Oakland one step closer to having professional women's basketball team

Oakland is a step closer to having a professional women's basketball team.
 

Former WNBA star Alana Beard is now leading the ownership group hoping to bring a team to the East Bay. 

Beard starred at Duke University and then with the Washington Mystics. 

She's now partnering with the African American Sports and Entertainment Group, trying to get a team in Oakland. 

"I've always envisioned being an owner in an WNBA team," she said on Thursday. "I reached out, and it just made sense to partner on this, to come together to bring something special to the community of Oakland." 

The Oakland City Council has already approved selling the city's 50-percent interest in the Oakland Coliseum complex to the entertainment group.

E-40 launches 'Goon With The Spoon' sausage and burrito line

Vallejo native and rapper, E-40 is now dabbling in the food industry. He has launched his own brand of sausages and burritos that are now available.

Chase Center passes city inspection after fatal concert fall, ready to host Warriors' opener

Chase Center is ready to host the Warriors home opener Thursday night after the Department of Building Inspection has given the venue the all clear following a pair of falls at a Sunday night concert. The venue has said it is safe and ready for Dubs fans.