Alameda News

Alameda Police Department (APD) and other neighboring police agencies set up a pedestrian sting operation that resulted in 168 citations being issued Wednesday, June 24.

The operation took place at eight different intersections throughout the city last Wednesday spanning from morning to afternoon. Approximately 80 percent of the citations were for pedestrian violations; however, additional citations were issued for distracted driving and excessive speed.

The Planning Board unanimously put a stop to Francis Collins’ Boatworks project at its June 22 meeting. The move came after City Planner Andrew Thomas pointed out several issues to board members, among them that taxpayers, rather than Collins, would foot the most of the bill to construct the 80-foot-long public dock.

The visit of a Filipino delegation to Alameda earlier this month from Dumaguete in the Philippines, the Island City’s newest sister city ("Alameda Greets New Sister City," June 11) has raised eyebrows in Dumaguete. One member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) — the city’s legislative body — is crying "foul," while the acting mayor is saying "fair."

SP member Antonio Remollo told the Filipino newspaper the Visayan Daily Star that Dumaguete Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria’s trip to Alameda was "highly irregular in the absence of any resolution from the SP."

The fourth annual Wiggle Waggle Walk will be held this year at Crown Memorial Beach near the Crab Cove Visitors Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 28.

The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS), will raise funds needed to help save the lives of the hundreds of pets that come to the Alameda Animal Shelter each year.

Master of ceremonies and FAAS alumni "Bentley" will kick off the event at 10 a.m. by leading participants and their dogs on a one- or two-mile walk along the San Francisco Bay shoreline.

On June 16, the City Council unanimously gave Alameda Point Partners the nod to proceed with developing a portion of Alameda’s former Naval Air Station (NAS) known as Site A.

According to the city, Site A is the first phase of the larger 878-acre Alameda Point development on the site of the former NAS Alameda. Plans include 1,425 housing units, 5.5 million square feet of commercial space, a new ferry terminal and more than 300 acres of open space.