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    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Mayor of Oakland Libby Schaaf addressed the alarming spike in homicides during an interview Friday, saying the brazen shooting of a man in front of his own children and dozens of other kids during a youth football practice earlier this week was “beyond the pale.” The city has seen a major rise in fatal shootings since the beginning of the year, with 24 homicides reported since January 1st. The current rate is five times higher than the number reported just last year through February 26th. READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Santa Clara County Opens 2nd Large Vaccination Site In Hard-Hit East San Jose Oakland police said the shooting Schaaf was referring to happened at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday night at Concordia Park on the 2900 block of 64th Avenue in Oakland, not far from Mills College. At the time of the incident, there were dozens of children...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- ABC7 News is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting people in the community who are working to Build a Better Bay Area by making black history right now.It's not only what Rachel Wolfe-Goldsmith is painting on the side of this house in West Oakland that's left a mark.MORE: Celebrate Black History Month with ABC7"I've drawn this drawing like three different times," Rachel Wolfe-Goldsmith of Wolfpack Mural Arts says. "So by the time I get to the wall it's almost like it's engrained in my memory."It's who."I just felt honored to be able to represent these incredible women," Wolfe-Goldsmith says.She is painting the first mural to honor the women of the Black Panther Party on the corner of Center and Ninth streets."Just getting deeper into the work that they did," Wolfe-Goldsmith says. "It's inspiring me to think about what we can do, organizing and, you know, fighting...
    The Oakland Theater Project is taking theater lovers to the drive-ins. The popular local company is utilizing a drive-in style model for its 2021 season, which consists of six productions exploring the themes of resurrection, revolution and renewal. Of course, the turn to the drive-in setting is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has shuttered theaters and other live performance venues in the Bay Area and well beyond now for almost a year. Many companies have moved to online productions, but the Oakland Theater Project is traveling a different road as they invite fans to enjoy live theater from the comfort of their own cars. “We are thrilled to share our innovative approach to safely return to the joy of live performances while responding to the crises our society faces,” says Colin Mandlin, the company’s managing director.   The company’s first drive-in production, “Binding Ties,” is now up and...
    The Oakland A’s haven’t hosted fans at the Coliseum since their wild card loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in October 2019. The organization is developing plans to safely welcome fans back to the Coliseum for the 2021 season. Starting Wednesday, fans can buy flexible ticket vouchers that can be redeemed for tickets to any home game at the Oakland Coliseum this season. The vouchers are sold in bundles of four, eight, 16, and 32 vouchers in any of the Field Level, Plaza Level, and Bleacher levels. Related Articles A’s spring training mailbag: With all these bullpen options, who will make the cut? What we learned at A’s camp: Matt Olson ‘stunk’ last year and is ready to prove 2020 was a fluke ‘Jeopardy!’: Giants fan crushes A’s fan in battle of Bay Area contestants A’s: Why Trevor Rosenthal took the...
    A California man was arrested after social media users reported threats he had made on social media targeted at the Asian community. Former Berkeley, California, gang member Reginald Jackson was taken into police custody after he had threatened to assault, murder and rob Asian-Americans ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, ABC7 reported Wednesday. Jackson allegedly made the threats publicly via his Twitter and Instagram accounts, ABC7 reported, with one of his profile pictures depicting him with a firearm. Using these images OPD identified him as a man w/a lengthy rap sheet including multiple weapons charges. During his court appearance in Dublin today heard the judge say he had “incredible concern.” Thanks to all the tips— the man is now is custody. #StopTheAttacks pic.twitter.com/BjKNj2MBAh — Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) February 23, 2021 “I’m gone blow [up] an Asian done [sic] today,” one message from Jackson read, according to ABC7. Another message...
    OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – If you’re on the Bay Bridge looking south, thinking there are a lot of ships in port, you’re right. The bay has become crowded with cargo ships, with no place to dock. The Coast Guard calls it Anchorage Nine, it’s a parking lot for ships where they wait for an open berth to unload and load. READ MORE: Small Plane Crashes Into Car During Emergency Landing Near Livermore Airport It is as crowded as it has been in years. There are 24 spaces, 19 are in use. A cargo ship waiting to dock at the Port of Oakland. (CBS) Port of Oakland spokesperson Robert Bernardo said the problem starts far from here. “It’s full because of the congestion that is happening down in Southern California ports, the ports of L.A. and Long Beach. If you look out into their harbor, there’s between 50 and 60 vessels...
    An Oakland teacher has blasted 'rich white parents' complaining that distance learning amid the pandemic has impacted their children's mental health and accused them of 'causing their kids' anxiety by pressuring them to complete asynchronous work'. Bethany Meyer, a special education teacher at Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and secretary of teachers' union the Oakland Education Association (OEA), told California parents eager to get their children back to school to 'take a seat' in a social media post last week. 'All the rich white parents suddenly concerned about mental health can take a seat,' she wrote on Twitter February 17. 'Most of them are causing their kids' anxiety by pressuring them to complete asynchronous work and feeding into their sense of entitlement. Sorry/not sorry.'  Her tweet comes amid the ongoing storm around schools reopening as parents and lawmakers are pushing for schools to reopen, while teachers and teachers' unions are concerned...
    Defense has not been the strong suit for UW Milwaukee and Oakland this season, and the teams figure to get involved in a classic Midwest shootout on Friday in Milwaukee. Oakland ranks 336th among the 347 Divisions I schools that have played a game this season in points allowed on a per-possession basis. UW Milwaukee ranks 264th, and the teams have allowed at least 79 points in each of their past four games, respectively. UW Milwaukee makes the most of its possessions, ranking 34th in fewest turnovers on a per-possession basis while the Oakland defense is the ninth-worst in the country in opponent assist-to-turnover ratio and is giving up 10.7 made 3-point shots per game, the second-most in the nation. Oakland also allows opponents to rebound 33.2 percent of their missed shots, which ranks 336th, while UW Milwaukee gives up points on the first shot, ranking 329th in opponents...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- History in the making in the shadow of where the Oakland A's play baseball; Tuesday was opening day for the federal vaccination supersite, the other in Los Angeles.The federal government funneled $834 million into California to pull this off, doling out Pfizer vaccines 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 days a week from now until mid-April using 100 vaccinators provided by the U.S. Health and Human Services. The U.S. Forest Service is in command along with state officials and local law enforcement.RELATED: COVID-19 mass vaccination site opens at Oakland ColiseumTammy Littrell, the acting FEMA regional administrator, said, "Our ultimate goal is to vaccinate up to 6,000 per day. That's the goal or striving to meet."And they expect to hit that mark by the end of this week.On this first day, they were only processing a couple of thousand and working out the kinks.There was a traffic...
    The Oakland A’s are flocking to Arizona to start spring training with a bad taste in their mouths. Yes, they made the postseason in a truncated, strange 2020 season. And, yet again, they got bounced in the early round. Despite a bit of movement and a lot of departures this offseason, most of the core that’s made three postseason trips remains. Most of the talent that made the ALDS in 2020 returns, too. But the weight of a closing contention window is starting to cave in. This season is pivotal for the Oakland A’s. Is this the last year of contention for this core? Possibly. The contention window was always going to be slim — between 2018 and the 2023 seasons at best. That window looks even slimmer in light of the A’s budgetary restrictions. How do we know there’s little-to-no budget? Take the bizarre...
    If ever there was a year to pay attention to new local businesses, it is 2021. Typically, every January or February, our food writers and colleagues around the Bay Area set their sights on the most highly anticipated new restaurants coming to the region. These are the hot spots, up and coming chefs and ones to watch. Somehow, this year, during an unprecedented time of loss that the National Restaurant Assocation estimates at 110,000 restaurants, or one in six, gone, restaurateurs in Northern California are still making headlines for their forthcoming new destinations, from San Jose to Tiburon and everywhere in between. Some restaurants were in the works before the pandemic and were delayed because of the shelter-in-place mandates. Others are lifelong dreams or permanent pivots, fine dining establishments put to rest in favor of takeout-friendly, fine-casual fare. Here are 13 we’ll be keeping our eyes on. You should, too....
    The emails to the city grew increasingly desperate. “Please handle this with serious, deliberate urgency,” Shirley Gee pleaded in January, describing unhoused people camping, cooking and leaving propane tanks up against her Oakland community center. She was terrified the wooden building — where she and her staff feed 2,500 people in need each month — would go up in flames. That’s exactly what happened. On Feb. 6, about 40% of the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay burned. OAKLAND, CA – FEBRUARY 9: Shirley Gee, Executive Director at the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay is photographed on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. The organization’s building in Clinton Park was severely damaged by a fire believed to be started in a homeless encampment next to the community center. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)  Though the official cause has yet to be determined, firefighters who...
