Breast cancer awareness day at A's game: Two-time breast cancer survivor Kaki Saxon-Moyce will throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Oakland A's v. Texas Rangers game today during a breast cancer awareness fundraiser.
As many as 500 people in hot pink A's jerseys will gather at noon in center field to shape a pink awareness ribbon. Doves and pink balloons will be released in the stadium afterward.
The 10th annual Oakland A's Breast Cancer Awareness Day's ticket proceeds go to the American Cancer Society and Northern California Cancer Center for breast cancer research, education and patient care.
"I think throwing the first pitch is the greatest honor I've received in my adult life," Saxon-Moyce said. "When I'm on the field with the others wearing hot pink shirts and hats, carrying balloons, I feel so raised up."
The fundraiser has raised $850,000 since it began in 1998. Ticket prices vary. For information, visit oaklandathletics.com.
— Angela Hart
Driver missing after crash on Bay Bridge: A fiery crash closed the entire eastbound Bay Bridge early Friday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.
The driver never was located, said CHP Officer Shawn Chase said.
The mess began about 2:48 a.m. with a hit-and-run accident in the eastbound lanes of the Bay Bridge, Chase said. A Toyota 4Runner struck a Honda, causing the Honda to spin out. The Toyota driver kept going, but a mile east, the Toyota caught fire and witnesses said a driver jumped out of the vehicle, Chase said.
The Oakland Fire Department was called and put out the fire. However the driver was missing, Chase said. Some witnesses said the driver, a man, may have jumped off the bridge into the water, he said. But another witness saw the driver jumping into another car and driving away.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Honda was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries.
"We located the owner of the 4Runner, but he said someone else was driving," Chase said.
The incident forced closure of the entire Bay Bridge for 13 minutes, he said. The bridge reopened at 3:38 a.m.
— William Brand
Man stabbed in attempted robbery: A woman broke into an Oakland home Thursday night, stabbing one resident in an attempted robbery.
The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. on Elysian Fields Drive, near Golf Links Road, when a woman knocked on the front door of the home and told an occupant she wanted keys to the car outside.
The occupant closed the door on the woman, who then broke a window of the home and attacked the man with a butcher knife. The occupant's wife fled to the home of a neighbor, who then went to the victim's home to help the husband.
The neighbor and the husband disarmed the woman as police arrived at the scene. The husband was stabbed in the arm but did not require medical assistance.
The woman was arrested and charged with home invasion and assault with a deadly weapon.
— Chris Metinko
Free math circle for students: Middle and high school students who like math and want to learn about creative problem solving and theories outside the classroom curriculum can attend a free weekly after-school program at Laney College taught by professors and graduate students.
The Oakland/East Bay Math Circle will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday from Sept. 18 to Nov. 20, and from Feb. 5 to May 14. Snacks will be offered for 15 minutes before the classes meet.
Parents who are interested in enrolling their children should visit www.mathcircles.com. Attendance is not mandatory and students can join after the sessions are underway.
All classes will be held at Laney College, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, which is accessible by BART and AC Transit.
For more information, call (510) 642-0448 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Elizabeth Pfeffer
victim of apparent suicide found along shoreline: A man whose body was found Friday morning along the shoreline of the Oakland-Alameda Estuary apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
Investigators recovered a handgun near the body of the 63-year-old Oakland resident. His silver 2009 Toyota sedan was parked nearby.
Alameda police Detective Sgt. Kevin McNiff declined to release the man's name, saying it remained unclear whether his family had been notified of the death.
The body was found in the 2000 block of Main Street near a city dog park and the Ferry Terminal parking lot.
A ferry rider and a man walking his dog reported the body, McNiff said.
Ferry spokesman Ernest Sanchez said service was not disrupted as a result of the incident.
— Peter Hegarty