A group named “Families Belong Together” held a rally and protest on Park Street at Santa Clara Avenue last Saturday, raising their voices and speaking out for immigrant mothers who cannot comfort their children. Alameda families are joining others across the country to demand that the Trump administration reunite families and end family separation and detention for people who enter the United States illegally. The administration’s “no-tolerance” policy at the border with Mexico has sparked renewed interest in passing immigration reform nationally.
Alameda’s Buddhist Temple on Buena Vista Avenue welcomed the community to its annual Vacationland Bazaar and Carnival last weekend. Hundreds of local residents and guests gathered to enjoy bingo and other games, food, drink and festivities. The event supports the temple’s effort to “offer a place to connect at individual, family and community levels to deepen our path to grounded stability that true and real life provides,” according to Rev. Joshin Dennis Fujimoto’s statement on the temple website.
Developer finding ways to recycle building material
Heavy equipment was already demolishing buildings and pavement as the ceremonial groundbreaking took place at Alameda Point on May 23. Workers had already leveled many of the structures. They had also separated remains into distinct piles of concrete, asphalt, structural steel, sheet metal and rebar for recycling.
Motorists may access former base at Trident Avenue while Atlantic Avenue East Gate closed
Construction has begun on the first phase of the $1 billion mixed-use, transit-oriented waterfront development at the gateway to Alameda Point called Site A. Located in the middle of Alameda Point, Site A effectively splits the Point in half.
Data in question after falsified reports from San Francisco
Recent revelations of falsified cleanup data at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco have caused many people to wonder about the integrity of cleanup at Alameda Point. Can we trust the Navy’s reports concluding that goals have been met and land is suitable for transfer to the City?
The Navy thinks we can. “To date, the Navy found no indication of data falsification at Alameda,” said Cecily Sabedra, Navy environmental coordinator for Alameda Point.