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The Latest: Rays beat LA 8-7, tie Series at two games each

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local): ...

California girds for most dangerous fire weather of year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California, which has endured its worst wildfire season in history, is bracing for the most dangerous winds of the year,...

Gunman arrested after Oakland hostage standoff in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — ...

Jaguars’ Minshew, Chargers’ Herbert look to snap team skids

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gardner Minshew and Justin Herbert don't remember much about the previous time they faced each other. The only thing they...

Oakland approves rules to restrict homeless encampments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — City officials in Oakland approved a contentious new policy that will prohibit homeless people from setting up tents in parks...

From Detroit to Oakland, pandemic threatens urban renewal

DETROIT (AP) — Downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city center, motoring away from its past as the model of...

San Francisco police arrest man in assault on Trump backer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have made an arrest in the weekend assault of a Trump supporter and free speech rally organizer...

Jaguars go cross-country to face QB they should have drafted

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will travel cross-country this week and get a close-up look at the quarterback they could have —...

California man convicted of mailing bombs that injured 2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Oakland man was convicted of mailing bombs that exploded and injured two people in a botched revenge plot, federal...

AP source: Angels give White Sox OK to interview La Russa

CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels granted the Chicago White Sox permission to interview Hall of Famer Tony La Russa for their managing...

Joe Morgan, driving force of Big Red Machine, dies at 77

CINCINNATI (AP) — At 5-foot-7, he was the smallest cog in the Big Red Machine. And to his star-powered teammates, Joe Morgan was a...

White Sox, Renteria agree to split after breakout season

CHICAGO (AP) — Rick Renteria fostered a culture that allowed young players to develop into stars. And just like the last time, he lost...

Astros’ big bats go silent in ALCS opener loss to Tampa Bay

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After the Houston Astros bashed the ball all over Dodger Stadium for the past week, they found it a whole...

LEADING OFF: Rays’ Snell, Astros’ Valdez meet in ALCS opener

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: ...

Bad-boy Astros, fun-loving Rays set to face off in ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Managed by universally acclaimed good guy Dusty Baker, the Houston Astros remain villains in many people’s eyes for their sign-stealing...

Oakland land trust buys house where homeless moms evicted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homeless moms who were evicted earlier this year from a vacant San Francisco Bay Area house they occupied say a...

Dutch double play: Soccer club, Billy Beane team up

ALKMAAR, Netherlands (AP) — Like Billy Beane, Robert Eenhoorn knows all about baseball expectations. The Dutchman was a high draft pick who never made...

Bang! Bang! Astros thump away vs Oakland, return to ALCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three years after a sign-stealing scheme propelled the Astros to their first championship, Houston's star-studded lineup did little during the...

Greinke says he was changing sign sets, not signaling slider

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zack Greinke's achy right arm raised questions as he prepared to start Game 4 of Houston's AL Division Series. ...

Man charged in fake fundraiser for guard killed in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Washington, D.C., man was charged with wire fraud for allegedly setting up a false crowd-funding account to raise money...

Pinder’s HR helps rally A’s past Astros 9-7, trail ALDS 2-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ramón Laureano sensed his teammates' energy dragging. They were down three runs with time running out to save their season....

Springer hits 2 HRs, Astros beat A’s 5-2 for 2-0 ALDS lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Back-to-back home runs off back-to-back pitches. The Houston Astros can't miss these days. ...

On the brink: Athletics find themselves in familiar spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chad Pinder and the Oakland Athletics knew the Houston Astros were going to be a difficult opponent in the AL...

LEADING OFF: García youngest Yankees postseason starter

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: ...

Houston’s young bullpen quickly maturing during postseason

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Without the likes of Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole, the Houston Astros need someone on staff to step up this...

Correa, Springer rally Astros past A’s 10-5 in ALDS opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A home run derby broke out during a hot, dry day at Dodger Stadium, and suddenly the Houston Astros have...

A capsule look at the Astros-Athletics playoff series

A capsule look at the best-of-five playoff series between the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics in Los Angeles beginning Monday: ...

LEADING OFF: Astros making noise, Phillies seeking new GM

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Sunday: ...

Orphaned, burned mountain lion rescued from California fire

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An orphaned mountain lion cub who was badly burned in a Northern California wildfire is being treated at the Oakland...

Feds: California convict tried to steal $22M from PPP loans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California man convicted five years ago of defrauding several local governments in the state has been charged with trying...

Pitchers already experiencing both extremes this postseason

Trevor Bauer took the mound for Cincinnati's playoff opener and produced a line never before seen in the postseason — 12 strikeouts, no walks...

Pinder plays through tender hamstring to help A’s advance

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — In this strange season, there were no rehab assignments or minor league at-bats for injured players like Chad Pinder to...

LEADING OFF: Cubs’ Darvish tries to save season vs Marlins

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Judge blocks large parts of temporary work visa ban

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday temporarily lifted a visa ban on a large number of work permits, undercutting a measure that...

LEADING OFF: Cubs’ Darvish tries to save season vs Marlins

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ...

Pinder delivers timely hit, A’s advance in playoffs at last

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sure, most of these young Oakland Athletics might barely remember some of the gut-wrenching October losses over the past two...

Gifting big league foul balls sweet way to connect with fans

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — It began when lifelong baseball fan Kimberlee MacVicar intimated that in her 52 years, she had never corralled a foul...

September Madness: MLB stages 8 playoff games in 1 day

Shortly after noon in Atlanta, Nick Senzel of the Cincinnati Reds slapped the first pitch from Max Fried to right field for a single,...

A’s hold off Abreu, White Sox 5-3, force series to Game 3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland's long-reliable regulars Marcus Semien and Khris Davis powered a couple of home runs, Mark Canha made a game-saving catch...