    The Oakland A’s will report to Mesa for spring training this week with a slightly different-looking roster, albeit with its main core still intact. All the offseason moves — and non-moves — raise a few questions about how this A’s team will function in the little and big picture. Here are five key questions for the A’s fans as the 2021 season approaches. Will the A’s trade Matt Chapman and/or Matt Olson? The warning signs are there. Financially, there’s little indication the team will be afforded the budget to accommodate their raises in arbitration. And the team might be entering a down phase of the contention cycle in which they’ll be looking to cut bait, break hearts, and replenish for a new run. National rankings have the Oakland A’s farm system ranked 29th of 30 — partly because most of the team’s best prospects have graduated...
    Loading the player... Jilchristina Vest has long held a dream to honor the women of the Black Panther Party. That dream came true when she commissioned Oakland, California muralist Rachel Wolfe-Goldsmith to paint a mural on the side of her home dedicated to the unsung women of the Black Panther Party, East Bay Times reports. “Rachel is a phenom. She is next level. She is a gift. I could not have completed this journey, this project, without her. She is the person who was meant to bring my vision to life,” Vest told the local news outlet. A “Women of the Black Panther Party” mural is painted on a home in Oakland, California. (via Youtube screenshot) Exactly 21 years ago Vest bought her 1886 Victorian home on the corner of Center and Ninth streets in West Oakland. The house sits yards from the spot where Black Panther Party...
    The Oakland A’s farm is in a bit of a rut. With most of its top prospects graduating to the big leagues and a lost year to develop younger talents such as Robert Puason, Tyler Soderstrom and Logan Davidson, evaluators have the organization’s farm ranked near MLB’s worst. Those evaluations aside, there’s plenty of promise within the A’s system and names to watch as the 2021 season approaches. We talked with A’s farm director Ed Sprague about the lost minor league season’s impact and prospects on the rise. SR: Nick Allen is someone the fans are excited about. With Marcus Semien leaving, until Elvis Andrus came to Oakland, there was a gap at shortstop that he could fill in theory. Is he ready for the big leagues? ES: He’s a very, very polished defensive shortstop. He’s different from some of the shortstops you see these days who...
    A 91-year-old man shoved to the ground. A 71-year old woman attacked and robbed. An 84-year-old man who died after being assaulted on his morning walk. As the Lunar New Year begins Friday, Asian Americans in the Bay Area are afraid to leave their homes, not just because of the coronavirus, but because of a spate of high-profile attacks against elders in recent months. On Tuesday, Nancy O’Malley, the district attorney of Alameda County, which includes Oakland, said she would be establishing a Special Response Unit to investigate anti-Asian crimes. “We will help victims heal from their trauma and help the businesses be strong again, here in Chinatown. We will all be vigilant in protecting the Asian community,” O’Malley said at a press conference in Oakland. Yet others say it’s indicative of historic neglect from officials in investing in their communities, a disparity exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic—and by politicians...
    The New York Mets are interested in Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman. The Mets are interested in just about any available star this offseason, and with Chapman’s name the latest to arise on the trade block, Steve Cohen’s front office has reportedly placed a call. .@EvanRobertsWFAN and I have been told that the @Mets have talked to the Oakland As about acquiring 3rd Baseman Matt Chapman — Craig Carton (@craigcartonlive) February 11, 2021 True or not, the Mets do have what it takes to acquire Chapman. Unfortunately, for an organization claiming from the top-down to want to rebuild their farm system, it’ll require a number of their top prospects. Chapman is among the best overall third basemen in baseball. He has power, is an excellent defender at the hot corner and his analytics back all of these comments up. Since 2018, Matt Chapman ranks among MLB 3rd basemen:...
    The Oakland A’s aren’t done making moves. Last week’s trade that sent Khris Davis to Texas for Elvis Andrus and $13.5 million in cash unlocked a little spending room for an A’s baseball operations sitting in a financial stalemate. They’re expected to add more pitching, both in the rotation and bullpen. But the rest of the roster may be close to set. Pitchers and catchers report in less than two-weeks. Here’s a very-early projection at their 26-man roster — our best guess at some new additions are in italics. Rotation RHP Chris Bassitt RHP Frankie Montas LHP Jesús Luzardo LHP Sean Manaea RHP Mike Fiers Though not official yet, Fiers is expected to return to the A’s roster to bring some experience to a very young pitching staff. There’s tons of star potential in this rotation with little room to grow in...
    OAKLAND – It’s not quite “Friday Night Lights”, but for the first time in nearly a year, student athletes are on the field at Castlemont High School, getting a workout in with their teammates and classmates. The rules of engagement are strict – no pads, no helmets, no contact and masks on. Still, these football players are getting their first conditioning workout since the Spring. “It feels great, even if I can’t tell half the faces or you know, do actual football things, it’s great just to workout with guys that I’ve known for a while,” said Skyline senior Ian Priclik. For teenagers stuck on Zoom all day long, they are finally getting a chance to release some of their pandemic anxieties, four days a week for an hour a day, thanks to these outdoor conditioning session. “To have the opportunity to practice, even if we...
    By The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame class announced Saturday during the NFL Honors TV show (All times EST): ___ 9:20 p.m. Charles Woodson, the Heisman Trophy winner who spent 18 seasons prowling defensive backfields for the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers, is going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was the first player announced on the NFL Honors awards show, which will reveal all the inductees during its two-hour program Saturday night. The rest of the class of 2021 is to be announced later, with Peyton Manning expected to be a shoo-in on this, his first year of eligibility. Woodson finished his career with 65 interceptions and led the league in that category twice. His 13 defensive touchdowns are tied for the career record. He played his first eight and last three years in Oakland,...
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame class announced Saturday during the NFL Honors TV show (All times EST): ___ 9:20 p.m. Charles Woodson, the Heisman Trophy winner who spent 18 seasons prowling defensive backfields for the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers, is going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was the first player announced on the NFL Honors awards show, which will reveal all the inductees during its two-hour program Saturday night. The rest of the class of 2021 is to be announced later, with Peyton Manning expected to be a shoo-in on this, his first year of eligibility. Woodson finished his career with 65 interceptions and led the league in that category twice. His 13 defensive touchdowns are tied for the career record. He played his first eight and last three years in Oakland, sandwiched...
    It happened. The Oakland A’s traded Khris Davis to the Texas Rangers. They got back a shortstop, Elvis Andrus, and a good amount of money to offset the added expense. Younger players will move between the American League West teams, too. The Rangers will get promising catcher Jonah Heim and pitcher Dane Acker. The A’s will get catcher Aramís Garcia. The move is still burning on the hot stove, but it’s never too soon to grade the trade from the A’s perspective. Elvis Andrus as a shortstop: B Is Andrus an upgrade at shortstop? Perhaps. And that’s not a knock on Semien and his abilities and leadership. But Andrus profiles similarly — with what could be one advantage. Andrus’ batting profile is similar to Semien’s 2019 season and Tommy La Stella’s — the latter of which the A’s were enamored with for his keen eye,...
    A graphic video shows the moment a 91-year-old man was pushed to ground in Oakland's Chinatown, as community leaders warn that the area has been hit by a violent crime wave.  The attacker, wearing, a black hood and mask, is captured on CCTV shoving the elderly man to the ground and nearly into the road, outside the Asian Resource Center in the Bay Area city in California.  After running off the suspect then pushed a man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s, who lost consciousness from her injuries, Oakland Police Department reported.  They were all treated in a local hospital before being released.   The incident is one of more than 20 in recent months that community leaders claim is a crime wave targeting Asian people.  Read more: Shocking video shows man senselessly pushed to ground in Oakland's Chinatown, community on high alert - ABC7 San Francisco...
    BERKELEY — A 61-year-old man has been arrested and charged with robbing a Berkeley bank last October, in a case that federal authorities say was aided by the defendant’s unique shirt. Edwin Herold, of Oakland, faces a maximum of 20 years and a $250,000 fine if convicted of the lone bank robbery charge. The criminal complaint alleges that Herold confessed to Berkeley police a month later, stating that he robbed the bank because he was tired of being homeless. He was identified as a suspect through surveillance footage showing a robber leaving the Mechanics Bank at 2301 Shattuck Avenue and then turning his shirt inside out to reveal a logo of a blue and gold bear doing the dab, according to the FBI. During the robbery, Herold allegedly told a teller, “Give me $2,500 from the machine and nobody gets hurt.” Surveillance footage showed the robber then board an AC...
