Name strikes chord with Black Lives Matter movement across country
Calls have surfaced in Alameda to rename Calhoun Street. This is part of a nationwide effort to remove street names that honor people tainted with racism.
William Worthington Chipman and Gideon Aughinbaugh established the Town of Alameda in 1854. They named the first three streets from south to north for men that history recalls as the Triumvirate: Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster.
At 2:40 a.m., Thursday, June 19, California Highway Patrol made an enforcement stop on a white Dodge Caravan speeding along westbound Interstate 80 near Leisure Town Road in Vacaville. They cited the 23-year-old driver, an Alameda resident, for driving more than 100 mph while traveling with two unrestrained young children and about 500 pounds of illegal fireworks. CHP stated that the fireworks were in plain sight. The officers called the Vacaville Fire Department to assist them with disposing of the illegal items.
On May 19, the City Council approved a multi-pronged Commercial Streets Program to streamline the permit approval process for expanding dining and retail to parklets and sidewalks. Last Friday many Alameda businesses and restaurants began reopening.