Alameda News

It seems as if it were yesterday when I was interviewed at Twin Towers Methodist Church (TTUMC) and given the customary tour of the building. My memories working at TTUMC are vivid: greeting and serving the public, scheduling weddings, organizing and publishing the church’s newsletter and helping the poor.

Parks entity to expand recreation area

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) will become the owner of a disputed three-acre parcel on McKay Ave in Alameda which will lead to the expansion of Crown Memorial State Beach.

EBRPD’s purchase resolves an eminent domain action by the United States government against the state of California and EBRPD to seize control over portions of McKay Avenue, the main access road to Crab Cove.

Word of Alameda’s giant Halloween celebration must have spread to other galaxies as some unidentified flying objects recently landed outside Angela Hill and Matt Hunnicut’s home on Santa Clara Avenue. The couple annually presents a masterpiece in Halloween decorations featuring original art, animatronics, a smoke machine, "Pigs in Space" and lots more. Keep an eye out for little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating for Halloween the evening of Saturday, Oct. 31. The Gold Coast and East End neighborhoods should expect lots of traffic.

A Sunday evening fire at two adjacent homes brought every on-duty Alameda firefighter — a total of 59 — to the 100 block of Norwich Road. The first firefighters on scene answered a 6:23 p.m. alarm. They faced heavy fire coming from a single family home. The fire had also reached the home next door.

The public can learn and participate in a discussion about the newest developments in Alameda from the people leading the way Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. "Alameda in the Making" is a free community discussion of development and related issues in Alameda. Speakers will include representatives from the city, Housing Authority and developers with current projects in town. There are currently 16 active residential/commercial development sites in the Island City.