    The Weeknd is coming. The platinum-plus-selling soul singer, who headlines the Super Bowl Halftime Show in Tampa on Sunday, has announced a 104-date global tour that is set to kick off in 2022. And, yes, the trek includes several dates in California The Weeknd performs March 6 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, March 8 at Oakland Arena, March 9 at SAP Center in San Jose, March 11 at the Forum in Los Angeles, March 13 at Pechanga Arena in San Diego, March 15-16 at Honda Center in Anaheim and March 18-20 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Yeah, wow. That’s a lot of dates in one state. And a lot of tickets to be sold. But the singer’s huge popularity certainly justifies all all those shows. Of course, promoters are hoping that everything is much better in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic by that point and that people are...
    OAKLAND — The search to find solutions for high school athletes could lead to basketball games on outdoor courts in the Oakland Section, the second smallest of the 10 members of the California Interscholastic Federation. Playing outside is one of the ideas under consideration as section officials began planning for a two-season sports calendar after California officials loosened restrictions implemented to help stop the transmission of COVID-19. But basketball on concrete courts can wait. Commissioner Franky Navarro is focused on Season 1 sports of cross-country, football and girls volleyball. Alameda County is in the purple tier in California’s reopening system. Only cross-country is allowed in the strictest level of the state’s four-tier system. But with a trend of decreasing case rates and ramping up of vaccine distribution, public health officials hope counties can move into the less restrictive red and orange tiers in the coming months. ...
    The Oakland A’s lost their voice. Dick Callahan, the public address announcer at the Oakland Coliseum, died Friday morning, the team announced. Callahan lent his booming voice to A’s games over 15 seasons, starting in 2007. He succeeded Roy Steele — otherwise known as the “Voice of God” — after his retirement. Steele died in May at age 87. “We have lost a beloved member of our family who was a great friend to all that knew him,” the A’s said in a statement. “His passion and love for the A’s was like no other and his impact will never be forgotten. We extend our condolences to Dick’s family and friends during this time.” Callahan’s voice rang over 1,000 games at the Coliseum. He stayed clear of the Coliseum for the short 2020 season due to a health scare he feared risking due to the coronavirus pandemic....
    After what can only be described as one miserable year, Oakland filmmaker Peter Nicks uncovers some hard-earned hope with “Homeroom,” his new documentary following Oakland High School seniors as they confront an unprecedented year and a confusing time in their young lives. The film received its world premiere today at the Sundance Film Festival. “Homeroom” concludes Nicks’s trio of Oakland-focused documentaries that launched in 2012 with “The Waiting Room,” which took viewers inside Highland Hospital’s Emergency Room, and followed up in 2017 with “The Force,” a ride-along with Oakland Police Department during another unstable period. “Homeroom” is Nicks’s best and surprisingly his most upbeat documentary yet — a kinetic time capsule that captures the volatility of the pandemic era yet shows why it failed to douse the dreams and passions of the 2020 Oakland High School graduating class. “Homeroom” is equally at home showcasing the tenacity of these young adults...
    OAKLAND — A man and a woman have been arrested and charged with human trafficking of a 13-year-old girl who allegedly named one of the defendants as her pimp. Daejon Burrise, 23, and Dynasty James, 19, were charged Friday in Alameda County with human trafficking of a minor, pimping, and pandering, court records show. They both remain in Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. The charging records describe the victim as a 13-year-old who ran away from home in Southern California and met James on a section of Figueroa Street in Los Angeles known for prostitution. A sworn statement by an Oakland policeman says the girl told authorities James recruited her to work for Burrise and that the two took the girl up to Oakland. Police allege that Burrise was pimping James as well. “Burrise supplied the victim with condoms and direction. All money that she eared via prostitution went to...
    Travelers passing through Oakland International Airport during the pandemic can now pick up a COVID-19 test like they would a bag of chips or a pair of headphones. For about $150, travelers can buy DIY saliva-sampling tests from vending machine kiosks in each terminal. “We realized that travelers are going through a tough time right now, especially as we all navigate this COVID pandemic,” said Roberto Bernardo, the Oakland airport’s spokesman. “We wanted to give travelers another option for testing.” Oakland International is the first in the U.S. to sell COVID-19 tests in vending machines, airport officials said. The sampling kits, from Wellness 4 Humanity, are designed so users can collect saliva samples at home and then mail them for testing. Results come within 48 hours of the shipment being received and are sent to a person’s phone, according to the product website. The cost of shipping and running the...
    The A’s are never too shy to cry poor. This year is no exception because all Major League Baseball teams are taking substantial financial hits because of the pandemic But Oakland’s inability to sign shortstop Marcus Semien to a one-year deal is an alarming sign that the A’s are truly in a bad financial spot. The A’s could have extended qualifying offers worth $18.9 million to closer Liam Hendriks and Semien. Though Hendriks was probably a lock to leave — he’d eventually land a three-year, $54 million deal with the Chicago White Sox — it seemed entirely possible that the A’s could bring back Semien on a short-term deal under the qualifying offer. Semien could bounce back after a rough, short 2020 season, positioning himself for a more lucrative deal next off-season, and the A’s could keep their leader at a reasonable price. Instead, Semien fled...
    The free agent mass exodus out of Oakland continues. And this one could hurt a bit. Marcus Semien, the Bay Area native who transformed into an MVP-caliber shortstop, signed a one-year, $18 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, as first reported by ESPN. Semien, 30, said he’d hoped to return to his hometown team, and the A’s were said to have been in on getting Semien back to Oakland — and it would have had to be on a shorter deal. But $18 million would top their most expensive contract by nearly $2 million (Khris Davis will earn $16.5 million next year). The A’s did not extend Semien the qualifying offer, which was worth $18.9 million. The Blue Jays are in spend mode, having recently signed outfielder George Springer to a six-year, $150 million deal earlier this month. Along with Liam Hendriks, Robbie Grossman and...
    Dan Moore  In December, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority announced it had once again sold the naming rights to what is now Oakland’s only home for professional sports. The new, reliably lame corporate moniker? RingCentral Coliseum. On the one hand, this isn’t really news, because it isn’t consequential; nobody who loves the Coliseum will ever call it “RingCentral Coliseum,” just as we never called it “O.Co Coliseum” or the uniquely affectless “Network Associates Coliseum.” The name change does lend occasion, however, to reconsider what the Coliseum deserves to be called. Much can be said about a place by its name. Direct and regal, “Yankee Stadium” invokes the ghosts of pinstripes past; phonetically sharp, “Fenway Park” reflects the asymmetry of the Boston neighborhood in which it was built. As the site of much history, and as both a landmark and an emblem of the East Bay — a defining...
    OAKLAND, Mich. (AP) — Antoine Davis had 27 points as Detroit Mercy beat Oakland 82-72 on Saturday as the Titans registered their first win in four tries against the Golden Grizzlies this season. Oakland had defeated Detroit 86-81 on Friday. The teams also met twice in December after they both lost opponents for weekend series because of COVID-19. This weekend’s games were part of their original schedules. Noah Waterman had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Titans (4-8, 3-5 Horizon League). Dwayne Rose Jr. added 16 points. Bul Kuol had 10 points and nine rebounds. Detroit posted a season-high 21 assists. Rashad Williams had 24 points for the Golden Grizzlies (6-13, 6-6). Jalen Moore added 23 points and 11 assists. Micah Parrish had eight rebounds. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This story was generated in part by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using...
