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Bleacher ReportThe Golden State Warriors have gotten better during the offseason, but can we still consider them championship contenders if they strike out in the Kevin Love sweepstakes? New head coach Steve Kerr admitted in early May to the San Jose Mercury News’ …Golden State Warriors: 5 Biggest 2014 Offseason IssuesRant Sports all 3 news articles ...

Entertainment calendar — Published July 31, 2014Stockton RecordCalifornia Stage, 2509 R St., Sacramento. $15-$20. (916) 451-5822. “The Hound of the Baskervilles”: 8 p.m. today-Fri.; 5 and 9 …. Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. $42.50. (800) 745-3000. New Edition: 8 p.m. Sat. Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum … …read more Source: Oakland Fox Theater Concert News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Oakland Coliseum Lease VoteKCBA(Oakland, Ca – Entravision / KCBA FOX 35) In a dramatic last-minute decision the board that manages the Oakland Coliseum voted to approve the new 10-year-lease with the A’s and the Board of Supes is expected to follow suit. Meanwhile, A’s owner Lew … …read more Source: Oakland News By Google Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

New York TimesJoe Tuman, a professor at San Francisco State University with a business-management perspective, finished fourth in the 2010 mayoral race. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times. Up for grabs, perhaps, is the city’s newest demographic: the creative and …Oakland Mayor Quan Files Papers For Re-Election BidCBS LocalOakland Mayor Jean Quan dives...

Oakland City Council postpones vote on WOSP gentrification schemeSan Francisco Bay ViewOakland – On July 29, the Oakland City Council surprised observers by postponing a final vote on the West Oakland Specific Plan (WOSP) without setting a new date. WOSP is a massive redevelopment scheme spearheaded by some wealthy investors … …read more Source: Oakland City Council News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Alameda: Council OKs ‘Waterfront Town Center’Contra Costa Times“One of the plan’s primary goals is to create a vibrant and active public waterfront with an extensive system of parks and promenades that will become an amenity at Alameda Point for all Alamedans and visitors to enjoy,” Mayor Marie Gilmore said in a … and more …read more Source: Alameda Mayor News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

KTVU San FranciscoOakland City Council meetings will now have police officers present after a distrubance at Tuesday night’s gathering. A man climbed over the speakers table and began complaining about gentrification in West Oakland. Then he charged toward the dais and …Man arrested after jumping on dais during Oakland council meetingContra Costa TimesMan...

NBC Bay AreaFormer Oakland Athletics infielder Eric Chavez announced his retirement Wednesday, ending his 17-year major league career at the age of 36. The left-handed hitting infielder, on the Arizona Diamondbacks’ disabled list since June 9 because of a sprained …Eric Chavez retires, an elegy for the fragile greatSB NationDiamondbacks infielder Eric...

SFGate“There is no neighborhood in this city I am afraid to go to,” Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Wednesday in announcing her campaign for a second four-year term. Quan may be fearless in the city streets, but she’s got some daunting opposition. She faces 20 …Jean Quan files papers to seek second term as mayorKTVU San Francisco all 2 news...

Alameda letters: City Manager Russo disrespectful to public in meetingsSan Jose Mercury NewsIn the past, I’ve seen Mayor Marie Gilmore handle disputed matters much better; certainly she has spoken up and chided the audience when audience members have vocalized some issue. But Russo has developed a reputation as someone who cannot let … and more …read more Source: Alameda Mayor News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Oakland: Skyline High welcomes new music directorOakland TribuneWilliams will be the school’s seventh musical director since the school opened in 1961. This is Williams’ first job with the Oakland Unified School District. Williams comes to Oakland from the Tracy Learning Center in Tracy, a charter school, where he … and more …read more Source: Oakland Unified School District News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Raiders could move more than NFL training camps to San AntonioSan Antonio Business Journal (blog)Jones might sell raspas in front of the Alamo before helping clear a path for Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis to relocate his team to the nation’s seventh largest city. Local leaders — those who participated in talks with Davis about the possibility … …read more Source: Oakland Raiders News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

