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The Water Emergency Transportation Authority’s (WETA) Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility on West Hornet Avenue is nearing completion. Once in operation this fall, the facility will provide a consolidated base for WETA to maintain vessels operating on its Alameda-Oakland, Harbor Bay and South San Francisco ferry routes, as well as routes that will later serve Richmond and Treasure Island.

The Alameda Fire Department (AFD) sent a water tender to Mariposa County Monday, July 16 to fight the Ferguson Fire that has already engulfed more than 12,000 acres. 

Alameda Water Tender 2 left Alameda to assist with the fire in Mariposa County near Yosemite National Park. It is not known how many AFD personnel traveled to combat the blaze. This is Water Tender 2’s first-ever, out-of-county trip, according to the AFD Facebook page. 

Greenway Golf opened the new Jack Clark South Course at Corica Park on June 22. Many golfers played it during the first week and loved it. The South Course is the latest in a string of major improvements Greenway has provided for Alameda since taking over management of the golf property in 2012. 


The Alameda City Council has selected David Rudat as the finalist for the role of Interim City Manager. The Council will formally consider hiring Rudat at its Tuesday, July 24, meeting. Rudat will oversee the city’s operations while the Council searches for a new permanent City Manager.

St. Barnabas Church presents its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., this Saturday, July 21, at the parish hall and school parking lot, 1427 Sixth St. To learn more call Patrick McNamara, 522-2630.