Red Cross volunteer La Faver supports fire victims
Susanne La Faver has served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross since 1991. Last year she worked in the Florida Keys during Hurricane Irma, as well as at the fires that devastated Santa Rosa. As part of her more recent duties, she represented the Red Cross at the Mendocino Complex Fire, which is still burning today.
Bottlenose dolphins do not usually come to mind when thinking of wildlife at Alameda Point. In fact, just three dolphins have been observed there in recent years, and those sightings were from canoes and kayaks. But on July 24, two more dolphins were observed with two regulars meandering around next to Breakwater Island. The standalone rock wall, or breakwater, is visible from Pier 3 where the USS Hornet Museum is berthed.
Committed to building relationships with the community, the Alameda Police Department (APD) is reopening the popular Citizen Police Academy. The Academy will allow participants to learn about and engage with APD officers and personnel through lectures and hands-on activities. Topics include officer training, patrol procedures, dispatching, traffic, APD’s canine unit, special investigations and more.
Members of the Sea Scouts, Alameda Council rescued a missing distressed kayaker in San Francisco Bay near Pittsburg on July 20.
The Sea Scouts, a branch of the Boy Scouts of America, were going on a scouting cruise on their Sea Scout Ship No. 9 Sea Fox from Hunter’s Point in San Francisco to Pittsburg in the early morning hours of Friday, July 20.
Members of the Alameda Police Department (APD) joined the fun at the Aug. 7 National Night Out on the 1500 block of Sherman Street. The event saw a great turn out, which included both APD officers with McGruff the Crime Dog and a crew from Alameda Fire Department with one of their trucks. The kids really enjoyed the opportunity to meet the public-safety officers. The event featured a potluck dinner, live music and a ham-radio demonstration. The neighbors on Sherman Street used the opportunity to spread information about earthquake and disaster preparedness.