NBC Bay AreaOakland Mayor Jean Quan filed papers Wednesday seeking re-election to a second four-year term, saying, “Our city is rising overall.” Surrounded by a group of supporters at a news conference on the steps of City Hall, Quan said she has developed … and more …read more Source: Oakland Mayor News From Google Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Oakland’s American Indian Model Schools can stay open, judge rulesThe ArgusOakland schools spokesman Troy Flint said the school board and the administration has not yet decided what to do next and that the district is disappointed at the ruling. “But we respect the ruling and appreciate that it affirmed OUSD’s claim of … …read more Source: Oakland Unified School District News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Oakland’s American Indian Model Schools can stay open, judge rulesContra Costa TimesOakland schools spokesman Troy Flint said the school board and the administration has not yet decided what to do next and that the district is disappointed at the ruling. “But we respect the ruling and appreciate that it affirmed OUSD’s claim of … and more …read more Source: Oakland Unified School District News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

CBS LocalQuan, who previously served on Oakland’s City Council and its school board, surprised many political observers by winning a close election in 2010. She faces a difficult task in the November election, in which 16 candidates have taken out papers to … and more …read more Source: Oakland City Council News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

CBS LocalQuan, who previously served on Oakland’s City Council and its school board, surprised many political observers by winning a close election in 2010. … are challenging Quan in the November election are City Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan and Libby … and more …read more Source: Port Of Oakland News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

CBS Local… and Libby Schaaf, political science professor and former television commentator Joe Tuman, who finished fourth in the 2010 election with 12 percent of the vote, City Auditor Courtney Ruby, former Port of Oakland commissioner Bryan Parker and civil … and more …read more Source: Bryan Parker Oakland Mayor News From Google News Share...

CBS LocalThe best-known of the other candidates who are challenging Quan in the November election are City Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan and Libby Schaaf, political science professor and former television commentator Joe Tuman, who finished fourth in the … and more …read more Source: Joe Tuman News From Google Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

CBS LocalThe best-known of the other candidates who are challenging Quan in the November election are City Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan and Libby Schaaf, political science professor and former television commentator Joe Tuman, who finished fourth in the … and more …read more Source: Libby Schaaf Oakland News From Google Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Warriors Waive Hilton ArmstrongBlue Man HoopArmstrong appeared in 15 games last season with the Warriors and received limited playing time. He averaged 1.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 6.5 minutes per game. An eight-year veteran, Armstrong has played for six different teams, averaging 3.0 points …Warriors waive center Hilton ArmstrongSan Jose Mercury News all 3 news articles …read more Source: Golden State Warriors News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Weekly Dish: Summertime At Its PeakDiablo Magazine (blog)More than 20 participating wineries will be there. Top Oakland restaurants— Lungomare, Bocanova, Chop Bar, Nido, Mockingbird, alaMar and Haven—will be serving bites. East Bay Vintners are organizing. www.eastbayvintners.com. Also, Livermore Valley … …read more Source: Oakland Restaurant News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

NLRB Reviews Local Teamster Petition to Expand Definition of ‘Dual Employer’National Legal and Policy CenterThe union had filed a petition in July 2013 to represent workers at a recycling plant in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Milpitas. A contractor … Virtually all of McDonald’s restaurants, for one, are franchisee- rather than corporate-owned … …read more Source: Oakland Restaurant News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

SFGate (blog)The A’s lost to the Astros 8-1 on Wednesday, and Hammel’s fingerprints were all over it. While the A’s are a proven come-from-behind team, Hammel gave them virtually no chance to win, yielding six first-inning runs and exiting in the fifth with an 8-1 …Sonny Forecast for Gray and Oakland AthleticsGolden Gate Sports all 3 news...

KTVU San FranciscoKim Bardakian is with the Oakland Tourism Bureau. She says the Raiders are the face of the city. “When there’s a home game, people are at all the sports bars, the hotels, the restaurants. We see a huge influx in the economy,” she said. Raider’s owner …Oakland Raiders Should Not Move To San AntonioForbesOakland Raiders...

Contra Costa TimesOAKLAND — Police officers will be stationed at all future City Council meetings after a 20-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night for jumping on top of the dais during a public hearing, officials said Wednesday. The man arrested was identified as …Man leaps onto dais at Oakland council meetingSFGate (blog) all 4 news articles ...