    Perhaps you’ve seen the picture: Late-career Henry Aaron, wearing a Milwaukee Brewers jersey, posing in front of his locker next to a grinning kid in a tank top. That kid is Stanley Burrell, an Oakland native who grew up to become MC Hammer, a stage-name inspired by Aaron’s nickname. When news broke Friday morning that Aaron had died, at age 86, Burrell posted the photo on his Twitter account under a tweet that read: “His dignity unsurpassed. The embodiment of Black Excellence before the term was conceived. He took the arrows, knives and venom of hatred and racism in stride without missing a step. Breaking records but never broken. King of baseball’s kingdom sans a crown.” Before rap stardom in the 1990s, before “U Can’t Touch This” and hammer pants, Burrell, now 58, was just a kid who used to hang out at the Oakland Coliseum parking...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — In the wake of a year with 109 homicides, Oakland police pleaded with local residents ‘to put the guns down’ after 2021 has gotten off to a violent start with 11 slaying so far including seven in the last seven days. The department continues to direct resources to areas most impacted by violence and trauma to deter further violence. “We are again asking our community to stand with us — to put the guns down and end the violence,” police officials posted on Twitter. “We ask each of you, if you know something say something. Working together with the community we can help stop the tragic loss of life in our city.” Last year, Oakland suffered through its deadliest year in close to a decade. In an effort stem the violence, police officials were working with Mayor Libby Schaaf and the independent Department of Violence Prevention...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Oakland residents are bursting with pride over native daughter Kamala Harris' ascension to the vice presidency.Fashion line Oaklandish is joining the celebration, printing up t-shirts sporting the phrase, "Oakland in the house," with an image of the White House on them. Last chance to order our ‘Oakland in the House’ men’s and women’s tees! Deadline for online orders is midnight tonight (ships in 7-10 business days)! https://t.co/DPobgA2pHd pic.twitter.com/sS03NFEDHd— Oaklandish (@Oaklandish) January 21, 2021Only a limited number with this design are being made, and the deadline to order one is midnight tonight.RELATED: East Bay woman creates Kamala Harris 'Inauguration Breakfast Boxes' to celebrate VP-elect's Oakland rootsAnd speaking of Oakland garb, the Warriors happened to unveil their new "Oakland" jerseys on the day Harris was sworn in.Of course, It wasn't lost on Oaklanders that the Dubs played their most complete game of the season last night in the...
    Vice President Kamala Harris reacts to her custom Golden State Warriors jersey. Warriors/Twitter Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors sent newly-minted Vice President Kamala Harris a signed "Madame VP" jersey. In a video shared by the team, Harris said the gift "means so much to me" and promised to "proudly display this in the office of the Vice President of the United States." The clip, which you can view below, also paid tribute to Harris' influence on young women in her hometown of Oakland, California. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. —Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 20, 2021 
    In the fall of 2018, a Nike executive took a seat at Lois the Pie Queen, ordered from the menu and looked around. Framed photographs of influential people from Oakland covered the 50-year-old walls, sunlight beamed in from Adeline St. and the smell of a coffee drip filled the room. As he took in the scene, his gaze paused on a faded navy and orange cardboard sign plastered to the window. It read, “WE BELIEVE.” “I remember like, ‘Wow, OK,’” said Raul Alejandro, art director at Nike. “It’s that important that it sits next to these other very important people and events that have happened in Oakland.” It was here where Alejandro and a half dozen of his colleagues dined and got the inspiration for the Warriors’ “Oakland Forever” jerseys. (And, Alejandro said, had “the most amazing chicken and waffles I had in my life.”) The team will...
    OAKLAND Calif. (KGO) -- Markus Von Euw represents the organization Service for Peace. His group received a grant to support and promote Oakland's MLK 40 Days of Service initiative. Rather than honoring Dr. King on just one day, service work will continue through the end of Black History month.Von Euw has participated like this for decades and hopes others will start doing it too."The 40 years is not a new idea," Von Euw said. "We've been trying to promote that for years, but this year more than ever it has become a great opportunity because we want to avoid big gatherings."RELATED: 'Justice and hope': Bay Area MLK events pivot online but King's message remains powerful EMBED More News Videos On this holiday weekend, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year, the pandemic has changed or canceled some events but but the message of...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and despite the pandemic, Oakland is continuing its longest-running celebration of the civil rights leader's life.The 29th annual "Keeping the Dream Alive" multicultural rally was held virtually. Representative Barbara Lee, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown were among the speakers.RELATED: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quotes: Remembering the civil rights leader with his own words EMBED More News Videos Here's a look back at some of Martin Luther King Jr.'s most poignant quotes.
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and despite the pandemic, Oakland is continuing its longest-running celebration of the civil rights leader's life.The 29th annual "Keeping the Dream Alive" multicultural rally will is being held virtually. Representative Barbara Lee, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown among others will speak on MLK's legacy.RELATED: Bay Area MLK events pivot online but King's message remains powerfulThe event is being held at the Martin Luther King Jr Freedom Center.Watch live in the media player above.RELATED: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quotes: Remembering the civil rights leader with his own words EMBED More News Videos Here's a look back at some of Martin Luther King Jr.'s most poignant quotes.
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and despite the pandemic, Oakland will continue its longest-running celebration of the civil rights leader's life.The 29th annual "Keeping the Dream Alive" multicultural rally will be held virtually. Representative Barbara Lee, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown among others will speak on MLK's legacy.RELATED: Bay Area MLK events pivot online but King's message remains powerfulThe event will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr Freedom Center.Watch live in the media player above at 10 a.m.RELATED: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quotes: Remembering the civil rights leader with his own words EMBED More News Videos Here's a look back at some of Martin Luther King Jr.'s most poignant quotes.
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- After nearly two years of planning, construction and COVID-related delays, a colorful tiny home village in Oakland for unhoused youth is about to open.The one-acre village is located just south of the Oakland Coliseum in what was formerly an empty lot.It has been transformed into a vibrant micro-neighborhood filled with murals, brightly colored planters and two community yurts. (Take a look at the video above for a look inside.)There will be 22 available tiny homes for 18-23 year-olds from Oakland or Berkeley who are homeless or at-risk, such as young people transitioning out of foster care.RELATED: Homeless forced to wait for stimulus checks as company attributes delays to IRS"A fair amount of our applicants are former foster children," said Rolf Bell, director of construction for the project. "It's a rude awakening to be emancipated."The individual units have custom-made murphy beds that can be turned into desks....
    The Oakland A’s made their first offseason move Thursday, acquiring left-handed reliever Nik Turley from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. The A’s have three bullpen arms — Yusmeiro Petit, Joakim Soria and T.J. McFarland — potentially leaving in free agency. General manager David Forst has made clear that Oakland would be looking to add some bullpen depth through trades or free agency, and 31-year-old Turley fits the A’s reclamation project mold. Turley, who was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 50th round of the 2008 MLB draft, doesn’t have the prettiest numbers. His 0-3 and 4.98 ERA with 11 walks and 20 strikeouts in 21.1 innings with the Pirates in 2020 was in keeping with his career is 0-5 record with a 7.78 ERA in 35 games, including three starts, in two big league seasons. He made his debut in 2017 with the Minnesota...
    The Oakland A’s have a knack for identifying closers. Some of their best in history came from the unlikeliest places — from corners of their farm system as converted position players, converted starters on other teams, rookies fresh off their call-ups and scrap heap pitchers who needed a little polish and confidence. Many a legendary and surprise closer shut games down for the Green an Gold in history: Dennis Eckersley, Jason Isringhausen, Houston Street, Brad Ziegler, Andrew Bailey, Ryan Cook, Grant Balfour, Sean Doolittle, and Liam Hendriks. Hendriks, the latest, went from being designated for assignment in 2018 to Reliever of the Year in 2020. And, like most other star players in A’s history, he’s on his way out. Oakland, true to form, already has a short list of arms they’re envisioning as their next closer to take Hendriks’ spot. Here’s how some other legendary closers left —...
    Liam Hendriks, the A’s dominant closer and 2020 Reliever of the Year, will sign with the Chicago White Sox, per reports. The 31-year-old from Australia has reportedly signed a three-year, $54 million deal with a club option for the fourth year. Hendriks came to the A’s in 2015 in a trade that sent starting pitcher Jesse Chavez to the Toronto Blue Jays. He endured a rocky road once in Oakland, jumping back and forth from A’s minor league and big league rosters that included Hendriks being designated for assignment in 2018. In the 2019 season, he found his confidence, fastball velocity and a consistent slider. With Blake Treinen down with an injury, Hendriks stepped into the closer role and excelled. Over the 2019 and 2020 seasons, Hendriks put together a 1.80 ERA over 110.1 regular season innings. Related Articles Oakland Coliseum could be used as...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police arrested a suspect in the shooting of a woman in the head with a flare gun Tuesday afternoon in Oakland’s Chinatown, police said Wednesday. The shooting was reported to police at 12:37 p.m. in the 800 block of Franklin Street. Officers went there and located the victim, who was treated by paramedics and taken to a hospital. One person has been arrested for the shooting according to police, but officers did not identify the suspect. © Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Bay City News Service contributed to this report.
