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November 5, 2013 |
Police have arrested a 16-year-old suspected of intentionally lighting a man's clothes on fire on an Oakland bus. The 18-year-old victim may have been dozing when the attack occurred Monday evening on an AC Transit bus traveling on MacArthur Boulevard near Ardley Street. The man, who police say was wearing a kilt, suffered burns to his legs before the fire was put out. He was in stable condition Tuesday, according to the Oakland Police Department. Police worked with the help of Oakland School Police to locate and arrest the teenage suspect, who fled the bus after allegedly starting the fire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2013 |
A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Monday morning one mile from Blackhawk, less than 30 miles east of Oakland, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:32 a.m. PDT at a depth of 7.5 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was three miles from San Ramon, four miles from Danville, six miles from Dublin and 58 miles from Sacramento. In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
October 3, 2013 |
SCHEDULE Game 1: Friday, 6:37 p.m., TBS Detroit (Max Scherzer, 21-3, 2.90) at Oakland (Bartolo Colon, 18-6, 2.65) Game 2: Saturday, 6:07 p.m., TBS Detroit (Justin Verlander, 13-12, 3.46) at Oakland (Sonny Gray, 5-3, 2.67) Game 3: Monday, Time TBA, MLB Network or TBS Oakland (Jarrod Parker, 12-8, 3.97) at Detroit (Anibal Sanchez, 14-8, 2.57) Game 4: Tuesday, Time TBA, TBS* Oakland (Dan Straily, 10-8, 3.96) at Detroit (Doug Fister, 14-9, 3.67)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2013 |
OAKLAND -- Police and prosecutors on Tuesday announced arrests in the July slaying of 8-year-old Alaysha Carradine , who was gunned down while at a slumber party here in what authorities say was an attempted retaliation for the killing of a Berkeley man earlier in the evening. The slaying of the girl, known by her family as “Ladybug,” shook a city that is in many ways numbed by a high crime rate, and prompted legislation now on the governor's desk that would allow Oakland to create its own gun registry.
September 25, 2013 |
As the Angels packed their bags, Albert Pujols extended his hand to Mark Trumbo. "Take care. Finish strong," Pujols said. "I'll be in touch. " This was all wrong. Trumbo and the Angels were headed to Texas, to try to knock the Rangers out of the playoffs. Pujols was headed home, his season ended by injury in July. BOX SCORE: Angels 3, Oakland 1 Manager Mike Scioscia and General Manager Jerry Dipoto were headed to Texas too, neither one sure of whether he would be working for the Angels next week.
September 25, 2013 |
Director Michael Campus vividly recalls the reaction to his film "The Mack" from the opening-night audience 40 years ago in Oakland. The film, starring Max Julien as the charismatic pimp Goldie and Richard Pryor as his friend Slim, had shot in the Bay Area city. "The first scene came on with Richie and Max and - I am not exaggerating - the whole audience stood up and started screaming back at the screen," Campus said. "They never sat down. No one had shown that world - no one had portrayed the black underworld.
September 23, 2013 |
Their second consecutive division title secured Sunday, the Oakland Athletics have set their sights on the best record in the American League, which would assure home-field advantage throughout the post-season and a first-round series against the wild-card survivor instead of the Detroit Tigers. The A's took another step toward that goal Monday night with a 10-5 victory over the Angels that was powered in part by Jed Lowrie's three-run home run in the third inning, Brandon Moss' two-run shot in the fifth and Josh Donaldson's 56th multi-hit game.
September 21, 2013 |
As the calendar turned to September, with the Oakland Athletics in the heat of a pennant race, their general manager was half a world away. Billy Beane was in Prague, and not on a scouting trip. Baseball's most unconventional operation has done it again. The A's will be crowned champions of the American League West for the second consecutive year, perhaps Sunday. Beane has run the A's for 16 years. Oakland is about to win the AL West for the sixth time in his tenure. The Angels have won five times in that span, the Texas Rangers four times, the Seattle Mariners once.
September 18, 2013 |
OAKLAND - The Oakland Athletics' need for a new stadium was highlighted again Tuesday night when a sewage backup from a bathroom adjacent to the A's dugout forced players and coaches to watch the final three innings of their 2-1 walk-off win over the Angels from the top step. The problem wasn't as severe as the massive sewage backup that spilled into both clubhouses in June, forcing players from the A's and Seattle Mariners to shower in the Oakland Raiders' locker room at O.co Coliseum.
September 17, 2013 |
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.