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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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Port of Oakland employee groups to award 18 scholarships

Oakland, Calif. – June 21, 2018: Port of Oakland employees will award 18 scholarships by this summer. The Port Employees’ Scholarship Program and the Asian Employees Association at the Port of Oakland (AEA) raised nearly $39,000 for high school seniors in May. The organizations have given out nearly $1.2 million to more than 500 students since… Read More

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Port of Oakland hires new Director of Human Resources

Oakland, Calif. – June 13, 2018: The Port of Oakland has named Michael Mitchell as its new Director of Human Resources. A 12-year Port veteran, Mr. Mitchell previously served as the Port’s Human Resources Manager. “Michael Mitchell brings a wealth of government experience to this position,” said Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle. “His effectiveness in… Read More

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Port of Oakland boss to grads: Don’t pull back from the world

Seattle, Wash. – June 11, 2018: A global trade executive yesterday urged college graduates to reject “extreme protectionism,” calling it damaging and futile.  Speaking at Central Washington University’s Kent, Wash., commencement, Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle asked his audience to instead embrace globalization. “Don’t disengage from the world – don’t be part of the illogical rush… Read More

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Oakland International Airport will be home to two American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR training kiosks

Oakland, Calif. – June 4, 2018: — The American Heart Association – the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease – unveiled two Hands-Only CPR training kiosks today at Oakland International Airport during National CPR and AED Awareness Week, an annual observance that highlights how lives can be saved if more Americans… Read More

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