    New York to fine hospitals that fail to deploy COVID-19 vaccine within a week -governor House Republicans rush to Trumps defense over Georgia call as Democrats prep censure resolution If Eric Bieniemy Gets a Head Coaching Job, Has the Time Passed for a Green Day Parody Song? Eric Bieniemy is again one of the top NFL head coaching candidates after another successful season with the Kansas City Chiefs. In three seasons as the offensive coordinator under Andy Reid, with Patrick Mahomes as quarterback, Bieniemy has helped guide the Chiefs to the top offense by yardage twice and scoring once. The Chiefs have never finished worse than sixth in either category and they won Super Bowl LIV. That's certainly the resume of someone who deserves a shot at the big job. © Provided by The Big Lead Las Vegas Raiders v Kansas City Chiefs | Jamie Squire/Getty Images My question...
    OAKLAND – Taller than Oakland’s storied Tribune Tower building, valued at $30 million, the largest container cranes ever to enter the city are expected to arrive at the Port of Oakland this week. The three mammoth cranes, among the country’s largest, will soon be unloading cargo from massive ships for owner Stevedoring Services of America. Sailing from China, they were due to anchor off the California coast Christmas Eve enroute to SSA’s Oakland International Container Terminal at the port. They’re too tall to fit under the Golden Gate and San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridges with their booms – long poles that lift cargo – fully extended. When raised, the booms will soar more than 400 feet above the wharf. That’s about 100 feet taller than the 20-story Tribune Tower in downtown Oakland. The cranes were manufactured by Shanghai-based ZPMC. They can lift containers as high as 174 feet above the dock,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The New York Times remembered The Original Hot Dog Shop in Oakland as one of “The Treasured Dinners and Hidden Haunts That COVID-19 Closed For Good.” The Times went on to say this about the now-closed Oakland eatery: “The Original Hot Dog Shop had hot dig right there in the name, but it was the fries, perfectly cut, fried twice in peanut oil, served in a massive pile in a paper basket, with side cups of beef gravy or cheese product that everyone talked about.” (Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Bryce Lutz) Billionaire and Pittsburgh native Mark Cuban once toyed with the idea of purchasing “The O,” but now there are plans for a taco place and a sandwich shop.
    Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to travel through the Bay Area’s airports this holiday season despite health officials’ pleas for people to stay home — prompting fears that another surge in COVID-19 cases could be just around the corner. Though many people are heeding the warnings and foregoing travel this month, as evidenced by huge dips in airport activity, others are strapping on their facemasks and boarding planes. The longing to see family this holiday was too great to ignore, they say. So they altered plans, left grandma and grandpa off the guest list and quarantined before leaving in an effort to make their trips as safe as possible. “It’s better to be safe than sorry. I totally agree with that,” said 28-year-old Mila Givens, who arrived at Oakland International Airport from Las Vegas on Tuesday. “But at the same time, I just miss my family too.” In...
    Mother Jones illustration Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.When people sheltered in place this spring, coyotes patrolled the streets of San Francisco. A herd of goats reclaimed a town in Wales. Endangered Thai turtles set a 20-year nest-building record. Los Angeles, which invented smog, had three straight weeks of clean air. Yet in the Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland, California, nature was not healing. Gerald, a roughly 20-pound wild male turkey missing a tail feather on his left side, had been a longtime fixture of the tranquil, volunteer-tended park, tolerating the joggers, birdwatchers, and picnickers who passed through his home and sometimes fed him snacks. He liked to spend his mornings waiting in a nearby carpool line with commuters. But 2020 changed us, and it also changed Gerald. This spring, reports...
    OAKLAND — The home of the Oakland A’s is now officially known as RingCentral Coliseum. A contract approved Friday cleans up after a scandalous saga involving former Coliseum Authority Executive Director Scott McKibben. In May 2019, the Coliseum Stadium Authority board approved a $3 million, three-year naming rights contract with RingCentral, but before inking the deal, the board learned McKibben had sought a finders fee for negotiating the contract, in violation of state government conflict-of-interest laws. The deal was put on ice as attorneys for Oakland and Alameda County — and later the District Attorney’s Office — investigated McKibben. However, RingCentral signs went up and radio and TV broadcasts frequently referred to the ballpark as the “RingCentral Coliseum” as the A’s advanced to the American League playoffs in 2019 and won the AL West in the shortened 2020 season. Even the Coliseum Authority’s own website referenced the Belmont-based...
    Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden perplexed NFL fans watching the team take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night. Early in the game, the cameras panned to the longtime head coach and he was wearing a black hat with a white script that read Oakland Raiders. The team moved from Oakland to their new home in Las Vegas and fans were left scratching their heads as to why he may have been wearing the old school headwear. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Don’t worry, Gruden was apparently told of his fashion faux pas and he switched back to the Las Vegas Raiders hat. RAIDERS QB DEREK CARR LEAVES GAME WITH GROIN INJURY The Raiders were originally based in Oakland during the old American Football League days and played there until 1981 when the team relocated to Los Angeles. The franchise played in Los Angeles from...
    Growing up in a whirlwind of households – spun around from her parents’ home to foster care, to apartments of various relatives and back to multiple foster homes again – it was hard for Danika Anderson to consider stability as the norm. “I kind of got used to it, the constant moving — my brothers and I were in foster homes in Hayward, Richmond, Tracy, all over the place,” said Anderson, who is now 27 and will earn her associate in arts degree this fall. She’s also living in a stable housing situation with her three kids thanks to several years of life-coaching, housing and job-search support from Beyond Emancipation (B.E.), an Oakland nonprofit that assists youth who’ve come from the foster-care or probation systems as they move into adulthood and independent living. In an image taken from the body-camera footage of a...
    OAKLAND — Living conditions at two Oakland apartment buildings were so dire for tenants that an Alameda County Superior Court judge last week granted a request by the City Attorney to take away control of the building from the landlords and transfer it to a new operator to improve the the residences. The judge’s decision comes after Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker filed a lawsuit earlier this year charging three landlords — King V. Chau, James H. Chau, and Judy N. Chau — with ignoring numerous city notices to fix the properties they owned on 1100 block of East 11th Street, the 1400 block of 8th Avenue and the 1000 block of Foothill Boulevard. The city’s attorneys allege that the property owners rented out illegally converted units, did not provide safety protections such as carbon monoxide or smoke detectors, created fire hazards through unapproved wiring, forced their tenants to live...
    The Oakland A’s can claim one of the more successful Rule 5 Draft picks of the decade; the 2014 Mark Canha selection is reaping rewards as the San Jose native grows into one of baseball’s strongest, more underrated hitters on a top team. They may have stumbled into another unvarnished gem in the 2020 draft. In the Major League portion of Thursday’s draft, the A’s selected left-handed outfielder Ka’ai Tom from the Cleveland Indians and right-handed pitcher Dany Jimenez from the Toronto Blue Jays. The A’s took two more right-handed pitchers in the draft’s minor league portion, including Brett Graves — who they lost to the Miami Marlins in the 2017 Rule 5 draft — and Zach Jackson from Toronto. Potential for Tom and Jimenez to nestle into key active roster roles seems likely. At 5-foot-9, Tom is characterized as an undersized outfield prospect perhaps spurned in...
    Powwows and big board brainstorms within the confines of a hotel suite are out. Quick and easy Zoom calls from the comfort of home are in. Nine months of computer screen meetings prepared the Oakland A’s brass well for the new-look Winter Meetings, originally scheduled this week to be hosted in Dallas and canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I certainly miss some parts of it, seeing people that you get to see every year,” A’s general manager David Forst said in a Zoom call with reporters. “But we’re all just as capable of sitting around doing nothing in our own homes as we are in the suite doing meetings. So it’s just a normal week for us right now, which is sort of sad, in some ways, not having the buzz that’s generated by everybody being in one place.” Without the esprit de corps putting a...
    The holiday season is in full swing. We are showcasing homes, neighborhoods, parks, gardens, and public spaces that have gone forward with their popular annual displays. Visitors are reminded to wear masks and maintain social distance. More displays will be added to this article throughout the holiday season, so check back soon to see more festive holiday lights. SAN MATEO COUNTY: Historic estate lights in Woodside The century-old Filoli estate in Woodside is expanding its hours this season, with the stately mansion and world-renowned, English country-inspired gardens open daily and nightly through January. The ballrooms — which are currently closed to the public because of the coronavirus — and other rooms in the mansion feature elegantly decorated Christmas trees, but what’s especially magical at Filoli are the lights arrayed around the extensive garden, where Santa will be available for socially distanced selfies. You can also take a break by visiting...
