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October 22, 1991
If the fire that swept through parts of suburban Oakland is any example, disaster loves anniversaries. At least in California. The wildfire, which authorities believe grew from a flareup of a small brush fire extinguished Saturday, blazed through dry canyons and hillsides parched by five straight years of drought. It struck three days after the anniversary of the deadly 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which killed 63.This conflagration was less deadly -- an estimated 10 people died, including a fire battalion chief and a policeman -- but far more costly.
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By Janene Holzberg and For The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
Lecturing on the benefits of regular exercise won't change anyone's sedentary habits, but creating an environment that supports routine physical activity will. That's the message that public health, planning and transportation expert Mark Fenton plans to deliver Thursday evening at the Oakland Mills Meeting House at an event open to all county residents. "To Your Health: How Community Design Can Promote Healthy Lifestyles" is co-sponsored by the Columbia Association and the Horizon Foundation.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,mike.preston@baltsun.com | January 22, 2010
Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson spent a third straight day in Oakland interviewing with the Raiders for a coaching position Thursday. Despite media reports that Raiders owner Al Davis has recently been interviewing candidates for an assistant coaching position, it should not come as a surprise if Raiders coach Tom Cable is fired and Jackson replaces him, according to a source. The Raiders could not be reached for comment. The Raiders like Jackson, 45, because he played a major part in the development of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer, and Oakland also likes what he has done working with Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco the past two seasons.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Oakland Mills football coach Thomas Browne, whose Scorpions won their first homecoming game in more than a decade Friday, was named Ravens High School Coach of the Week. With the 40-31 win over Hammond, the Scorpions improved to 3-0 and need just one more win to match last season's total. They hadn't started a season with three wins since 2010 and are looking for their first winning season since 2003. Browne played on the Scorpions' 1998 state championship team, and he is in his fourth season coaching his alma mater.
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By Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover | June 25, 1999
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Politics, the saying goes, makes strange bedfellows. But it also takes strange turns. Twenty years ago, Jerry Brown was governor of California and his chief of staff was an obscure fellow named Gray Davis. Today, Mr. Davis is governor in Sacramento and Mr. Brown is mayor of Oakland, the economically depressed "other" city across San Francisco Bay.But Mr. Brown, six months into the job, argues that in some ways he's got the better of it. "I don't see that much difference between governor and mayor," he said.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2012
OAKLAND  - If there's one thing that separates the Oakland A's and the Orioles, the American League's two upstarts, it's that the A's young pitching has been a tick better this season. On Saturday, in Oakland's 5-2 victory, A's 23-year-old right-hander Jarrod Parker was a whole lot better than 24-year-old O's lefty Zach Britton, who gave up  five runs and walked four in just four innings. "It's not as good as [Britton] is capable of or we need him to be. So we'll move on,” said Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
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By Justin Fenton and Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has selected former Oakland, Calif., Police Chief Anthony Batts as Baltimore's next police commissioner, bringing in a leader who has been hailed as an innovator but who struggled to push his agenda at his last job. Batts, 52, spent nearly 30 years with the Long Beach, Calif., Police Department - including seven as chief - before taking over the Oakland force in 2009. He resigned in October 2011 after butting heads with the mayor and City Council. He did not return a phone message seeking comment.
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March 3, 1995
Due to a limited seating capacity of 800, the only tickets to tonight's 7 o'clock Class 2A South Region boys basketball championship game between host Oakland Mills and Glenelg will be pre-sold at the two schools today during school hours.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | August 22, 2004
When Jason Giambi left the Oakland Athletics as a free agent and signed with the New York Yankees after the 2001 season, the fans at Network Associates Coliseum never forgave him. Giambi won the Most Valuable Player Award for Oakland in 2000, but when he returned with the Yankees the following season, the A's fans booed him and mocked him, holding up derisive signs and fake, paper money. Tomorrow night will be different, A's third baseman Eric Chavez said. Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada, the 2002 AL MVP, will return for the first time since he left Oakland as a free agent, and Chavez expects a standing ovation.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Evening Sun Staff | September 12, 1990
When Oakland tumbled into the pool of NFL expansion candidates yesterday, repercussions were felt across the country in Baltimore and St. Louis.Early indications, however, were that Al Davis' decision to keep the Raiders in Los Angeles did not carry tidal wave proportions.Herb Belgrad, the front man in Baltimore's bid for an NFL franchise, certainly didn't sound like a man wrought with anxiety after Oakland took the expansion plunge.Belgrad, chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority, said Oakland's inability to reach a long-term agreement with Davis could not be blamed solely on the team's owner.
