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Oakland Port Concerned After Protests Block Cargo Ship

August 20, 2014 | 5:35 pm

Oakland Port Concerned After Protests Block Cargo Ship

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Officials worry that demonstrations will hurt business and jeopardize port’s competitiveness.

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Air Pollution Controversy Swirls Around Oakland Army Base Development

May 6, 2014 | 6:30 am

Air Pollution Controversy Swirls Around Oakland Army Base Development

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Neighborhood residents already suffer from high rates of asthma, heart and lung disease, and cancer.

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Port of Oakland Truckers Stage Yet Another Work Stoppage

November 27, 2013 | 10:22 am

Port of Oakland Truckers Stage Yet Another Work Stoppage

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For third time this year, truckers group protests working conditions and new air-quality regulations.

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Port of Oakland Truckers Threaten New Work Stoppage

November 18, 2013 | 9:30 am

Port of Oakland Truckers Threaten New Work Stoppage

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Independent truckers want delay in state rule that requires them to buy cleaner diesel engines.

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Truckers Stage New Protest at Port of Oakland

October 21, 2013 | 10:11 am

Truckers Stage New Protest at Port of Oakland

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Independent drivers want to get paid for long waits at the port. They also seek restroom breaks.

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News Pix: A Stunning Lightning Display, the New Eastern Span, Truckers Block Port Entrance

August 23, 2013 | 12:19 pm

News Pix: A Stunning Lightning Display, the New Eastern Span, Truckers Block Port Entrance

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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, […]

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Port of Oakland Protest Update

August 19, 2013 | 11:45 pm

Port of Oakland Protest Update

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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 […]

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Port of Oakland Operations Halted as Worker Death Investigated

July 17, 2013 | 11:19 am

Port of Oakland Operations Halted as Worker Death Investigated

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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 […]

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Live Video: Strikers Stop Traffic at Oakland Port

November 20, 2012 | 9:12 am

Live Video: Strikers Stop Traffic at Oakland Port

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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 […]

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November 13, 2012 | 8:14 am

A.M. Splash: Port of Oakland Director Resigns; McAfee Company Founder Linked to Murder; Pelosi Considers Quitting Leader Post

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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 […]

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