Giolito dazzles, Abreu slugs White Sox past A’s in opener

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lucas Giolito released a brief yell of delight and marched quickly back to the dugout, his work day going just...

Virus, strife prompt ‘resiliency’ funds in Black communities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The modest cash grant Iguehi James received from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce helped the clothing designer defray...

AL West champion Athletics finally get their playoff series

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics earned themselves a full playoff series at last as division champions. ...

Johnstone, 2-time WS champ and popular prankster, dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers...

A’s beat Mariners 6-2, earn 2 seed and will face White Sox

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha drove in four runs and the Oakland Athletics came back to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Sunday...

J.P. Crawford hits pair of key singles, Mariners beat A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics would like to be swinging better in late September with the playoffs fast approaching. ...

Police say officers assaulted during protest in California

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Objects were thrown at police officers and road barricades were placed in front of them during a protest late Friday...

Giants lose 5-4 to Rockies, miss chance in NL wild-card race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are determined to do anything to stay in a crowded National League playoff race. ...

A’s beat Dodgers 6-4 on Laureano’s 9th-inning homer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After going hitless in his first two at-bats, Rámon Laureano singled. Feeling emboldened, he choked up on the bat and...

Dodgers clinch NL’s top seed, West title with win over A’s

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wrapping up an NL West title has become routine for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but in a year in which...

Oakland Athletics clinch first AL West title since 2013

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first AL West title since 2013 on Monday night with an assist from the rival...

After a pair of shutouts, Giants respond to rout A’s 14-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam, Chadwick Tromp and Darin Ruf added two-run homers, and the San Francisco Giants prevented...

Raiders eager to show off new digs in Vegas debut vs. Saints

The Raiders finally have a home to call their own. ...

A’s clinch playoff berth with win over Giants, Mariners loss

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An AL West title will mean so much more than simply clinching a playoff berth given how the past two...

Raiders ready for big opening act on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Death Star comes alive for the first time Monday night in a prime-time debut that just a few years...

Giants beat Mariners again in road game playing at home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nomadic Mariners are taking their bats from the Bay Area to Southern California for three more “home games” on...

LEADING OFF: M’s-Giants shift because of fires, Hamels debut

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

LEADING OFF: M’s-Giants shift because of fires, Hamels debut

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ...

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays-Yanks, Padres go for 9th straight

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ...

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays-Yanks, Padres go for 9th straight

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ...

Minor tosses 2-hitter, A’s manage split with Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — After two games and several hours with a haze of smoke hovering above, the Oakland Athletics were ready for their one-day...

Semien 4 RBIs as A’s win nightcap 10-1 for DH split in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right after the Oakland Athletics bounced back in a big way, the AL West leaders got yet another bit of...

A’s 3B Chapman needs hip surgery, to miss rest of season

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oakland All-Star third baseman Matt Chapman is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a strained right...

LEADING OFF: Shane Bieber faces Twins seeking 8-0 start

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ...

LEADING OFF: Bieber faces Twins seeking 8-0 start

A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: ...

Matt Olson’s homer backs Sean Manaea, A’s beat Astros again

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have long been a stellar second-half team. In a shortened season, they have dominated since Day 1. ...

LEADING OFF: Wildfires darken California skies; Cole vs O’s

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ...

Laureano strikes back, 2-out hit in 9th puts A’s past Astros

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ramón Laureano might have celebrated a little harder for this hit. ...

Smoke from nearby wildfires creates eerie baseball scene

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Coliseum lights shone brightly for miles through a sunless, smoky sky in the middle of the afternoon —...

Gurriel hits go-ahead sacrifice fly, Astros end 6-game skid

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dusty Baker waited for the Houston Astros to catch even a small break, and then his club finally got a...

Murphy hits homer, two-run single, A’s take 1st from Astros

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When their star players go down, the Oakland Athletics turn to their depth. ...

Angels rally in 8th to complete 4-game sweep of Astros

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Rendon homered, Jared Walsh and Justin Upton delivered key hits during a four-run eighth inning and the Los Angeles...

Tatís hits 15th home run, Padres win series with A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Fernando Tatís Jr. matched Angels slugger Mike Trout for the majors' home run lead with his 15th, a two-run drive...

Laureano homers as A’s get back on track to beat Padres 8-4

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ramón Laureano homered to help Sean Manaea win his third straight start, and the Oakland Athletics snapped a three-game losing...

Fernando Tatís Jr. and slugging Padres pound Athletics 7-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Diego Padres were far too powerful and beat the Athletics at their own home run game with Oakland...
FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, women looters carry merchandise from a Union Square Victoria's Secret store in San Francisco during riots. Police say many of the smash-and-grab thefts have been carried out by caravans of well-coordinated criminals that have coincided with or followed protests over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into Floyd's neck. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

‘Strategic’ Well-Orchestrated Heists Seen Amid Protest Chaos

By DAISY NGUYEN and MICHAEL TARM Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police in a small San Francisco Bay...

Rodeo Resident Charged In Alleged Bank Robbery In Oakland

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Bank Robber Allegedly Wore “Chewbacca” Mask and Carried a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence OAKLAND – A federal complaint charges Jose Miguel Rodriguez Montano with committing bank robbery and using, carrying, and possessing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney [...]
Homeless Action Center

Homeless Action Center’s Unique Approach to Serving the Homeless of Oakland and Alameda County...

When the Homeless Action Center (HAC) opened its doors in 1990, there wasn’t even a point in time (PIT) count to assess...
For Rent Sign

Ban On Background Checks For Prospective Renters, Oakland Approves

Following a unanimous vote by the city council Tuesday night, Oakland has now become the first city in California to ban criminal...

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