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Peter Schmuck | July 31, 2014
If reports are true that the Oakland Athletics have made their second blockbuster deal of the summer and sent Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes, then there's really only one way to look at the situation: A's president Billy Beane has decided that it's now or never. He's already traded for starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, so this deal will complete an overhaul of his starting rotation during a season in which the A's already had one of the most effective pitching staffs in the game.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Orioles hope to escape O.co Coliseum with a series win in Sunday's series finale against the Oakland Athletics. Right-hander Kevin Gausman, who held Oakland to one run and four hits in a career-high seven innings June 7 at Camden Yards, takes the mound for the Orioles on Sunday. He is 1-0 with a 0.79 ERA in two road starts this season. Right-hander Sonny Gray will start for the Athletics. He is 4-0 with a 2.41 ERA over his last five starts. He allowed five runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings June 7 against the Orioles.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. - After throwing off a mound for the first time since going on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle, Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez could pitch a minor league rehabilitation game by the middle of next week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday. Jimenez tested his ankle with a bullpen session during the Orioles' post-All-Star-break workout in Oakland on Thursday and was pleased with the progress of his recovery. He will throw another bullpen session Sunday.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
OAKLAND, CALIF. - Any question as to whether Oakland Athletics fans had forgotten about Manny Machado's bat toss and confrontation with A's third baseman Josh Donaldson last month were answered quickly Friday night in the Orioles' series opener here.  Oakland fans booed Machado every opportunity they got from pregame introductions to the first time he ran out to his position at third base in the bottom of the first inning. When Machado threw out Yoenis Cespedes to end the bottom of the third, the crowd booed from the time he fielded the ball all the way into the dugout.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif.  -- When the Orioles open the second half Friday at the O.co Coliseum, it also marks third baseman Manny Machado's first game against the Oakland Athletics since June 8, when he was ejected for tossing his bat, an incident that led to a five-game suspension and heavy criticism from Oakland players. Machado said he has moved on from the incident, but it will be the first time he will be on the field with A's who criticized Machado's actions following the bat toss and Machado's confrontation with third baseman Josh Donaldson for what he thought was a hard tag. “It's something that's just part of baseball,” Machado said following the Orioles' team workout Thursday.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
The Orioles' plan all along was to let Kevin Gausman loose in the second half of this season. It took some rigid discipline - limiting his innings and pitch counts earlier this year - in order to preserve him for the stretch run. It also included some unpopular roster moves as the right-hander shuttled back and forth to the minor leagues. When the Orioles needed an extra relief pitcher, Gausman usually was the player sent to manager Buck Showalter's office to be told he was being optioned.
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By Mary Anne Ostrom and Frances Dinkelspiel and Mary Anne Ostrom and Frances Dinkelspiel,Knight-Ridder News Service | July 29, 1991
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Following a bizarre trail that led them to a Phoenix call girl and a Texas bar, authorities Saturday arrested an Oakland Coliseum concessions manager accused of stealing more than $700,000 in receipts from refreshment sales at last weekend's baseball games.Thomas Edward Hagins, 29, of Berkeley, Calif., was arrested by FBI agents at a hotel near Dallas about 10 hours after authorities confiscated four boxes at the Dallas Greyhound station. The boxes were believed to contain most of the missing money, estimated at $773,000.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | June 3, 1993
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Shortstop Cal Ripken had a tough time negotiating the infield at the Oakland Coliseum this week, making three errors in the final two games of the series against the Oakland Athletics.Ripken had his first multiple-error game in more than a year Tuesday night, then bobbled a fourth-inning grounder by Mike Bordick in the series finale.In the space of less than 24 hours, he committed as many errors as he did during the entire 1990 season. He nearly doubled his error total for the season, going from four to seven.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
I'm taking the Coffee Companion, where I recap the day and weekend's sports headlines, on the road today. I'm in Charlottesville, Va,. for Maryland's NCAA super regional in accommodations that provide neither coffee nor complimentary shampoo, and yet I'm still willing to deliver this summary goodness for you all this morning. I'm a modern-day Karl Malone if you ask me. - Manny Machado drew the ire of the baseball world Sunday when he knocked Oakland catcher Derek Norris out of the game when he hit him with a couple bat swings, then lost his grip on his bat after a couple inside pitches.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
The Orioles were schooled Sunday afternoon in an 11-1 rout at Camden Yards by an Oakland Athletics team that boasts the best record in the American League. And if this series were a barometer to gauge where the Orioles measured up against the high-flying Athletics, the test ended in ugly fashion. Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was wildly inefficient, lasting just 2 1/3 innings. He left his shortest outing of the season after giving up six runs in the third inning. The Orioles issued a season-high 11 walks, the most they've allowed in nearly six years.
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