Category Archives: Oakland

Curry Scores 38 To Push Warriors Past Timberwolves 116-108

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 38 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and Golden State beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-108 on Monday night in Draymond Green’s return to the Warriors’ lineup. Klay Thompson scored 26 points and Kevin Durant had 22 as Golden State prepared for Wednesday’s showdown with Toronto by earning its fourth straight win. Curry went 7 for 14 from 3-point range. Green, the 2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, had seven points, 10 rebounds and seven assists after being sidelined for 11 games with a right toe injury. He made his first shot, a 3-pointer, and then playfully challenged the Timberwolves to come guard him. Karl Anthony-Towns had 31 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota. Derrick Rose added 21 points. Curry, who only recently returned after sitting out 11 games himself with an injured groin, got going after missing six of his first nine shots. He made a pair of 3s and scored 14 points in the third quarter, including Golden State’s final nine of the period, and then made consecutive shots from deep after the Timberwolves closed to 101-93 in the fourth. Thompson and Durant provided plenty of support. It’s the fourth time this season that the trio has scored 20 or more points in the same game. The Warriors led 12-0 early and got a spark from Green. After making his 3-pointer, Green had a second bucket on a goaltending call against Gorgui Deng, and then scored on a driving layup. The excitable Green also picked up a foul for setting an illegal screen and jawed at a referee while walking down the court. TIP-INS Timberwolves: Robert Covington scored seven points on 2-of-7 shooting in his return after sitting out Saturday’s loss in Portland. … Rose scored 11 points in the second quarter, and then made an outstanding play to block a 3-point attempt by Jonas Jerebko near the Minnesota bench in the third. … Minnesota has lost six straight to Golden State. Warriors: Curry is averaging 31.4 points in five games since coming back from injury. … Thompson made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the first half. … Andre Iguodala did not play because of tightness in his right hip. … Curry, Durant and Thompson have each scored 20 or more points in the same game 35 times as teammates. UP NEXT Timberwolves: Play at Sacramento on Wednesday night. Warriors: Host Toronto on Wednesday night. The Raptors beat Golden State 131-128 in overtime on Nov. 29. © Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Plans for New A’s Ballpark Revive Hopes of Eradicating Unloved Freeway

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — The Oakland A’s have unveiled plans for a futuristic new ballpark near Jack London Square much to the delight of A’s fans. It would be a pretty spectacular spot for a ballpark — perched by the water overlooking Alameda — but it’s not just baseball fans cheering the A’s vision for a stadium at Howard Terminal. Transit advocates say the stadium could push forward two major projects: the removal of Interstate 980 and the construction of a second BART tube. Construction on Interstate 980 divided Oakland in the late 70s and the freeway itself divides the city to this day. Downtown and West Oakland are now separated by 550 feet of highway lanes and access roads, creating a long unpleasant walk for anyone trying to bridge the gap on foot. “It’s actually the on-ramps and off-ramps to the 980 connector that create such a great barrier,” explained Chris Sensenig, an urban designer and founder of Connect Oakland, a group that has been pushing to replace I-980 for several years. The Howard Terminal ballpark falls right in line with that vision. “There’s an opportunity to turn this underutilized freeway into a multi-way boulevard and open up 17 acres of city-controlled land,” Sensenig said. The removal of Interstate 980 is just the start of this vision because, if the freeway is removed, something else can be buried in the same spot — that’s where Connect Oakland sees the future of BART. BART is now planning for a second bay crossing and a route out of Oakland through Alameda is one popular option. The Connect Oakland map lines up perfectly. If it were to be buried under the removed freeway, a new BART line would be a straight shot from MacArthur Station to the ballpark then to Alameda and, ultimately, San Francisco. For Sensenig, it’s an opportunity to turn the ballpark into two pivotal transit projects and a reunification of central Oakland. “Can we re-conceive this as an on-ramp to a second bay tunnel where BART, Caltrain, maybe high-speed rail? It’s a perfect location for something special.”

Oakland Mayor To Discuss Equity In The City After Report Gives Low Score

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Oakland has a lot of room for improvement to bring equity to residents, according to a report that the mayor will discuss in a public forum this evening.

The “Equity Indicators Report” will be up for discussion with Mayor Libby Schaaf and Darlene Flynn, director of race and equity, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the public library branch at 1021 81st Avenue in Oakland.

Residents are invited to hear about the report and ask questions. The report is available online at https://www.oaklandca.gov/documents/2018-oakland-equity-indicators-report.

Oakland scored 33.5 out of 100 where 100 means perfect equity and 1 means the greatest inequity.

But the report cautions that a high score is not necessarily good. A high score indicates high equity, but that may mean that everyone is suffering.

The study was done in partnership with the City University of New York’s Institute for State and Local Governance with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation.

The report says the results “will be useful across city departments” as city officials “strive to advance equity by using strategies determined through an intentional focus on racial and ethnic disparities and their root causes.”

The report says Oakland defines equity as fairness. Fairness means that identity such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or expression “has no detrimental effect on the distribution of resources, opportunities and outcomes” for the city’s residents.

An assumption made in the report is that race matters but “almost every indicator of well-being shows troubling disparities by race,” the report says.

The report, however, establishes a baseline that can be used by city officials and community members to improve equity.

