Next Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:18 a.m., there will be an earthquake in Alameda. That is, an earthquake drill. In regions across the United States and countries around the globe, where earthquakes are as common a concern as in the Bay Area. Millions of people will practice how to safely and confidently respond to the ever-present threat of an earthquake.
Local activists, concerned constituents and community leaders gathered at City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 3, to send senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein a clear message: Vote “no” on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. The activists cited that his “hostility toward women and lack of credibility make him unfit to serve a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court.”
The City of Alameda Planning Board has recommended that the zoning designation for a site housing a 78,000-square-foot former federal government facility on Central Avenue be amended to create a wellness center for homeless seniors. The recommendation was made at the Monday, Oct. 8, Planning Board meeting.
Craig Coombs’ record-breaking swim around Alameda (“Local to Attempt Setting Record for Swimming around the Island City,” Sept. 6) prompted me to investigate my grandfather’s record swims. As I looked through my grandmother’s belongings, I came upon several newspaper clippings documenting my grandpa’s records.
San Francisco police are asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who punched a 39-year-old Alameda man at First and Howard streets in San Francisco about 11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8.
Christopher and Rebecca Mathews had used a ride-hailing app to call for a car. They were standing at First and Howard, waiting for a ride to “that one last bar to get that one last drink before we went home,” Rebecca Mathews told the San Francisco Chronicle’s Jill Tucker.