|They had called me 'The Yard Boss' and my job title was Yard Superintendent and i was hired by William Harris Senior for the job. The Facility was located at 220, China Basin, which today is being turned into the San Francisco Giants, Baseball Park..The China basin area sat on the water front. We were located next to the 3rd. St, bridge a major landmark of SF bay Area.|
he Lefty O'Doul Bridge (also known as the Third Street Bridge or China Basin Bridge) is a drawbridge which connects the China Basinand Mission Bay neighborhoods of San Francisco, carrying Third Street across the Mission Creek Channel. It is located directly adjacent to AT&T Park.
The bridge carries five lanes of traffic. During normal conditions, the two easternmost lanes carry northbound traffic, the two westernmost lanes carry southbound traffic, and the center lane is reversible. Before, during, and after events at neighboring AT&T Park, the two easternmost lanes are closed to vehicles, and used exclusively by pedestrians, while the remaining two easternmost lanes are reversible.
|H&H Environmental Services became the only company on the Western Seaboard that was able to carry out UST disposal and it became a million dollar enterpirse overnight when the USA Department of Environment issued the UST Disposal law in the country.|
|However the bulk of the credit was earned by the 'Yard Boys', the tank Muckers|
|Individuals who slaved day in day out cleaning the insides of the Underground fuel tanks and repacking the waste materials for final disposal.|
|Oddel Edwards, a gentle man who I held with high esteem and who looked after my well being especially whenever i was threatened with physical harm by any of the other African American employees.|
|As i mentioned earlier the'Whit Boys were mostly truck drivers. Robert Guitarez was one of the more reliable ones who had his heart in the job he was assigned to do.|
|Most of the truckers were 'Red necks' who felt it beneath them to take orders from a non white and often will not cooperate unless the order comes from'upstairs'.|