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  • Raiders
    Chargers look for sweep of rival Raiders
    With seven games left in the regular season, the San Diego Chargers know that now is the time to put the petal to the metal.As the Oakland Raiders come calling Sunday afternoon, the Bolts look for a season sweep of their hated AFC West rivals to...
  • Oakland road rage
    Oakland road rage victim: Young mom riddled with gunfire over spouse's driving
    An Oakland road rage incident has claimed the life of a young victim, an innocent mother of four. The 30-year-old mother, identified as Perla Avina, was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle driven by her husband when she was shot multiple...
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    Yoshi's concert marks Oaktown Jazz Workshops' 20th anniversary
    Oaktown Jazz Workshops has set its 20th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit Concert for November 10 at Yoshi’s.The evening’s lineup will feature the program’s young musicians and special guest performances by saxophonist Dave...
  • Bonnie and the Bang Bang
    Bonnie and the Bang Bang slides through a dark night of the soul
    Allow me to prattle on about some 90s band for a bit (because you didn’t see that coming).The first time I ever hear a slide guitar filtered through a wah-wah pedal, I was 14. The daringly Freudian, luciously self-deprecating Afghan Whigs...
  • One Last Look at Oakland (Part 6)
    One Last Look at Oakland (Part 6)
    As we said in the previous part of this series, the fusion of distinctive neighborhoods play a major role in what makes Oakland a true travel and lifestyle destination. This incudes one of the most popular city neighborhoods - Chinatown, the 4th...
  • Oakland: An Untold Story (Part 5)
    Oakland: An Untold Story (Part 5)
    Let’s be clear. When I left California after 30 years (10 in the Bay Area), I was done. I loved most of it (the lifestyle, weather, scenery.) and other parts I could leave, but overall I was done. I’d had my Golden State fill and was...
  • Gastronomic recipes for success in Oakland (Part 4)
    Gastronomic recipes for success in Oakland (Part 4)
    In our last feature about Oakland, we began sampling some of the newest gastronomic hot spots like Ms. Ollie’s and Pic├ín Restaurant that have infused Oakland with a vitality and excitement that in many ways is surpassing that of San...
  • Oakland - Many Compelling Stories, One Vibrant City (Part 3)
    Oakland - Many Compelling Stories, One Vibrant City (Part 3)
    Oakland has been described as offering everything from the sophisticated to the gritty, layered on top of each other and yielding a bevy of authentic experiences, amazing diversity, outstanding culinary options, fantastic year-round weather, acres...
  • The Bay Lights span 1.8 miles and twinkle between San Francisco and Oakland, across the bay
    Globetrotting A to Z: Oakland
    When this examiner was growing up in the Bay Area, Oakland was just the creepy uncle we were happy to slip by on our BART rides to San Francisco.But that was then (the 1970s) and this is now: Oakland is a vibrant, fierce, remarkable, nostalgic,...
  • Oakland - Dynamic, Diverse, and so much more (Part 2)
    Oakland - Dynamic, Diverse, and so much more (Part 2)
    In Part One of this series, we had just started our exploration of the seemingly “new and improved” city of Oakland, California. Situated just 42 feet above sea level and encompassing over 56 square miles including 19 miles of...
  • Oakland, California - The Other City by the Bay
    Oakland, California - The Other City by the Bay
    It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve been here, if ever - the views from the airplane window are always captivating.The newest one for me this time around was the revitalized East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, one of...
  • Raiders
    Chargers go for 5th straight win, visit rival Raiders
    With big AFC West match ups just around the corner against rivals Kansas City at home and Denver on the road, the San Diego Chargers look to avoid a slip up Sunday afternoon in Oakland.Yes, there was a day and time when the Chargers-Raiders...
  • Eric Weddle
    Any chance Chargers slip up against the Raiders?
    After dropping their season-opener in Arizona (18-17), the San Diego Chargers have been on a roll to say the least.As they head to the Bay Area to take on the rival Oakland Raiders this Sunday, the Bolts sport a 4-1 record, good enough for first...
  • 3 Heroin Overdoses Death in 7 Hours Keep Detectives Racing
    3 Heroin Overdoses Death in 7 Hours Keep Detectives Racing
    Oakland County Sheriff’s officials say illegal drugs are to blame for three deaths within a seven hour span Wednesday in Pontiac.The victims were a 24-year-old Waterford man found dead in his car in the parking lot of the McDonald’s on...
  • Oakland Drops Beats music festival joins growing music scene in Downtown Oakland
    Oakland Drops Beats music festival joins growing music scene in Downtown Oakland
    Amid the dwindling music scene in San Francisco, with longtime music venues such as Red Devil Lounge and Cafe Du Nord closing its doors and renovating and existing venues being threatened with noise complaints, the influx of the Bay Area's...