Guest commentary: Illegal fireworks use holds Oakland residents hostageContra Costa TimesThanks to Libby Schaaf, District 4 Councilwoman and mayoral candidate, for riding with OPD to observe large, hostile crowds close in on police officers who dared to approach. Oakland Fire Department trucks did drive through neighborhoods, and the … …read more Source: Libby Schaaf Oakland News From Google Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

SFGate (blog)If you’re in the East Bay this weekend, drop by downtown Oakland’s Art + Soul festival. Running from noon-6 … curATE, a five-week event that marries visual and culinary arts, starts this week as Quince restaurant set up shop at Hedge Gallery (501 … …read more Source: Oakland Restaurant News From Google News Share...

Athletics NationMuch was accomplished in one single inning last night, turning the series around on a dime, but the A’s need to play a solid one today for the series win as they continue to stave off the Angels. Jason Hammel, who hasn’t shown up for Oakland yet in his …ATHLETICS vs ASTROS Watch FREE Live Stream Online & Listen: Live …Sports...

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirms talks with San AntonioThe OregonianOAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas. “Former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros is a friend, and … …read more Source: Oakland Raiders News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

BerkeleysideCalling all vegan and/or gluten-free residents of Berkeley (that’s at least half the city, no?) a new restaurant is opening just for you. Not a place with a few vegan and gluten-free options on the menu, no. A sit-down restaurant where vegan and gluten … …read more Source: Oakland Restaurant News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

CBS LocalOAKLAND, CA – JUNE 14: Play is suspended during the fourth inning between the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees because of faulty stadium lights in left field at O.co Coliseum on June 14, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O.Alameda supervisors approve A’s leaseSFBayAlameda County approves A’s 10-year lease extension at...

Oakland Raiders to San Antonio? Owner confirms San Antonio visit but not talks …Contra Costa Times“I was asked to meet two weeks ago with the owner of the Oakland Raiders, Mark Davis, and members of his staff. Mr. Davis has expressed interest in a possible relocation of his NFL team to San Antonio and we are engaged in preliminary due diligence. …read more Source: Oakland Raiders News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

SFGate (blog)A man was detained after he interrupted a Oakland City Council meeting and vaulted the dais as stunned councilmembers looked on. The incident happened as Councilwoman Pat Kernighan was discussing a development project at City Hall shortly before 7 … …read more Source: Oakland City Council News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Oakland City Council’s $12.25 minimum wage proposal shot downBay Area IndymediaOakland – Oakland’s July 29th City Council $12.25 minimum wage ordinance meant to sabotage and displace the Lift Up Oakland $12.25 minimum wage proposal placed on the November ballot was shot down, due to a lack of support by some of the council …Oakland nixes proposal to gradually increase minimum wageSFGate all 2 news articles …read more Source: Oakland City Council News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Earth to Oakland: Mumia Is Not MLKBreitbart News“Be it resolved,” states the self-described union of unions, “that the Alameda Labor Council condemns [the Oakland Unified School District's] censorship of the Urban Dreams website and demands that it immediately restore access to all materials on the … and more …read more Source: Oakland Unified School District News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

San Francisco Business Times (blog)The A’s would have the right to opt-out of the contract after the 2018 baseball season. The deal has been approved by the Oakland City Council as well as A’s management. The Oakland-Alameda Coliseum Joint Powers Authority will consider the proposal at …Alameda County approves A’s leaseESPNOakland A’s...

Rant SportsTraining camp is underway for the Oakland Raiders. And though it’s been said many times over the last 12 years, this time it really does feel different. The players have commented on the different atmosphere and attitude around the team, brought on by …Oakland Raiders: Raider Nation, it is time to rise upJust Blog Baby (blog) all 2 news articles ...

