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According to a March 8 filing at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Oakland, John Nelson Beck has failed to appear at a meeting of his creditors for a second time. Beck had a Feb. 9 date with the court, but disappeared some 30 minutes before the meeting was scheduled to begin. (“Alameda Man Disappears,” Feb. 18; “Beck Still Missing As Case Unfolds,” March 3). 

The courts then rescheduled the meeting for March 8, a day that passed without Beck’s presence in court. 

The demolition of 16 former Navy apartment buildings at Alameda Point has begun. On Jan. 5, the City Council awarded a $547,000 contract to Asbestos Management Group of Oakland. The buildings are on Orion Street, West Tower Avenue, Stardust Place and Pearl Harbor Road. Demolition began this week and is expected to be completed within 60 days. Alameda Point base reuse funds are paying for the demolition.


The League of Women Voters Alameda (LWVA) invites all Alamedans to meet their public officials at its annual social mixer and fundraiser Thursday, March 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Community Center of Harbor Bay Isle, 3195 Mecartney Road.  

The Navy’s Alameda Point Restoration Advisory Board meets this evening, Thursday, March 17. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at 950 W. Mall Square on Alameda Point. Everyone is welcome to attend to hear updates about the Navy’s cleanup and talk directly with the Navy and regulatory agency representatives.