Port in the Community November 2018 e-Newsletter

 
 
Port in the Community
 
Port of Oakland Day at Children's Fairyland
 
Port Day at Children’s Fairyland
 
In this video, experience the storybook magic of the first Port of Oakland Day at Children’s Fairyland. Local preschool and elementary school students from Oakland Unified School District had a full day of discovery from maneuvering the Port mini-crane to constructing a toy boat.
 
Community Highlights
 
Port Celebrates Fruitvale Día de Los Muertos Festival 
 
November 4, 2018
 
The Port celebrated the Unity Council’s Fruitvale Día de Los Muertos Festival with a sugar skull activity for children and their families. Children decorated sugar skulls with icing and colorful sequins.
 
Día de Los Muertos Festival is a free, outdoor festival. Over 80,000 people attend the festival to enjoy world-class live music, traditional Latin American artisans, and stunning altar artistic installations. The Port of Oakland is a sponsor of the festival.
 
Port Harbor Tour Season Ends with a Special Cruise
 
October 26, 2018
 
The Port ended the 2018 Harbor Tour season with a special Halloween costume cruise. Harbor tour participants enjoyed “trick and treat” candy and a beautiful autumn sunset.
 
Look out for an announcement on the 2019 Harbor Tour season in Spring 2019.
 
 
Treasure Island Music Festival Comes to Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
 
Photo Credit: Sky High Oakland
October 13 -14 , 2018
 
Thousands of music lovers turned out for the Treasure Island Music Festival at the Port’s Middle Harbor Shoreline Park. Concert goers enjoyed exciting lineups of eclectic and diverse performers surrounded by beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay. There was also local gourmet food, camp do-it-yourself, and art installations.
 
 
Prime and Subcontractors Network at the Contractors’ Fall Mixer
 
October 12, 2018
 
The Port hosted a Contractors’ Fall Mixer for prime contractors to meet and network with subcontractors. The subcontractors brought resumes with core skills and references for the prime contractors to review. All contractors had the opportunity to access subject matter experts and ask questions at the bonding, financial, and legal resources tables
 
 
Port Parades with A’s Legend and Oakland Black Cowboy Association
 
October 6, 2018
 
The Port was honored to be part of the Oakland Black Cowboy Association’s 44th Annual Parade and Heritage Festival. Port staff accompanied the Parade Grand Marshall and Oakland Athletics’ Legend Vida Blue in the Rooted in Oakland covered wagon. At the festival, the Port hosted a photo booth for attendees to take pictures with the Buffalo Soldiers to remember the special day.
 
The Oakland Black Cowboy Association, a non-profit organization, has spent over 40 years enlightening children and adults with the contributions of people of color in the settling of the West.
 
Social Responsibility Director Speaks at Oakland Rotary Luncheon
 
October 4, 2018
 
Director of Social Responsibility Amy Tharpe was featured as the luncheon speaker at the Oakland Rotary. Tharpe provided an overview of Port operations and discussed the Port’s role in the community. The Oakland Rotary was founded in 1906 and is the third oldest club in the world. 
 
Task Force Meets on Zero Emissions Pathway 
 
September 26, 2018
 
Port of Oakland officials, transportation industry leaders, clean air agencies, and environmental justice advocates met in Jack London Square to review the Port’s proposed air quality plan to drive down emissions from seaport operations. The document is intended to guide emission-reduction efforts and lead the Port on a path to zero-emissions in the coming decades. It has been under public review since June and is expected to be finalized in the first quarter of 2019. For more information, visit the Port website.
 
Volunteers Support Coastal Cleanups
 
September 15, 2018
 
Volunteers came out to support California Coastal Cleanup at two locations: Middle Harbor Shoreline Park (MHSP) and East Creek Slough in Oakland. At MHSP, 105 people, including Port employees, HNTB Corporation, Stepping-Out Stepping-In, Boy Scout’s Troop 6, families and friends donned gloves and collected trash to clean up the shoreline. Congratulations to all for removing approximately 1,000 pounds of trash during this cleanup effort! 
 
California Legislative Staff Tour Port of Oakland
 
September 13, 2018
 
Port executives, including Executive Director Chris Lytle and Social Responsibility Division Director Amy Tharpe, addressed California Legislative staff and analysts at Port headquarters. Lytle explained how California ports face competition from Canada and Mexico ports moving goods between the United States and Asia. Tharpe spoke about the Port’s role in the community.
 
Follow Your Port in the Community!
 
Come See How the Truck Management Plan Has Come Together
TMP Workshop #5
 
November 29, 2018
 
Please save the date! Join us on Thursday, November 29 for the fifth meeting of the TMP Community Workshop Series. At this workshop, see how the Plan is coming together and discuss its implementation before it is refined into the final Plan. For more information, visit the project website.
 
Please read a recent article, “An Engaging Process”, on the TMP. The article was published in local journals: Vision Hispana (Spanish language); Sing Tao Daily (October 27 and Weekend Edition in print); and the Oakland Post (October 31 publication).
 
New! Port of Oakland Clean Trucks Office Hours 
Port Office Hours
 
Port Environmental Programs & Planning Division will provide office hours every Thursday from 1 pm – 2 pm at the STEP Customer Service Center, located at 1425 Maritime Street.
 
Stop by for information and assistance on:
 
• Truck compliance
• Grant and incentive programs, and help with applications
• DPF cleaning locations
• Other clean truck and environmental questions

 

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