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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.
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City Provides Some Parking to Keep Trucks Out of Neighborhoods Mayor Silent as OMSS Struggles to Move Before Property Is Sold by City at Auction

The Oakland Army Base Development project has taken a significant turn this week as city staff confirmed on Tuesday a temporary and partial solution to address the need for additional truck parking.
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 [...]
Bill Aboudi (left) of OMSS talks to Alameda County Sheriff Deputy Craig Wong, who is serving him an official Notice to Vacate by Friday Sept. 6. Sitting in the sheriff's car is Deputy Kristian Kettlitz. Photo by Ken Epstein

Army Base Jobs and Small Businesses Win Reprieve Last Minute Negotiations to Keep Big Rigs Out of West Oakland

Community members scored a big victory this week in their ongoing struggle to keep big rig polluting trucks out of West Oakland. Bill Aboudi of Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) finally signed a lease to [...]
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More than 250 Jobs and 18 Family and Minority Businesses at Risk

There is a well known African proverb – when elephants fight, the grass gets trampled – that seems to sum up the experience of Bill Aboudi’s Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) and the 18 small [...]
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3,000 Port Truck Drivers Under the Gun

Concerns about maintaining local small businesses and the jobs of hundreds of mostly minority employees who work for them are coming to a head as the city prepares to clear tenants off its Army Base [...]
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Port Commission Blocks Deal to Move Truck Parking Company

Port of Oakland Commissioners have passed an amended resolution that may put a truck parking company out of business, potentially creating turmoil in the community if big rig trucks are again parking and driving on [...]