Part of the vacant military housing near Alameda Landing formerly known as North Housing fetched a winning auction bid of $38 million.
In order to complete the sale, the current “government” zoning designation must be removed. At the same time, the city recommends removing the government zoning from two adjacent parcels that will soon be transferred to the Alameda Housing Authority and Habitat for Humanity. The residential, multifamily zoning will remain intact.
Two new accessible shuttle buses began operation on Oct. 31 to meet the growing transportation needs of Alamedans. Riders need not wait more than 30 minutes for a shuttle at each designated stop. Both Alameda Loop Shuttles (formerly called Alameda Paratransit Shuttles) are equipped with bike racks and wheelchair lifts.
The two buses run three separate routes Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Martinez-based MCK Services, Inc. has a contract with the city to pave Lincoln Avenue. As the work progresses, the company needs to leave its heavy equipment overnight where that equipment is readily available the next morning.
The neighbors on St. Charles Street and those living on neighboring streets wonder how MCK got permission to park on St. Charles Street 24-hours a day, including a weekend.
Last Sunday’s Halloween Hoopla on Webster Street was another success this year. It brought several scary figures to the West End for some festive fun. The West Alameda Business Association (WABA) hosted the Hoopla last weekend, prior to Halloween. Among the attendees were the Loorz family of Alameda (above) dressed as characters from Nightmare Before Christmas. Family members include: Felicia Chavez-Loorz as Barrel, Rob Loorz as Mr. Oogie Boogie, Lilith Chavez-Loorz as Shock and Xavier Chavez-Loorz as Lock.