KHOUJul 23, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick (16) scores off a sacrifice fly ball by catcher John Caso (5) in the...

Oakland Raiders Report to 2014 Training Camp Eager and OptimisticSports Media 101The Oakland Raiders have reported to their 2014 training camp in Napa, California to begin serious preparations for the new season. The team has made significant changes to the roster this offseason in hopes of putting a better product of the field … …read more Source:...

Tours, Bites, and Butt-Thumps: 44 Minutes at the Westin St. Francis HotelSF Weekly (blog)1:39: Gena appears and announces that we have a special opportunity to see the original Grand Ballroom and Borgia Room, as well as the original chandelier from the Fox Theater in Oakland. We are now being asked to follow a svelte brunette named Yuri … …read more Source:...

Bleacher ReportFor the Oakland Athletics, who currently own the best record in Major League Baseball at 62-38, it’s hard to find a lot of things...

In country: Sirens, bomb shelters greet Bay Area visitors to IsraelJweekly.comBay Area Jews who recently have returned from Israel — or are still there — say they have never been more in awe of the Jewish state. jCoverjuly25_2014 Despite experiencing … Rabbi Mark Bloom of Temple Beth Abraham in Oakland never had to worry … …read more Source:...

Just Blog Baby (blog)Today, the gloves come off, and the men get back to work. The guessing game is over. The reset button has been pushed, and the...

ESPN (blog)The Chiefs think they are ready for more, the Chargers were the only team in the division to beat the Broncos last season, and the Oakland...

SFGate (blog)Oakland had a laugher over the Astros pretty much wrapped up on Wednesday when Jim Johnson entered the game with a seven-run lead. In what...

Rant SportsLos Angeles needs an NFL franchise again, and it wants the Oakland Raiders back. Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon have married twice and...

Oakland Athletics Exceptional After LossesSwingin’ A’sThe Oakland Athletics have held the lead in the AL West for 100 consecutive days now, and have had baseball’s best record for the past 31. Many will proclaim their run differential or their implementation of a platoon system for their success this season.Trade deadline objectives: AL WestESPN...

Modesto BeePick up the “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” presented by the Merced College Theatre Society this weekend. The play by MacArthur Grant...

Blue Man Hoop“Sources say that the Bulls, though, have re-entered the race and would appear to be the biggest threat to the Cavs thanks largely to...

Meeting an Oakland A’s Fan from DenmarkAthletics NationThis is the time of year when being a baseball fan gets fun. The All Star break is over and contending teams attempt to beef up their rosters by adding pieces in the hope that what they add will be enough to get their team into the World Series. It’s … …read more Source: Oakland Athletics...

ABC NewsTwo military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday, while Australian...

Patch.comCity Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan, one of Oakland’s members on the Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority that oversees operations...

Patch.comCity of Oakland leaders said today that the Oakland A’s have accepted changes that the City Council made last week to a lease agreement...

The IndependentA spokesman for Ukraine’s military operations told Reuters the planes were hit near Savur Mogila, a burial mound in the Shaktersky...

Game Thread #100: Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros (4)Athletics NationThings have happened; none of them good. Somehow the A’s have let a 9-2 game get very, very close, and it’s now 9-7, in the bottom of the eighth. We need this one. LET’S GO OAK-LAND! Small_athleticsnation.com.minimal …Game 101 Preview: Houston Astros at Oakland AthleticsThe...

Entertainment calendar — Published July 24, 2014Stockton RecordCalifornia Stage, 2509 R Street, Sacramento. $15-$20. (916) 451-5822. “Provenance”: 2 and 7 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Fri.; 8 p.m. Sat. …. The Neighbourhood: 100s, White Arrows, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. $27.50. (800) 745-3000. …read more Source: Oakland...

