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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.
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November 25, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
Police said seven people were shot and wounded in East Oakland in a barrage of gunfire Monday evening. An Oakland police officer said the report of a shooting came in just after 6 p.m. in the area of 96th and Olive streets in East Oakland. The victims' ages and names, along with the severity of their wounds, were not clear -- nor was the circumstance of the shooting, which occurred near Verdese Carter Park.  The Oakland Tribune reported that the gunfire extended across three blocks and that, apart from the scene at 96th and Olive, there was another shooting scene not far away at 94th Avenue and Sunnyside Street.
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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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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.
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November 18, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Former Oakland Raiders linebacker Thomas Howard died early Monday in a high-speed crash that also killed another man, according to media reports. A California Highway Patrol spokesman told KRON 4 News the accident occurred about 12:50 a.m., when Howard, driving a BMW sedan, was speeding on Interstate 880 in Oakland when he lost control and slammed into the back of a semi-truck, the station reported.
SPORTS
November 16, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
In boxing, you never know what you are going to get. Andre Ward beat Edwin Rodriguez on Saturday night at the Ontario Citizens Business Bank Arena, and you got Greco-Roman wrestling. Ward, the WBA super-middleweight champion of the world, was given an obvious unanimous decision. The three judges had it 118-106, 117-107 and 116-108. Ward hadn't fought in 14 months, healing from a shoulder injury that required surgery. And this comeback for the star from Oakland, while a lopsided victory, was a tedious night.
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November 13, 2013 | David Wharton
All it took was a glance. Just that quickly, with a moment's eye contact, UCLA guard Norman Powell let teammate Bryce Alford know that he wanted the ball. "I just cut to the basket," Powell said. "He threw it up and I went and got it. " The one-handed alley-oop dunk served to punctuate an easy Tuesday night for the No. 24 Bruins, who cruised to a 91-60 win over Oakland at Pauley Pavilion. This wasn't a high-quality opponent, but it was the kind of victory that UCLA needed after barely escaping an upset against Drexel in the season opener.
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November 13, 2013 | By Lee Romney
OAKLAND - A parolee with a lengthy criminal record has been ordered to stand trial for murder in the death of Sandra Coke, an Oakland mother who worked as an investigator for the federal public defender's office and was entangled in a personal relationship with the defendant for years. At the conclusion Tuesday of a six-day preliminary hearing, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Thomas Reardon determined there was sufficient evidence presented to try 56-year-old Randy Alana on charges that he killed Coke, 50, stole her car and  bank cards.
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November 13, 2013 | By David Wharton
The UCLA basketball team's biggest improvement in the early season involves one of its biggest players. Center Tony Parker had a career night against Oakland on Tuesday, scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in 34 minutes. Compare that to the season opener against Drexel when, hampered by early fouls, he finished with six points and five rebounds in only 20 minutes. "It felt great," Parker said of Tuesday's game. "Coach [Steve Alford] was really on me about keeping out of foul trouble.
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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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