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  • The Forgotten Trades in Arizona History: Oak-Town Edition
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:15:30 GMT
    "Forgotten Trades," the insanely popular web anthology series, allegedly went on hiatus a few weeks ago. The author of the series, Nick Kent decided to purchase a small stake in the Justin Beiber fan club....
  • Public funds shouldna t be used for stadium
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:26:52 GMT
    Like many, we would be sad to see the Raiders leave Oakland. It would be a cruel blow to the loyal East Bay fan base and particularly painful, not to mention galling, if the team again leaves for Southern California....
  • Mercury News editorial: Oakland would be crazy to put up public money for Raiders. Again
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:17:23 GMT
    Oakland loves the Raiders, but the city would be crazy to put up more public money to keep the team. It would be like paying an abusive partner not to leave you....
  • Thursday Must Reads: Oakland A's Throw Cold Water on Coliseum...
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:15:00 GMT
    Wolff's comments threw a wrench into negotiations between the city, the county, the Oakland Raiders and the A's over plans for new facilities for the teams. City officials have long contended that the only way to finance new facilities for the sports teams - without using taxpayer dollars - is to build a housing, hotel, and entertainment complex, too....
  • Teachers, Coaches and a Winning Vision
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:27:21 GMT
    With a combined 165 years coaching in the NFL resulting in 62 playoff berths, Jack Del Rio and his coaching staff are ready to teach the Raiders in 2015. After Jack Del Rio was hired as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders on January 15, he set to work forming his staff of assistant coaches....
  • Tech Start-Up Requires Bi-Coastal Brick-and-Mortar
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:32:00 GMT
    By Manhattan standards, it might not be the largest deal ever signed. But it is very definitely the wave of the future as the New York City office market converts from its traditional office drivers to a focus on tech , advertising , media and information ....
  • Kawakami: A's and Oakland have only each other
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    It's Oakland. Other teams in other sports have other options, but for the A's, the singular serious option is to remain in Oakland and try to get a new stadium built on the Coliseum site ....
  • NFL Certified Contract Advisor, Mitch Adams Announces Relevant Sports Group
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:54:44 GMT
    Bachelor's in Business Management, Masters in Sports Management and unique understanding of the NFL helps owner capitalize on his skills Online PR News 25-February-2015 Oakland, CA It won't be long before Mitch Adams joins the height of the recruiting battle for 2015 professional football prospects. The NFL Certified Contract Advisor and owner of Relevant Sports Group recently shared his strategies and philosophies his publicist announced today....
  • Oakland Tribune editorial: Must not use public funds for stadium
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:01:23 GMT
    Like many, we would be sad to see the Raiders leave Oakland. It would be a cruel blow to the loyal East Bay fan base and particularly painful, not to mention galling, if the team again leaves for Southern California....
  • Mississippi Goddamn and Miss Evers' Boys Open Wounds in Black History
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:56:12 GMT
    For his new play Mississippi Goddamn , Dallas playwright Jonathan Norton does something unexpected and a bit radical in his look back at the 1960s civil rights movement. Instead of simply lionizing Medgar Evers, the NAACP field secretary who worked to overturn Jim Crow laws and was assassinated on his own front porch in 1963, Norton explores what it might have been like to live so close to controversy....
  • Journalism Diversity Pioneer Dori Maynard Dies
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:08:02 GMT
    Dori J. Maynard, a relentless champion of diversity in newsrooms, died on Tuesday at her Oakland, Calif. home....
  • Young More Valuable at 2B or Front Office?
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:58:43 GMT
    OCTOBER 02: Michael Young #10 of the Texas Rangers stands in the dugout before their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 2, 2012 in Oakland, California. *** Local Caption *** Michael Young The former Rangers' Gold Glove infielder is indeed in Surprise, Arizona this week....
  • A's prospects Matt Olson, Renato Nunez bring promise of power
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:31:56 GMT
    Much has been made about the A's offense needing to find ways other than home runs to score because the power that has marked Oakland teams of the recent past isn't in evidence this time around. That may be true, although Josh Reddick , Ike Davis , Billy Butler and Josh Phegley have at least the promise of the long ball....
  • The Oakland Raiders all too familiar Stadium situation....is it really Deja Vu?
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:41:08 GMT
    To a small degree I am not surprised by what the raiders are going through regarding their stadium situation. To some who pay close attention, this has happened before....
  • Blue Jays Spring Training 2015: Daric Barton to compete with Justin Smoak
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:55:14 GMT
    Apr 23, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin dives back to first base against Oakland Athletics first baseman Daric Barton during the fifth inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports A lot of attention and talk this winter has been focused on whether Justin Smoak can turn the corner and be a useful contributor for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015....
  • California Assemblymember Wants To Ban Chewing Tobacco In MLB
    published on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    It's been a weird news day, what with Matt Kemp and Carlos Quentin burying the hatchet while Q starts breaking in a first-baseman's glove . But for my money, the weirdest news is that a California state assemblymember wants to ban MLB players from using chewing tobacco in the state....
  • The Rise and Fall of RedBook, the Site That Sex Workers Couldn't Live Without
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:00:39 GMT
    Until last summer, pretty much anyone buying or selling sex in the San Francisco Bay Area used myRedBook.com. For more than a decade, the site commonly referred to as RedBook served as a vast catalog of carnal services, a mashup of Craigslist, Yelp, and Usenet where sex workers and hundreds of thousands of their customers could connect, converse, and make arrangements for commercial sex....
  • VTA plans upgrades for Levi's events
    published on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    After being overwhelmed by an unexpected flood of transit riders going to the Sharks game at Levi's Stadium last weekend, VTA is already planning upgrades it hopes will quicken trips for mega-sized events such as the Super Bowl and WrestleMania. But smoothing out the transit bumps may prove more difficult for special events than it was for 49ers games....
  • Chat transcript: Raiders to L.A.?
    published on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    How has the $1.7 billion stadium proposal out of Carson, just east of Los Angeles, changed the dynamics for Oakland and the Raiders? Check out our broadcast and hear what our experts think. Our panelists included Raiders beat writer Jerry McDonald, Oakland city reporter Matt Artz and, for a perspective from down south, Vincent Bonsignore, who has been covering the story for the Los Angeles Daily News....
  • A Guide to East Bay Amateur Sports Leagues
    published on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    If you're sick of trying to score a date at crowded bars or on OkCupid, it may be time to go back to the tried-and-true high school method - join an extracurricular club. Just ask Hunter Huston, co-founder of the Recreational Adult Dodgeball League in Oakland....