News Briefs

AFD -- AFD firefighters put out a blaze at the Barnhill Marina on Friday, April 21.
AFD -- AFD firefighters put out a blaze at the Barnhill Marina on Friday, April 21.

News Briefs

Police Give Update of Fatal Collision
On Friday, March 17, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Alameda Police Department (APD) officers responded to the intersection of San Antonio Avenue and Willow Street following a report of a hit-and-run collision involving multiple vehicles. Upon arriving, officers located several adults with minor to moderate injuries. The injured parties were transported to local hospitals by the Alameda Fire Department. One of the victims, an 89-year-old passenger, succumbed to their injuries several hours later.

The preliminary investigation suggests the driver of one of the vehicles traveled at a high rate of speed, failed to stop at a stop sign, and collided with two cars crossing the intersection. Subsequently, the vehicles collided with several parked cars.

After a month-long investigation, vital information led investigators to identify all occupants who fled the scene. A 15-year-old Alameda resident, 16-year-old Alameda resident, 18-year-old Oakland resident, and a 19-year-old Alameda resident have all been contacted and while significant progress has been made, APD’s investigation is still ongoing. The identities of the people of interest were not released.

The City of Alameda holds post-collision site visits for all major and fatal collisions. In the coming weeks, staff from APD, Public Works, and the Transportation Planning Department will conduct a review of the collision site and findings from the investigation to discuss any potential safety interventions.

Fire Department Extinguishes Fire at Barnhill Marina
Alameda Fire Department personnel responded to a structure fire in the 2300 block of Mariner Square Drive on April 21 at Barnhill Marina & Boatyard.

According to AFD, the structure was an out-building at one of the marina gates. Firefighters contained the fire with no extension to other structures or floating homes. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The fire was contained in 10 minutes and the cause is currently under investigation. Barnhill Marina is a floating home community.

City Commission and Board Vacancies
The City Council is soliciting applications from residents who would like to serve on a city boards or commission. Application forms may be completed and submitted on the city’s website or by contacting the city clerk’s office. Interested people are encouraged to submit an application to the city clerk by Thursday, May 11.

Open positions include:
• Civil Service Board: two vacancies
• Commission on Persons with Disabilities: two vacancies
• Golf Commission: two vacancies
• Housing Authority Board of Commissioners: one vacancy
• Library Board: two vacancies
• Planning Board: two vacancies
• Public Art Commission: one vacancy
• Public Utilities Board: one vacancy
• Recreation and Park Commission: three vacancies
• Social Service Human Relations Board (SSHRB): three vacancies
• Transportation Commission: two vacancies.

For more info, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 510-747-4800.