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Members of the Sea Scouts, Alameda Council rescued a missing distressed kayaker in San Francisco Bay near Pittsburg on July 20.

The Sea Scouts, a branch of the Boy Scouts of America, were going on a scouting cruise on their Sea Scout Ship No. 9 Sea Fox from Hunter’s Point in San Francisco to Pittsburg in the early morning hours of Friday, July 20.

Members of the Alameda Police Department (APD) joined the fun at the Aug. 7 National Night Out on the 1500 block of Sherman Street. The event saw a great turn out, which included both APD officers with McGruff the Crime Dog and a crew from Alameda Fire Department with one of their trucks. The kids really enjoyed the opportunity to meet the public-safety officers. The event featured a potluck dinner, live music and a ham-radio demonstration. The neighbors on Sherman Street used the opportunity to spread information about earthquake and disaster preparedness.

 

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced that it will close the Posey and Webster Tubes for late-night biennial tunnel inspections as follows.

Posey Tube closures:

  • Monday, Aug. 20, from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. the following morning
  • Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. the following morning 
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. the following morning

Webster Tube closures:

Last Saturday, the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD) sponsored Alameda Walks program strolled through both history and current events. The all-ages group learned about the Mastick family and famed architects Felix Marcuse and Julius Remmel who helped shape the Island City. Myself and Alameda Sun co-publisher Dennis Evanosky (far left) led the tour with help from ARPD’s Karen Kenney and Jackie Krause of the Mastick Senior Center. Toward the end, the tour stopped by the recently completed mural at 1128 Lincoln Ave.

 

The American Red Cross bus will visit Alameda Point Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Red Cross asks donors to “make someone whole again. Without A, B and O, we can’t save anybody. You are the #MissingType we need.” 

The bus will be parked at 950 W. Mall Square on Alameda’s West End. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: AlamedaPoint, or call 800-733-2767. Donors can streamline their experience by completing reading and health history questions at www.redcrossblood.org.

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