    The pandemic’s economic impact on Major League Baseball was sure to have a ripple effect. Empty stadiums and a short season this summer have led to teams cutting corners. Some 59 players were non-tendered at Wednesday’s deadline. The A’s, though expected to be especially frugal this offseason, tendered contracts to all 10 of their eligible players. They agreed to terms with four of them. Having another 10 free agents potentially asking for hefty contracts makes more urgent Oakland’s need to lock down team-controlled players while keeping their contention window open. They may need to look outside their own walls to build more depth where they may lose it via free agency. Fact is, the A’s are experts at digging up other teams’ trash and turning them into treasures. They could come upon a few gems in this flooded market. If they lose Robbie Grossman, Tommy La Stella and,...
    Adults who tested positive for Covid-19 were approximately twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant in the 14 days before becoming ill than those who tested negative, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images) Show Caption of Expand OAKLAND — There was a time when the future did not look all that promising for Lily Nguyen. When she was 18, Nguyen was expelled from Oakland High School on MacArthur Boulevard, after she ditched classes, dropped assignments and compiled a history of disruptive behavior. Home life was not much better. She frequently fought with her Vietnamese immigrant parents. She admits she was “hanging out with the wrong crowd.” Nguyen left home and bounced from place to place, staying where she could. “I couldn’t stay focused,” she said. Then a friend mentioned Civicorps, which...
    The Oakland A’s promoted quality control coach Mark Kotsay to third base coach, the team announced Thursday. During his six seasons as part of Oakland’s coaching staff, Kotsay has become respected for his keen coaching abilities and feel for the clubhouse mood. Kotsay will replace Al Pedrique, who was released from his third base coach duties back in October after three years with Oakland. It should be noted, too, that the A’s are standing by bench coach Ryan Christenson, who found himself in hot water after a camera caught him inadvertently throwing up an offensive sign in the handshake line after a game last season. Kotsay’s reputation follows him outside of the Coliseum confines — the 45-year-old has interviewed for positions with other teams — including for the Detroit Tigers managerial position ultimately filled by former Astros manager A.J. Hinch this year. He also interviewed for the...
    Matt Chapman and Matt Olson are bound by more than just a common first name. They are two of the best defensive players at their positions in baseball. Both are anchors in a solid A’s lineup — demonstrating impressive raw power while still looking for consistent breakthroughs at the plate. Both were tendered contracts in their first year of arbitration — a no-brainer for the Oakland A’s as they begin to piece back together again a team that can nudge open the window of contention a bit wider after a strange, disappointing 2020 season that ended in the ALDS against the Houston Astros. Olson signed a one-year deal reportedly worth $5 million. But will their first year of arbitration be the last that the A’s can afford to keep both Matts into their fifth and sixth arbitration years? A few factors put their immediate futures in...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — An Oakland chef who gained fame as the winner of a popular TV cooking competition is sharing his good fortune and business skills with other black food entrepreneurs during the pandemic. Shabriya Hill used to cook soul food like gumbo out of her home. But now, the chef and owner of Briya Be Cookin’ can fill larger orders in a certified commercial kitchen.   “It’s keeping me going. It’s keeping me afloat,” said Hill.   She’s one of 30 members of the Black Food Collective, founded two years ago by Chef Rashad Armstead, known for Crave BBQ, and Grammies Down Home Chicken and Seafood.   Armstead invites members of the collective to use his Epic Ventures Test Kitchen in Oakland’s Fruitvale district. The collective is helping black-owned businesses survive especially during the COVID-19 pandemic “When COVID hit, I had a light bulb click off in my...
    Family and colleagues of two-decade Oakland Fire Department veteran Sean Laffan remembered him during a funeral service Monday as the “epitome of a leader,” a “great family man” and an athlete who once had a pick-six against football’s greatest quarterback “He gave everyone he had everything he could,” Caeden Laffan, a probationary Oakland firefighter, said of his father at the Chapel of the Chimes in Piedmont. “His lifestyle was a lesson unto itself.” Laffan, an interim assistant fire chief within the department, died Nov. 16 after collapsing inside the department’s headquarters at Frank Ogawa Plaza. An ambulance rushed him to Summit Medical Center in Oakland after colleagues tried life-saving measures, and he died there about five hours after his collapse. He was 42. Caeden Laffan and Interim Fire Chief Melinda Drayton each spoke during a ceremony that lasted about 75 minutes following a procession from Oakland Station 5, 934 34th...
    With the 49ers effectively banned from playing at Levi’s Stadium, we examine possible alternatives for their final three home games.
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The Oakland Zoo is lit up for the holidays. The zoo is debuting a new, socially-distanced experience called Glowfari.Towering, lit-up animal lanterns will be spread across the zoo. People can check it out on a mile-long stroll.LIST: Check out these COVID-safe Bay Area holiday light shows, activities, eventsIt costs $20 for adults and $18 for kids. You do need to purchase tickets in advance.Dinner, hot chocolate, and snacks will be available for purchase. There is also a gondola available that will be festively lit up to guide people by the dinosaur lanterns.RELATED: San Francisco's Golden Gate Park to transform into winter wonderland light exhibit for 150th anniversaryProceeds support Oakland Zoo's operating expenses, animal care, education and conservation programs.It is a replacement of years past Zoolights. This year will include more dates, times, and larger displays.It runs through mid-January.
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The holidays will be anything but normal this year. Still, the Oakland Zoo wants to make it memorable. It just debuted ‘Glowfari,’ which is a socially-distanced, family-friendly experience. Animal-shaped lanterns are lighting up the holiday season like never before. “This is the first time a lantern festival like this is happening in the Bay Area,” said Oakland Zoo Executive VP Nik Dehejia. “So to have these wonderful lights up, going for two months…Just really, we all need some joy, we all need some fun right now.” Glowfari features a mile-long stroll through different habitats, featuring more than a hundred intricate lanterns. It also highlights the Oakland Zoo’s commitment to conservation. The outdoor event attracted people of all ages looking to spend time with loved ones in a safe, low-risk environment during opening weekend. “We have a big family, we have kids, and some of my siblings...
    Selected by the Baseball Writer’s Association of America: 2020 — Kevin Cash, Tampa Bay 2019 — Rocco Baldelli, Minnesota 2018 — Bob Melvin, Oakland 2017 — Paul Molitor, Minnesota 2016 — Terry Francona, Cleveland 2015 — Jeff Banister, Texas 2014 — Buck Showalter, Baltimore 2013 — Terry Francona, Cleveland 2012 — Bob Melvin, Oakland 2011 — Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay 2010 — Ron Gardenhire, Minnesota 2009 — Mike Scioscia, Los Angeles 2008 — Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay 2007 — Eric Wedge, Cleveland 2006 — Jim Leyland, Detroit 2005 — Ozzie Guillen, Chicago 2004 — Buck Showalter, Texas 2003 — Tony Pena, Kansas City 2002 — Mike Scioscia, Anaheim 2001 — Lou Piniella, Seattle 2000 — Jerry Manuel, Chicago 1999 — Jimy Williams, Boston 1998 — Joe Torre, New York 1997 — Davey Johnson, Baltimore 1996 — Johnny Oates, Texas, and Joe Torre, New York 1995 — Lou Piniella, Seattle 1994...
    x-unanimous 2020 — x-Kyle Lewis, Seattle 2019 — x-Yordan Alvarez, Houston 2018 — Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles 2017 — x-Aaron Judge, New York 2016 — Michael Fulmer, Detroit 2015 — Carlos Correa, Houston 2014 — x-Jose Abreu, Chicago 2013 — Wil Myers, Tampa Bay 2012 — x-Mike Trout, Los Angeles 2011 — Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay 2010 — Neftali Feliz, Texas 2009 — Andrew Bailey, Oakland 2008 — x-Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay 2007 — Dustin Pedroia, Boston 2006 — Justin Verlander, Detroit 2005 — Huston Street, Oakland 2004 — Bobby Crosby, Oakland 2003 — Angel Berroa, Kansas City 2002 — Eric Hinske, Toronto 2001 — Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle 2000 — Kazuhiro Sasaki, Seattle 1999 — Carlos Beltran, Kansas City 1998 — Ben Grieve, Oakland 1997 — x-Nomar Garciaparra, Boston 1996 — x-Derek Jeter, New York 1995 — Marty Cordova, Minnesota 1994 — Bob Hamelin, Kansas City...
