The Oakland Athletics are the Loneliest Team in Baseball

With the Oakland Athletics having gutted their roster and flirted with Las Vegas, their once loyal fans appear to be in revolt.

#baseball, #kaval-dave, #oakland-calif, #oakland-athletics, #schaaf-libby-1965, #stadiums-and-arenas

Las Vegas Raiders Franchise Riddled With Dysfunction and Executive Departures

Former employees described an N.F.L. franchise bedeviled by executive departures, poor financial management, unpaid electric bills and a raft of firings, payouts and N.D.A.s.

#coaches-and-managers, #davis-al, #davis-mark-1955, #football, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #oakland-calif, #oakland-raiders, #washington-commanders, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Golden State’s Playoff Reappearance Doesn’t Quite Feel Like Old Times

The heart of the roster — Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green — is back in the N.B.A. playoffs, a world away from Oakland, the team’s soul.

#basketball, #chase-center-san-francisco-calif, #curry-stephen, #golden-state-warriors, #green-draymond, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-basketball-assn, #oakland-calif, #oakland-athletics, #playoff-games, #san-francisco-calif, #stadiums-and-arenas, #thompson-klay

After Tragedy, a Female Construction Worker Builds Homes

Female construction workers are still a rarity, but they are on the rise. After personal losses and three bouts of Covid-19, Deyonna Hancock is finding a new start in the industry.

#black-people, #building-construction, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hancock-deyonna, #ironworker, #labor-and-jobs, #oakland-calif, #vocational-training, #women-and-girls, #women-and-leadership-2022

Oakland Cannabis Sellers, Once Full of Hope, Face a Harsh Reality

The cannabis industry, designed in part to help communities upended by the war on drugs, is being threatened by theft, racism and a market that is stacked against small operators.

#black-people, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #oakland-calif, #police-department-oakland-calif, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #robberies-and-thefts, #shopping-and-retail

School Inequality Isn’t Always Just Black and White

We care too much about the racial demographics at exclusive schools.

#black-people, #charter-schools, #critical-race-theory, #education-k-12, #internal-sub-only-nl, #oakland-calif, #piedmont-calif, #segregation-and-desegregation

When a School Desegregates, Who Gets Left Behind?

One district’s attempt to integrate has led to unexpected criticism.

#black-people, #internal-sub-only-nl, #latino, #oakland-calif, #piedmont-calif, #randall-booker, #segregation-and-desegregation

Max Julien, Star of a Cult Blaxploitation Film, Dies at 88

Black audiences flocked to see him in “The Mack,” and generations of cinephiles have paid homage to his star turn, his smooth delivery and his extraordinary costumes.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #julien-max-1933-2022, #movies, #oakland-calif, #rap-and-hip-hop, #the-mack-movie, #thomasinebushrod-movie

The Pricey California Market? In 2021, It Got Pricier.

Home prices in the state far outpaced the national average, with outlying suburbs and smaller metro areas seeing the most significant increases.

#california, #east-bay-san-francisco-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #montecito-calif, #oakland-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #riverside-calif, #sacramento-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

Amy Schneider Wins the Most Consecutive ‘Jeopardy!’ Games of Any Female Contestant

Ms. Schneider won her 21st “Jeopardy!” game in a row, bringing her total earnings to $806,000.

#amy-schneider, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #bialik-mayim, #contests-and-prizes, #game-shows, #jennings-ken, #jeopardy-tv-program, #kelly-larissa-1980, #oakland-calif, #richards-mike-1975, #sony-corporation, #sony-pictures-entertainment, #transgender-and-transsexuals

In Fight Against Violence, Asian and Black Activists Struggle to Agree

Calls for unity have ebbed over disagreements on one main issue: policing.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #minorities, #oakland-calif, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity

Revitalizing Black Neighborhoods by Preserving Their History

Developers are repurposing deteriorated structures in historically significant areas in an effort to incorporate spaces for the arts, affordable housing and small businesses under one roof.

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #atlanta-ga, #black-people, #buildings-structures, #culture-arts, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #memphis-tenn, #oakland-calif, #real-estate-commercial, #restoration-and-renovation, #united-states

Book Review: ‘San Fransicko,’ by Michael Shellenberger

Michael Shellenberger’s “San Fransicko” raises important questions about homelessness in San Francisco, but his answers are mired in controversy.

#affordable-housing, #books-and-literature, #homeless-persons, #mental-health-and-disorders, #oakland-calif, #san-francisco-calif, #shellenberger-michael

With Gruden’s Departure, a Tough Time for the Raiders Gets Tougher

The Raiders moved to a new, $2 billion stadium in Las Vegas last year, hoping to build a football dynasty. Things haven’t gone as they’d hoped.

