Ainjel Emme (born September 28, 1978) is a singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas. Born outside of Oakland, California, Emme was raised on the road with her mother, also a singer/songwriter, before settling down in Austin in 1991. She has been playing musical instruments by ear since the age of three, when she began teaching herself to play piano. She has since established herself as an accomplished vocalist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, and keyboardist. She produces and releases her own recordings on her Sparrowheart Music record label. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ainjel Emme"
Alan Thomas Hrabosky (born July 21, 1949 in Oakland, California) was a Major League Baseball player from 1970 to 1982 for the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals, and Atlanta Braves. ...more on Wikipedia about "Al Hrabosky"
Amy Tan ( Chinese: 譚恩美; pinyin: Tán Ēnměi) (born February 19, 1952) is a Chinese American writer. Citing her mother as "her inspiration," Tan uses the clash of traditional Chinese customs with American customs as the main foundation for her work. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amy Tan"
Antonio Lee Davis (born October 31, 1968 in Oakland, California) is an NBA basketball player currently active on the New York Knicks' roster. Davis is also the current president of the National Basketball Players Association, also known as the NBPA. ...more on Wikipedia about "Antonio Davis"
Barry McGee (aka Twist; born 1966, San Francisco, California) is a painter and graffiti artist. McGee rose out of the graffiti art boom in the San Francisco Bay Area during the early nineties. McGee's work draws heavily from a pessimistic view of the urban experience, which he describes as, "urban ills, overstimulations, frustrations, addictions & trying to maintain a level head under the constant bombardment of advertising". His paintings are very iconic, with central figures dominating abstracted backgrounds of drips, patterns and color fields. He has also painted portraits of street characters on their own empty bottles of liquor, painted flattened spray cans picked up at train yards and painted wrecked vehicles for art shows. ...more on Wikipedia about "Barry McGee"
William Felton Russell (born February 12, 1934) is a former American basketball player remembered for his central role in the Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 championships in the 13 seasons that he played. His major contribution to the sport was raising defensive play to a new level; he is commonly considered the greatest defensive center to ever play the game. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bill Russell (basketball)"
Billie Joe Armstrong (born February 17, 1972) is the songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist for punk/ pop punk band Green Day. ...more on Wikipedia about "Billie Joe Armstrong"
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Brad Gilbert (b. August 9 1961, in Oakland, California) is a tennis coach, a television tennis commentator, and former professional tennis player. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brad Gilbert"
Brandon Bruce Lee (李國豪, pinyin: Lǐ Guóháo February 1, 1965– March 31, 1993) was an Chinese American actor, the son of martial artist and actor Bruce Lee and his wife Linda Emery. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brandon Lee"
Bubb Rubb is an Internet phenomenon started by a television broadcast on KRON-TV channel 4 in San Francisco, California. Bubb Rubb is also the nickname of the subject of the meme. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bubb Rubb"
Carla Bley, née Borg, (born May 11, 1938 in Oakland, California) is an American jazz composer, pianist and band leader. ...more on Wikipedia about "Carla Bley"
Charles David 'Doc' Herrold, ( November 16, 1875 – July 1, 1948) was an American radio broadcasting pioneer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charles Herrold"
Charlie Louis Russell, Jr. ( March 10, 1932—) is a writer, best known for his play, "Five on the Black Hand Side," which was later made into an acclaimed motion picture. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charlie L. Russell"
Cherie Roberts (born December 8, 1978 in Oakland, California) aka Kitana Jade is an adult model. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cherie Roberts"
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Clarence Richard Silva, popularly known as Larry Silva (born August 6, 1949 in Honolulu, Hawaii), is a priest of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the current and fifth Bishop of Honolulu, appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on May 17, 2005 to oversee the Diocese of Honolulu. Previous to his appointment to the epicopacy, he served as a diocesan priest and later vicar general of the Diocese of Oakland in California. He is the first person born in Hawaii to lead the Roman Catholic community of the Hawaiian Islands. He is also the second person of Portuguese ancestry to serve the community as its ordinary. ...more on Wikipedia about "Clarence Richard Silva"
