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If you live in Oakland, you might notice elephants all over the city, decked out in different costumes and outfits or covered in eclectic colors and designs. They're depictions of Stomper, the Oakland Athletic's mascot. This year, there are 50 of them scattered throughout the city, created by different artists, to celebrate the baseball team's 50th year in The Town.
There's a lot of baseball history in Oakland. In his latest piece, KQED columnist Pendarvis Harshaw looked at this rich history — who are the notable players from Oakland, what they've meant for the sport and the city's African American community.
Harshaw also checked out an exhibit commemorating the A's 50 years in the city at the Oakland Public Library. There, he met library historian Dorothy Lazar and posed this question: Is it possible to tell the story of America's pastime without mentioning the black community in Oakland? Lazar's answer was an immediate 'no.'
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sat down with KQED a day after a guilty verdict was handed down to President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and a guilty plea came from his former lawyer. Pelosi said Trump has "engendered a culture of cronyism and corruption in D.C.," but warned that any effort at impeachment would need to be bipartisan. Pelosi also addressed the indictment of San Diego Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter on campaign embezzlement charges.