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  • Alameda: AHS grad, 'footballer' stars for Afghanistan national team
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:27:00 GMT
    At whatever level, most Americans who play soccer refer themselves as soccer players. But Alameda's Ahmad Hatifie calls himself a "footballer."...
  • How Warriors' Klay Thompson built his all-star r sum
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:48:41 GMT
    After Warriors guard Klay Thompson went on his mind-boggling barrage last week, scoring 37 points in a quarter, George Gervin got a little nostalgic. But you can't say it brought back memories....
  • East Bay girls basketball poll
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:33:12 GMT
    Also receiving votes: Liberty , Monte Vista , Oakland . The East Bay Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay....
  • Ambitious Tigerlily opens stealth-like in Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:36:56 GMT
    It's rare these days that nearly any restaurant in the Bay Area can open without ample prior blog warning, let alone in one of the most famous food destinations in the region. But that's exactly what happened with Tigerlily , an ambitious new bar and dining spot that debuted quietly in the former Mint Leaf space in the heart of Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto at 1513 Shattuck Avenue....
  • A's should stay in Oakland, MLB's new boss says
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:27:51 GMT
    On his first day as Major League Baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred made clear that he wants to keep the A's in Oakland, but a new ballpark at the Coliseum complex still faces many hurdles, including the city's desire to also retain the NFL's Raiders. A's co-owner Lew Wolff said Tuesday that the election of Libby Schaaf as mayor had "re-energized" him on Oakland and that San Jose's lawsuit against Major League Baseball had left him focused solely on stadium opportunities at the A's current home....
  • Raiders Steelers Football
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:00:39 GMT
    Franco Harris, left, and Lynn Swann of the Pittsburgh Steelers hug each other at the end of Sunday, Dec 29, 1974 AFC champioship game in Oakland, Calif, which the Steelers won 24 to 13. The victory sends the Steelers to the Super Bowl game where they'll play against the Minnestota Vikings....
  • UNLV football recruiting: A look at the Rebels' big weekend
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:12:52 GMT
    The UNLV Rebels mean business. Tony Sanchez and his staff pulled off a big recruiting weekend , landing four commits from a diverse group of players....
  • Oakland has backing of MLB but stadium deal still far from done
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:31:32 GMT
    On his first day as Major League Baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred made clear that he wants to keep the A's in Oakland, but a new ballpark at the Coliseum complex still faces many hurdles, including the city's desire to also retain the NFL's Raiders. A's co-owner Lew Wolff said Tuesday that the election of Libby Schaaf as mayor had "re-energized" him on Oakland and that San Jose's lawsuit against Major League Baseball had left him focused solely on stadium opportunities at the A's current home....
  • Fracking with Our Food: The Fight to Ban Toxic Drilling in California
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:14:10 GMT
    Over 10,000 people are expected to join the massive March for Real Climate Leadership in Oakland on February 7 . The message to Governor Brown is simple: "You call yourself a climate leader....
  • Tuesday's Sports In Brief
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:58:07 GMT
    Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn't mean he had to say anything....
  • Review: Oakland's Plank is a boisterous affair
    published on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    Oakland has a lot to love. A beautiful lake. Three major sports franchises. A thriving cultural scene with artists, musicians, poets and more....
  • Your Top Plays for Today
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:11:24 GMT
    Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, right, hits the go-ahead shot over Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson during overtime of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Chicago won 113-111....
  • Sly Stone awarded $5 million in court battle over royalties
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:44:47 GMT
    Homes left shrouded in ice as floods and THREE-FEET of snow pummel the North East: National Guard pluck people to safety as Storm Juno makes a brutal last assault before its retreat today Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg ROLLS HIS EYES as he and an emotionless Cory Batey are found guilty on all charges of gang-raping his passed-out girlfriend Georgia man killed by lethal injection for prison murder as courts refuse to stop his execution - despite him 'having the intellectual capacit...
  • Marshawn Lynch speaks softly, carries big stick
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:17:15 GMT
    A bespectacled Marshawn Lynch walked to the podium, set down his phone and began the countdown to his exit. While his Seattle Seahawks teammates regaled the media with stories of their childhood, their competitiveness and their respect for the New England Patriots, Lynch stared into a sea of reporters 200 deep during Super Bowl media day Tuesday, and made Charlie Chaplin seem loquacious....
  • Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry will compete in 3-point contest
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:03:25 GMT
    Klay Thompson won't learn until Thursday if he'll make the All-Star team as a Western Conference reserve, but the Warriors guard will be making the trip to Brooklyn regardless. Thompson and fellow backcourt mate Stephen Curry will participate in the Three-Point Contest, with coach Steve Kerr calling the backcourt mates the co-favorites....
  • The East Bay's Cutest Book and Music Store Pets
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:10:37 GMT
    The plot of Michael Chabon's 2012 novel Telegraph Avenue hinges on a familiar scenario: A local record store - clubhouse and confessional to a colorful crew of passionate music lovers - is threatened by the dark hand of development, textbook displacement of a neighborhood institution in the guise of urban renewal. The book is set in a North Oakland record store called Brokeland....
  • Blake Baggett Earns Best Result of the Year in Oakland
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:50:41 GMT
    OAKLAND, CA The progress of series rookie Blake Baggett continued Saturday night, where he finished ninth on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 at round four of the 2015 AMA/FIM Supercross Series, in front of 47,671 fans at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. Baggett was initially classified seventh, but later learned he'd been assessed a two-position penalty for jumping a triple at the site of a medical flag....
  • Overland: The Bay Area's New Country Music Hub
    published on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    A new bar and restaurant in Oakland's Jack London district is aiming to become the new home for Bay Area country music fans - and to serve a lot of massive stuffed burgers in the process. Overland , a 4,000-square-foot restaurant located in the space formerly occupied by Centouno, will feature live music three or four nights a week, no cover charges, and regular country line dancing lessons....
  • Gary Payton to Warriors: 'Playoffs are a lot different'
    published on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:43:07 GMT
    Gary Payton, the basketball Hall of Famer and Oakland native, returned to his hometown Monday to warn kids about the perils of eating unhealthy food. Noting the Warriors' hot start, Payton recalled how his Seattle SuperSonics went 63-19 during the 1993-94 regular season - only to be ousted in the first round by the Denver Nuggets....
  • Guest commentary: Union, school district should keep matters at the table
    published on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:10:31 GMT
    "When the elephants fight, the grass gets trampled" goes the African proverb, and as the teachers union and the Oakland Unified School District negotiate a much-needed raise, some elephants are raising their feet, and already the children are feeling it. I was here when the last teachers strike occurred....