The annual tours to the least tern colony at Alameda Point were sold out again this year. Three groups totaling about 100 people listened to a presentation about the endangered birds before boarding a bus at the Crab Cove Visitors’ Center.
It is the only time that the general public is permitted to enter the federally owned former aircraft runway area to view the terns nesting. Guests are not allowed to leave the bus.
As the fourth of July festivities approach, the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) reminds Alamedans that the use of fireworks of any kind is prohibited here. "Although they are a wonderful way to celebrate Independence Day fireworks are illegal and very dangerous. When in the hands of an untrained individual, fireworks can have deadly consequences," AFD stated in a press release.
AFD asks residents who observe the use of fireworks of any kind to call 911.
On June 16, the City Council unanimously gave Alameda Point Partners the nod to proceed with developing a portion of Alameda’s former Naval Air Station (NAS) known as Site A.
According to the city, Site A is the first phase of the larger 878-acre Alameda Point development on the site of the former NAS Alameda. Plans include 1,425 housing units, 5.5 million square feet of commercial space, a new ferry terminal and more than 300 acres of open space.
McKay Avenue, the street leading to Crab Cove, used to house a roller coaster before it became a street. It is living up to its legacy. In recent years the battle over the street, and what will become of the surplus federal property at the end of it, has had its ups, downs, twists and turns.