In brief: Arts events across the Modesto regionModesto BeePick up the “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” presented by the Merced College Theatre Society this weekend. The play by MacArthur Grant winner Sarah Ruhl is a “surrealistic” comedy … The concert will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the park, 6937 Fox Road. Bring … …read more Source: Oakland...

Bleacher ReportThe Golden State Warriors‘ offseason featured a series of moves that shored up some pesky holes that were dramatically highlighted...

Game Thread #100: Oakland Athletics vs. Houston AstrosAthletics NationIt’s true that in a long 162-game season, you’ll win some and you’ll lose some, but you sure hate to lose a game in which Scott Kazmir held the opposition to fewer than three runs (and shouldn’t even have allowed two), and in which the A’s offense … …read...

No arrests in deadly East Oakland shootingKTVU San FranciscoNo arrests have been made in a fatal shooting that killed one male victim on an East Oakland street Wednesday afternoon, according to police. Citizens called police reporting hearing several shots fired in the 5900 block of East 17th Street at 3:08 p.m …Man slain in East Oakland shootingSFGate all 2...

A’s win challenge, earning hit for DonaldsonOaklandAthletics.comOAKLAND — A’s manager Bob Melvin successfully challenged an out call at second base in the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the Astros. With two outs in the frame, Josh Donaldson hit into what appeared to be an inning-ending fielder’s choice, …Athletics‘...

Game #100: Oakland Athletics vs. Houston AstrosAthletics NationGame #100: Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros. After last night’s disappointing extra innings loss to open the series with the Astros, the A’s will try to regroup in this one behind Jesse Chavez, who will be facing off against Brad Peacock.Game 101 Preview: Houston Astros at Oakland AthleticsThe...

ESPNLast month, the Golden State Warriors were rumored to be a prime suitor, and it’s still believed that if Golden State is willing to give up...

Space City ScoopThe Chicago Bulls have entered the Kevin Love sweepstakes, but it is still the Golden State Warriors offering the best return on investment....

FanSidedDespite already having Darren McFadden on the roster, the Raiders plan on getting Jones-Drew involved heavily in the offense. In fact, the San...

SFGate“The whole goal is for us to provide an accessible, approachable experience for guests of all different backgrounds and from different neighborhoods,”...

TheNewsTribune.comKathryn Crosby speaks on stage during the American Masters “Bing Crosby: Rediscovered” panel at the PBS 2014 Summer TCA held...

Alameda city briefs: Alameda Buddhist Temple to host Obon festival SaturdaySan Jose Mercury NewsMayor Marie Gilmore, Public Utilities Board President Madeline Deaton, Alameda Sun Editor Eric Kos, Alameda artist and Cal State East Bay instructor Dickson Schneider, and Park Street Business Association representative Julie Baron of Julie’s Coffee … ...

Alameda: A farewell to schools Superintendent Kirsten VitalSan Jose Mercury NewsBefore coming to the district, Vital served as chief of accountability for the Oakland Unified School District and she was a director of instruction for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Her background also includes serving as co-principal of … and more …read more Source:...

Philadelphia Magazine (blog)On Wednesday afternoon, pro-Israel and pro-Palestine groups demonstrated over the current conflict in the Middle East. By...

Alameda city briefs: Alameda Buddhist Temple to host Obon festival SaturdayContra Costa TimesMayor Marie Gilmore, Public Utilities Board President Madeline Deaton, Alameda Sun Editor Eric Kos, Alameda artist and Cal State East Bay instructor Dickson Schneider, and Park Street Business Association representative Julie Baron of Julie’s Coffee … and more ...

The Oakland Athletics have the best plate discipline in MLBAthletics NationThe belief that Moneyball means taking walks and eschewing defense because those are the things that the 2002 Oakland Athletics did. We also know the Moneyball Truth, that those strategies were just flavors of the month because they were undervalued at … …read more Source:...