Dakin Matthews (born November 7, 1933 in Oakland, California) is an American actor with a long history of work in film, television and theater. He is also a playwright, director and theater scholar. Matthews initially aspired to being a priest, studying in San Francisco, New York and then in Vatican City and Rome's Gregorian University in the 1960s. His growing interest in drama, however, led him to teach at Juilliard - where he taught, among others, Kevin Kline, Annette Bening and Patti LuPone - and he is an Emeritus Professor of English from California State University-Hayward. In the 1980s, settling permenantly in LA, Matthews began guest starring in television series, and appearing in films. He starred in series such as Down Home, Soul Man and The Jeff Foxworthy Show. He has made around 100 guest appearances in television, among his credits are such shows as Remington Steele, Dallas, L.A. Law, Just Shoot Me!, The West Wing, Gilmore Girls, Ally McBeal, The Practice, Charmed, The King of Queens, NYPD Blue, Carnivale and Desperate Housewives. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dakin Matthews"
__NOTOC__David Keith Stewart (born February 19 1957 in Oakland, California) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dave Stewart (baseball player)"
Del tha Funkee Homosapien, also known as Del the Funky Homosapien and a few other phonetic approximations, is an alternative rap and hip hop musician. Del was born Teren Delvon Jones, August 12, 1972, in Oakland, California. ...more on Wikipedia about "Del tha Funkee Homosapien"
Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed "Eck," was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). He enjoyed overwhelming success as both a starter and a closer and was the first pitcher in Major League history to have both a 20 win season and a 50 save season in his career. He is also noted as the pitcher who gave up Kirk Gibson's game-winning home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dennis Eckersley"
Donald Angelo "Don" Barksdale (b. March 31, 1923 in Oakland, California - d. March 8, 1993) was a professional basketball player. ...more on Wikipedia about "Don Barksdale"
John Donald Budge ( June 13, 1915 – January 26, 2000) was a champion tennis player who became famous as the first man to win in a single year the four tournaments that compose the Grand Slam of tennis. He was considered to have the best backhand in the history of tennis, at least until the advent of Ken Rosewall in the 1950s and '60s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Don Budge" http://www.shortopedia.com for you!
Dontrelle Wayne Willis (born January 12, 1982 in Oakland, California), popularly known as "D-Train," is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Florida Marlins who made his debut in 2003 and went on to win the 2003 World Series. He is known for his very exaggerated, high leg kick in his pitch delivery , a trait which has drawn comparisons to Hall of Famer Juan Marichal. Willis attended Encinal High School in Alameda, California, where he played baseball for four years. He bats and throws left handed, and he is considered one of the best hitting pitchers in the majors. He holds Alameda Little League's homerun record, hitting fifteen at the age of twelve. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dontrelle Willis"
Drew Gooden (born September 24 1981 in Oakland, California) is an NBA basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. His position is power forward and previously played for the Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies. He was a 2002 1st round draft pick out of University of Kansas by the Memphis Grizzlies. ...more on Wikipedia about "Drew Gooden"
Dru Down was a rapper in the early 1990's from Oakland, California. His Song Ice Cream Man from the album Explicit Game was a minor underground hit but he earned airplay with Pimp of the Year (sometimes played with more radio-friendly lyrics under the name Mack of the Year) from the same album. He also had a minor mainstream hit with the title track of his next album, Can You Feel Me, and he performed with Spice 1, E-40, Shock G, and other Oakland rappers on one version of The Luniz' song I Got 5 On It. He also collaborated with his Oakland friend Tupac Shakur on "All About You". Dru down also plays a part in the 1996 released movie "Original Gangstas" (aka Hot City)and 2001 he relaesed a movie of his one named "Hip Hop & Porn Stars". ...more on Wikipedia about "Dru Down"
Dwayne Keith Murphy was born on March 18, 1955, in Merced, California. He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in 1973. His Major League debut was in 1978. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dwayne Murphy"
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