Oakland Army Base
Hundreds gathered in Oakland Tuesday evening to protest a plan to bring millions of tons of coal through the Bay Area.
The public will soon get a chance to weigh in on what, until now, has been a hush-hush plan to bring millions of tons of coal into the Bay Area.
For decades, Margaret Gordon has fought to protect her West Oakland community from the health hazards of living next to a major port. Now, the longtime neighborhood activist fears years of progress will be wiped out by a plan to export millions of tons of coal through a new waterfront terminal.
The billboards are expected to bring in money for an Oakland job-training program, but some argue the bright signs are an eyesore and distraction for drivers.
City and state officials broke ground Friday on a $500 million redevelopment project at a former U.S. Army base that will create a new hub for transporting cargo into and out of Oakland.
Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby issued a report Thursday alleging that City Council members Desley Brooks and Larry Reid interfered with the bidding process for the demolition and remediation process at the former Oakland Army Base.
The businesses that make up the Oakland Film Center must leave the Oakland Army Base by January to keep an expansion project at the Port of Oakland on schedule, Mayor Quan said Wednesday.
The project is expected to create thousands of jobs in West Oakland.
After years of deliberations, the Oakland City Council voted Tuesday night to approve development of the old Oakland Army Base.
KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said the battle over jobs could shape the future of redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base.