Tag Archives: Mayor Jean Quan

Jose Dueñas of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Len Turner of Turner Group Construction and Carl Chan of Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce spoke at last week's Community and Economic Developent Committee (CED) meeting to support the OMSS project. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Aboudi’s Army Base Project Means Jobs and Reduced Pollution

The City Council this week approved a 55-year lease for a 17-acre, $25 million development to create a new up-to-date home for Bill Aboudi’s Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) as part of the Army Base [...]
Photo taken by Ashley Chambers.

Independent Port Truckers Protest at City Hall

Independent truckers lined up outside Oakland City Hall Wednesday honking their horns and demanding an extension on the January 2014 deadline for new emissions compliances required by the Port of Oakland.
Photo courtesy of Port of Oakland

Concerns Over Army Base Jobs as Development Breaks Ground

As the city prepares to kick off its long awaited land-sea transport hub development at the old Army Base, West Oakland community activists are raising concerns about the project, seeking to ensure that the city [...]
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Oakland Rents Rise Astronomically, Long-term Home Owners Face Foreclosure

While numbers of overall foreclosures in Oakland are decreasing, they are more and more affecting people who have lived in their homes for 10 or more years, according to a quarterly City of Oakland report [...]
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Oakland Wants to Spend $200,000 in Youth Jobs Funds to Hire One City Administrator

A proposal to redirect $200,000 in federal youth job funding to hire a single city administrator, who would serve as the city’s youth employment coordinator, was met with resounding opposition this week from community members [...]
Mayor Jean Quan. Photo taken by Spencer Whitney.

Tuman and Parker Criticize Quan’s National Journal Comments

Mayoral candidates Joe Tuman and Bryan Parker have taken Mayor Jean Quan to task following the mayor’s controversial comments in an interview with the National Journal this week. Her comments were totally insensitive,” said Tuman, [...]
Bill Aboudi (left) spoke recently to sheriff deputies as they prepared to evict OMSS from the City of Oakland's Army Base property.

OMSS Evicted at Army Base, Site Handed to Another Truck Parking Company Mayor Quan Allows Apparent Favoritism

The city’s hard line decision to evict Bill’s Aboudi’s Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) to start it’s Army Base development project – evicting small businesses and putting big rig trucks out into the community – [...]
OMSS staff Luis Carbajal (far right) talks to independent trucker Ben Tam as Herbert Landaberry (far left) and logs his information. For the past week, driver information has been logged manually until electricity is accessible at OMSS' new site. Photo by Ashley Chambers

City Puts Big Rigs Back on Streets

As big rig trucks begin to park more and more on city streets, the need remains high for the parking spaces formerly provided by Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) and its owner Bill Aboudi, who [...]
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West Side Baptist Church Celebrates 70 Years

West Side Missionary Baptist Church celebrated their 70th year church anniversary with an eventful service on Sunday, Sept. 15. The event included Rev. Daniel Buford of Good Shepherd Baptist Church as the keynote speaker, Mayor [...]