Oakland council set to approve $4 million hills fire-prevention grant

The grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency took nine years, but opposition remains 
Josie Lepe
Sweetie gets tickets, and she and her daughter will attend the series opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday at Oracle Arena.  
 
OAKLAND -- A jury on Monday convicted a third man of first-degree murder in an Oakland girl's killing, but rejected an allegation that he was one of the shooters.  
 
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Chief of Police Sean Whent will be at the ceremony honoring 400 elementary school students who ensure classmates get across streets safely.  
 
Waste Management contracts with a falconer, who uses trained hawks to disperse gulls at its San Leandro transfer station.  
 
Spirit Airlines has announced plans for two daily non-stop flights from Oakland International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) starting in November.  
 
A motorcyclist killed in a crash on Interstate Highway 580 in Oakland early Saturday morning was identified today as a 37-year-old Oakland resident.Julius Lewis was killed when his motorcycle crashed on the highway near the Coolidge Avenue on-ramp, according to the Alameda County coroner's bureau.  
 
A man seeking payment for a broken toilet was stabbed in East Oakland where the suspect was arrested.  
 
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James will be facing the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, but when he was a teenager, he spent summers playing for the Oakland Soldiers traveling team.  
 
Jim Gensheimer
A Golden State Warriors fan says a title is deserved after the decades of losing that never deterred fans from packing the arena