Oakland News for June 15th 2013

Yoenis Cespedes returns to Oakland A's lineup, but Josh Donaldson, Coco
OAKLAND — The A's got Yoenis Cespedes back into the starting lineup Friday for the opener of a three-game set with the Seattle Mariners, but they've lost third baseman josh Donaldson, at least for one start. And center fielder Coco Crisp is on the More…

Swept in Oakland: Yanks embarrass themselves in 18-inning
Swept in Oakland: Yanks embarrass themselves in 18-inning marathon loss. By Mike Axisa. This is the boiling point. The Yankees didn't just lose Thursday afternoon/night's 18-inning marathon with the Athletics because they couldn't buy a hit
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Oakland police union comes out against spending for radio system repair
OAKLAND — A proposal to begin repairing Oakland's ailing public safety radio infrastructure has come under fire from the police union, which has been furious over the system's poor performance. Sgt. Barry Donelan, who heads Oakland's police union More…

Oakland Gets 3-Game Sweep as Yankees Lose in 18 Innings
The Oakland Athletics completed a three-game series sweep of the visiting Yankees with an 18-inning victory in which New York reliever Mariano Rivera failed to retire any of the three batters he faced. The Yankees (37-29), who announced yesterday that More…

Oakland: Council goes back to drawing board on budget deal
OAKLAND — With a budget deadline just two weeks away, council members are struggling to reach a compromise that would strengthen the police department, add blight abatement crews and boost pay for many city workers. There remained disagreement More…

Oakland Athletics outlast New York Yankees in 18 innings to earn the sweep
OAKLAND — The A's have already done some improbable things this season, but there is always room for improvement as Oakland showed in a supersized 3-2 18-inning victory over New York, completing a three-game sweep of the Yankees. More…

Anniversary of Van Halen's Oakland, 1981 Shows: Highest Quality
32 years ago today, Van Halen kicked off a multi-show run at the Oakland Coliseum as part of their Fair Warning tour. From June 11-13th, 1981, the band More…

Teams across the majors pushed to extra innings
Oakland teammate Brandon Moss followed closely behind en route to the Coliseum exit Thursday night after a 3-2 victory in 18 innings over the New York Yankees that gave the A's a hard-earned series sweep. Clubs across the major leagues have been More…

Oakland Raiders 2013 Breakout Player Projections
December 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders receiver Denarius Moore (17) returns a kick during the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports. More…

Oakland A's sign top draft pick Billy McKinney
OAKLAND — Billy McKinney started his professional career Friday afternoon, standing in the left-handed batters box and took batting practice from A's manager Bob Melvin. Earlier in the day McKinney, the A's first-round pick in the draft, finalized his More…

Oakland city employees vote to authorize strike by large margin
Members of the city of Oakland's two biggest employee unions have voted by overwhelming margins to authorize a strike. Members of Service Employees International Union Local 1021, which represents more than 1,000 full-time workers and 1,500 part-time More…

Oakland signs first-round pick McKinney to deal that includes $1.8 million bonus
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms with first-round pick Billy McKinney on a deal that includes a $1.8 million bonus. McKinney, the 24th player selected overall, took batting practice at the Oakland Coliseum before Friday More…

Oakland: Man charged with stabbing woman over use of cellphone
OAKLAND — A man with a 20-year criminal history will be prosecuted under three strikes statutes after he was charged Friday with robbing and stabbing a woman June 5 near her downtown home when she wouldn't let him use her cellphone, authorities said. More…

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Oakland Local: OUSD names new school board member | KQED
June 13, 2013 The OUSD school board just voted to appoint Anne Campbell-Washington to represent District 4, given former board member Gary Yee's appointment.
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Oakland A's fall to Joe Saunders, Mariners
OAKLAND — Joe Saunders and a scuffling Seattle bullpen did Friday what the New York Yankees couldn't all week by keeping Oakland's bats in check to eke out a 3-2 win over the A's. The left-handed Saunders (5-6) allowed just five hits and one run in More…

Oakland Athletics: Power Ranking the Pitching Staff so Far This Season
The Oakland Athletics pitching staff is not quite up to par as a whole if you use the successful backdrop of last season as a barometer. But decent performances and excellent individual parts, like Bartolo Colon and Grant Balfour, are keeping the A’s … More…

Google Fiber enables Nick LeGrande to remotely throw pitch at
Nick LeGrande, a baseball-obsessed 13-year-old who can no longer play due to illness, threw out the first pitch at an Oakland A's game with the help of Google Fiber.
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Science in the schools: Oakland elementary schools beef up
An indicator of a science renaissance in Oakland public schools, 13 elementary schools and 55 teachers won awards in the past month for their commitments to science education from a local science advocacy organization. Oakland Unified
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Oakland Athletics Beat Yankees In 18 Innings, Sweep Series
Mariano Rivera had warmed up several times already before finally entering to a standing ovation for his likely Oakland Coliseum farewell. In the 18th inning, 5 1/2 hours after first pitch, the potential winning run aboard and just about everybody eager More…

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