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London, England – It took going across the pond for the Raiders to experience their worst defeat of the season. After scoring on opening drive, Oakland looked lost for the remaining game. It appeared the play calls might’ve been the catalyst to this defeat. Nothing seemed in synch on both the offense and defense thus the Miami Dolphins handed the Raiders a 38-14 loss headed into their bye week.

< p>“Obviously, we did not play well,” head coach Dennis Allen said. “We turned the ball over, we did not stop them on defense. We gave up too many explosive plays.”

The usual laid back coach showed no signs of panic when addressed if he would still be head coach after the bye. In front of a sellout crowd of 83,436 Oakland had no defensive stops to slow the Dolphins offense down after they scored multiple touchdowns in each quarter. Derek Carr left the game with a knee injury in the third and Matt McGloin came in giving up two crucial turnovers in the process.

The Raiders had their best offensive drive this season. On opening drive Carr found James Jones for 30 yards and the first down. Carr then found two other open wide receivers before finding Brian Leonhardt in the end zone for the 3-yard touchdown. Carr moved the offense down field quickly and with ease. Oakland looked more like a playoff team than a team looking or their first win.

But that didn’t last long before the Raiders were shut down by Miami’s defense. Ryan Tannehill threw two touchdowns and completed 23 of 31 passes for 278 yards. He got a huge first down with a 35-yard pass to Brian Hartline to start their drive in the first. Then Tannehill threw a short 13-yard pass to Mike Wallace who bullied his way through the Raiders defense in the end zone for a touchdown to start the second quarter.

“I know I wasn’t playing up to standards the last few weeks, so I wanted to come out and personally play better,” said Tannehill. “My teammates demand that from me and they expect that from me, and to finally come out and do that felt good.”

The Raiders offense struggled in finding that momentum from their opening drive and failed to move the ball. The Dolphins defense dominated by smothering Carr and his offense throughout the second quarter. But the Raiders got lucky when Miami’s punt returner Jarvis Laundry fumbled the ball. But again Oakland’s offense flatlined and punted the ball away.

“We were feeling great, we were all hitting our assignments,” Carr said. “We were doing good things but things we did in practice this week; we messed up during the game after that drive. It’s just frustrating, little things like that but we’ll all go back to work, we’ll get better and get this thing right”

With two minutes left in the quarter Tannehill went deep to find a wide open Dion Sims for an 18-yard touchdown. The half ended with Miami up 23-7. Lamar Miller rushed for two more touchdowns, and cornerback Cortland Finnegan ran back a recovered fumble for a 50-yard touchdown.

Carr was taken out in the third quarter after injuring his left knee and ankle. He was replaced by Matt McGloin who tried to chase Finnegan after he recovered a bad snap by Oakland for a touchdown on his second play. He did find Andre Homes in the fourth for a 22-yard touchdown.

“It’s just a ankle sprain right now and a sprained MCL, I’ll be back after the bye,” explained Carr.

“Things started off good and then they unraveled after that and we never caught hold of the game,” Charles Woodson said. “At that point it was all downhill after that. It’s disappointing that we weren’t able to come out here and play better but hats off to the Dolphins because they came out and executed.”

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De La Fuente Runs for Mayor

De La Fuente said he “will not tolerate homeless encampments where violence and drug abuse are rampant.” These encroachers are disrespecting our neighborhoods, our schools, our businesses, our residents, taking over our parks and defacing our city. He said the residents and businesses in our low-income flatland neighborhoods have been disproportionately affected by these encampments, and they deserve better. In collaboration with the county, we will serve our homeless residents who need it most, but not at the expense of other residents and businesses in our city.”

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Photo Caption: Ignacio De La Fuente

By Paul Cobb and news services

Ignacio De La Fuente, the former President of the Oakland City Council for 11 years, says he will run for mayor to rescue the city from its deep troubles.