#coaches-and-managers, #davis-mark-1954-55, #football, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #oakland-calif, #smith-demaurice

Why Gruden’s Departure Means More Trouble for the Raiders

The Raiders moved to a new, $2 billion stadium in Las Vegas last year, hoping to build a football dynasty. Things haven’t gone as they’d hoped.

#coaches-and-managers, #davis-mark-1954-55, #football, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #oakland-calif, #smith-demaurice

House Hunting: Is This Price Right?

In parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, sellers deliberately underprice homes to spur bidding wars, leading to sales prices that can be double the list price.

#berkeley-calif, #oakland-calif, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-brokers

Michael Morgan, Adventurous Oakland Maestro, Dies at 63

As music director of the Oakland Symphony, he sought diversity in his audiences as well as in his programming.

#black-people, #chicago-symphony-orchestra, #classical-music, #deaths-obituaries, #morgan-michael-d-1957-2021, #music, #oakland-calif, #oakland-symphony, #race-and-ethnicity

Hung Liu, Artist Who Blended East and West, Is Dead at 73

An immigrant from China, she once said her goal was “to invent a way of allowing myself to practice as a Chinese artist outside of a Chinese culture.”

#art, #asian-americans, #china, #chinese-americans, #deaths-obituaries, #immigration-and-emigration, #liu-hung, #oakland-calif

What $1.5 Million Buys You in Illinois, Michigan and California

A brick Colonial Revival house in Highland Park, a 1935 vacation cottage in Grand Haven and a contemporary home in Oakland.

#grand-haven-mich, #highland-park-ill, #oakland-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Why a Vote This Tuesday Could Force the Athletics Out of Oakland

A vote on Tuesday could be the final straw that pushes the Athletics out of Oakland. For a nomadic team that has moved twice before, everything old is new again.

#baseball, #kaval-dave, #las-vegas-nev, #oakland-calif, #oakland-athletics, #stadiums-and-arenas

What $730,000 Buys You in California

A 1914 cottage in Sonoma, a bungalow in Oakland and a one-bedroom condominium in Santa Monica.

#oakland-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #santa-monica-calif, #sonoma-calif

DanceAfrica Turns Its (Virtual) Gaze to Haiti

The festival features a film that shows the light and empowerment of vodou, a tradition of danced communication and communion with ancestors and spirits.

#benin, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #danceafrica-dance-festival, #dancing, #haiti, #haitian-americans, #oakland-calif, #red-hook-brooklyn-ny, #salaam-abdel-r, #voodoo

Paul Mooney, Trailblazing Comedian, Dies at 79

Mr. Mooney, a comic writer and performer known for his work with Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle, died of a heart attack on Wednesday, his publicist said.

#chappelle-dave, #chappelles-show-tv-program, #comedy-and-humor, #deaths-obituaries, #oakland-calif, #paul-mooney, #pryor-richard, #saturday-night-live-tv-program

$1.1 Million Homes in California

A Tudor Revival bungalow in Los Angeles, a Craftsman house in Oakland and a cottage in Santa Clara.

#los-angeles-calif, #oakland-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #santa-clara-calif

What $880,000 Buys You in California


A 1916 bungalow in Oakland, a penthouse loft in a converted theater in Long Beach and a ranch house in Pasadena.

#long-beach-calif, #oakland-calif, #pasadena-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

What This Wave of Anti-Asian Violence Reveals About America

Too often, attention to nonwhite groups is only as pressing as the injuries that they have suffered.

#asian-americans-advancing-justice-asian-law-caucus, #asian-americans, #black-people, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #japanese-americans, #korean-americans, #minorities, #new-york-city, #oakland-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif

Oakley School Board Resigns After Mocking Parents on Livestream

Unaware their conversation was public, district trustees in Oakley, Calif., suggested that parents eager for schools to reopen merely wanted “their babysitters back.”

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #oakland-calif, #parenting

Master Tenant Pleads Guilty in Ghost Ship Fire That Killed 36

Some relatives of those killed in the Oakland warehouse fire in 2016 said they were outraged that prosecutors had a deal with the defendant that they said would allow him to avoid additional time behind bars.

#alameda-county-calif, #almena-derick-ion, #decisions-and-verdicts, #fires-and-firefighters, #harris-max-cardin, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oakland-calif, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

No Charges for Second Officer Involved in Shooting of Oscar Grant, D.A. Says

Months after the Bay Area authorities reopened an investigation into the 2009 shooting, the Alameda County district attorney said a former transit officer, Anthony Pirone, would not face charges.

#alameda-county-calif, #anthony-pirone, #bay-area-rapid-transit, #grant-oscar-iii, #johannes-mehserle, #nancy-omalley, #oakland-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

Weeks-Old Statue of Breonna Taylor Is Smashed to Pieces in Oakland, Calif.

