Alameda News

The Planning Board is holding a workshop at 7 p.m., next Monday, Dec. 14, in the City Council Chambers to review plans for a portion of Site A. The workshop will present the architectural design and waterfront street plans for an essential element of the site at Alameda Point known as Block 11. The block fronts onto Seaplane Lagoon and a planned waterfront park near the Naval Air Museum and Wrightspeed. “Block 11 is located at the very heart of the Site A Development Plan and Alameda Point Waterfront Town Center planning area,” the city stated in a staff report. 

The City of Alameda announced its official list of Toys For Tots drop off locations in the city earlier this week. The U.S Marine Corps Toys For Tots program anticipates needing holiday toys for 1,000 or more Alameda children this year. 
The last day to donate will be Friday, Dec. 18. Drop off sites at local schools will be collected Wednesday morning, Dec. 16. Questions? Contact Jim Franz at or 747-6883. Other Alameda drop sites can be found at

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today (Thursday, Dec. 3) that it will close the Posey Tube next week for cleaning and other maintenance.

The Posey Tube, leaving Alameda, will be closed as follows:

  • Wednesday, December 9, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning.
  • Thursday, December 10, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

Questions or information about the Tube closures should be directed to Tony Padilla, Caltrans, Tunnels & Tubes, at (510) 286-0315.

Pacific Shops, Inc., the present owner of Alameda Marina is looking to the future. In 2012 the city not only renewed Pacific Shops’ lease to the marina, but gave the company an initial 25-year term, with a 41-year extension if the city approves more development and that development takes place. Pacific Shop has since hired a developer and an architect to move forward with that development. The city took the first step in that direction by rezoning the site to allow Pacific Shops to redevelop the marina.