Imagine going back in time and strolling along Park Street in the 1950s. If you’re anything like me, you’d be paying attention to the cars parked on the street as much as the shop windows.
That’s what it was like last Saturday at the downtown Alameda Classic Car Show. There were more than 400 cars in attendance, so many that the show spanned six blocks of Park Street between Buena Vista and Encinal avenues. The weather was a perfect 75 degrees and thousands were on hand to enjoy the show but not so many that spectators couldn’t take their time.
Local activists, concerned constituents and community leaders gathered at City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 3, to send senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein a clear message: Vote “no” on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. The activists cited that his “hostility toward women and lack of credibility make him unfit to serve a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court.”
The Alameda-based ocean conservation organization, Blue Endeavors, announced recently it will host a new event called “Sharktoberfest” on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at their headquarters in South Shore Center.
The goal of Sharktoberfest is to get people together in a festive environment to help raise awareness of the importance of sharks in the ocean’s ecosystem. The idea is to create new advocates for sharks’ protection.
A total of 516 bicycle riders of all ages participated in last Saturday’s Bike for the Parks event based at Washington Park. The event took cyclists all over the Island City while also raising funds to maintain local parks.
The event also featured a Team Challenge Contest. The winners, the Alameda Dragon Flyers, had 15 members in costumes. The group will receive a plaque from the Friends of the Parks.
The City of Alameda recently studied the six public access pathways along Fernside Boulevard and Eastshore Drive to assess what recreational uses are possible there. City staff will now solicit community feedback, bring a recommendation on the uses of each of the pathways to the Recreation and Parks Commission and return to the City Council for final approval.
Residents of Alameda can weigh in on the status and future of these small parks at three upcoming events.