Patrons seated themselves under a canopy between rows of crops at Alameda Point Collaborative’s (APC) farm to celebrate the fifth annual "Urban Farm Table" fundraising luncheon on Sunday, May 17. A guitar and stringed bass duo provided musical ambience from within a nearby thicket of blossoming passion fruit vines. Bees went about their business from teeming beehives clinging to the branches of a fruit tree in the farm orchard. It was an earthy affair.
More than 24 new residential and commercial buildings are proposed for construction at the 68-acre Site A project at Alameda Point, which was approved unanimously by the Planning Board Monday. All the buildings will be solar ready. But according to Joe Ernst, the project leader for Alameda Point Partners, there is no guarantee there will ever be any solar panels on the rooftops.
Alameda Sun incorrectly reported that the Alameda Police Department arrested James Hearn (“Police Perform Local Prostitution Sting,” May 7). The arrestee was John Brian Hearn, who is in no way related to James Hearn.
The Alameda Police Department (APD), the FBI and several other law enforcement agencies conducted a sting operation that led to six people receiving a citation or being arrested on prostitution-like charges last Thursday, April 30.
“The operation is still ongoing,” said APD spokeswoman Lt. Jill Ottaviano.
On April 25 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Barpak, Nepal, about 110 miles northwest of the country’s capital city, Kathmandu. The quake and subsequent aftershocks wiped out Barpa. It has caused devastation far beyond the village at the shaker’s epicenter, affecting communities in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. The disaster is the worst to hit Nepal since the 8.1 Nepal-Bihar earthquake on Jan. 15, 1934.
The temblor also triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest that killed at least 19 people, making April 25 the deadliest day on Mount Everest in history.
Eighteen-year-old Miguel Delgado shot four-under par in the final round and 11-under overall to win the 88th iteration of the Commuters Golf Championship last Sunday, April 26, on the Earl Fry Course.
After 54 holes of golf action it looked like anyone’s tournament to win when fourth-round action began Sunday morning. Delgado entered the final round in a four-way tie for the lead at eight-under 205 with Carlos Briones, Jonathan Keane and Finigan Tilly.