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Monday, March 1st, 2010

Touring Oakland’s Toxic Legacy

By Ali Winston California Watch   West Oakland is a neighborhood of glaring contradictions. Glistening new condos line one street, around the corner from boarded up Victorian houses and storefront churches. Young professionals drawn by the allure of a quick commute to San Francisco are settling in among the area's 24,000 residents, some planning to

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Community News: Oakland Port Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Oakland Port, Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports The Port of Oakland’s maritime operations generate $1.7 billion in economic activity. (Port of Oakland Maritime Operations Summary, Port of Oakland, March 2006) According to Port officials...

Monday, June 1st, 2009

West Oakland Neighbors Tackle Toxic Legacy

Just about any long-term West Oakland resident can rattle off a list of health issues effecting their community: toxins from cargo ships docking at the nearby Port of Oakland, diesel smoke from Port-bound trucks, pollution from the...