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November 24, 2013 | By Cindy Chang
A woman jumped from a deck at the Oakland Coliseum following the Raiders' loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, critically injuring herself and a man on the concourse level who tried to catch her, KGO-TV reported . The woman is believed to have jumped deliberately at about 4:30 p.m., falling about 60 feet and landing on the man, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. ALSO: Man, 56, found dead in Oceanside Harbor South Gate police shoot, kill man; Sheriff's Department investigating Northbound 405 in West L.A. to be closed early Monday and Tuesday Twitter: @cindychangLA cindy.chang@latimes.com
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March 24, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
ORLANDO, Fla. - Mark Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders, has acknowledged the possibility of moving the franchise back to Los Angeles if Oakland can't get its act together on a new stadium. That's interesting. But if words translated into actions, the L.A. market would have landed an NFL team or two 15 years ago. More than half of the league's 32 teams have been linked to L.A. at one point or another, as in, Team 'X' could potentially move if it can't get a stadium deal where it is. At the league's annual meetings Monday, Davis said his patience is wearing thin over the Coliseum City project, the proposed redevelopment of the 850 acres in and around the Oakland Coliseum to create new homes for the Raiders, Athletics and Golden State Warriors.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2013 | By Cindy Chang
A man who tried to catch a woman as she plummeted 50 feet at the Oakland Coliseum saved her from certain death, an Alameda County sheriff's official said. The woman jumped from a third-floor seating area onto a second-floor concourse about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, said Sgt. J.D. Nelson. She was hospitalized in intensive care Sunday night, and the man who broke her fall was seriously injured, Nelson said. As fans filed out of the stadium after the Raiders' loss to the Tennessee Titans, the man and a friend looked up and saw the woman preparing to jump.
SPORTS
December 7, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Commissioner Bud Selig told the Oakland Athletics six months ago that they would not be allowed to move to San Jose, attorneys for Major League Baseball said in a court filing Friday. The formal notification letter was not included in the filing, but MLB attorneys wrote that Selig "was not satisfied with the club's relocation proposal. " The rejection of the proposed move was "his final decision," according to the filing. However, the decision was specific to that proposal and was not a judgment that the A's would not be allowed to move at all, according to a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it. It is expected that the league would consider a new proposal once the court case -- filed by the city of San Jose -- is resolved.
SPORTS
April 5, 1989
A tentative contract has been reached with the union representing vendors at the Oakland Coliseum, averting a strike today at the second game between the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners. The terms of the settlement reached Tuesday night between Local 28 of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union and Canteen-Volume Service were not made public, pending a ratification vote by workers later today, union spokesman Lincoln Smith said.
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April 9, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Marc Ganis, the man who produced the marketing plan to bring the Raiders back to Oakland, will be relieved of his duties "after this week," according to an Oakland Coliseum official. The announcement follows reports that Ganis falsified his credentials by claiming he had a law degree and a master's degree in business administration. Syracuse University officials said Ganis attended classes only periodically between 1980 and 1987, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
SPORTS
November 8, 1990 | Associated Press
A decision to ban smoking in outdoor seats at the Oakland Coliseum has rankled fans of the Oakland Athletics. Andy Dolich, A's vice president of business operations, said it will make the ballpark a better place to watch a game, but some fans say they should have the right to smoke during games. "It's an outdoor facility, people are on their leisure time," Janet Weitz of Oakland said. "I mean, if people really think it's going to harm them, let's ban trucks on the freeway during A's games."
SPORTS
October 6, 1995
Ticket sales for the first two Oakland Raider exhibition games threw the Oakland Coliseum for a $2.8-million loss, the Oakland Tribune reported Thursday. About 97,000 people attended the games, but only 40,000 paid for tickets, according to the Alameda Newspaper Group, which obtained the figures after filing a request under the California Open Records Act. Officials now admit they gave away tens of thousands of tickets for the games, despite slashed prices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Nahas, 79, the driving force behind the building of the Oakland Coliseum complex in the 1960s, died in his sleep Feb. 7 at his home in Palm Desert. An immigrant shopkeeper's son from the Midwest, Nahas went into the real estate field as a young man and gained success as a developer of shopping centers and housing in the Bay Area cities of Castro Valley and Orinda and in the Lake Tahoe area.
