Oakland

Three California cities require the highest salaries in the US to afford a home

We all know San Francisco is one of the most expensive places to live, but what about the rest of California?<p>A recent study shows three California cities (including SF, of course) are more expensive than all other U.S. cities — including New York — when it comes to median home prices and how much …

Mortgages

A’s Khris Davis sidelined with minor quad issue

MESA, Ariz. - A’s slugger Khris Davis won’t play until Sunday at the earliest because of a minor quad issue, manager Bob Melvin said Friday at Hohokam Stadium.<p>Davis, who hit 42 homers last year, didn’t play Thursday as a result of right quad soreness. He’s batting .250 with no homers and five RBIs …

Baseball

Oakland woman is example of Airbnb’s benefits

I heard the tenor saxophone before Cynthia Mackey opened her door.<p>She always has jazz or classical music playing on the stereo. She likes the …

Airbnb

Ex-Raiders CEO on Las Vegas: ‘My heart breaks for Oakland fans’

Former Raiders CEO Amy Trask expressed empathy for Bay Area fans of the Silver and Black in two radio interviews this week as an expected vote Monday …

Las Vegas

Eastside Prep rides 3-point record to D5 girls state title

She’s more than a foot shorter and considerably younger, but Zion Gabriel has something on her NBA idol Klay Thompson.<p>The 5-foot-4 sophomore guard made a state title-game record — any division, either gender — eight three-pointers to lead Eastside Prep-East Palo Alto to its second straight D5 girls …

Basketball

San Jose and Oakland area job markets tumble

SAN JOSE — The Bay Area lost 4,400 jobs during February, mainly due to thousands of jobs erased in Santa Clara County and the East Bay, according to …

Silicon Valley

Warriors game day: Can Golden State dominate new-look Kings?

<b>Warriors vs. Kings</b><p><b>Time:</b> 7:30 p.m.<p><b>Where:</b> Oracle Arena<p><b>Coaches:</b> Steve Kerr, 3rd season with Warriors (196-38 with Warriors and overall); David Joerger, 1st season with Kings (27-44 with Kings and 174-143 overall)<p><b>On air:</b> TV on CSN Bay Area; Radio on 95.7 The Game<p><b>Records:</b> Warriors (57-14); Kings</b> …

Basketball

‘I’m trying to kill them’: A peek into the mind of Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes has a little unfinished business with the Sacramento Kings.<p>Barnes was free to rejoin the Golden State Warriors in February because he was …

NBA

Raiders to Vegas: Will corporate welfare win?

The Raiders belong in Oakland. It’s not just a matter of sentiment. As a place for investment, there is no comparison between the size, wealth and …

San Francisco Bay Area

Oakland Mayor Sends NFL Letter Petitioning to Keep Raiders

Before Monday's vote by NFL owners to determine if the Oakland Raiders will receive approval to relocate to Las Vegas, Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf is …

NFL

The Case for the Raiders Moving to Las Vegas

On Monday, NFL owners will likely vote to approve a prospective move by the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The signs strongly suggest that the Silver …

New Haven

Much focus on A’s prospect Lazarito Armenteros, 17

MESA, Ariz. — No one with the A’s organization, from the front office to the player development staff to equipment manager Steve Vucinich, can recall the team borrowing a 17-year-old minor-leaguer for a Cactus League game.<p>That’s what will happen Saturday, when Oakland brings Lazarito Armenteros …

Baseball

Eight East Bay neighborhoods have lead poisoning rates worse than Flint, Michigan

Meanwhile, Alameda County’s lead screening programs go largely unfunded<p>According to Reuters, childhood lead poisoning is so rife in some California communities that it equals or surpasses levels seen in Flint, Michigan. And the Bay Area has some of the worst lead hot spots in the state.<p>Back in …

Flint

Oakland’s Hail Mary: Mayor outlines plan to keep Raiders in East Bay

OAKLAND — Mayor Libby Schaaf vowed Friday that Oakland is trying to keep the Raiders while for the first time sharing details of investors’ plans in …

San Francisco Bay Area

A’s Jed Lowrie starved for at-bats vs. lefties

MESA, Arizona - Oakland usually has at least two or three switch-hitters, but with Coco Crisp and Billy Burns departing in trades last year, Jed Lowrie is the only remaining A’s player who hits from both sides.<p>And Lowrie, who is coming off foot surgery and a procedure to repair a deviated septum, …

