An outpouring of support for local arts and artists took place in several venues last weekend
The weekend of Aug. 9 to 11 turned Alameda into an artist’s paradise. On Friday night, the weekend began with the usual burst of creativity that is the 2nd Friday Art Walk. Several new galleries of artwork opened, including the Island City-centered Plein Aire Paint Out Exhibit at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts. (See related story on page 11.)
Last Thursday, Aug. 8, the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) held a ceremony celebrating the re-opening of the 100,000-square-foot Historic Alameda High School (HAHS), 2200 Central Ave., which is a registered Historical Landmark. The architects of the school’s restoration provided some historic background on the Island City’s most significant piece of school architecture and the project to restore it.
Project on display this weekend at Mini-Maker Faire
To get in the spirit of Sunday’s Mini-Maker Faire, meet Alameda maker Mike Muzio. A maker is the kind of person who can take a simple concept and make it reality using readily available tools and materials. Muzio has completed many projects in his fabrication shop he calls The Muz Shop and documents his process on a Youtube channel.
Neighbors have complained to the Alameda Sun about the condition of the Boatworks site at Oak Street and Clement Avenue. Weeds have been growing out of control, presenting a fire hazard. In addition, the fences that Boatworks, LLC, built around the site have not been maintained, allowing unauthorized access. In the meantime, development of the property remains tied up in court.
Largest hangar on track for reuse, street excavation, more
The massive aircraft hangar at the end of West Tower Avenue moved one step closer to commercial leasing last week. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) performed random radiation scanning inside the building to certify that the Navy’s cleanup of paint residue containing radium-226 was complete. The other regulatory agencies have already signed off on the radiation cleanup after the Navy performed an inch-by-inch scanning effort (“Radium-226 Paint Leaves Point Legacy,” Oct. 5, 2017.)