Oakland News for June 13th 2013

Oakland earns A's against New York Yankees' hurler CC Sabathia
The night almost had a bad ending for Oakland when the Yankees brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning after score twice in the eighth and ninth. But Grant Balfour got his 16th save in as many chances when Travis Hafner flied out to the More…

Oakland hopes to continue success at home vs. Yankees
Oakland has won nine straight at home and 19 of its last 24 overall for the organization's best start in 21 years. The A's are tied with the Rangers for the top spot in the American League West entering Wednesday. Still, they are not taking the Yankees More…

Oakland A's beat New York Yankees 5-2
OAKLAND — Starter Dan Straily and first baseman Brandon Moss carried the A's to a 5-2 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night. Straily turned in his fifth consecutive strong start, throwing a one-hitter through the first five innings as the A More…

Oakland/Piedmont: Mountain View Cemetery draws criticism over trees, ponds
OAKLAND — Residents are up in arms with what's happening at the historic Mountain View Cemetery on Piedmont Avenue, where hundreds of trees are being removed and plans are being considered for massive earth-moving and pond reconfiguration. More…

Oakland: East Bay Performing Arts names new chief
OAKLAND — East Bay Performing Arts has named Steven Payne as its new executive director who will join the three recently re-christened Oakland-based organizations under their EBPA cap for an anniversary 2013-14 season. The Bournemouth, England More…

Oakland hopes to continue success at home vs. Yankees
(Sports Network) – The New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics will resume their three-game set at O.co Coliseum after the surging A's won Tuesday's opener behind a big night at the plate from Derek Norris. Norris doubled and homered — both with two More…

Oakland Teen Who Confessed To Pulling Trigger In Paramedic
Accused triggerman Christian Burton, 16, stands accused in the murder along with five other juveniles, one as young as 13, who were all in a stolen car together on April 2 when they allegedly pulled up near Boyer, near Skyline Boulevard in
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Kansas City teen to throw 1st pitch via telerobot
OAKLAND, Calif. — In what is believed to be a baseball first when it comes to ceremonial first pitches, 13-year-old Nick LeGrande was scheduled to take the toss before the Yankees-Athletics game on Wednesday night from his hometown of Kansas City, Mo More…

Oakland teachers to vote on pay increase Friday
"While this is not something that's making us dance in the streets, I really think it's an end to the chapter of no tentative agreements," said Trish Gorham, president of the Oakland Education Association, which represents teachers and all other More…

Oakland downtown associations honored for improvements
The International Downtown Association, a Washington, D.C.-based group that promotes safe and healthy downtown areas in cities across the globe, has recognized the Downtown Oakland Association and the Lake Merritt/Uptown District Association for More…

This Week/End in the YaY! Area thru 6/16 << Oakland Local
Whew! I just came back from L.A. Pride and was thinking to myself, “Self, you need to rest up this weekend!” Then I started to put together this column and I was reminded why I hardly ever sleep… I live in the Bay! There is no way, no how, I am
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Oakland A's: 5 Players Who Should Be All-Stars in 2013
To put that idea into proper perspective, the only time that Oakland sent more than one player to the All-Star Game in the past eight years was in 2010 when Trevor Cahill and Andrew Bailey were chosen. Oakland has not sent multiple position players to … More…

Kansas City teen to throw 1st pitch via telerobot
Advertisement. Thirteen-year-old Nick LeGrande looks on as his mother Shari, left, and father Mike celebrate before a baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees via the Internet in Kansas City, Mo., Wednedsay, June 12, 2013. More…

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
C Derek Norris went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and a career-high four RBIs on Tuesday night in the Athletics' 6-4 victory over the Yankees. Two of his hits, including his fourth-inning home run, came off Yankees LHP CC Sabathia. Norris entered More…

Quick recap: Oakland 6, Yankees 4 | It's About The Money
Hi, it's Stacey. It's 11:56 p.m. and I'm heading for bed. I know it's pretty lame of me but I couldn't stay up to watch the end of the game. I'm assuming from the score, which is 5-0 in the bottom of the sixth, that the Yankees will not be able to rally,
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Oakland: Volunteers renovate St. Vincent de Paul's men's center
OAKLAND — A downtown Oakland drop-in center for homeless and low-income men that had become worn and in need of renewal now has a fresh start. The St. Vincent de Paul Champion Guidance Center for Men is sporting new flooring, a renovated More…

Oakland Raiders' offense playing catch-up
ALAMEDA — The pass from quarterback Matt Flynn arrived in a spiral, 30 yards downfield. Rod Streater, tightly guarded along the right sideline, caught the pass at the top of his jump, coming down inside the 5-yard line. Moments earlier, Terrelle Pryor More…

Oakland Raiders quarterbacks ripped by reporters
Oakland Raiders quarterbacks ripped by reporters. By Gregg Rosenthal; Around The League Editor; Published: June 12, 2013 at 12:56 p.m.; Updated: June 12, 2013 at 03:25 p.m.. Friend(s) Email Your Email Send Email. By Gregg Rosenthal. Critics rip More…

Oakland: Anne Washington Campbell appointed District 4 school board member
OAKLAND — The Oakland school board Wednesday appointed Anne Washington Campbell as the provisional District 4 member. The board voted 5-1 in favor of Washington Campbell over eight other candidates. She will replace Gary Yee, who will take over More…

Oakland earns A's against New York Yankees' hurler CC Sabathia
OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Norris homered and drove in four runs and Bartolo Colon pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Coco Crisp led off the game for Oakland with a More…

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