May 6, 1988
A federal judge refused to block dumping of 500,000 cubic yards of Oakland harbor sludge off Half Moon Bay, despite the strong opposition of area commercial fishermen. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it plans to issue the permit allowing 167 barges to begin carrying the dredge material. Steve Fritz, a commercial fisherman, warned that dumping the material could kill the fishing industry. "We would not be here unless we were absolutely convinced it will ruin the fishing," Fritz said.
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December 28, 2007 |
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will run tests of the bay floor to see if toxic oil from last month's spill remains. The corps will test the 43-feet-deep bay bottom off the entrance to the Oakland Outer Harbor today. Army Corps of Engineers spokeswoman Maria Lee says pom-pom-like absorbent swabs will collect the samples. Nearly 58,000 gallons of toxic bunker fuel was spilled into the bay by the Cosco Busan on Nov. 7 after the vessel hit the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
May 6, 2004 |
Independent truckers continued to protest rising fuel costs and stagnant pay rates at the Port of Oakland on Wednesday, a day after port officials agreed to form a committee to address their complaints. More than 300 truck drivers have stopped hauling goods to and from the Oakland harbor since Friday, threatening to disrupt the flow of goods at the nation's fourth-busiest port.
March 5, 1992 |
Not much was expected of the El Camino and Harbor College women's basketball programsat the start of the season, but each will make school history tonight when they compete in the state tournament at Merritt College in Oakland. Harbor (27-6), ranked 16th in the state by the JC Athletic Bureau, will meet fifth-ranked College of the Sequoias (30-6) at 6 and unranked El Camino (18-13) will play top-ranked Lassen (32-1) at 8.
May 22, 1988 |
When Half Moon Bay fisherman Steve Fitz returns phone calls these days, he identifies himself as "former fisherman, current dump site director." Fitz, spokesman for the Half Moon Bay Fishermen's Marketing Assn., is only half joking. He still makes his living fishing for dungenness crab and dover, rex and petrale sole in the ocean waters off picturesque Half Moon Bay, 20 miles south of San Francisco.
October 3, 2002 |
Grape grower Jim Pandol has been praying hard that his Thompson seedless table grapes will last longer than the lockout at West Coast ports. Like many California food producers, he counts on exporting a portion of his crop at higher prices to help make farming profitable. But with 200 tons stuck in port, unable to get to customers in Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Philippines, and an additional 600 tons backing up in his warehouses in the San Joaquin Valley, the operator of Pandol Bros.
September 17, 1992 |
House and Senate negotiators have agreed to spend more than $180 million next year on construction of key California water projects, including $16.2 million to complete a flood-control project along the San Luis Rey River in Oceanside. The accord on a $22-billion appropriations bill for energy and water projects also calls for spending more than $35 million for work on the federally owned Central Valley Project, much of it for environmental improvements.