2 charged for deadly Oakland warehouse blaze that killed 36

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND, Calif. — A man who authorities say illegally rented out space in an Oakland warehouse that caught fire, killing 36 partygoers, and another man who organized the event were each charged Monday with three dozen counts of involuntary manslaughter

Epic Beard Man: Another Day in Oakland

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

A few days ago there was a fight on an Oakland bus between a 50 year old black man and a 67 year old white man who was wearing a T-shirt that read "I AM A MOTHERFUCKER." Vietnam Tom; infamous in Oakland for his reputation of belligerence.

Entrepreneurs and Investors Meet in Oakland for Marijuana Business Conference

Inc Startups

The third annual National Cannabis Industry Association Conference will draw 3,000 entrepreneurs and investors this week for seminars, keynotes, and workshops around how to make it in the cannabis industry

Western Carolina knocks off Oakland 88-79 in 2OT

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — James Sinclair slammed home a dunk with 23 seconds remaining in double overtime to secure Western Carolina''s 88-79 victory over Oakland on Monday night ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP)

Google, Shazam, and Ticketfly Among Tech Companies Donating to Oakland Fire Victims

Inc Startups

A devastating fire in the city's Fruitvale district has left at least 36 dead. Bay Area companies are donating money, food, and event space to victims, first-responders, and their families

Uber's Move to Oakland Stokes Fears of Gentrification @Tess_Townsend

Inc Startups

The company is taking over the downtown area's iconic former Sears building

Reverend Jesse Jackson: 'Oakland Can Be the Land of Promise' in Tech

Inc Startups

At the Capital Connections Conference on Thursday, the politician and civil rights activist said the tech industry has hit a turning point with diversity, but there's still work to be done

Panthers return to Bay Area to face Raiders

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CAROLINA (4-6) vs. OAKLAND (8-2

Moneyball is Innovationball

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Books & Reviews Entrepreneurial Innovation Pop Culture Billy Beane Brad Pitt change conflict film review Gregg Fraley Jonah Hill Kerris Dorsey leadership methodology Moneyball Oakland A's Oakland Athletics Philip Seymour Hoffman resistance risk risk-takingAs in-flight entertainment luck would have it, I’ve now seen the film Moneyball twice within a week. On the surface Moneyball is a true-story film about baseball — but it’s really an innovation story.

The $100 Million Man: Raiders to Pay John Gruden $10 Million for 10 Years. Crazy? Maybe Not

Inc Startups

Jon Gruden will earn $100 million to coach the Oakland Raiders. Is he worth it?

Moneyball is Innovationball

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I always like the charming Brad Pitt , and he’s good here in a tailor-made part as Oakland Athletic’s General Manager Billy Beane. Books & Reviews Entrepreneurial Innovation Pop Culture Billy Beane Brad Pitt change conflict film review Gregg Fraley Jonah Hill Kerris Dorsey leadership methodology Moneyball Oakland A's Oakland Athletics Philip Seymour Hoffman resistance risk risk-taking

Derek Carr overcomes injury to rally Raiders past Panthers 35-32

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND, Calif. Derek Carr came back from an injured pinkie to lead another fourth-quarter comeback and the Oakland Raiders won their fifth straight game, beating the Carolina Panthers 35-32 on Sunday

Panthers, Raiders undergo role reversal in past year

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) AP) — The Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders have undergone a bit of a role reversal the past 10 months

Raiders sign draft picks Brandon Parker, Nick Nelson

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed third-round tackle Brandon Parker and fourth-round cornerback Nick Nelson to rookie contracts ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP)

Uber Is Moving. Its New Neighbors Are a Little Worried

Inc Startups

Uber won't move to Oakland for at least another 18 months, but already it has butted heads with local groups

Norwegian To Begin Flying Stockholm/Oslo-Oakland Routes This May

ArcticStartup

After groggily checking Facebook this morning we''re happy to hear that Norwegian will begin flying direct from Stockholm (ARN) to Oakland (OAK) twice a week, starting May 3. For some time now, Nordic and Baltic entrepreneurs have been begging for better connections to San Francisco.

Why I'm Building My Business Using The 'Moneyball' Strategy

Inc Startups

Discover how I'm growing and expanding my business using the same strategy that propelled the Oakland A's to defy the odds and become World Series Champions.

Stephen Curry wants ownership stake in hometown Panthers

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) AP) — As a longtime fan of the Carolina Panthers, Stephen Curry is absolutely interested in having an ownership stake in the team

Mack, Carr rally Raiders to 35-32 win over Panthers

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) AP) — After getting a rude introduction to the NFL after losing their first 10 games as rookies in 2014, Derek Carr and Khalil Mack have put the Oakland Raiders at the top of the AFC just two

Why The Only Female CEO of an NFL Team Ever Says Gender is Irrelevant

Inc Startups

Amy Trask, former CEO of the Oakland Raiders and current CEO of the 3-on-3 basketball league 'BIG3', explains how she's found so much success where no other woman has

GOP tax bill would have impact on pro, college sports

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Oakland Raiders decided to move to Las Vegas largely because Clark County, Nevada, agreed to finance a new stadium with $750 million in tax-exempt bonds.

