Alameda News

Google-owned Makani, a wind energy company at Alameda Point, moved one step closer last week to full-scale testing of its flying electricity kite. The novel invention made a rare public appearance at the company’s test site near the USS Hornet to fine-tune the docking maneuver. It will be deployed at a test site being readied in Hawaii where it will reach an altitude of 1,100 feet.

Newly available funds from the 2014 Measure I school bond, as well as the expected growth in student enrollment, prompted Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) to submit a request to the Navy in April to acquire the vacant Island High School and Woodstock Child Development Center parcel on Singleton Avenue on the city’s West End. The Navy responded favorably.

Prepare for additional noise starting Sunday, Oct. 4

Fleet Week 2015 will once again bring the Blue Angels to the Bay Area in October.

The Blue Angels (a high performance military flight air team) have returned after several years of being based in San Francisco and will be based at the Oakland International Airport (OAK) for the second year in a row.

OAK is reaching out to nearby communities to inform and help residents prepare for potential short-term noise impacts associated with Fleet Week 2015.

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) and the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) have been impacted by the wildfires that has left a path of destruction in Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties.

Hear reverend’s story of love equality in his own words

Twin Towers United Methodist Church is hosting an evening with Rev. Benjamin Hutchison next Friday. On July 13, church officials confronted Hutchison, senior pastor at Cassopolis United Methodist Church in Michigan, and asked him if he had a gay partner. "I will never deny that," Hutchison to