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  • Ranking the Oakland Raiders Top Five Wide Receivers
    published on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:57:31 GMT
    May 19, 2015; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders receivers coach Rob Moore and receiver Amari Cooper at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders receiving corps struggled to meet expectations in 2014 due in large part to injuries and the offensive system they were within, but Oakland has made some significant strides this offseason to improve their receiving depth....
  • Oakland Raiders Hosting Heads Up Football Clinic
    published on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:52:39 GMT
    May 26, 2015; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Trent Richardson carries the ball under the supervision of running backs coach Bernie Parmalee at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports With concussions being a major issue in modern football, the NFL has partnered with Heads Up Football to promote a safer game at the youth level to encourage the future of the sport going forward....
  • Alameda letters: Alameda needs to follow Berkeley's lead on bicyclists
    published on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:56:01 GMT
    As an Alameda driver who tries, sincerely, to respect crosswalks, I welcomed the recent "Pedestrian Decoy Operation" . I found it somewhat amusing to note that as I drove up Broadway that day, no fewer than four drivers had been pulled over, presumably for violating a crosswalk in the vicinity of Broadway and San Jose Avenue....
  • Snapp Shots: Good Samaritans work to save kitten
    published on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:47:14 GMT
    On June 14, Charlie Dewett of Oakland was driving to Laney College to watch his tennis team play when he stopped at a stoplight at the corner of Oak and 7th streets. "I heard this unbelievably loud cry," he says....
  • Oakland Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr Praises Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree
    published on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:55:00 GMT
    Quarterback Derek Carr appeared on 95.7 The Game Tuesday and had high praise for his new pair of wide receivers. "He [Cooper] is ridiculous in and out of his breaks," said Carr....
  • Spotlight on Jade' Smith
    published on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:02:00 GMT
    The house that Jason Kidd made fomous, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda is the site of the second annual Under Armour Steph Curry Guard Camp held June 29 - July 2. The camp features 25 of the top guards in the country and internationally from the classes of 2016 and 2017. "When Under Armour first signed Steph Curry, he wanted to do something to give back to the community," said Nick Blatchford, the head of grassroots basketball marketing for Under Armour....
  • 10 Burning NFL Questions: The Oakland Raiders
    published on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:56:41 GMT
    Sep 30, 2014; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie during a press conference to introduce Tony Sparano as Raiders interim coach at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders stand as one of the biggest enigmas of the 2015 NFL season....
  • Oakland Raiders: 5 Key Veterans That Need To Step Up
    published on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 22:52:23 GMT
    May 26, 2015; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck stretches at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders have made a huge effort this off-season, and the last few seasons, to add talent and excitement in many key positions on the team....
  • Same-sex marriage: Euphoria in Bay Area follows historic Supreme Court ruling
    published on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:10:21 GMT
    SAN FRANCISCO >> The Supreme Court's landmark ruling Friday that same-sex marriage is the law of the land touched off instant euphoria throughout the Bay Area and around the rest of the country. “Wow! Marriage equality and fairness for all,” said Mitch Rolin, 52, of Alameda, who is gay....
  • Photos: Kiteboarders soar at Crown Beach in Alameda
    published on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:04:35 GMT
    After a low-wind lull lasting several weeks, conditions picked up as kiteboarders launched from Crown Beach in Alameda, Calif., on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Boardsports California offers kiteboarding, windsurfing and paddleboard lessons out of their shop at the beach....
  • Woodson Happy With Oakland Raiders New Staff
    published on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 23:31:59 GMT
    May 26, 2015; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson stretches at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Charles Woodson came back to the Oakland Raiders with the vision of returning the franchise to glory before hanging up his shoulder pads as a guaranteed member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton....
  • Fullback Marcel Reece Reflects on the Past and Looks Forward to 2015
    published on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:20:00 GMT
    From coaching changes to the precipice of the postseason, Marcel Reece has seen it all during his six seasons in Silver and Black. From coaching changes, to the precipice of the postseason, there isn't much that the former Washington Husky hasn't experienced since joining the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in the summer of 2008....
  • Oakland Raiders Sign Second Round Pick Mario Edwards
    published on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 22:48:41 GMT
    May 8, 2015; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. at rookie minicamp at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports With June passing the halfway point, most of the 2015 NFL Draft selections have gotten around to inking contracts with the teams that drafted them by now....
  • Get Caught Up: The Week That Was
    published on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 22:30:00 GMT
    From rookie signings to Raiders legends being honored, it was a busy week at the team's Alameda, Calif., practice facility. Even though the players weren't on the field, it was still a busy week at the team's Alameda, Calif., practice facility....
  • to Host USA Football Coaches Clinic
    published on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:13:19 GMT
    The Oakland Raiders and USA Football are teaming up to put on a Heads Up Football Player Safety Coaches Clinic on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Raiders Headquarters in Alameda, Calif. The Oakland Raiders and USA Football are teaming up to put on a Heads Up Football Player Safety Coaches Clinic on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Raiders Headquarters in Alameda, Calif....
  • Alameda: $500 million waterfront project approved
    published on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:51:16 GMT
    The effort to transform what was once U.S. Navy property into a neighborhood of homes and businesses with views of the San Francisco skyline reached a milestone early Wednesday, when the City Council greenlighted the $500 million project. The 68 acres at Alameda Point will also feature 15 acres of parks and possibly a new ferry terminal....
  • How Google turned Alameda into a mad science laboratory
    published on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:03:38 GMT
    The engineers pedal quietly across deserted roads and parking lots, passing a rusted naval cannon before they reach their secret workshop in an old seaplane hangar. Their multicolored bicycles -- using the same palette as Google's logo -- stand out as vibrant oddities in a weathered, post-apocalyptic landscape....
  • What's Happening: Top Flight Baseball Position-Skills Summer camp
    published on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:54:28 GMT
    Top Flight Baseball -- Registration open for Position-Skills Summer camp, for ages 8-14. Running June 22-Aug. 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Bushrod Field, 560 59th St., Oakland....
  • Alameda youth sports results
    published on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:53:22 GMT
    Ole's Waffle Shop Hurricanes 6, Encinal Market Flaming Fireballs 0: The Hurricanes won the 8U championship game behind strong pitching from both Katy Lambert and Ava Pardo, who combined for 10 strikeouts. Jaylene Himrod turned strong defense, recording three key plays for outs at first base....
  • Oakland Raiders Running Backs Ranked 30th In NFL
    published on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:21:24 GMT
    May 26, 2015; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Trent Richardson carries the ball under the supervision of running backs coach Bernie Parmalee at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The running back position has been a position of weakness for the Oakland Raiders in recent years....