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Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman makes a throwing error on San Diego Padres' Manny Machado's ground ball during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Reliable third baseman Matt Chapman earns big raise from A's

Jan. 16, 2021 12:50 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Slick-fielding third baseman Matt Chapman reached agreement Friday on a guaranteed $6.49 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics to avoid arbitration, and the club also secured deals with its five other arbitration-eligible players. Chapman earned a hefty raise after...

Athletics acquire reliever Turley from Pirates for $60,000

Jan. 14, 2021 3:56 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Left-hander Nik Turley was traded to the Athletics on Thursday from the Pittsburgh Pirates for $60,000, giving Oakland a reliable reliever for late in games after losing closer Liam Hendriks in free agency. Turley went 0-3 with a 4.98 ERA and one save over 25 relief outings —...

FILE - This file photo from exclusive video provided by San Francisco TV station KGO-TV, made late Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, shows Derick Ion Almena, right, and Micah Allison, the couple who operated the Ghost Ship warehouse where dozens died in a fire, at an Oakland, Calif., courthouse. Almena, facing a second trial after a 2016 fire killed 36 partygoers at a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse he's accused of illegally converting into a cluttered artists enclave, is expected to plead guilty later this month, relatives of several of the victims said. Almena, 50, is expected to plead guilty to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter on Jan. 22, 2021. (KGO-TV via AP, File)

Man accused in fire that killed 36 expected to plead guilty

Jan. 14, 2021 2:50 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man facing a second trial after a fire killed 36 partygoers at a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse he’s accused of illegally converting into a cluttered artists enclave is expected to plead guilty later this month, relatives of several of the victims said. Derick Almena, 50,...

FILE - In this June 13, 2011 file photo protesters on behalf of shooting victim Oscar Grant gather at the the U.S. District Court building in Los Angeles. A San Francisco Bay Area prosecutor will not file felony murder charges against a second transit officer involved in the shooting death of the 22-year-old Grant at a train station in 2009, saying that the officer did not personally kill Grant nor did he aid or abet the officer who did. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, file)

No charges against 2nd officer in 2009 shooting of Black man

Jan. 11, 2021 8:35 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area prosecutor will not file a murder charge against a second transit officer involved in the shooting death of a 22-year-old Black man at a train station in 2009, saying the officer did not personally kill Oscar Grant or aid or abet the officer who did. Grant...

Helicopter drops huge A/C unit onto California street

Jan. 10, 2021 1:33 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A huge industrial air conditioning unit crashed onto a downtown Oakland, California, street seconds after it was lifted by a helicopter. Witnesses tell the Mercury News that nobody was hurt when the cables snapped and the unit about the size of a truck fell onto the pavement and...

Oakland vows to 'root out' cops who endorse Capitol takeover

Jan. 9, 2021 1:34 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Police Department has opened an investigation into allegations that its officers endorsed or participated on social media accounts that contain objectionable content about the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. “Whether on or off duty, employees of OPD are...

The emergency entrance at the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center is shown in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. A Kaiser Permanente employee is dead and dozens of workers have contracted the coronavirus after a staffer appeared at a Northern California medical center wearing an inflatable, air-powered holiday costume on Christmas Day, the hospital and health care company said Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group via AP)

Hospital fined $43,000 for deadly post-holiday outbreak

Jan. 8, 2021 6:25 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Kaiser Permanente has been fined $43,000 for failing to report a deadly coronavirus outbreak that may have been caused by an inflatable holiday costume worn by an unknowingly infected staffer on Christmas Day. The number of cases linked to the outbreak at the Kaiser San Jose...

Henry 1, the Sonoma County, Calif., Sheriff's helicopter team, searches Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, for two missing children that were swept away in the surf at Blind Beach, right, that also killed their father Sunday afternoon near Jenner, Calif. A 40-year-old man died after he tried to rescue his two young children who were swept away by a sneaker wave in Sonoma County and are now presumed dead, authorities said. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)

Search continues for 2 kids swept by ocean in Sonoma County

Jan. 5, 2021 2:46 PM EST

JENNER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities were searching Tuesday for two children who were swept off their feet by a powerful wave along with their parents over the weekend. Their mother was able to make it to shore, but their father died trying to save them. Their father, Michael Wyman, 40, drowned Sunday trying...

Dr. David Tom Cooke, head of general thoracic surgery at UC Davis Health, poses outside the UC Davis Medical center in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Cooke participated in Pfizer's clinical trial for the coronavirus as part of an effort to reduce skepticism about the vaccine among African Americans. He's now promoting the vaccine's safety and the importance of taking it on his social media pages. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Black California surgeon 'walks the walk' on virus vaccine

Jan. 4, 2021 11:53 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. David Tom Cooke says his choice to participate in a clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine is like his grandmother’s decision to leave the Jim Crow South to work in California’s naval shipyards during World War II. She was determined to contribute even though...

Sculpture honoring Breonna Taylor smashed in California

Dec. 28, 2020 9:08 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police are investigating after a sculpture of Breonna Taylor was smashed to pieces in downtown Oakland over the weekend, authorities said. The bust was installed just two weeks ago to honor Taylor, the Black woman killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky during a drug raid last...