Port of Oakland Press Release Oct. 19, 2012

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October 19, 2012




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Port of Oakland Places Maritime Director on Leave

Oakland, CA — October 19, 2012 — Executive Director (Acting) Deborah Ale Flint has ordered Director of Maritime James Kwon to return from overseas business travel and placed him on Administrative Leave with pay, effective immediately.

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