Tag: Port of Oakland
For third time this year, truckers group protests working conditions and new air-quality regulations.
Independent truckers want delay in state rule that requires them to buy cleaner diesel engines.
Lightning was spotted across the Bay Area on Aug. 19 in an unusual summer thunderstorm. Above, a view of lightning strikes beyond San Bruno Mountain from Potrero Hill in San Francisco. (Steve Byrne/Steve Byrne Photography) The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge as seen on Aug. 20. The eastbound deck (center) is exposed, […]
Update 2:30 p.m. From the Port of Oakland website: All Port of Oakland maritime facilities are now fully operational. Port staff worked throughout the morning in close collaboration with local law enforcement to maintain access to maritime facilities. Despite 10-20 protesters at four locations – OICT East and West gates, Ports America, and the AMPCO […]
International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) members have shut down the Port of Oakland because of a death on the job. The union is “standing down” to show solidarity with Joy Daniels, who died in a vehicle crash last night. It also wants to ensure that authorities conduct an investigation into why and how that […]
Strikers blocked traffic at the Port of Oakland Tuesday morning, but did not disrupt operations at Oakland International Airport, officials said. “In the maritime area, we are seeing disruptions and impacts on truckers and longshore workers trying to get to their jobs, but it is still a very fluid situation,” the Port of Oakland said […]
A.M. Splash: Port of Oakland Director Resigns; McAfee Company Founder Linked to Murder; Pelosi Considers Quitting Leader Post
Port of Oakland director retires (SF Chronicle) The Port of Oakland’s executive director retired Monday as he was becoming increasingly embroiled in a scandal in which $4,500 in public funds were used for a party at a strip club. Omar Benjamin and Maritime Director James Kwon had been on paid administrative leave since mid-October. In […]
A.M. Splash: Oracle Boat Recovered; Santa Rosa Cyclist Describes Doping; Foxconn Acknowledges Underage Interns; Slain Ambassador Honored
Towering America’s Cup boat recovered (SF Chronicle) The massive, state-of-the art Oracle Team USA catamaran racing sailboat that flipped and was dragged out the Golden Gate was brought ashore early Wednesday morning, officials said. The boat was towed to the team’s base at Pier 80 around 12:43 a.m., according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Oracle […]
A.M. Splash: Stanford Economist Wins Nobel; Chevron Workers Warned of Pipe Weakness; Court to Review Marijuana Classification
Guest Stanford prof wins economic Nobel (SF Chronicle) A visiting Stanford University professor was awarded the Nobel economics prize Monday for research that helped improve the performance of markets. Alvin Roth, 60, is a professor at Harvard University but is currently a guest scholar at Stanford. He will share the award with Lloyd Shapley, 89, […]