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East Bay Ambulance was run by John Winston from 1202 - 8th St. c.1958, and Henry Winston from his home at 1225 - 16th St. beginning c.1961.

John Winston, Jr. applied to transfer the company from a DBA East Bay Ambulance to East Bay Ambulance in 1958, but that was denied. 8 They applied to operate a second ambulance in 1960, but that, too, was denied. 9 Lonnie Van Hook, Sr. applied to take over the business in April 1961, 2 but Henry Winston applied a few months later in August 1961. 4

In 1963, Henry Winston applied to run an additional station at 8818 E.14th St. (now International). 5 According to his obituary, Winston eventually expanded the business to 5 stations. 6 An application to buy an additional ambulance in 1965 caused a rift in the council, with some supporting it, and others saying the city already had 25 ambulance permits and only 17 ambulances. 7

Albert Dulan worked as a driver for East Bay Ambulance. 3

Links and References

  1. Polk's Oakland Directory 1967
  2. notice Oakland Tribune April 11, 1961
  3. Albert A. Dulan obituary
  4. notice Oakland Tribune August 1, 1961
  5. notice Oakland Tribune July 11, 1963
  6. Henry "Champ" Winston obituary Oakland Post December 4, 2015
  7. Ambulance Stirs Rift in Council Oakland Tribune January 27, 1965
  8. notice Oakland Tribune October 22, 1958
  9. City Council Action Oakland Tribune October 5, 1960