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Former Port of Oakland staffer returns as Commissioner

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2018: Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce CEO Barbara Leslie has joined the Port of Oakland’s governing Board of Port Commissioners.  Ms. Leslie, a onetime Port Government Affairs Specialist, replaces Earl Hamlin who resigned from the seven-member Board. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf nominated Ms. Leslie for the volunteer post.  The City Council… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board names new Chief Audit Officer

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 7, 2018: A longtime Santa Clara County audit and accounting manager becomes the Port of Oakland’s Chief Audit Officer next month.  The Board of Port Commissioners said today it has appointed Rebecca Haggerty to its top auditing post. Currently the Internal Audit Manager for Santa Clara County, Ms. Haggerty will direct operational… Read More

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Jack London Square welcomes Black Santa Co. pop-up shop

Oakland, Calif. – November 19, 2018: Jack London Square kicks off the holiday season with Black Santa’s U Wish Workshop, a new pop-up store at the Oakland waterfront from November 23 through December 24. The Winter Wonderland will feature free, kid-friendly, activities: Black Santa and Mrs. C meet-and-greets and photo ops on weekends Festive workshops… Read More

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Port of Oakland selects UC Berkeley exec to head IT unit

Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2018: A longtime University of California, Berkeley systems expert has been named IT Director at the Port of Oakland.  Kevin Fong, a 30-year veteran in systems management, joins the Port after 13 years at the university.  He most recently served as IT Director for University Development and Alumni Relations. “Kevin’s expertise… Read More

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Eat Real Festival celebrates 10 years at Jack London Square

Oakland, Calif. – September 11, 2018: Jack London Square’s biggest event of the year, Eat Real Festival, celebrates its 10th year at the Oakland waterfront this Friday through Sunday. More than 75,000 people are expected to attend the family-friendly festival with local food vendors, artisan products and cooking demonstrations by some of the Bay Area’s… Read More

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