Nextdoor Under Pressure to Reduce Racial Profiling

Inc Startups

The neighborhood social network may face an ultimatum from the city of Oakland if it doesn't change its model for crime reporting to discourage racial bias

Funky Buddha Brewery to get national exposure

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) AP) — A South Florida brewery with a cult following is about to get some national exposure

When Stephen Curry sees Mark Few, it's fond NCAA memories

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND, Calif. Mark Few watched the Golden State Warriors practice Tuesday as they prepared for Game 2 of their playoff series against Portland, and the Gonzaga coach was sure to remind Stephen Curry that Few had seen him shoot

When Stephen Curry sees Mark Few, it's fond NCAA memories

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) AP) — Mark Few watched the Golden State Warriors practice Tuesday as they prepared for Game 2 of their playoff series against Portland, and the Gonzaga coach was sure to remind Stephen Curry that Few had seen him

Raiders promote LBs Adams, Cowser to active roster

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — The Oakland Raiders have promoted linebackers Tyrell Adams and James Cowser from the practice squad to the active roster ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP)

Warriors sign James Michael McAdoo for remainder of season

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) AP) — The Golden State Warriors have signed forward James Michael McAdoo for the remainder of the season

Stephen Curry's 3-point clinic leads Warriors past Hornets

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) AP) — With dad Dell watching live Wednesday night, Stephen Curry hit 11 3-pointers and scored 39 points in three quarters, coming back with vengeance from a one-game absence while ill and leading the Golden State Warriors to

Newton, Panthers deal with another Bay Area bummer

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) AP) — Cam Newton's return to the Bay Area finished in similar fashion to his last trip here for the Super Bowl: a lost fumble on a strip sack that ended any hopes for a Carolina comeback

Sungevity: The Future Looks Bright

Inc Startups

Here, Danny Kennedy, co-founder of Oakland-based Sungevity, shows how it''s done A sunny disposition is a must when you''re a solar entrepreneur.

Carr throws for 4 TDs, Raiders outlast Bucs 30-24 in OT

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Derek Carr threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Seth Roberts with 1:45 remaining in overtime, capping a record-breaking day for the Oakland Raiders in a 30-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday TAMPA, Fla. (AP)

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Oracle Cloud: If you build it, will they come?

deal architect

I flew into Oakland and took the new people-mover from the airport to the BART station at the venue which Oracle sponsors. The Coliseum loomed large for me this week at Oracle OpenWorld. So much more appealing and efficient than. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

FlightCar Launches into Austin’s Hipsterdom

SiliconHills

The San Francisco-based company also launched in Oakland, Calif. “Ranking high on every “Most Hipster City” list, Austin and Oakland are both well known for their vibrant millennial communities who squeeze […] The post FlightCar Launches into Austin’s Hipsterdom appeared first on SiliconHills. FlightCar, the peer-to-peer car sharing service, launched in Austin on Dec. In a post on Tumblr, FlightCar calls both cities havens for hipsters.

The Year of Startups Everywhere

Feld Thoughts

I’ve asserted for a long time that Silicon Valley is a collection of startup communities, which includes San Francisco, Marin (the first board I was on – in 1994 – was for a company in San Rafael), Oakland, Redwood *, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Menlo Park, and Sunnyvale.

The Boys - and Data - of Summer

deal architect

Billy Beane of the Oakland A''s - Mr. Moneyball - is prominent in my post. I wrote this post about Sabremetrics and Selling for the salesforce blog. He will also be keynoting at the HP Vertica Big Data conference in. Industry Commentary

Book: Cumulus

Feld Thoughts

Eliot nails a dystopian future set in Oakland that incorporates the evolution of all the tech we are currently using. If you are a looking for an awesome sci-fi book to read, download Cumulus by Eliot Peper right now.

Michigan police seek AWOL Marine who threatened to kill wife

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — The Oakland County sheriff's department says deputies are looking for a Marine who broke out of custody in North Carolina and is threatening to kill his estranged wife in suburbaPONTIAC, Mich. (AP)

Calipari, Izzo to be part of golf event for cancer awareness

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DETROIT (AP) — John Calipari, Tom Izzo and John Beilein are part of an impressive roster of coaches who will be participating in a round of golf at Oakland Hills Country Club on June 1 to raise money

Former Raider lineman Mo Collins dead at 38

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — The West Charlotte high school athletic director says former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman and the school''s football coach Mo Collins died Sunday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) He was 38

Book: Neon Fever Rising

Feld Thoughts

When Eliot wrote Cumulus, he moved away from Mara but retrenched in his home town of Oakland. You’ll have to wait a little while for it, but this time, instead of Oakland, Eliot takes us to Burning Man and spend 90% of the book there over the course of a week. Neon Fever Rising by Eliot Peper was outstanding. But you can’t read it yet as it’s still in draft form. Eliot’s last book Cumulus was published a few weeks ago and has gotten awesome reviews.