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Maria Ayerdi Kaplan As TJPA Boss Got Northern California Carpenters Award In 2016

In 2016, Maria Ayerdi Kaplan was celebrated by the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council for her work as Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) Executive Director and in developing what is…











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TJPA Transit Center Steel Problem Info Spotlights 2016, Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan, Not 2017-2018

 It’s November 5th , 2018, and the Salesforce Transit Center, or what this blogger calls “The House That Maria Ayerdi Kaplan built,” opened to much fanfare on August 12th…










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Op-Ed: Letter To Oakland City Council District 4 Residents By Denise Bostrom

I especially wish the “Women’s Leadership Slate” of Pam Harris, Nayeli Maxson and Sheng Thao were running for different seats. Their efforts combined would definitely improve city services. Candidate Sheng Thao, however, is my first choice.