Alameda News

When it comes to Halloween, Alameda has a great sense of humor. The Island has been preparing for the hordes of young ghosts and goblins to descend on the city Thursday night, some developing elaborate, decorative displays to convey their enthusiasm for the macabre holiday. A resident on Grand Street, above, will likely host hundreds of trick-or-treaters and chose to invoke psychedelic rockers The Grateful Dead with their display. Other Alamedans have set up a haunted carnival, a scene from Disney’s Fantasia, glowing ghouls and more.

Planning Board approves 354 units at Alameda Landing

At its Monday, Oct. 14 meeting, the Planning Board gave its unanimous nod to development plans for Alameda Landing. This vote gives Catellus Development Corp., Alameda Landing’s master developer, to proceed with plans that involve the construction of 354 residential units, and 5,000-square-feet of commercial space. This marks the last phase of the redevelopment and reuse of 17 of the 77-acre former Fleet Industrial Supply Center (FISC). Groundbreaking for this project lies at the yet-to-be determined date. 

A driver plowed into a home on the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue after an accident on the morning of Oct. 16. 

The blue Hyundai penetrated the front window of the home leaving a gaping hole near the front door. A mom and her twins were in bed when the collision occurred. They had to be extricated from the property by Alameda Fire Department (AFD) officials. 

Last Friday, the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) celebrated the memory of the late Niel Tam by naming the district office for him. The office at 2060 Challenger Drive now bears the name “Niel Tam Education Center.”

On Sunday, Oct. 13, at noon, local skateboarders who frequent Alameda’s Cityview Skatepark, 1177 W. Red Line Ave., will host the fifth annual “Land or Slam Skate Jam” fundraiser there in memory of the late Clay Harding, an Alameda skateboarder who lost his life in 2014.

The event is free for spectators and features barbecue, local art and music and a skateboarding contest. Prizes donated by local skate shops will be given in three age categories.

Registration for the skating contest starts at 11 a.m. with a $5 entry fee. The contest is open to all ages and all genders.

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