Windows shattered, Christmas tree damaged during Oakland protests
Windows were shattered and an outdoor Christmas tree along the Oakland harbor was destroyed Thursday evening during protests demanding an end to police brutality.
Favorite moments in year of change for Oakland
The city still struggles with a higher than average crime rate but new construction projects in downtown Oakland largely overshadowed the bad news. From the suburban city of Ferguson, Mo., outrage over an officer-involved shooting of an unarmed black man sparked protests that swept the nation. A grand jury decision exonerating New York police officers in yet another death of an unarmed black ...
Anti-police Oakland protesters break windows, trash Christmas tree
(Reuters) - Demonstrators in Oakland, California, broke store windows and vandalized a public Christmas tree during a march protesting police shootings, media reports said. Vandals who were among about 50 largely peaceful marchers broke store windows in downtown Oakland late on Thursday, looted a liquor store and pulled ornaments and lights off the Christmas tree, the SFGate news website ...
Oakland Mills pulls away from Dulaney in opening round of Oakland Mills Holiday Tournament
Oakland Mills coach Jon Browne threw out the Xs and Os in the middle of his team?s game against Dulaney on Friday night in the semifinals of its Holiday Tournament.
Oakland police protesters smash windows, vandalize Christmas tree
Undeterred by chilly weather or the Christmas holiday, dozens of antipolice demonstrators marched through downtown Oakland on Thursday evening ? some smashing windows of businesses in Jack London Square, throwing bottles, and even tearing ornaments and lights from a large Christmas tree ?in the latest round of protests against what they see as police violence toward minorities. The action on ...
Oakland: Scholarship fund named for iconic Skyline High coach
"He was the best coach I've ever had," said running back Theotis Brown, class of 1975, who went on to play at UCLA, then in the National Football League for the St. Louis Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs. Brown was speaking about famed Skyline High football coach Tony Fardella.
West Oakland Food Pantry That Serves 400 Families Threatened With Closure
A dispute between the building's owner, who served on the board, and the board of directors over rent means the non-profit could close as soon as this weekend.
With the exception of one game, Maryland hasn't had much trouble in the absence of Dez Wells and could soon get its leading scorer back.
Oakland University marks graduation milestone
Associated Press - Oakland University surpasses 100,000 graduates. Oakland University, which began as an extension of Michigan State University and once was what an administrator called "a no-name school," has surpassed 100,000 graduates. The Oakland Press reports (http://bit.ly/16TKrlj ) Friday that OU marked its 100,000 graduate this month during its winter commencement ceremony. It ...
Oakland Mother Uses Grief To Help Murder Victims? Families
Lorrain Taylor smiled a toothy grin and was warmly welcomed by customers and employees as she entered a popular barbecue restaurant just off Oakland's waterfront for a lunch meeting last week.