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January 31, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A 14-year-old Oakland boy suspected of fatally shooting his older sister, possibly during a fight over bleached laundry, is being charged as a juvenile, prosecutors said. Mario Toliver Jr. was charged Thursday, one day after he turned himself in to police in connection with the shooting death of his 17-year-old sister, Justice Toliver. Citing privacy laws for juvenile defendants, the Alameda County district attorney's office would not disclose the exact charge until Mario is arraigned in court Monday, but members of the boy's legal team told local media that they suspected it was either manslaughter or murder.
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March 29, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
SACRAMENTO - It was only fitting that in Stanley Johnson's final game as a Mater Dei Monarch, he got to show off his skills in an NBA arena, because that's where he figures to be hanging out in a few years. On Saturday night, he became the first player in California history to win four upper-division state championships, scoring 25 points and contributing eight assists in Santa Ana Mater Dei's 71-61 victory over Oakland Bishop O'Dowd in the Open Division final at Sleep Train Arena.
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July 13, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Nearly five years after an unarmed 22-year-old black man was shot and killed by a police officer at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in Oakland, a high-profile movie based on the incident opened Friday in seven theatres across the country, including one not far from the subway station itself. “Fruitvale Station” depicts the death of Oscar Grant, who died on Jan. 1, 2009, at the Fruitvale BART stop where the shooting occurred. His shooting, captured on cellphone videos by onlookers and spread over the Internet, led to protests and demonstrations in the Bay Area and beyond.
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March 26, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels 6, Athletics 2 AT THE PLATE: The Angels have won eight straight games and closed Cactus League play with a 17-10 record. Utility infield candidate Grant Green lined a two-run home run to left-center field in the seventh inning and is hitting .360 (18 for 50) with 11 runs batted in. Brennan Boesch hit a solo home run in the seventh, and Matt Long (.426) hit two sacrifice flies and a double. ON THE MOUND: C.J. Wilson looked sharp in his final tuneup, giving up one unearned run and four hits in seven innings, striking out seven and walking two. His earned-run average is 2.20 in 28 2/3 innings.
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November 12, 2013 | By David Wharton
Don't be surprised if the UCLA basketball team plays a fair amount of zone defense against Oakland on Tuesday night. The Bruins, who dropped two places to No. 24 in the Associated Press Top 25 this week, started out in man-to-man against Drexel in the season opener but had to switch as the game wore on. “In stretches, it was really good,” Coach Steve Alford said of the zone. “And it kind of saved us.” While UCLA has length, there have been doubts about the team's athleticism.
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February 28, 2014 | By Anthony York
OAKLAND -- One day after walking in to the Alameda County elections office unannounced to take out paperwork to run for reelection, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday officially filed his candidacy for an unprecedented fourth and final term. Brown, accompanied by his wife, Anne, spoke to reporters after handing his papers to Alameda County officials, and outlined his message for reelection: ensuring the state's budget stays balanced and monitoring the effects of sweeping changes he has made in the way schools are funded and criminals are incarcerated.
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SPORTS
November 9, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
OAKLAND (4-4) AT SAN DIEGO (4-4) TV: NFL Network, 5 p.m. Line: Chargers by 7 Over/under: 48 Lowdown: Without Darren McFadden, it makes it very difficult for the Raiders to keep pace in a shootout with Philip Rivers. Sam Farmer's pick: Chargers 31, Raiders 21
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May 1, 2012 | By Maria L. LaGanga, Los Angeles Times
OAKLAND — The former nursing student charged with seven counts of murder after a shooting rampage at a vocational school in Oakland pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon. One L. Goh, a 43-year-old South Korean national, had also been charged with three counts of attempted murder in the rampage at Oikos University nearly a month ago. Shackled to a chair in the jury box of Department 11 and clad in a red jail uniform, Goh appeared thinner than the day he was arrested in the killings of six students and a school employee.
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March 21, 2014 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO -- Oakland has reached a $4.5-million settlement with a Marine veteran who suffered brain damage when a police officer shot him with a beanbag projectile during an Occupy Oakland protest, the city announced Friday. Scott Olsen, 26, who served two tours in Iraq,  suffered a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury on Oct. 25, 2011, when Oakland police tried to disperse a crowd near City Hall. Olsen said he was standing still and behaving peacefully when he was struck.
