In this 1918 photo courtesy of the San Francisco Public Library, a San Francisco police officer confronts a man in public for not wearing a facemask. The Spanish flu pandemic 102 years ago, was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic believed to be caused by the H1N1 influenza A virus.
In a time of food insecurity, what could be more inviting than a tree covered in fruit? Then again, sometimes the gods can be too kind. Overly generous fruit loads have a way of breaking branches and yielding small, poor-quality fruit if not managed in a timely manner.
The City of Alameda has been working for several years to redesign Clement Avenue and the Cross Alameda Trail from Alameda Point to the Fruitvale Bridge. Parts of the trail are complete, parts are under construction and parts are still in the planning phase.