Because of geography, Alameda falls within the scope of the Golden Gate Audubon Society’s Oakland Christmas Bird Count. The count takes place within a 15-mile-diameter circle centered in downtown Oakland. Alameda birders and others who join the Christmas Bird Count (CBC), are part of the Oakland Count. The Oakland Count started in 1938, took a few years off during World War II, and is now in its 79th year.
Effort left from Alameda; collects first load of plastic
Above, CEO and founder of The Ocean Cleanup, Boyan Slat, reported on the success of his mission to experiment with methods of collecting plastic waste floating in the Pacific Ocean. Slat’s project left from Alameda Point in fall of last year (“Ocean Cleanup Set to Launch,” Sept. 4, 2018).
Alameda police officers arrested two men for possession of loaded firearms the night before Thanksgiving.
Alameda Police Department (APD) officers confiscated the two firearms, one stolen, along with an extended clip, from the vehicle during the arrest. Jeffry Aguilar and Jowuan Jones, both 23, were arrested for multiple charges. Both men were charged with possession of a firearm.
At a public hearing during Monday’s meeting, Alameda Point Partners (APP) asked the Planning Board to allow changes that would scale back both the building on Block 11 on Seaplane Lagoon and the adjacent Waterfront Plaza.