another man he knows, was still at large Tuesday evening as police remained on high alert More…

Oakland German shepherd abuse fires up support from around the world
The dog was so badly dehydrated and emaciated that her organs were beginning to shut down, according to David Cronin, the interim director of Oakland Animal Services. She also had a seven-foot chain and cord wrapped around her neck and legs so More…

Oakland Athletics (35-25) at Milwaukee Brewers (22-35), 2:10 pm (ET)
Streaking veteran Bartolo Colon goes for a fourth consecutive victory on Wednesday afternoon when the Oakland Athletics visit Miller Park to close out a three-game interleague series with the Milwaukee Brewers. A 40-year-old as of May 24, Colon was 3-2 More…

Oakland A's bullpen can't hold lead in 10-inning loss to the Milwaukee Brewers
MILWAUKEE — Is it time for Sean Doolittle to get away from throwing his fastball on basically every pitch? In the wake of Tuesday's 10-inning 4-3 loss to Milwaukee in which Doolittle threw just four pitches and was charged with blowing a three-run More…

Suspect Wanted for Oakland Park Murder Apprehended: Authorities
Victor Ramos was taken into custody by Margate Police after they saw him walking through a parking lot at 4998 W. Atlantic Boulevard, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.
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Oakland charter school seeks court order to stay open
An Oakland charter school that has high-achieving students but allegedly engaged in financial improprieties has gone to court to try to keep its doors open. The Oakland school board voted by a narrow 4-3 margin on March 20 to revoke the charter for the More…

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