Artemis Racing, which represents the Royal Swedish Yacht Club and was the 34th America’s Cup "Challenger of Record," has been a tenant at Alameda Point since May 2012. The venue for the 35th America’s Cup remains undetermined, but Artemis Racing will remain at Alameda Point and continue using Building 12 and Seaplane Lagoon as its training facility and operations base.
If it is ultimately decided that the 35th America’s Cup will be held on San Francisco Bay, Artemis will likely remain at Alameda Point through the end of that event, which is estimated to be held in 2017.
Freeway construction on I-880 just north of the Park Street Bridge will begin affecting traffic in July, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced last week. Caltrans said that it awarded contacts for the project in April. The contractors will replace two existing freeway overcrossings at 23rd Avenue along with the overcrossing at 29th Avenue.
In 1994, a group of Alameda homeowners’ associations formed an umbrella organization to address issues at the Oakland International Airport. In 2001 this organization, called the “Citizens League For Airport Safety & Serenity” (CLASS), played a significant role in forcing the Port of Oakland, which operates the airport, to agree to improve airport security checkpoints, add gates to two terminals at the airport and improve parking there.
A Navy contractor will be cleaning up groundwater in part of the Town Center area next to the Seaplane Lagoon by injecting a solution of cheese whey, emulsified vegetable oil and water into nearly 200 wells that go down between 30 and 40 feet. The whey and vegetable oil will cause natural bacteria to flourish that will feed on the toxic trichloroethene (TCE) solvent causing it to break down.