Alameda News

 

Work got underway recently at the old Island High School property at Everett Street and Eagle Avenue. 

The Alameda Housing Authority (AHA) acquired the property from the Alameda Unified School District in a 2014 land swap. AHA stated that plans for the property involved a collaborative process with the neighborhood. 

 

A packed house attended the World Baseball Tournament opening ceremonies at College of Alameda Aug. 6. Ten teams marched onto the field in full uniform to enthusiastic applause. The Alameda team won the skills competition that followed. Day one ended with a welcome party for 500 guests hosted by the Alameda World Tournament Baseball Board at Crab Cove. Games have taken place every day this week, except Wednesday. The finals are set for this Saturday at College of Alameda. There is no admission charge. Above, Alameda coach Ken Arnerich addresses the crowd on opening day.

 

The City of Alameda recently closed escrow on the sale of the 50,000-square-foot Building 91 at West Tower Avenue and Pan Am Way on Alameda Point, across West Tower from the powertrain manufacturer Wrightspeed. The transaction marks the city’s first successful sale of property for private development at the Point. The commercial developer is currently restoring the 73-year-old former storage facility for modern-day commercial use.  

 

New at the Art & Wine Faire for this year, the Salsa Stage at Park Street and Webb Avenue presented a third line up of performers over two days this past weekend including Mio Flores, above. Habanas Cuban Cuisine sponsored the stage located adjacent to the restaurant, and then donated a portion of its drink sales to Bay Area Community Resources. The street fair, held for the 33rd year, brought many thousands of visitors to the Island City to enjoy fun, food, drink and shopping along Park Street.

 

With a vote of 4-2, the Planning Board sent the plans for redeveloping Encinal Terminals off to the City Council, its final destination before Tim Lewis Communities’ North Waterfront Cove LLC, can begin redeveloping the property that played a pioneering role in the development of containerized shipping. This revolutionary system of cargo handling got it first West Coast use at a terminal on this site by Matson Lines in 1958. 

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