Bishop O’Dowd

A Christian holding a crucifix praying beads (Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images)

Bishop O’Dowd High School Teacher Among 3 Let Go Over Morality Contract

Instead of signing the morality contract enacted by the Diocese of Oakland, Bishop O’Dowd teacher Kathleen Purcell crossed out portions of it, and will be let go after graduation this year.


A Christian holding a crucifix praying beads (Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images)

Instructor Reportedly Quitting Over Oakland Catholic School Morality Pledge

Teachers at Catholic schools in the East Bay were recently asked to sign a morality pledge covering their lives beyond the school walls as part of their next contract. As a result, it now looks like at least one member of the staff at Bishop O’Dowd High School won’t be returning next year.


2013 Open Division state championship team, Bishop O'Dowd Dragons (Kevin Donahue/Bishop O'Dowd)

Scheduling Error Disqualifies Defending State Champ Bishop O’Dowd From High School Playoffs

The Bishop O’Dowd High School girls basketball team was disqualified from the North Coast Section playoffs after it was discovered the team played one too many games this year.


Joel Kaufman

East Bay Baseball Coach Pleads Not Guilty In Molestation Case

An East Bay high school baseball coach has pleaded not guilty to charges he molested three children.



Bishop O’Dowd Wins 1st Girls’ Division III Title; Beats Laguna Hills 62-24

K.C. Waters had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland past Laguna Hills, 62-24, in the California girls’ Division III title game Saturday.



Man Gets 51-Year Sentence For Shooting Into Girlfriend’s San Leandro Apartment

A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 51 years and 8 months in state prison for shooting into an apartment in San Leandro last September where his girlfriend and her young son were living.


Oakland police make an arrest near Bishop O'Dowd High School (CBS)

Murder Suspect Arrested After Oakland School Lockdown

Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland was on lockdown during a police search in the area at the end of the school day Wednesday.


Bishop O'Dowd Men's Basketball Team

La Verne Lutheran Beats Oakland’s Bishop O’Dowd, Wins Div. III Championship

Grant Jerrett and Cameron Osorno each scored 16 points as La Verne Lutheran came from seven points down in the fourth quarter to beat Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland, 64-59, to win the boys’ Division III state championship Friday.

CBS San Francisco–03/27/2011

Bishop O'Dowd Men's Basketball Team

Bishop O’Dowd Defeats El Cerrito 50-32

Kendall Jackson had 11 points as Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland defeated El Cerrito, 50-32, to win the boys’ Division III NorCal championship Saturday at Power Balance Pavilion.

CBS San Francisco–03/19/2011

Basketball. (Otto Kitsinger/NBAE/Getty Images)

Oakland’s Bishop O’Dowd Girls Beat Sacramento 57-46

Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland bested Sacramento, 57-46, in the girls’ Division III NorCal championship game Saturday.

CBS San Francisco–03/19/2011