Port of Redwood City Dredging Project Included in the Plan

first_imgThe Port of Redwood City has just announced the allocation of $7.95 million from the United States Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Work Plan.As reported, this appropriation advances a critical federal dredging project in 2019, supporting the port operations, ensuring continued ship access to the port and furthering economic activity to the Silicon Valley region.“The funding of the channel dredging and federal investment into our region is great news for the Port of Redwood City, providing certainty that the Port continues to secure and expand maritime activities in the future,” said Lorianna Kastrop, Port Commission chair.The Port of Redwood City is the only deep-water port in the South San Francisco Bay, with a channel depth of 30 feet mean lower low water (MLLW), offering three deep-water berths and five wharves to support international foreign trade and maritime activities of the Silicon Valley region and west coast of the United States.Dredging throughout the port’s waterways and the San Francisco Bay Channel maintains and improves the width, depth and length to berth large vessels.The port recently announced their best year in history generating $8.6 million in revenue and over 2.3 million metric tons of cargo moving across the port docks, a 49% percent increase in cargo over the prior year. The last record-breaking year was in 2005, which generated 1.9 million metric tons of cargo. The port anticipates continued growth in revenue and cargo activities in 2019.last_img read more

Lakers coach Byron Scott stresses academics to students at Compton Centennial High School

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The words sounded more sobering than what Byron Scott could encounter overseeing the Lakers’ potentially long rebuilding process. The Lakers’ coach arrived at Compton Centennial High School on Tuesday, delivering a message to 400 freshman and sophomore students laced with brutal honesty about their future.Scott asked the crowd how many of them aspired to become a professional athlete, sparking about 50 students to raise their hands. “If one of you in this auditorium makes it in the pros, you’re lucky,” Scott said. “The odds are so against you, it’s unbelievable. You have a better opportunity to be the next (President) Obama than you do at being the next LeBron (James).”Scott has become a mentor for Compton Centennial High School’s Male Academy, an intervention program fashioned from President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative that aims to help minority students. In what marked the first of an unspecified number of appearances throughout the 2014-15 season, Scott shared his own story in which he experienced mixed academic success at Morningside High and Arizona State. The low point came when Scott became academically ineligible at ASU, keeping him sidelined for the entire 1981-82 season during his junior year. “I’ve been knocked down and have gotten back on my feet,” Scott said. “I want them to have that same spirit. If you have a positive attitude and are throwing that positive energy out there, good things will happen.”X’s and O’sScott confirmed veteran assistant Jim Eyen and player development coach Mark Madsen will stay on his staff. Scott plans to finalize the rest of his staff “hopefully by the end of this week.” Outside of Kobe Bryant, Scott said the remaining starting positions “are up for grabs.” center_img “Basketball shouldn’t have been my number one priority,” Scott said. “Basketball should not be your number one priority. If it is your number one priority, you will screw up and you will fail at some point in your lifetime. I had to change.”Scott changed enough to play his senior season with the Sun Devils, ending as the program’s all-time leading scorer. The former San Diego Clippers drafted Scott in 1983 before trading him to the Lakers, where he won three NBA championships during the 1980s Showtime Era. Scott partly attributed that path to Compton Centennial High principal Jesse Jones becoming a mentor when he once served as Morningside High’s principal. That often entailed Jones pestering Scott to report to class. Said Scott: “In retrospect, he was trying to make sure I was doing everything the right way and giving me the best possible way to be successful.”“I drove Byron because he was the greatest athlete there,” Jones said. “If I was talking to Byron like that, imagine what the guy on the bench is thinking?” It was not easy, Scott recalling growing up in Inglewood surrounded by gang members. Scott anticipated that the current students at Compton Centennial High would encounter similar challenges. Yet, the school has reported a 10 percent increase in graduation rates since the Male Academy started four years ago, spearheared by former NFL quarterback Vince Evans.last_img read more