The Alameda Citizen’s Task Force will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, to explore forming a political action committee (PAC) for the November elections. They will meet at the RE/MAX offices, 2437 Santa Clara Ave. An exploratory committee will recommend formation of a PAC with the mission to create a new majority on City Council that will give top priority to the needs of Alameda residents, rather than special interest groups. All interested persons are encouraged to attend.
The Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau identified a man who drowned in the waters off Crown Beach on Friday, June 1, as 73-year-old Dr. Andres Caicedo. The victim, a surgeon from Walnut Creek, died while kite-surfing. Firefighters were called to Crown Memorial State Beach at 4:26 p.m.
The Alameda Fire Department (AFD) received a report that a kite-surfer had brought a second, unresponsive kite-surfer ashore. AFD transported Caicedo to Alameda Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The city of Alameda’s 52nd annual Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest winners have been announced. According to the Alameda Recreation and Park Department, a total of 178 people in 41 groups entered the sand castle category and 252 people in 48 groups competed in the sand sculpture category.
The best in show award for the sand castle category went to Arlo, Finn and Co., of Alameda for their “Seaweed, Pyramid & Skull.”
At its May 29 meeting the Planning Board unanimously approved the Alameda Marina master plan and the adoption of the plan’s Environmental Impact (EIR); the vote was 5-0. Pacific Shops, Inc. owns the property, which consists of 27 acres of land. The City of Alameda owns the 17 acres of waterfront property, which it has leased to Pacific Shops, Inc. The combined properties are located on the north side of Clement Avenue bordered by Willow Street on the east and the Alameda Municipal Power offices on the west.