Allied Engineering: yet another factory closing in town
All along the northern shoreline of Alameda, things are changing rapidly. Some of the last surviving industrial employers that have operated in Alameda for decades are shuttering and in many cases, becoming residential properties.
Alamedans wanting information from the city’s websites last week got a surprise.
"Error 404 Hacked by D@arkSh@dow," they read on an otherwise blank page when they logged on. Library staff warned patrons not to log on to the library site because their computers might catch whatever bug the city’s web platform had contracted. The breach even affected the police department.
Tim Hampton addressed those gathered last Tuesday for Veterans Day ceremonies aboard USS Hornet. They included survivors of Air Group 11, seated in a place of honor in front of Hampton. These men represent the pilots and aircrews who earned a Presidential Unit Citation during World War II.
Hampton curated an exhibition aboard the Hornet that highlights the history of Air Group 11 from 1942-1945. During that time the group’s pilots and crews, including the men pictured here, went through combat tours that shot down 105 enemy planes and destroyed 272 planes on the ground.