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Norwegian launches nonstop Oakland-Copenhagen service

Oakland, CA – (March 29, 2017): Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Norwegian announce another expansion from the increasingly popular San Francisco Bay Area airport to a new high-demand destination in Europe. Last evening, Norwegian launched its award-winning Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights from OAK to Copenhagen. Joining existing service to Oslo and Stockholm, both of which began in May 2014, Copenhagen… Read More

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Port of Oakland says hundreds of new jobs are on the way

Oakland, Calif. – March 21, 2017: Industrial development will soon create hundreds of new jobs at the Port of Oakland.  The challenge: finding enough skilled workers to fill them.  That was the message Port officials delivered to a visiting delegation from the philanthropic Kellogg Foundation last week. The Port said it wants to fill the… Read More

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Port of Oakland asks middle school’s help with messy problem

Oakland, Calif. – March 7, 2017: A dozen of this city’s female middle schoolers visit the Port of Oakland tomorrow to learn.  A month later, they’ll be back – this time, to teach.  Their subject: protecting San Francisco Bay’s delicate ecosystem. The 11-to-14-year-old youngsters are from West Oakland Middle School’s Techbridge Girls after-school program. Techbridge Girls… Read More

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Port of Oakland signs Blue & Gold Fleet for free harbor tours

Oakland, Calif. – March 3, 2017:  Free Port of Oakland harbor tours will return in May with a new vessel operator.  The Port today announced an agreement with San Francisco-based Blue & Gold Fleet to run 12 cruises through October. Blue & Gold said it would deploy 230-passenger sightseeing vessels for the 90-minute tours.  It’s… Read More

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Tall ships bring maritime history to life at Jack London Square

Oakland, CA – (February 27, 2016): Two tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, are in port at Jack London Square at the foot of Broadway. The sailing vessels are reflective of what trade and transportation looked like in the mid-1700’s to the late 1800’s. Both ships will remain docked at the foot of Broadway until… Read More

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Jack London Square transforms into the A’s FanFest Saturday

Oakland, CA – (January 27, 2017): Jack London Square at the Oakland waterfront is the new location for A’s FanFest scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the pre-season where fans hear from A’s executives and mingle with players and coaches. “We’re delighted that the A’s organization selected… Read More

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