    OAKLAND — When 32-year-old Oakland resident Anika Crane seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth last March, her case received almost no media attention besides a desperate push by friends and family, who took to social media with her photos and car description to seek the public’s help. A week after she went missing, Crane’s body was discovered inside the trunk of her 2018 Ford Fiesta, parked just below Interstate 580 in an unincorporated area of Alameda County known as Ashland that lies between the cities of San Leandro and Hayward. Her mother made a public plea for answers a month later, but for weeks it appeared that the investigation into Crane’s death may go cold. But on June 30, after a three-month investigation, Oakland police arrested a suspect: it was 65-year-old Richard Debnan Charles, of Oakland, Crane’s ex-boyfriend who’d allegedly confronted her and her new beau shortly before...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- With his signature, Governor Newsom historically made California the first state in the country studying and developing proposals for potential reparations."I like the spirit of what you guys are saying... this is not just about California," Newsom said as he signed the legislation. "This is about making an impact, a dent across the rest of the country."On the federal level, the push for reparations for African Americans has gone nowhere, despite a century of effort. Congress has approved reparations for survivors of Japanese American internment camps during World War II, Native Americans, and Holocaust survivors."I don't think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell before a rare House hearing on reparations in June 2019.But Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, who authored the California legislation, says it's deeper than...
    CHICAGO — Tim Anderson is as curious as anyone to see how new Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa will react the first time the fun-loving shortstop flips his bat following a big home run. Anderson also made a few things clear. He won’t change to suit the Hall of Fame skipper who returned to the White Sox last week, 34 years after they fired him. The 2019 AL batting champion is looking forward to playing for La Russa — and having a good time along the way. “There’s been a lot of news saying that we might not get along,” Anderson said, chuckling. “Hopefully, we can get along and continue to do what the ultimate goal is — to try to win a championship on the South Side. I’m just ready to pick his brain and learn the knowledge. … Just try to have fun with it —...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California election (all times local): 5 p.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom thanked poll workers and played basketball Tuesday at the Golden State Warriors’ downtown Oakland facility, which is also a polling place this year. The Democratic governor lost a shooting game to Golden State guard Damion Lee and worked on a passing drill at the team’s former practice facility — now used for youth camps. Newsom applauded the NBA for opening facilities for voting and ballot drop-offs, as well as the stand taken on social issues by some of the game’s biggest stars. “I think sports has often been on the leading cutting edge of change,” Newsom said. “It’s been a force for good historically, and some of the most extraordinary icons in the social justice movement happen to be athletes.” ___ 7:30 a.m. California’s election is coming to a close as...
    Oakland's city council in July unanimously voted to form a task force to figure out a way to reduce the police department budget by 50% over the next two years. The move was a response to "the urgency of the Black Lives Matter movement," the San Francisco Chronicle reported, adding that a 17-member Reimagining Public Safety Task Force was created to get things going. But the paper said the desire to defund the police and the need for police butted right up against each other. You see, since the beginning of 2020 to the end of October, homicides in Oakland numbered 84 — an increase of 26 over the same time period last year, SFist reported. More from the Chronicle: Then a wave of gun violence engulfed the flatlands in East Oakland, home to the city's most impoverished neighborhoods. Homicides spiked. Policymakers — and...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The deadly surge of violence on Oakland’s streets have claimed another victim — a 22-year-old man who was found fatally shot in an East Oakland neighborhood Monday night, authorities said. Homicide investigators said officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 900 block of 75th Ave. at about 9:30 p.m. Upon arrival, the officers found a young man inside a vehicle with a gunshot wound. He was declared dead at the scene. Police have not release any information on a suspect or suspects or a possible motive behind the shooting, which remained under investigation. The victim’s name was being withheld pending notification of the next of kin. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at 238-7950. According to the East Bay Times, Oakland police have investigated 93 homicides this year — 87 of those classified...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Among the many intriguing local ballot measures presented to voters in the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday are proposals in both San Francisco and Oakland to lower the voting age for local elections to 16-years-old. If Proposition G is approved by voters, San Francisco would become the first major U.S. city to allow voters as young as 16 to vote in municipal elections. Across the Bay, Measure QQ would allow students as young as 16 years old to vote in Oakland Unified School District school board elections. “Over the several decades I have had the opportunity to work with youth in San Francisco, I have seen that youth can and want to navigate complex issues,” said San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee in a June statement in support of the measure. “Earlier this month (in June), 10,000 people joined a youth-led...
    The Oakland A’s did not extend qualifying offers to shortstop Marcus Semien or closer Liam Hendriks. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. This decision doesn’t squander hope that Semien or Hendriks will be A’s for the 2021 season and beyond — the free agents can now negotiate a contract with Oakland or any other team. It means the A’s didn’t want to risk being locked into two one-year, $18.9 million contracts for the upcoming season that is economically impacted by the pandemic. Consider this: The typically stingy A’s aren’t the only team to turn their nose at the qualifying offer. Just six players were extended qualifying offers — infielder DJ LeMahieu, outfielder George Springer, catcher J.T. Realmuto, pitcher Trevor Bauer, pitcher Marcus Stroman and pitcher Kevin Gausman. The six teams that extended offers: Yankees, Astros, Phillies, Reds, Mets and Giants. The common thread ties together...
    Sean Connery Was PEOPLEs Oldest Sexiest Man Alive After Getting Named at 59 Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: PayPal, Mondelez, Skyworks Solutions and more NBA fans ripped the Warriors for their ill-timed Oakland Forever uniforms If we’re speaking strictly in terms of aesthetics, the Golden State Warriors’ new “Oakland Forever” City Edition uniforms aren’t bad. © Provided by For The Win They blend the old color scheme and word marks from the “We Believe” era of Golden State teams with the current team’s template. And just looking at the jersey, it works nicely. But this uniform unveiling all went downhill from there. The Warriors, of course, left the city of Oakland and Oracle Arena to move to the new Chase Center in San Francisco last season. It marked a departure from the city that the Warriors called home for nearly 50 years. And on top of that,...
    The names of four finalists for Oakland Police Chief were made public this weekend and the list includes two high-ranking Oakland officers, a Pennsylvania police commander who recently applied to be chief of Milwaukee, and the current chief of Seaside in Monterey County. The two internal candidates are husband and wife: Oakland deputy chiefs LeRonne Armstrong and Drennon Lindsey. Oakland’s citizen police commission on Friday evening announced the finalists on its official twitter account and invited the public to meet them at a virtual forum scheduled Nov. 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Oakland Police Commission, which oversaw the search for a new chief, and Mayor Libby Schaaf, who gets to pick one of the four finalists, are hosting the event. Pittsburgh police Commander Jason Lando and Seaside police Chief Abdul Pridgen are also finalists. Lando was one of six finalists for the Milwaukee police chief job but...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A group of horseback riders, bicyclists and skateboarders showed up to the Alameda County courthouse Thursday afternoon as part of the "ride out the vote" campaign to draw people to the polls."We are inspiring other people that may not have voted before," said organizer Brianna Noble.Noble went viral this summer when she showed up to a Black Lives Matter rally on her horse. She has founded a non-profit called Humble through her stable, Mulatto Meadows, that aims to connect with young people in urban areas through horses.RELATED: What's the difference between an absentee and mail-in ballot?"If I can use my image and my horse to put some smiles on peoples faces and inspire some positivity that's what I'm going to do," she said.Efforts to get out the vote in areas with historically low turnout have been supercharged this year."In the last month or so we've knocked...
