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The Oakland Athletics still aren’t good

The Oakland Athletics still aren’t good

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

It’s an ongoing sad story for Oakland’s home squad, the Oakland Athletics. They still are not good. For the past two years the A’s have had a losing record, 69-93 in 2016, 68-94 in 2015, and this year has been no better as their record stands at 17-22 so far. That record is the worst in the W...

There is still hope for the Oakland Raiders

There is still hope for the Oakland Raiders

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Oakland Raiders are officially leaving for Las Vegas in a few years, but before they go they’re adding a little local flare to the team. Well, a little more than a little, as Marshawn Lynch, the Skittles man and one of the most dominant running backs of his era, has officially been added...

Environmentalists demonstrate climate change in Oakland

Environmentalists demonstrate climate change in Oakland

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Metro, Showcase

By the year 2100, parts of the Oakland Coliseum, railroads, highways 580, 80 and the Oakland International Airport could be covered by two meters — or six and a half feet — of water, if sea levels continue to rise as anticipated, according to Robert Cheasty, Executive Director of Citizens for East S...

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Last November, I decided to join my family tradition of getting an Oakland Raiders tattoo and I must say, of all the different Raider tattoos my family has, mine is the most unique. Instead of the traditional Raider with the two swords crossing from the top, I replaced it with a pirate skull equippe...

Why it sucks to be an Oakland A’s fan

Why it sucks to be an Oakland A’s fan

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports

For baseball fans, April is the best month of the year. The MLB season just started and every team has a chance to be a champion, as least for a little while. However, not all fans are so lucky. An Oakland A’s fan since I was four-years-old, I am one of the unlucky fans who know we have no chance ...

Las Vegas gets lucky with Raiders

Las Vegas gets lucky with Raiders

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 29, 2017
Filed under Metro, Showcase, Sports

After eight years of rumors and stalled negotiations between the city and the team it became official on Monday; the Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas. At the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix early Monday morning the 32 franchise leaders approved a conditional relocation for the Oakland franchise with...

Bay Area baseball back in play

Bay Area baseball back in play

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports

The 2017 baseball season starts this weekend and both the Giants and the A’s made roster moves to improve on last season’s results. San Francisco Giants This season, Giants fans will notice some star players absent from the roster. Relief pitcher Santiago Casilla signed with the Oakland Athlet...

Bay Area is in free agent frenzy: Raiders, 49ers sign new players

Bay Area is in free agent frenzy: Raiders, 49ers sign new players

Gabriel Armenta-Rose,
Contributor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

Every year a month after the Super Bowl, the NFL enters a part of the season called free agency. Free agency is where players who are not under contract with their former team, either released or not resigned, are able to visit other teams to potentially find a new place to play with a new contract. ...

The fight continues for the Golden State Warriors arena

The fight continues for the Golden State Warriors arena

Victoria Groenewold and Thania Arce,
Contributors
March 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

Hard hats on, neon vests worn, cranes in the air. After a six year struggle, the Golden State Warriors Arena is finally being built. The organization will move its team from Oakland’s Oracle Arena to San Francisco’s  Mission Bay neighborhood. Construction on the $1 billion team-funded 18,000 se...

Dive bar ‘Art Pop Up’ brings out Bay Area artists

Dive bar ‘Art Pop Up’ brings out Bay Area artists

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer
March 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

The glow of red still hung from the ceiling lights and the mirror walls that framed the walkway of The Ruby Room were covered in local art. The entrance tables of the Oakland dive bar became display areas for ceramics and the back lounge stands were full of beaded and wire jewelry for sale. Even the...

Oakland workshop informs community of rights

Oakland workshop informs community of rights

Daisy Ortiz,
Contributor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Metro, Politics

Local organizations hosted a “Know Your Rights” workshop at the Fruitvale San Antonio Senior Center in Oakland on Saturday to inform their high minority population on what to do if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE, show up at work, home or other places where they convene. There we...

“Breakfast for Bobby Seale”

“Breakfast for Bobby Seale”

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Features, Metro

On a recent cold Friday morning at the The Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, the nonprofit group “For Richmond” hosted “Breakfast with Bobby Seale,” its 2nd Annual Black History Month celebration breakfast. In the 1960s and ‘70s, Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, created the first ...

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