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New Evidence In Oakland Hit-And-Run That Killed Woman’s Unborn Child

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — New evidence has been discovered in a hit-and-run case that resulted in the death of a pregnant woman’s unborn child in Oakland last year.

Oakland police have found the latest images of a sedan that they’ve been trying to find for almost a year; the vehicle is described as a silver 2014-2016 Hyundai Elantra, with its windows possibly tinted.

It’s the car that was seen in surveillance video of the hit-and-run last August. The driver tore through the intersection of Bancroft and 78th Avenue in East Oakland. Destinie Gomez and her brother-in-law were hit and thrown about 100 feet.

Gomez said, “I woke up in a hospital confused,” and later asked, “Where’s my son?” Gomez was seven months pregnant at the time with her son, named Billy, who was born brain dead while she was in a coma. He was taken off life support a few days later.

Oakland police say that the surveillance video does not show the hit-and-run driver’s license plate number, and so far, few witnesses have come forward with information about the car. The car would have likely had front end damage and a busted windshield.

Police say serious crashes in the area are not uncommon. About a week after Gomez and her brother-in-law were hit, there was another fatal crash a block over, on MacArthur and 78th Avenue.

“I would love to see more lamps, lights, illuminate the street during the nighttime and maybe even a crosswalk that lights up as pedestrians are crossing,” said Oakland Police Officer Steven Lorda.

Gomez said she wants to see changes, too. She said the driver was going so fast that the impact broke nearly every bone in her body. She’s had more than 50 surgeries and is still raising money on GoFundMe to pay for them.

“Honestly, I just want the driver to come forward,” said Gomez. Officer Lorda said, “We want to help provide closer to this family.”

 

3-Year-Old Boy Hit By Bullet Fragment In Oakland Shooting

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A 3-year-old boy was struck in the head by bullet fragments from a shooting while he sat in a car in Oakland on Wednesday night, police said.

Officers responded at 9:38 p.m. to reports of a shooting in the 1600 block of 80th Avenue and arrived to find the injured boy, a San Leandro resident.

The boy was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition as of this morning, according to police.

No arrest has been announced in the shooting and no suspect information was immediately released.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Police Department’s felony assault division at (510) 238-3426. Oakland police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.

 

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Astros Beat A’s On Bizarre Play In 11th Inning, 6-5

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman homered twice and his tapper just in front of the plate in the 11th inning led to a bizarre play that ended the game, as catcher Jonathan Lucroy’s throwing error handed the Houston Astros a 6-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

Justin Verlander pitched six sharp innings and the Astros took a 4-0 lead into the ninth before Oakland tied it.

Stephen Piscotty hit a solo homer with two outs in the top of the 11th off Collin McHugh (5-0) to put the A’s ahead, but the Astros staged their own rally.

All-Star closer Blake Treinen (5-2) walked pinch-hitter Josh Reddick, who went to third on a single to right field by rookie Kyle Tucker. With the infield playing in, Tony Kemp hit a grounder to shortstop Marcus Semien. He made a low throw home that Lucroy was unable to handle, allowing Reddick to slide in safely with the tying run.

One out later, Bregman’s dribbler started out foul before spinning into fair territory just a few feet up the first base line. Bregman failed to run initially, so Lucroy scooped up the ball and reached for Bregman as he backpedaled — the bat still in his hand — in an effort to dodge the tag.

But the ball slipped out of Lucroy’s bare hand, pinballed off plate umpire David Rackley and Lucroy, and then fell to the ground. Still with plenty of time, though, Lucroy picked up the ball, set his feet with an angle to throw to first base — and fired the ball off the back of Bregman’s helmet as he ran up the line.

The ball deflected into foul territory in right field, and Tucker trotted home with the winning run.

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$300K Reward To Find Arsonist Behind For String Of East Bay Construction Fires

OAKLAND (KPIX) – The City of Oakland is going on the offensive to catch an arsonist and they’re asking the public to help.

Amid a string of residential construction fires from Emeryville to Concord, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced a $300,000 reward for information leading to an arson conviction.

“In Oakland, we value safety and we need housing,” she told reporters. “We are in a housing crisis.”

“We are urging the community to help us identify who is doing this and stop them,” said Greg McConnell, President of the Jobs and Housing Coalition, the group putting up the reward money.

However, Monday’s announcement of the reward money did not come with any new information from fire investigators.

“The Valdez street fire at this point is still undetermined. The effort continues to try to determine the cause,” said Oakland Fire Chief Darin White.

“We believe, and we’re not experts, but we believe the fires in Emeryville, Valdez, Concord, there’s a certain pattern that leads us to believe it’s the work of an individual or a group of individuals working together,” said McConnell.

Since these fires started, security costs at construction sites have easily doubled. The hope is that even if the reward doesn’t catch an arsonist, that it might at least deter another far more costly fire.”

“At this moment we have 6,656 units of housing under construction,” said Schaaf. “We need to build housing, we need to keep this community safe, and we are serious about that.”

The new arson tip line number is (510) 238-4031.

1 Dead In Fatal Shooting In East Oakland

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — One person is dead after a shooting in East Oakland Saturday night, police reported at 10:11 p.m.

The shooting happened in the area of 102nd Avenue and International Boulevard, according to police.

One person died and another person is injured. No further information is available.

People are asked to avoid the area as traffic routes are impacted.

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