SPORTS
March 24, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
ORLANDO, Fla. - Mark Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders, has acknowledged the possibility of moving the franchise back to Los Angeles if Oakland can't get its act together on a new stadium. That's interesting. But if words translated into actions, the L.A. market would have landed an NFL team or two 15 years ago. More than half of the league's 32 teams have been linked to L.A. at one point or another, as in, Team 'X' could potentially move if it can't get a stadium deal where it is. At the league's annual meetings Monday, Davis said his patience is wearing thin over the Coliseum City project, the proposed redevelopment of the 850 acres in and around the Oakland Coliseum to create new homes for the Raiders, Athletics and Golden State Warriors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Cindy Chang
A lifelong Raiders fan is crediting his training as a Marine for his life-saving reaction to a woman who jumped from a ledge at Oakland Coliseum over the weekend. Out of the hospital and recovering, Donnie Navidad, 61, told local media he felt obligated to try and catch the woman after she leapt from third-floor seating onto a second-floor concourse about 45 feet down. “When you react to something you react without any hesitation at all and you just do what you got to do,” Navidad told KTVU.
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November 25, 2013 | By Cindy Chang
A man who was injured trying to catch a woman who jumped 50 feet from a ledge at the Oakland Coliseum on Sunday -- probably saving her life -- is a 61-year-old former Marine, officials said. The woman, who jumped from a third-floor seating area onto a second-floor concourse about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, was hospitalized in intensive care Sunday night, said Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson. As of Monday morning, she was in critical condition, Nelson told NBC San Francisco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The L.A. region won't have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving when it comes to mild weather.  Meteorologists predict cold, wet weather in Los Angeles County starting Thursday before letting up for the weekend. "Thursday, Friday are the wet days. Wet and cloudy," said meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. There's a 40%-to-50% chance of rain on Thursday and Friday, but the storm isn't expected to produce much, with just 1/10th of an inch to a half-inch in the forecast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2013 | By Cindy Chang
A woman jumped from a deck at the Oakland Coliseum following the Raiders' loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, critically injuring herself and a man on the concourse level who tried to catch her, KGO-TV reported . The woman is believed to have jumped deliberately at about 4:30 p.m., falling about 60 feet and landing on the man, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. ALSO: Man, 56, found dead in Oceanside Harbor South Gate police shoot, kill man; Sheriff's Department investigating Northbound 405 in West L.A. to be closed early Monday and Tuesday Twitter: @cindychangLA cindy.chang@latimes.com
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2013 | By Cindy Chang
A man who tried to catch a woman as she plummeted 50 feet at the Oakland Coliseum saved her from certain death, an Alameda County sheriff's official said. The woman jumped from a third-floor seating area onto a second-floor concourse about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, said Sgt. J.D. Nelson. She was hospitalized in intensive care Sunday night, and the man who broke her fall was seriously injured, Nelson said. As fans filed out of the stadium after the Raiders' loss to the Tennessee Titans, the man and a friend looked up and saw the woman preparing to jump.
SPORTS
September 29, 2013 | Bill Shaikin
Blue legacy Sandy Koufax won three Cy Young awards, all unanimously. When Orel Hershiser won in 1988, the vote was unanimous. When Clayton Kershaw wins the National League Cy Young award this year, the vote ought to be unanimous too. He led the major leagues in earned-run average for the third consecutive season, this time with a 1.83 mark that was the lowest since 2000, when Pedro Martinez put up a 1.74 -- and won unanimously. Kershaw led the NL with 232 strikeouts. He finished second in innings, with a career-high 236. He started 33 games and gave up zero or one earned run 19 times.
SPORTS
October 19, 1989 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The room was packed with hundreds of reporters and illuminated only by candles. With electricity still out in the downtown area Wednesday, the somber setting seemed appropriate in the aftermath of the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that brought death and destruction to Northern California Tuesday and prompted postponement of Game 3 of the World Series at Candlestick Park.
SPORTS
September 17, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
OAKLAND -- Michael Kohn came within one strike of escaping a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, the Angels reliever striking out Daric Barton with his team employing a five-man infield and getting ahead of Josh Donaldson with two strikes. But Kohn, on his 35th pitch of the inning, left an 0-and-2 fastball up, and Josh Donaldson lined it into center field for a run-scoring single to give the Oakland Athletics a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Angels at the Oakland Coliseum.
SPORTS
September 17, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
With the Oakland Athletics on the verge of clinching their second consecutive American League West championship, the bandwagon is filling up fast. Or not. The A's returned home Monday after a weekend sweep of the second-place Texas Rangers. The A's sold 14,629 tickets to Monday's game against the Angels. In a Twitter conversation Tuesday, A's outfielder Josh Reddick and a friend joked about the number of people suddenly interested in free tickets. Casey Pratt, who works for CSN Bay Area, chimed in. @CaseyPrattCSN @TonyTwo_Tone especially when our stadium can't even come close to a sell out on our last homestand.
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