Renowned golf course architect Rees Jones was in Alameda on Tuesday, Nov. 10, to show the new Jack Clark (South) Course he designed to members of the City Council, the Park & Recreation Department and the Golf Commission.
This was no ordinary show. Jones has designed a new course unlike any in the Bay Area. He describes the course as a minimist design more like you would find in Australia, where you can play the ball to the hole by air or ground.
The Navy recently decided that North Housing — a vacant residential area located between Alameda Point and Alameda Landing — is safe for transfer. The approval comes after the Navy stopped a program to clean groundwater at the site to drinking-water standards.
In 2013, the Navy turned off its air pump and carbon filter vacuum cleanup system to see if it made any difference in the concentrations or movement of contaminants. It didn’t.
Seventeen-year-old Clay Harding died on Nov. 23, 2014, after ingesting prescription drugs and alcohol at the Alameda home of Kathleen Perkins, 57, and her son Matt Arnstein.
Last Thursday Perkins and Arnstein were arraigned at Oakland’s Wiley Manuel Courthouse on 11 counts of child endangerment and two counts of obstructing a police investigation. The charges allege Harding’s death came after he mixed drugs and alcohol during a party at the Perkins-Arnstein residence.