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Port of Oakland gives $70,000 to develop eco-jobs workforce

Oakland, Calif. – August 16, 2018: The Port of Oakland has given $70,000 to a local non-profit to prepare local workers for careers in the environmental construction trades. The money is going to Oakland-based Rising Sun Energy Center which has a track record of helping low-income adults get jobs in the construction, energy efficiency, and solar… Read More

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Jack London Square hosts five free events in four days

Oakland, Calif. – August 1, 2018: Thousands of visitors will come to Jack London Square during one of its busiest summer weekends, with five events in four days beginning Thursday. Here’s a rundown of the series of events: Thursday night, Waterfront Flicks features “Bridesmaids” on the Jack London Square Ferry Lawn beginning at sundown; Friday… Read More

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Jack London Square’s Pedalfest to draw 25,000 visitors

  Oakland, Calif. – July 25, 2018: Pedalfest, a celebration of cycling, food and family, will draw 25,000 biking enthusiasts to the Oakland waterfront on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Veteran cyclers, beginners and casual observers are all welcome at the admission-free event. “Pedalfest is a fun celebration for everyone,” said interim Executive… Read More

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Three new restaurants for Oakland’s Jack London Square

Oakland, Calif. – July 17, 2018: New restaurants are settling into Jack London Square this summer bringing international flavor to Oakland’s waterfront. Two have already opened with a third to follow by September. The influx of dining spots is generating increased interest in the Square at its busiest time of the year. “The restaurant scene… Read More

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Port of Oakland boss affirms support for business with Japan

Oakland, Calif. – July 6, 2018: Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle this week called for strengthening business ties with Japan. Addressing visitors from the Japanese Port of Hakata, Oakland’s boss listed opportunities for growth at sea and in the air. “It’s extremely critical for us to have good, strong free trade partners such as… Read More

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Jack London Square hosts Taste of Oakland series

Oakland, Calif. – July 5, 2018: Jack London Square hosts the first of three Taste of Oakland festivals Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The free, multicultural event will feature live music, tech demos and local food and craft vendors. Yoga sessions and soccer clinics kick off the day at 7:30 a.m. Celebrity Chef… Read More

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Jack London Square July 4th Block Party to draw 10,000 people

Editors: See here for an overview video about events at Jack London Square. Oakland, Calif. – June 29 2018: Organizers expect more than 10,000 people to attend Jack London Square’s Fourth of July Block Party, Wednesday, from noon to 5 p.m. The Independence Day celebration includes live music, entertainment and specialty food trucks from local vendors. Admission is free… Read More

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Port of Oakland receives Deep Roots Award

Oakland, Calif. – June 28, 2018: Oakland’s Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Port of Oakland with the Deep Roots Award. The award honors a local company or individual that has been a major contributor to Oakland. “It is important for the community to know that the Port is not only making money, but is also… Read More

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