alameda point

Jet Fuel Cleanup Relies on Laundry Detergent Booster

Mar 17,2022

Draining jet fuel from Navy planes, known as defueling, was a routine step before doing maintenance work on the planes. This defueling process at Alameda Point inadvertently contaminated groundwater at one location across the street from the Pottery Barn Outlet on West Oriskany Avenue.

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Listening Session for Emergency Supportive Housing Plan

Mar 10,2022

City of Alameda staff will hold a community listening session to discuss the city’s plan to convert vacant homes at Alameda Point into Emergency Supportive Homeless Housing. The listening session will take place Thursday, March 10, via Zoom.

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Waterfront Housing Proposal Returns Again

Dec 30,2021

The Encinal Terminals project is coming back before the City Council for the third time on Jan. 4, 2022. The proposed project would be located on an old shipping site along the Oakland Estuary, behind the historic Del Monte building.

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Artisan Bakery to Open on the Point

Feb 17,2021

A new artisan bakery with a noble mission is coming to Alameda. Firebrand Artisan Breads of Oakland will be moving most of its production facilities to a renovated warehouse at Alameda Point in the coming months, bringing most of its 90 employees and hiring more.

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Richard Bangert

Makani Energy Lost Its Green

Oct 29,2020

Google’s parent company Alphabet is no longer funding Makani Energy, the developer of the flying kite that produces energy. The announcement from Alphabet came in February 2020.

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Rick Lewis &nbsp&nbsp A Caspian tern feeds its young at a beach in Alameda. Caspian tern families with fledglings showed up at Crab Cove, the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary and the San Francisco Bay side of Bay Farm Island this year before leaving for their winter locations in South America.

Our Bad Year was Good for Alameda Birds

Oct 01,2020

While we were sheltering in place earlier this year, birds that raise their young in Alameda were doing just that, laying eggs and raising chicks. How did some of “our birds” do this year? Let’s start at the west end of the Island, Alameda Point.

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Linda Carloni &nbsp&nbsp Artist Clayton Anderson recently put his talents to work in Alameda, rendering a western bluebird in chalk on an Alameda sidewalk.

Artist Enlivens Neighborhood with Bluebird Sidewalk Art

Aug 06,2020

Western bluebirds are favorites of many, with the male’s brilliant royal-blue colors and rusty breast. The species has long been seen on Alameda Point perching near the soccer fields and using the nest boxes installed for them near Crab Cove.

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