With drama at a minimum as the Raiders officially opened training camp on Monday other than the unexpected resignation of assistant line coach Steve Wisniewski over the weekend, new coach Dennis Allen’s mission is to change the culture of an organization which hasn’t had a winning season in the last nine years, topping out at .500 in 2010 and 2011. Read More
On top of worrying about violent johns out on the streets, authorities say Asian prostitutes in the Bay Area are now being targeted in their own homes by thieves lusting for cash.
A woman and two men are facing multiple felony charges in connection with a July 11 home-invasion robbery in San Mateo that police believe was part of a ring targeting sex workers. Read More
Think eco-friendly jobs are only in the white-collar workplace? Guess again.
While San Francisco likes to think of itself as a green environment, the website Thumbtack compiled a report that backs up that claim. The South of Market-based company said San Francisco has the highest number of environmentally conscious service professionals of any big city in the U.S. Read More
The A’s just might be the best story in baseball right now.
A club picked to finish last in the division by most experts is 14-2 in July after beating the New York Yankees in four consecutive games at the Coliseum — and winning each game by one run, including Sunday’s 5-4 win in 12 innings.
In fact, the A’s have won five one-run games in a row for the first time in franchise history, which started in 1901. Read More
President Barack Obama touched down in San Francisco Sunday evening for a brief fundraising visit, following a stop in Colorado to mourn the victims of a mass movie theater shooting that left 12 dead Friday.
President Obama, who was originally scheduled to arrive in the Bay Area on today, arrived at San Francisco International Airport at 8:15 p.m. Sunday. Read More
After a dismal start, the A’s have moved into contention for a wild-card berth after winning 21 of their past 34 games.
The A’s are 43-43 and just 2½ games out of the second wild-card spot as they begin the second half with a three-game set against the Minnesota Twins, who have also played better in recent weeks.
The Twins are 26-23 since May 16, but their 36-49 overall record has them 11 games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox in the AL Central. Read More
A young man accused of leaving the scene of a crash that killed his friend in the Bayview district Friday had been spinning doughnuts with his car prior to the accident, prosecutors said.
Daniel Lara, 18, of San Francisco appeared in court Wednesday on five felony counts related to the crash that claimed the life of 19-year-old Eduardo Perez, who died in his brother’s arms at the scene, authorities said. Bail was set at $900,000, and Lara is expected to enter a plea Friday. Read More
A parolee suspected of being drunk allegedly caused Thursday morning’s commute nightmare on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge after he crashed his car and shot off a gun during a failed attempt to flee from cops.
At 1:34 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported, 29-year-old Oakland felon Antonio Roberson — who’s been convicted of human trafficking — was heading east when he crashed his 1984 Cadillac Eldorado into the guardrail near the S-curve. Read More
Coco Crisp burned his former team for the second day in a row.
The outfielder tripled and scored the tie-breaking run in the seventh inning of the A’s 3-2 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday at the Coliseum. A night earlier, Crisp drove in two of the A’s three runs, including the game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth.
The A’s completed a three-game sweep of Boston, their first sweep of the Red Sox since May 2008. Read More
Ben Davidson, who died Tuesday, was a true original.
Davidson came to the Raiders in 1966, after brief stints with the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins. Al Davis was a good judge of talent at that point and he realized that all Ben needed was a chance. He was relentless as a defensive end, playing as hard on the last snap of the game as the first. Read More