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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The new federal security force didn't know what to do with a half-ton collection of items, ranging from cutlery and corkscrews to box cutters and scissors, confiscated at Oakland International Airport since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. So officials decided to find the loot a new home by auctioning it on EBay. The bidding starts at $9.99. Other items up for sale on the online auction are ornate plastic swords, a cordless drill, chain-saw blade and cast iron skillet.
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BUSINESS
April 24, 1987
The Oakland-based carrier said it will withdraw from its contract aircraft maintenance business at the Oakland International Airport. The company noted that the maintenance business had recorded poor financial results and that the airline had concluded that the business was unlikely to become profitable under World's stewardship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
The city's $1.5-million expansion of its ports could create more than 5,000 new jobs, says Port Executive Director Chuck Foster, and add nearly 3,000 spin-off jobs. The city plans to build a 6,000-car parking structure at Oakland International Airport and link its two terminals. Four of the world's largest container cranes already are installed at the port's new Hanjin Terminal. Six more identical cranes are on order from Shanghai this year.
NEWS
December 22, 1988 | Associated Press
The pilot of a commuter helicopter that failed to land as scheduled was presumed dead and Coast Guard rescue crews were forced to suspend their search of San Francisco Bay as night fell Wednesday, officials said. The pilot, Dennis Williams, 42, of Livermore, was the only person aboard the six-passenger craft.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2007 | Jennifer Oldham
A JetBlue Airways plane landed safely at Long Beach Airport on Wednesday after the pilot declared an emergency when a light went on in the cockpit indicating a possible problem in the cargo hold. The Airbus 320, with 145 passengers aboard, touched down about 4 p.m. No one was hurt. The plane had left Oakland International Airport about 2:30 p.m. Airline officials planned to inspect the cargo hold to see whether anything there tripped the indicator light. -- -- Jennifer Oldham
BUSINESS
July 6, 1999 | Associated Press
WinAir Airlines, a commuter line based in Salt Lake City, has suspended service to Oakland International Airport, citing rising costs. The airline had originally selected Oakland, along with Sacramento, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, as destinations from its hub in Long Beach. Service will continue to the other three cities. WinAir Chief Executive Larry Gelwix told the Oakland Tribune that Oakland flights were canceled because slumping ticket sales weren't covering the cost of serving the city.
NEWS
March 3, 1986 | United Press International
A small plane crashed into three parked cars and burst into flames Sunday in an Oakland neighborhood shortly after takeoff, but the pilot was pulled from the wreckage before it caught fire, officials said. The Cessna 172 slammed into the cars near 66th Avenue and East 14th Street after taking off from Oakland International Airport three miles away, officials said.
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