MLB Trade Rumors: Oakland Athletics Making A Play For Jon LesterDetroit Jock CItyThe Detroit Tigers are not the only team trying to tune things up before the playoffs. As after dealing for Jeff Samardzija just over a week ago, the Athletics could be trying to upgrade their rotation again by dealing for proven playoff performer Jon …Athletics Lingering Around the Jon Lester Trade TalksSwingin’ A’s all 2 news articles …read more Source: Oakland Athletics News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Golden State Warriors: 5 Steps To Title ContentionHoops HabitDecember 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors small forward Draymond Green (23) is congratulated by point guard Stephen Curry (30) and center Andrew Bogut (12) for making a basket against the Dallas Mavericks during the fourth quarter … …read more Source: Golden State Warriors News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Oakland nixes proposal to gradually increase minimum wageSFGateCouncil members Libby Schaaf, Desley Brooks, Rebecca Kaplan and Noel Gallo joined Kalb to vote against the ordinance. Kernighan, Gibson McElhaney and Councilman Larry Reid voted in favor. The council’s decision elicited loud cheers from an … …read more Source: Libby Schaaf Oakland News From Google Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Oakland nixes proposal to gradually increase minimum wageSFGate(07-30) 06:47 PDT OAKLAND — The Oakland City Council voted late Tuesday to scrap a plan that called for a gradual increase in the city’s minimum wage for nonprofits and small businesses, instead leaving it up to the voters to consider a more … …read more Source: Oakland Restaurant News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Oakland nixes proposal to gradually increase minimum wageSFGate(07-30) 06:47 PDT OAKLAND — The Oakland City Council voted late Tuesday to scrap a plan that called for a gradual increase in the city’s minimum wage for nonprofits and small businesses, instead leaving it up to the voters to consider a more … …read more Source: Oakland City Council News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

ForbesCould the Oakland Raiders become the San Antonio Raiders? The San Antonio Express Express News reported yesterday the team is considering such a move move. I think moving the team from the Bay Area to the Alamo City would ultimately lower the …Report: Raiders, San Antonio Talk MoveBleacher ReportOakland Raiders owner talks to San Antonio about moveYahoo...

Today’s Music Picks: Reunited Nickel Creek performs at Mountain WinerySan Jose Mercury NewsNickel Creek was in excellent form during a sold-out show in May at Oakland’s Fox Theater, delighting its fans with a superb set of nearly two dozen acoustic songs. The trio’s sound was fleshed out by some expert bass work by virtuoso talent Mark … and more …read more Source: Oakland Fox Theater Concert News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Water main break closes W. Emory in PowellKnoxville News Sentinel(AP) – Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn’t mad at… … Losses by Texas Rangers felt by area businesses. MAX B. … For Obeid, whose restaurant is not far from the ballpark, the baseball team’s performance is hurting more than its win … and more …read more Source: Oakland Restaurant News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Reddick Shouldn’t Go AnywhereSwingin’ A’s… Jason Burke (The Athletics Could Get Similar Return for Josh Reddick as San Diego Has For Chase Headley) he made the point that, despite a slide from his 2012 greatness, Josh Reddick still maintains considerable trade value for the Oakland Athletics.A’s rally for six in the ninth to beat Astros 7-4SFGate (blog) all 6 news articles …read more Source: Oakland Athletics News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

More from the latest A’s comeback winSFGate (blog)“I’m glad he got to see that,” Bob Melvin said of Samardzija, who watched the final inning of Oakland’s 7-4 win over Houston while getting iced in the clubhouse. “We’ve beein doing that for a while here.” Samardzija knows. “They did it for me my second … …read more Source: Oakland Athletics News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Why Do African Americans Tend to Bike Less?Streetsblog Capitol Hill (blog)If bike lanes and other bike infrastructure are built preferentially in areas with high existing bike traffic, then it will be a rich-get-richer type scenario. In the Bay Area there are … But in the East Bay they have lots of bike lanes in West … …read more Source: Oakland Restaurant News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

KSAT San AntonioSAN ANTONIO – The owner of the Oakland Raiders has apparently met with San Antonio officials about the possibility of moving the team to the Alamo City. In 1989, then-Mayor Henry Cisneros made a trip to an NFL owners’ meeting in Palm Desert, California …Oakland Raiders owner talks to San Antonio about moveYahoo Sports (blog)Oakland...

WednesdayKennebec Journal & Morning SentinelLobster Trap Restaurant, 25 Bay St., Winslow. 872-0529. 5 p.m.. Cribbage, Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center, 38 Gold St. www.spectrumgenerations.org. 12:30 p.m.. Women’s Initiative craft circle, bring a craft to share REM Center, 93 Main St. and more …read more Source: Oakland Restaurant News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

America’s Cup challengers to support venueSBSAlameda mayor Marie Gilmore sent Coutts a letter last week inviting him to consider her city, located across the bay from San Francisco. She told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the city is awaiting a reply. The Kiwis are still expected to enter … and more …read more Source: Alameda Mayor News From Google News Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...