    OAKLAND — A man was found dead in the Oakland hills on Thursday morning, and police said they are investigating the case as a homicide. Police were trying to identify the man, and an autopsy by the Alameda County Coroner’s Office will determine the death. A passerby saw the body in a turn-off area in the 2400 block of Grizzly Peak Boulevard shortly after 9 a.m., police said. Police are investigating the case as a homicide, because they said the body had apparent trauma to it. They are investigating to determine how long the body had been there. Check back for updates. Related Articles Berkeley passes ‘Operation Ceasefire’ to curb recent uptick in gun violence Coroner’s Office IDs two Santa Cruz County homicide victims Trial begins for former California baseball star accused of killing father, 2 others San Francisco homicide: Antioch man shot...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- This month marked the 29th anniversary of the devastating Oakland Hills wildfire in Alameda County.More than 1,500 firefighters and 450 engines from Northern California battled the catastrophic blaze which burned 1,500 acres and destroyed 3,354 structures, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.The fire started on private property on the Oakland-Berkeley Hills on Saturday, Oct. 19, 1991. But smoldering remnants and strong winds caused the inferno the following day.RELATED: 'Memory that doesn't go away': Flashbacks of deadly Oakland Hills fire surface entering weekend of 'high' fire dangerRenamed by CAL FIRE as the Tunnel Fire, it is the third deadliest wildfire in California history with 25 lives lost, including a battalion chief and police officer, according to FEMA. 150 people were injured.Investigators say a five-year drought, low humidity, the Diablo winds and limited water supply were additional risk factors, according to FEMA. The fire storm cost $1.5...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — The Warriors may have moved to San Francisco, but they are still very active in the Oakland community. From Saturday through Election Day, people can vote at the team’s former practice facility in Oakland. “Think of the history here, this is where Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green did all the hard work that led to three NBA championships,” said Warriors President Rick Welts. More than half of the teams in the NBA are turning their facilities into efficient and safe polling places. This year voters can also drop off ballots without getting out of their cars at 10th and Clay Streets, in downtown Oakland. Welts walked KPIX 5 through the in-person voting process. Registration begins outside the Marriott Hotel. The team will have strict COVID-19 safety procedures in place. Workers will move people along and into the old facility in groups of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Alone in a dance studio, Antoine Hunter is stretching and warming up. "Everything in life is like a dance for me. Everything is moving. For me, if you don't move, it's like you can't breathe," says Hunter, an Oakland native. "I would say I came out of my mother's womb dancing."Hunter is a professional dancer and the artistic director of the Urban Jazz Dance Company. He is also deaf."At first, I didn't really know I was doing it, doing it, you know what I mean?" he says of his dancing. "I just wanted to dance, I just wanted to be free to express."He discovered his love for dance when his mother took him to the Oakland Ballet as a child to see "The Nutcracker.""It was beautiful," he said of the performance.He recalls an early memory of being in a dance class at Skyline High School. He...
    The Oakland A’s aren’t an organization that signs many splashy free agents. In recent history, some players the A’s have signed have mostly been within the financial margins. Think T.J. McFarland and Jonathan Lucroy. Others they’ve pulled off the scrap heap and turned them into gold: Think Scott Kazmir. Some provided instant momentum. Think Yoenis Cespedes. And others were redemption stories. Think Frank Thomas. Free agency is hard to predict, and it will be even harder this year in a market impacted by the pandemic. But the A’s could have a few potential gaps to fill. And some of the holes could be filled by players now competing on the sport’s biggest stage. Here’s a breakdown of soon-to-be free agents on the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays that Oakland could put on its wish list. Some are no doubt pipe dreams,...
    An Oakland neighborhood, under siege for five months by a wild turkey full of rage, has been liberated. Gerald the pugnacious fowl has been captured. The turkey had been terrorizing Oakland’s Grand Lake neighbor since May, when his frequent attacks on unsuspecting passersby forced the closure of Morcom Rose Garden, an 8-acre municipal rose garden planted in 1932 that has more than 2,500 rose bushes. Although some people defended Gerald and spoke lovingly of him, many in the neighborhood demanded the city do something, but the city was hard-pressed to find a solution. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife was consulted, and it recommended rounding up Gerald and sending him to that Thanksgiving day dinner table in the sky, but Oakland Animal Services balked at that idea. Instead, they first attempted to train Gerald to be a kinder, gentler gobbler, something Gerald was not inclined to do. It took...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- New video from the Oakland Zoo shows a shy mountain lion meeting two female cubs that were rescued from the Zogg Fire near Redding.Captain Cal is the first mountain lion that the zoo took in earlier this month. His paws were badly burned in the wildfire, and the zoo has been treating his wounds.Caretakers have now moved his ward next to two other rescued cubs that arrived last week.Captain Cal seemed a bit shy, but the zoo says he will soon warm up to his new surroundings.All three of the mountain lions brought to the Oakland Zoo have been orphaned. Exciting Captain Cal update! Today Captain Cal finally ventured out of his crate (still bandaged heavily but walking)! He walked up to the partition between himself and the other 2 orphaned female mtn lion cubs that were also rescued from the #ZoggFire.https://t.co/yI3ytutEAC pic.twitter.com/NcuT2Rq3In— Oakland Zoo (@oakzoo)...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- New video from the Oakland Zoo shows a shy mountain lion meeting two female cubs that were rescued from the Zogg fire near Redding.Captain Cal is the first mountain lion that the zoo took in earlier this month. His paws were badly burned in the wildfire, and the zoo has been treating his wounds.Caretakers have now moved his ward next to two other rescued cubs that arrived last week.Captain Cal seemed a bit shy, but the zoo says he will soon warm up to his new surroundings.All three of the mountain lions brought to the Oakland Zoo have been orphaned. Exciting Captain Cal update! Today Captain Cal finally ventured out of his crate (still bandaged heavily but walking)! He walked up to the partition between himself and the other 2 orphaned female mtn lion cubs that were also rescued from the #ZoggFire.https://t.co/yI3ytutEAC pic.twitter.com/NcuT2Rq3In— Oakland Zoo (@oakzoo)...
    The Oakland A’s have 10 players hitting free agency this offseason. Seven of those players are longtime A’s, while three came to Oakland midway through this 60-game season. On top of that, the A’s have 11 players hitting arbitration this year, including Matt Chapman, Matt Olson and Frankie Montas for the first time. Oakland likes their foundation, which means the expenditures will need to be flowing from the notoriously cost-effective A’s front office. “It’s something that we’ve had to deal with the past,” said executive vice president Billy Beane over Zoom Friday. “I think we’ve always reacted pretty well to it. We’ve got free agents and that’s probably the most challenging market for the A’s to compete in, even if it’s your own guys. And these free agents are really good players; certainly, shortstop comes to mind. (Liam) Hendriks, at the back end, is one of the best...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- This was supposed to be the year Daveonne Sanders was going to impress college football scouts. The wide receiver at Oakland's McClymonds High School is known for his explosive quickness, but his height makes him a gamble for some schools.Playing his senior year would have helped showcase his skills, but the decision by the California Interscholastic Federation to delay fall sports until at least December due to the coronavirus pandemic has put Sanders on the bubble."If he doesn't get to play his senior season, then we don't know what the future holds," said David Sanders, who watches his son lift weights at a makeshift gym in an East Oakland parking lot.Before the pandemic paused the football season, nothing had been slowing down the McClymonds football team. It has played in four straight state championship games and won three titles.RELATED: Oakland High School students, parents struggle with...
    Marcus Semien is set to hit free agency and possibly cash in big, but a down 2020 opens the door for the the Oakland A’s to keep him The Oakland Athletics made another early exit from the postseason this year, so now they’ll shift to the offseason and decisions on some key players. High on (if not atop) that list of key players is shortstop Marcus Semien, who will now hit free agency. Next: 3 offseason trades the Yankees must make
    The Oakland A’s are no stranger to turning over their personnel and starting fresh, but executives Billy Beane and David Forst face a huge challenge this offseason as 10 members of their playoff roster are hitting free agency. The two headliners of the group, shortstop Marcus Semien and closer Liam Hendriks, should command significant interest from teams across baseball, but the A’s will at least be motivated to keep close tabs on Semien, an East Bay native who has clearly been one of the most important contributors to Oakland’s recent success. Given their long list of offseason needs and a desire to add to their bullpen, the San Francisco Giants should also be checking in on many of the A’s players who will be available this winter. Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi recently spoke about the franchise’s desire to acquire another left-handed bat and a right-handed...
    The Cooking Channel is making a mouth-watering visit to the East Bay this month. In an upcoming episode of “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations” (7 p.m. PT, Oct. 19) celebrity chef and culinary expert Andrew Zimmern drops in on Oakland and Berkeley to check out the region’s thriving multi-ethnic eateries where Chinese dim sum, Indian pani puri, American soul food and Mexican tacos are being served up in traditional style. The restaurants on Zimmern’s list include Brown Sugar Kitchen, Camino, Mi Grullense, Peony Seafood Restaurant and Tin and Pig, all in Oakland, as well as Viks Chaat in Berkeley.Related Articles Biden, Trump — or Pliny — for president? 7 awesome Bay Area things to do this weekend Q&A: Nirvana Soul coffeehouse owners on spreading joy one cup at a time Google unveils dramatic vision for downtown San Jose village Cooking for...