Baseball

Cal promotes Wyking Jones to head men’s basketball coach

Cal will promote assistant coach Wyking Jones to head men’s basketball coach, university officials confirmed Friday. The surprising move completed a two-day whirlwind of negotations after what seemed like a week of inactivity following Cuonzo Martin’s abrupt departure.<p>Jones agreed to a five-year …

College Basketball

Giants’ Posey on the WBC: I’d do it again

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Buster Posey passed Johnny Cueto in a clubhouse hallway Friday morning, smiled, pumped his fist and dropped a "USA! USA!" on his teammate. Cueto, who would have pitched for the Dominican Republic had it reached the final round, smiled right back.<p>Posey, Crawford and Mark Melancon …

World Baseball Classic

Oakland mayor meets with Roger Goodell in last-ditch effort to keep Raiders

With Oakland needing its own improbable “Holy Roller” play to avoid losing the Raiders to Las Vegas, Mayor Libby Schaaf has spoken with NFL …

New Haven

Preview: Kings (27-44) at Warriors (57-14)

Holding the NBA’s best record, the Golden State Warriors are in the midst of a League-best five-game winning streak. For the Kings, that means …

Basketball

State of the Raiders, Oakland and possible Las Vegas relocation

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San Francisco Bay Area

Warriors tonight: 10 Things about the Kings game

1. THE BASICS<p><b>Tipoff:</b> 7:30 p.m. Friday at Oracle Arena. <b>TV:</b> CSN Bay Area. <b>Radio:</b> KGMZ 95.7 “The Game” in Oakland and San Francisco, KRTY 95.3 in San …

Basketball

Gonzaga center Karnowski is not a typical big man

At one point during Thursday’s regional semifinal, Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski took press-breaking into his own massive hands.<p>There he went, all 7-foot-1 and 300 pounds of him, dribbling across halfcourt against West Virginia. Karnowski pulled it off without committing a turnover, so he …

Sports

Warriors blowing a 3-1 lead set to Full House opening credits

The Warriors are blowing a 3-1 lead ‘everywhere you look’ now that it’s been given the Full House opening credits treatment<p>Once upon a time, you …

Sports

Maker of 'impossible burgers' sets up shop in East Oakland

The time has come for burgers that are, well, not quite <i>burgers</i> in the traditional sense.<p>Last summer, much of the food world was abuzz with the …

Burgers

Oakland: Five teens held in robberies, thefts

OAKLAND — Five teens suspected of driving around in stolen cars looking for victims are in custody for a series of robberies and thefts in Oakland, …

Crime

Warriors recall Kevon Looney from Santa Cruz

Forward Kevon Looney has been recalled from the Warriors’ Development League affiliate in Santa Cruz, Golden State announced.<p>Looney, who will be available for the Warriors’ game Friday night against the Kings, is averaging 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game this season. In Santa Cruz’s 106-103 …

Basketball

Port of Oakland to Buy $8.9 Million in Solar Power

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Port of Oakland commissioners voted Thursday night to approve an $8.9 million deal to purchase solar power for the next 20 …

Renewable Energy

AB InBev-backed Golden Road Brewing meets critics in plan for Oakland beer garden

Los Angeles' successful Golden Road Brewing is preparing to set up shop in North Oakland — but not without a struggle.<p>The forthcoming taproom and "nano-brewery," as Golden Road co-founder and president Meg Gill describes it, will be somewhat novel in concept; its business will set up shop in and …

Beer

Athletics cap swap giving fans a chance to trade in Giants hats

The Oakland Athletics are hosting a “Spirit Week” beginning on Monday, part of which is a program that will allow baseball fans to swap a San …

Sports

Carpool cheats on favorite back door to Bay Bridge forces changes

Every driver loves a quick way to sneak onto the Bay Bridge. But some commuters are about to lose a favorite backdoor route: the oft-congested Sterling Street-Bryant Street on-ramp.<p>Hoping to unclog the eastbound on-ramp, transportation officials want to restrict access to carpoolers only earlier in …

San Francisco Bay Area