The 2014 season for the Oakland Athletics was full of ups and downs. The A’s got off to a great start, achieving a 59-36 record, which was the best in baseball by the All-Star break. Oakland also had the best run differential in all of baseball and had six players selected to the All-Star game, more than any other club. However, A’s general manager Billy Beane made a blockbuster trade on July 31, sending Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the…
Approximately, six million kids play tackle or flag football, absorbing an average of 650 hits to the head every season. However, the crisis of concussions is growing in all sports.
The issues for Tuman are public safety and economic development. In his view, the absence of economic development keeps part of the city in poverty and poverty is at the root of most crime. The absence of economic development also means that the city does not have the tax base and revenue growth that it needs to afford sufficient numbers of police officers to respond to a growing crime problem.
Banjoko once lived in Oakland and was a part of the ‘90s Bay Area Hip Hop music scene. Currently, he is teaching chess and life strategies to students at Encinal High School in Alameda through a partnership with his friend John Fuentes, who oversees the after school high school program for Bay Area Community Resources (BACR). From now to the end of this school year, Fuentes’ goal is to have Banjoko teach chess at several Oakland high schools as well.
Runners of all ages and abilities from 31 states and three countries gathered at Snow Park near Lake Merritt Sunday to compete in a marathon, half marathon, four-person team relay race, 5K run, and kids’ fun run.
In the future, the EOSC plans to expand by adding an outdoor competition swimming pool, a two-court basketball gymnasium with an elevated running track, three soccer fields and additional parking.
Oakland, once a hub for Double-Dutch jump rope competitions, is now staging a revival of the sport as its mission is to help inner city children fight obesity. “We used to have competitions back in 1998, 1999,” said Andriana Mitchell, a girls’ Double-Dutch coach who has been teaching the sport since 2000. “We had a lot of support from parents and the community.” “I love working with kids. It’s my passion,” Mitchell added. “I’m trying to bring Double-Dutch back to…
Over the last couple of years, the Bay Oaks Botafogo 96′ youth soccer team has racked up 129 wins, claimed the California Youth Soccer Association two years in a row, and finished in third place at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in July.
Passionate, loyal and fanatical – these three words best identify Golden State Warriors fans. Every year whether it is a pre-season, regular season or playoff game, you can expect thousands of spectators sporting a crisp all gold “We are Warriors” t-shirt to pack the ferocious and intimidating Oracle Arena in support of the “Dubs.” Despite many Warriors fans from the East Bay showing loyal support to the team, there is a strong possibility the Warriors could leave their current home…
Prior to leaving for China as a part of the NBA’s Global Games, the Golden State Warriors went global with their brand and marketing campaign by launching their official Chinese website and a Weibo social media account.
Life has not been easy for student-athlete Jacquese Steen. As a result, he is determined to not let anything stop him from playing college football and getting a good education.
Despite having to wake up early on a Saturday, a group of about 20 kids participated in Oakland’s Punt, Pass and Kick 2013 competition at the Arroyo Viejo recreation center on Oct. 12.
Mayor Jean Quan and members of the Oakland city council joined local fans at Frank Ogawa Plaza on Oct. 1 for “A’s Oaktober Rally” – a free public celebration honoring the 2013 Oakland Athletics. The A’s clinched a playoff spot this season by winning the AL West Division and will host the Detroit Tigers in the American League Division Series on Friday and Saturday at O.co Coliseum.
For 18 years, Curtis Taylor has coached the EOYDC track team and in the process launched the careers of many state and national champion students.
High school teacher Aaron Vanderwerff was recognized on Tuesday for the development of an inventive science program that has helped to transform the lives of young students at Lighthouse Community Charter School, in Oakland.