He said he is returning to political leadership after a 10-year absence. Claiming that he is “sick and tired of what’s happening to our city,” and he can’t just stand by and witness “the city that I love become a place where people are afraid to walk the streets, to take their children to parks, to go out to dinner with their families or to park their cars on the street. I cannot let our city continue [to] be a place where seniors are assaulted and robbed in broad daylight, a place where illegal side-shows are constant throughout the city and a place where children are being shot and killed! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Oakland is not a dumping ground, and it is time to take action!”

He, along with the support of his former council colleague Nate Miley, who is now serving as an Alameda County Supervisor, and who is sponsoring a fundraiser for De La Fuente, has boldly declared that he will “do whatever it takes to increase the number of police officers, but I will give them the resources that they need to help them do their job, but above all, I will provide them the back up and political support that they need and deserve to perform their job for our residents and for our businesses.”

He said he “will not tolerate homeless encampments where violence and drug abuse are rampant.” These encroachers are disrespecting our neighborhoods, our schools, our businesses, our residents, taking over our parks and defacing our city. De La Fuente said the residents and businesses in our low-income flatland neighborhoods have been disproportionately affected by these encampments, and they deserve better. In collaboration with the county, we will serve our homeless residents who need it most, but not at the expense of other residents and businesses in our city.”

He wants to change the focus and emphasis of how the city spends its infrastructure money on what is truly needed by “repairing potholes, taking back and beautifying our parks, fixing our sewers and providing robust programming for our recreation centers and libraries to enrich the lives of our kids and seniors.”

In a characteristic fearless, colorful style that he achieved a no-nonsense reputation De La Fuente announced “The job of mayor is not for the faint of heart! Oakland is a great city that needs a mayor with the political backbone and experience to make the tough decisions to get this city back on track!

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Oakland Post: Week of June 22 – 28, 2022

The printed Weekly Edition of the Oakland Post for the week of June 22 – 28, 2022

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The printed Weekly Edition of the Oakland Post for the week of June 22 - 28, 2022

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Sheriff’s Deputies Skate with Marin City Youth

Sgt. Scotto and Deputy Gasparini, two officers from the Marin County Probation Department, came to interact with the youths and help them learn to skate and play basketball. Sharika Gregory, who hosted the event, really appreciates how Scotto and Gasparini interacted with the kids and said that it made a great difference.

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Top: Scotto lifting Aria, 7, so she can make her basketball shot. Middle: Sgt. Scotto and Dep. Gasparini of the Marin County Probation Department. Bottom: Scotto playing limbo. (Photos by Godfrey Lee)
Top: Scotto lifting Aria, 7, so she can make her basketball shot. Middle: Sgt. Scotto and Dep. Gasparini of the Marin County Probation Department. Bottom: Scotto playing limbo. (Photos by Godfrey Lee)

By Godfrey Lee

The Father’s Day Skating event on Sunday, June 12, at the Golden Gate Village’s Basketball Court in Marin City was a successful event that contributed positively to the relationship between the Marin County Sheriff’s Department and the Marin City community and helped some of the children get to know the officers.

Sgt. Scotto and Deputy Gasparini, two officers from the Marin County Probation Department, came to interact with the youths and help them learn to skate and play basketball. Sharika Gregory, who hosted the event, really appreciates how Scotto and Gasparini interacted with the kids and said that it made a great difference.

During the event, Scotto helped lift Aria, a 7-year-old girl, so she could make a basketball shot into the basket. Later Scotto played limbo with the children and tried his best to go under the rope.

The community generously contributed to the skating event. The Corte Madera Safeway and Costco donated the food. The Costco in Novato gave the skates. The Target in Marin City and the Marin County Probation Department also gave skates and gift cards.

Rev. Stephanie Ryder and the Redwood Presbyterian Church in Larkspur, also donated money to help to buy more skates for the events.

Gregory said that this was a very wholesome event for the community and will continue to host similar events in the future.

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