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Thousands expected at Jack London Square Halloween festivities

Oakland, Calif. – October 24, 2018: Jack London Square is opening the waterfront Saturday to puppies and pooches, as well as their owners, for free Halloween festivities. This is the fourth annual Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites. More than 7,000 visitors are expected to attend with their four-legged friends to delight in music, tricks and frights from… Read More

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Port of Oakland gets business/civic leader as Commissioner

Oakland, Calif. – October 19, 2018: Longtime business and civic leader Yui Hay Lee has joined the Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners. Mr. Lee was sworn in yesterday to a seat on the seven-member Board. Mr. Lee, President and CEO of Oakland-based YHLA Architects, was nominated by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and appointed… Read More

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OAK Airport opens first post-security Service Animal Relief Area

Oakland, CA (October 17, 2018) – Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) today announce the newest amenity for passengers flying with service animals. A post-security Service Animal Relief Area is now open near Gate 25 in Terminal 2 – the first space of its kind within OAK’s terminal facilities. Until now, travelers accompanied by approved… Read More

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Travel back in time aboard a Tall Ship at Jack London Square

Oakland, Calif. – October 10, 2018: Tall Ship Lady Washington will be docked at Jack London Square at the foot of Broadway, Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can experience maritime history by taking a vessel tour for a small donation to the floating museum. There are also ticketed sailing trips on San Francisco Bay. Lady Washington was… Read More

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Port of Oakland to add electric trucks thanks to state grant

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2018:  More battery-powered trucks should enter the Port of Oakland fleet by 2020 thanks to a new state grant. The California Air Resources Board has preliminarily awarded a $50 million grant to the Port of Long Beach for the Sustainable Terminals Accelerating Regional Transformation (START) Project. The START Project will demonstrate nearly… 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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Port of Oakland shore power use hit all-time high last month

Oakland, Calif. – August 31, 2018: Seventy-eight percent of container vessels visiting here last month cut engines and plugged into landside electrical power, the Port of Oakland reported today.  It was the highest plug-in rate ever recorded in Oakland. The Port said the performance demonstrates progress in its effort to curb diesel emissions from ships. According to… Read More

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