At Monday evening’s Planning Board meeting, Roseville, Calif. homebuilder Tim Lewis Communities unveiled plans to build up to 414 lofts, townhomes and flats and 25,000 square feet of shops and restaurants in and around the old Del Monte warehouse at the corner of Buena Vista Avenue and Sherman Street.
Research this past week into the Tidelands property at Encinal Terminals revealed that the contract that sealed the "swap" 14 years ago involved not just the 6.34 acres that the Alameda Sun reported (AUSD, City’s New Land Swap Deal," March 6) but an adjacent 10.65-acre parcel. This means that the city is receiving 17.05 acres for $750,000.
The city will likely soon be seeking a firm to build a long-desired Shore Line Drive bikeway that staffers say will offer a safer route and bay views to cyclists traversing the 1.8-mile stretch of the Island from Westline Drive to Broadway.
Alameda County Industries (ACI), the company that provides trash pickup service to the Island City, has found itself in the middle of a labor dispute. Some of the company’s workers walked off their jobs and staged a two-hour rally last Thursday at its recycling center on Aladdin Avenue in San Leandro. According to those who attended the rally, ACI told its other workers that anyone who joined the rally would be fired.
The Alameda performing arts community is mourning the sudden and tragic death of a dance instructor. Alameda High and Dance 10 Performing Arts Center Instructor Bryant Cash-Welch died unexpectedly last Thursday, Jan. 9, of a heart attack.
Cash-Welch, 48, taught hip-hop, jazz and musical theater at Dance 10, 900 Santa Clara Ave. “We are all saddened by this loss but we know that his youthful energy and spirit will live on forever at Dance/10,” read a statement from the studio to its students and their parents. “He has been an integral part of Dance 10 for over 15 years.”