Bertholf first Coast Guard cutter to ply the Taiwan Strait
Last Sunday and Monday, March 24 and 25, were historic days for the United States Coast Guard. The service’s Legend-Class Maritime Security Cutter Bertholf joined the U.S. Navy’s USS Curtis Wilbur in what the Navy spokesperson Lt. Joseph Keiley called “a routine Taiwan Strait transit in accordance with international law.”
The City of Alameda announced on Feb. 22 that it will be preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) project for a health clinic and columbarium at Alameda Point. The VA completed its environmental review for the project in 2013. The deadline for commenting on what the city should evaluate is tomorrow, Friday, March 22.
Following the retirement of Alameda City Attorney Janet Kern last December, the City of Alameda began a recruitment process for a new City Attorney. From the 15 applications received, the top four candidates were invited to interview with the City Council. At the conclusion of those interviews, Yibin Shen was identified as the top candidate.
While cruising in the Indian Ocean on March 7, Lt. Cmdr. Sergio Martinez, from Alameda, writes on a screen in the Combat Direction Center aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. In recent weeks, a series of events inflamed tensions between Indian and Pakistan. The two countries have been embroiled in a number of wars, conflicts and military standoffs since the partition of British India in 1947.