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March 13, 2014 | By Jason Wells
The attorney for the family of Jahi McMath - the 13-year-old Oakland girl who was declared brain-dead after a complicated surgery to remove her tonsils - is assailing conclusions by investigators that the hospital largely followed state medical regulations. Jahi's case made  Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland a flashpoint of controversy after f amily members won a court order keeping her on a ventilator, and eventually, permission to transfer her to an undisclosed care facility, despite broad consensus among medical experts that her body would continue to deteriorate.
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March 3, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - It was only a spring-training game, but it didn't matter. "It matters to me," Clayton Kershaw said. Kershaw was upset Monday after making his second exhibition-season start, which was even worse than his first. Facing the Oakland Athletics, he pitched two perfect innings, only to implode in the third, giving up three walks and two run-scoring singles. He was removed by Manager Don Mattingly before recording an out. "Physically, I feel great," Kershaw said.
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February 28, 2014 | By Anthony York
OAKLAND -- One day after walking in to the Alameda County elections office unannounced to take out paperwork to run for reelection, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday officially filed his candidacy for an unprecedented fourth and final term. Brown, accompanied by his wife, Anne, spoke to reporters after handing his papers to Alameda County officials, and outlined his message for reelection: ensuring the state's budget stays balanced and monitoring the effects of sweeping changes he has made in the way schools are funded and criminals are incarcerated.
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February 18, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Oakland police Wednesday night were looking for suspects who used guns to rob a Bay Area News Group photographer. Veteran photographer Ross Cameron was on assignment Tuesday morning at 29th and West streets in West Oakland when two men with guns confronted him, the Oakland Tribune reported . The robbers got away with two cameras and two lenses. They were seen leaving the area in a car. Another photographer with the Bay Area New Group, as well as several other television camera crews, have been robbed in Oakland in recent years.
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February 12, 2014 | By Jason Wells
Authorities on Wednesday identified a person of interest in the carjacking and kidnapping of an elderly man and a 13-year-old girl at an Oakland grocery store that prompted an Amber Alert. Oakland police say they are seeking Roy McCamey, a 54-year-old African American man, in connection with the kidnapping, which occurred at an Oakland Safeway at about 12:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 4100 block of Redwood Road. Witnesses have told investigators that McCamey frequents the area surrounding the Safeway, police said.
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April 4, 2012 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
OAKLAND - They weren't the strangest things ever dragged from Lake Merritt, a refuge for wildlife and city dwellers alike that is patrolled regularly by volunteers who scoop up this city's ample detritus. That honor probably would go to the dead gerbil in a tiny casket, which trumped the Uzi, sawed-off shotgun and bowling ball, combined. But during their regularly scheduled community service session last week, the sixth-graders in Susan Porter's science class pulled two canvas bags full of loot from the 140-acre tidal lagoon: Rings and antique pocket watches, gold medallions and silver candlesticks.
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April 23, 2013 | By Anthony York
SACRAMENTO -In his first public appearance since returning from China last week, Gov. Jerry Brown spoke to a group of crime victims on the Capitol steps, and shared some of his own recent experiences with the state's criminal element. Brown said he has been the victim of two recent burglary attempts, one at his home in Oakland last year and one at his downtown Sacramento loft just a few days ago. Speaking to a crowd of about 200 people carrying pictures of murdered family members on a warm, sunny Sacramento day, Brown said a man was apprehended “on my balcony trying to break in. Luckily I wasn't home.” In remarks to reporters later, the governor gave more details.
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February 12, 2014 | By Jason Wells
Oakland authorities said they are searching for a carjacked red sedan in connection with the kidnapping of an elderly man and 13-year-old girl Tuesday that set off an Amber Alert. Officials had initially said they were looking for a red Infiniti SUV. Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said authorities had tracked the SUV to the East Coast, meaning the license plate may have been switched. "It's difficult to say at this time, but we definitely want to make the key point on the license plate," she told reporters Tuesday night.
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February 12, 2014 | By Lee Romney
OAKLAND -- The California Highway Patrol late Wednesday afternoon canceled an Amber Alert after Oakland police determined the suspect in the alleged carjacking and kidnapping knew the purported victims. They also learned the girl in the car, who earlier was described as a 13-year-old, is an adult and was not taken against her will. Authorities earlier identified Roy McCamey, a 54-year-old African American man, as a person of interest in connection with the incident, which occurred at an Oakland Safeway in the 4100 block of Redwood Road about 12:50 p.m. Tuesday.
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