Town Crier: Culinary wave may be hitting MontclairOakland TribuneAround town: Speaking of cafés, a new Brazilian steak house is open in Old Oakland, on a street known for its restaurants. Galeto Brazilian Grill (1019 Clay) is already getting praise for its signature dish — free-range organic chicken bathed in a … …read more Source: Oakland...

Alameda: A farewell to schools Superintendent Kirsten VitalContra Costa TimesThe reception at the Elks Lodge on Santa Clara Avenue featured brief presentations from Mayor Marie Gilmore and Margie Sherratt, president of the Board of Education, before those on hand raised their glasses and toasted Vital, who is leaving to become … …read more Source:...

Alameda: A farewell to schools Superintendent Kirsten VitalContra Costa TimesBefore coming to the district, Vital served as chief of accountability for the Oakland Unified School District and she was a director of instruction for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Her background also includes serving as co-principal of … …read more Source:...

California Energy Commission Advances Construction of Hydrogen Refueling …Imperial Valley NewsCommissioners today approved grant awards for hydrogen refueling and electric charging construction projects recommended for funding in notices of proposed awards published in April and May. These projects will accelerate a … Linde LLC was awarded $4 … and...

Man slain in East Oakland shootingSFGate(07-23) 17:09 PDT OAKLAND — A male victim was shot and killed Wednesday in East Oakland, police said. The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was shot on the 5900 block of East 17th Street near Seminary Avenue shortly after 3 p.m. He …Oakland: Man killed in Seminary shootingSan Jose Mercury News all...

Oakland Raiders notebook: Charles Woodson expects different mentalitySan Jose Mercury NewsNAPA — Charles Woodson, reporting for his 17th NFL training camp, can feel the difference from a year ago. “We’re not looking to build for next year,” Woodson said Wednesday after arrival at the Napa Valley Marriott. “We’re looking to win now....

ESPN (blog)NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders began arriving at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa here Wednesday for training camp and while...

Contra Costa TimesOAKLAND — Two East Oakland gang members on Wednesday were sentenced to more years in prison than they could possibly live in...

Bleacher ReportThe Oakland Raiders spent a lot of the offseason trying to patch together a defense with several short-term contracts to veteran players...

San Jose Mercury NewsOAKLAND — Two East Oakland gang members on Wednesday were sentenced to more years in prison than they could possibly live...

Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in OaklandKTVU San FranciscoOn her way out the door, Clinton spoke briefly with Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Antwan Wilson. “She spoke with deep knowledge and caring about this issue,” he said. “If she does eventually run for office, she definitely has some … and more …read more Source:...

SFGate(07-23) 14:45 PDT OAKLAND — Saying she was consumed with sadness, the mother of a 3-year-old boy killed by a stray bullet in East Oakland...

The RepublicOAKLAND, California — Hillary Clinton is in the San Francisco Bay Area to launch a new campaign — to encourage parents to talk, read...

FanSided (blog)Apr 27, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward David Lee (10) grabs a rebound during the first quarter in game four of...

Police Blotter: Banner towed by airplane falls on to house and later reclaimed …San Jose Mercury NewsRalston Avenue, 6:35 p.m. Sunday A man reported receiving harassing phone calls from his ex-in-laws and accused them of being responsible for food deliveries from various restaurants that keep showing up at his apartment. FREMONT. Jacinto Street, 4:36 … ...

Weekly Dish: Hop Grenade Opens in ConcordDiablo Magazine (blog)… you) named La PanotiQ as a possible tenant. The fledgling French-themed bakery-café is opening several stores around the Bay Area, including in Campbell and San Francisco’s Marina district, and just recently announced a new location headed for … …read more Source: Oakland...

Man stabbed in East Oakland expected to surviveSan Jose Mercury NewsEAST OAKLAND — A man was stabbed along East Oakland streets on Wednesday morning but was expected to recover, police said. Officers were dispatched at 8:38 a.m. to the 1600 block of 78th Avenue for a report of a stabbing, police said. There, police … …read more Source: East...

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