Kevin Fixler
    Sport Matters

13 December 2010

Bridge toll increase causing turmoil in casual carpool community

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During the morning rush hour, commuters in cities across the East Bay climb into a stranger’s car. It’s part of casual carpooling, an informal ride-share system to save time and money while crossing the Bay Bridge. But a recent toll increase is causing turmoil in the casual carpool community.

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10 December 2010

East Bay fencers part of growing Northern California trend

Although fencing is often thought of as an East Coast sport for the elite, the East Bay Fencers Gym in downtown Oakland is helping to disprove this long-held understanding of this somewhat obscure sport.

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5 December 2010

Oakland dog show helps raise money for community

On Saturday afternoon in Oakland, a small group of dedicated dog owners got together to show off their primped pups for a good cause.

Participants in the Do You Look Like Your Dog? Fashion Show brought their holiday adorned pooches to Pride and Pedigree, a dog academy that can house as many as 40 canines located at 437 25th St., to try and take home bragging rights in categories that included Best Look-A-Like, Most Original Costume and Audience Favorite.

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2 December 2010

A’s fans cheer on proposal for new Oakland ballpark

It was standing room only at City Hall Wednesday night as Oakland Athletics fans packed a planning commission meeting to cheer a proposal for a new baseball stadium near Jack London Square.

A’s fans wearing jerseys, hats and helmets squeezed into the Oakland City Planning Commission’s small meeting room, turning the hearing into the team’s first overflow crowd in recent memory.

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