Tag Archives: Mayor Jean Quan

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“Anti-Terrorism Contraband” Cargo Inspections Conducted in Alameda

The inspection of potentially hazardous cargos that come through the Port of Oakland have been conducted for months in the City of Alameda, even though the City of Oakland has refused to allow such inspections [...]
Matt McCants distributes items to residents of Covenant House California’s facility in Jack London Square, Oakland. Photo by Tony Gonzales/Oakland Raiders

Raiders Spread Holiday Cheer at Covenant House CA

Less than 24 hours after returning from San Diego where the Oakland Raiders faced the Chargers in a hard-fought American Football Conference Western Division contest, members of the Oakland Raiders including wide receiver Rod Streater, [...]
Photo taken by Ashley Chambers.

Truckers Call for Third Work Stoppage

Their backs to the wall, independent truckers at the Port of Oakland have voted to authorize a third work stage since August as they await the results a meeting with local and state officials over [...]
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 [...]