Local teen Zoe Foster faced more than just the mountain
Alameda resident Zoe Foster recently climbed Mount Whitney. The fact that she suffers from an autoimmune disease that gravely affects her pancreas, as well as from type-one diabetes, made the feat especially impressive.
When Foster was just 11 years old, her doctors told her that they had discovered these debilitating medical conditions. They told her that her autoimmune disease was affecting her pancreas and its ability to create insulin in the quantities needed to maintain a normal blood glucose level.
Fundraiser concert at Rhythmix fetes women winemakers, too, next Saturday
Now in its second year celebrating the work of women winemakers, artists, and musicians, Wine Women and Song returns this month to Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) Saturday, Aug. 22. All proceeds contribute to free cultural arts education programs to underserved youth in Alameda and Oakland.
More than $181 million in cocaine largest haul in history
On July 18 the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, whose home port is Coast Guard Island, seized a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 16,000 pounds of cocaine — 275 bales worth more than $181 million wholesale. The crew also apprehended four suspected smugglers. A U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft detected the 40-foot vessel in the Pacific Ocean more than 200-miles south of Mexico.
Members of the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) rescued a man who was stranded in a distressed vessel on the Oakland Estuary for two days last Thursday, Aug. 6.
AFD crews were notified by Alameda County dispatch that Michael England, 50, was stranded in a 25-foot boat along the Pier 3 section of the estuary and was in need of assistance, according to AFD public information officer Juan Medrano. AFD did not know who exactly called the report into the dispatch center, but Medrano said often times boaters call dispatch to report emergency situations on the estuary.
Latest incident on record involved sexual assault, police said Monday
The Alameda Police Department (APD) is actively investigating six hot-prowl burglaries — break-ins that occur with the victims present. This string of burglaries happened during the late night or early morning hours between June 16 and Aug 9 on the West End. The latest break-in allegedly involved a sexual assault.