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October 17, 2012 | 8:23 am

A.M. Splash: Oracle Boat Recovered; Santa Rosa Cyclist Describes Doping; Foxconn Acknowledges Underage Interns; Slain Ambassador Honored

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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 […]

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October 15, 2012 | 9:01 am

A.M. Splash: Stanford Economist Wins Nobel; Chevron Workers Warned of Pipe Weakness; Court to Review Marijuana Classification

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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, […]

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March 23, 2012 | 2:17 pm

Time Lapse Video of Huge Container Ship Making Turn at Port of Oakland

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Yesterday we were all agog over the MSC Fabiola, the largest container ship ever to dock in a North American port, paying a call to the Port of Oakland. From the Port of Oakland, watch this time-lapse video of “tug boats powerfully guid(ing) this massive vessel in the turning basin, before it departs for Asia.” […]

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Video, Photos: Largest Container Ship to Ever Call on North American Port Docks in Oakland

March 22, 2012 | 12:04 pm

Video, Photos: Largest Container Ship to Ever Call on North American Port Docks in Oakland

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What does roughly 322,000,000 pounds floating on water look like? Here, watch as it eclipses a view of Alcatraz… That’s the “largest container ship ever to call any seaport in North America,” according to the Port of Oakland, where the MSC Fabiola tied up yesterday. The port says: The MSC Fabiola is a “12,562 TEU […]

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Jean Quan “Corrects the Public Record” on Keeping Port Open

December 28, 2011 | 2:11 pm

Jean Quan “Corrects the Public Record” on Keeping Port Open

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The Port of Oakland, you may recall, was shut down in November during the Occupy Oakland general strike, and also briefly a couple of weeks ago during another protest. Last week, after the Oakland City Council tabled a resolution calling for a hardline approach to keeping the port open, Mayor Jean Quan caused a bit […]

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November 1, 2011 | 1:31 pm

Open Letter to the Community of Oakland from the Port of Oakland Regarding Call to Shut Down Port

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Occupy Oakland is calling for a “blockade” of the Port of Oakland tomorrow as part of its call for a general strike. The Port of Oakland just sent this out in response: Open Letter to the Community of Oakland from the Port of Oakland November 1, 2011 These are challenging times, with high unemployment and […]

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