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  • Trey Canard Runs Away With Oakland Supercross Win
    published on Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:11:19 GMT
    Honda's Trey Canard put the events of last week's black flag debacle behind him in a decisive fashion, passing early leader Chad Reed on lap seven of the 450 Main event before pulling away for the win at O.com Coliseum in Oakland, California, January 24. Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey came through to finish second, while Reed, on the Discount Tire/TwoTwo Motorsports Kawasaki, held on to finish third. BTO Sports/KTM rider Andrew Short continued his string of great starts this season with a massive ho...
  • Around the Nation (Jan. 24): Beloved Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83
    published on Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:10:01 GMT
    Banks was a two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Cubs teams....
  • Taylor Thompson-Ryan Cook Lite?
    published on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:02:20 GMT
    Aug 24, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Ryan Cook pitches the ball against the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum. The Los Angeles Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics 9-4....
  • Coast Lines, Jan. 24, 2015: Rachel Nava named to UC post
    published on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:55:42 GMT
    Rachael Nava, chief operating officer for Central California Alliance for Health in Scotts Valley, has a new job. She will become executive vice president and chief operating officer at UC's Office of the President in downtown Oakland on Feb. 9. “The university is fortunate to get her - we will all benefit from her experience,” said UC President Janet Napolitano....
  • Friday's Sports In Brief
    published on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:21:27 GMT
    Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope. That was the charm of "Mr. Cub."...
  • Why Everyone Should Know and Remember Former Baseball Player Curt Flood
    published on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:59:33 GMT
    Curt Flood was a center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. Sports reporters said he was known as a prolific hitter and a defensive wizard, according to the New York Times....
  • Landlord sues to evict American Kitchen restaurant after turmoil
    published on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:46:35 GMT
    American Kitchen, the newest restaurant to open along this city's burgeoning foodie neighborhood, was sued Jan. 16 by its landlord for $15,000 back rent plus attorney fees, penalties and other costs. The eviction court papers claim Geddu Circle LLC, which owns the 80-year-old renovated cottage on Lafayette Circle, suffered a "loss of rent, incurring costs due for penalties, bounced check charges" and other damages....
  • El Tri will bring soccer back to Arrowhead
    published on Sat, 26 Mar 2011 07:00:00 GMT
    March 26, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Mexico forward Giovani Dos Santos dribbles past Paraguay midfielder Marcelo Estigarribia during the second half at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Mexico defeated Paraguay 3-1....
  • Landlord sues to evict restaurant after turmoil
    published on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:50:16 GMT
    Former American Kitchen restaurant Executive chef and co-owner Alan Rivera has his photo taken across the street from the restaurant in Lafayette, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Rivera is one of the partners embroiled in a lawsuit with the other restaurant co-owner....
  • Lafayette: Landlord sues to evict American Kitchen restaurant after turmoil
    published on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:42:06 GMT
    American Kitchen, the newest restaurant to open along this city's burgeoning foodie neighborhood, was sued Jan. 16 by its landlord for $15,000 back rent plus attorney fees, penalties and other costs. The eviction court papers claim Geddu Circle LLC, which owns the 80-year-old renovated cottage on Lafayette Circle, suffered a "loss of rent, incurring costs due for penalties, bounced check charges" and other damages....
  • Geovany Soto and Jonny Gomes sign, Athletics free agent book closed
    published on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:45:58 GMT
    Both Geovany Soto and Jonny Gomes signed elsewhere in baseball on Thursday, closing the book on Oakland's eight major league free agents. Catcher Geovany Soto signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, says Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com ....
  • Weekend Top 10: Mozart, Sly and the Family Stone, amazing acrobats
    published on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:46:22 GMT
    So we'll have to settle for Peter Shaffer's delicious play about Saliere's wicked plot to do in his rival. Now Hillbarn Theatre Company is presenting Shaffer's classic....
  • Warriors' Stephen Curry No. 1 in NBA All-Star balloting.
    published on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:04:21 GMT
    Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was named an All-Star starter for the Western Conference for a second straight season Thursday. "I'm definitely blessed to play this game being healthy and playing at a high level, and for people to notice and support and vote for All-Star and follow the career means a lot," Curry said before the announcement....
  • Preston Thomas, principal, Life Academy, addresses students at the East Oakland campus.
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:02:43 GMT
    An East Oakland, Calif, high school is using a linked learning approach to provide high school-age students with experience and training for health care careers. Life Academy of Health and Bioscience's enrollment of 500 students, who are mostly financially disadvantaged and described as "all students of color," are receiving academic and hands-on training in real workplace environments....
  • Charles Woodson Wanted for 2015 Season According to Reggie McKenzie
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:10:29 GMT
    December 21, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson celebrates after an interception against the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum....
  • Boston city workers can't dis the Olympics
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:25:31 GMT
    As part of the bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has signed an agreement that bans employees of the city from making negative comments about the games or the process. The agreement prohibits city workers from making written or verbal statements that "reflect unfavorably upon, denigrate or disparage, or are detrimental to the reputation" of the International Olympic Committee, the U.S. Olympic Committee or the Olympic Games, according to documents obtained by The ...
  • Andre Ward eager for ring return after long break
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:11:02 GMT
    Andre Ward wrote out his retirement speech a few times in the last two years. With his usual fastidious style, the super middleweight champion laid out every reason he felt he had to end his unblemished boxing career in his prime....
  • East Bay Athlete of the Week honorable mentions
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:54:36 GMT
    JORDAN PHILLS, Fremont, basketball, Sr. -- Phills had a huge week to power the Tigers to wins over Skyline, Castlemont and Encinal. His best game was a 31-point effort against Castlemont....
  • Taylor Eigsti returns to Bay Area to record live album
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:15:31 GMT
    Menlo Park native Taylor Eigsti returns to the Bay Area next month to record a live album. The Grammy-nominated pianist-composer will perform a solo concert February 12 at Piedmont Piano Co....
  • Why the Raiders, A's and Warriors want new homes
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:52:02 GMT
    An artist's rendering of the ballpark envisioned in Oakland's Coliseum City project. Oakland Raiders, Oakland Athletics and Golden State Warriors are making strong plays to get out of O.co Coliseum and Oracle Arena....