The vandalism of the ceramic sculpture of Ms. Taylor near City Hall is under investigation, the police said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #carson-leo, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #louisville-ky, #oakland-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-oakland-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #sculpture, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #vandalism

How a Small Bar Battled to Survive the Coronavirus: An Update

We chart the trials of a tavern in Oakland, Calif., that was thriving until the pandemic brought economic and emotional turmoil.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hatch-oakland-calif-bar, #oakland-calif, #the-daily-radio-program

Isolation Helps Homeless Population Escape Worst of Virus

Despite outbreaks in shelters and the prospect of more, the rates of infection among homeless populations are lower than feared.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #homeless-persons, #los-angeles-calif, #new-york-city, #oakland-calif, #san-diego-calif, #san-francisco-calif

What $900,000 Buys You in California

A renovated ranch house in Los Angeles, a contemporary home in Oakland and an 1881 Victorian in San Jose.

#california, #los-angeles-calif, #oakland-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-jose-calif

Oscar Grant’s Killing Will Be Investigated Again, D.A. Says

In 2009, a transit officer fatally shot Oscar Grant III in the back in Oakland, setting off protests over the police treatment of Black people. A district attorney said she would reopen the investigation.

#alameda-county-calif, #bay-area-rapid-transit, #black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #grant-oscar-iii, #oakland-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

How a Small California Bar Battled to Survive the Coronavirus

We chart the trials of a tavern in Oakland, Calif., that was thriving until the pandemic brought economic and emotional turmoil.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #hatch-oakland-calif-bar, #kachingwe-louwenda, #oakland-calif, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business

How Kamala Harris’s Immigrant Parents Found a Home, and Each Other, in a Black Study Group

Donald Harris and Shyamala Gopalan grew up under British colonial rule on different sides of the planet. They were each drawn to Berkeley, and became part of an intellectual circle that shaped the rest of their lives.

#berkeley-calif, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #gopalan-shyamala, #harris-donald-j, #harris-kamala-d, #oakland-calif, #presidential-election-of-2020

Making a Connection Between Movement and Social Movements

“People protest in many different ways,” a young activist in the Bay Area says. For her and others in her performance group, one way is dance.

#avery-shayla, #berkeley-calif, #berkeley-high-school-berkeley-calif, #black-lives-matter-movement, #dancing, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #destiny-arts-center-oakland-calif, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hewlett-william-and-flora-foundation, #joseph-marc-bamuthi, #oakland-calif

The Pandemic Has Pushed Aside City Planning Rules. But to Whose Benefit?

As bike lanes and cafes sprout on streets, marginalized residents wonder when their priorities will get attention.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #oakland-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #urban-areas, #zoning

Oakland Will Pay $32.7 Million to Settle Ghost Ship Fire Lawsuits

The 2016 fire, which consumed a converted warehouse that had housed an artist colony, killed 36 people. It was the nation’s deadliest structure fire in more than a decade.

#alameda-county-calif, #fires-and-firefighters, #oakland-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Professor Who Asked Student to ‘Anglicize’ Her Name Is Put on Leave

Matthew Hubbard, a mathematics professor in Oakland, Calif., said his emails to Phuc Bui Diem Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American college freshman, were both a “mistake” and “offensive.”

#asian-americans, #community-colleges, #discrimination, #hubbard-matthew-l, #laney-college, #nguyen-phuc-bui-diem, #oakland-calif

Ishmael Reed: My Police Misconduct Experiences

Throughout my life, I have had frightening, maddening and absurd encounters with police officers.

#berkeley-calif, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #oakland-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #race-and-ethnicity, #writing-and-writers

One Bar. Twelve Weeks. Seventeen Lives in Lockdown.

Following an Oakland tavern and its staff — from the tattooed bartender to the undocumented cleaner — as they weather the economic and emotional fallout of the coronavirus.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #easterbrook-robin, #kachingwe-louwenda, #labor-and-jobs, #oakland-calif, #small-business, #stimulus-economic, #the-hatch, #unemployment

A Flower Shop Reinvented to Reopen

How a small florist in Oakland, Calif., navigated a minefield of rules to sell on the make-or-break Mother’s Day weekend.

#alameda-county-calif, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #florists, #mothers-day, #oakland-calif, #quarantines, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business, #wardman-elizabeth, #wisteria-rockridge

After the Coronavirus, These Spaces Will Make Cities More Resilient

Our shared economy depends most on what happens in between.

#architecture, #barcelona-spain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #google-inc, #new-york-city, #oakland-calif, #sidewalk-labs, #urban-areas, #zoom-video-communications

Coronavirus Is Making School Harder for Immigrant Students

The parents of millions of American schoolchildren are not fluent in English, presenting an extra challenge to learning at home.

#bilingual-education, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #immigration-and-emigration, #language-and-languages, #oakland-calif, #shutdowns-institutional, #translation-and-interpreters