Alameda

 

Navy about to transfer another large piece of former air station to city

The City of Alameda is conducting a public tour at Seaplane Lagoon to celebrate the second phase of land conveyed from the Navy Saturday, July 23. The purpose of the tour is to learn about future development plans and to take in the beautiful waterfront.

 

Visitors flock to Crab Cove, a State Marine Conservation Area, to learn about and experience the Bay’s sea dwellers. The educational lessons at the Crab Cove Visitor Center are equally relevant throughout the waterway south of the USS Hornet at Alameda Point where even more creatures thrive in relative obscurity.

 

Rear Adm. Todd A. Sokalzuk assumed command of the 11th Coast Guard District from Rear Adm. Joseph A. Servidio during a change-of-command ceremony held Thursday, July 7, at Coast Guard Island.

 

The 2016 Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade is in the books. Winners will receive trophies at an upcoming City Council meeting. This year Rancho el Afortunado took home the Mayor’s Trophy. Riders aboard Rancho el Afortunado’s pure Andalusian horses also won trophies for Equestrian (Charro Class) and Sweepstaker. 

The Alameda Elks won the honors for the best float, followed by 510 Fitness and Kiddy Kampus Cooperative Preschool. 

Other winners were divided into the following categories.  

Vehicles

Harbor Bay resident explores problem now facing homeowners citywide

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released new floodplain maps that propose to place nearly 2,000 Alameda homes in a mapped 100-year floodplain for the first time.

The Alameda City Council voted unanimously to extend an urgency ordinance prohibiting residential rent increases of 8 percent or more and “no-cause” evictions for 60 days at its meeting Jan. 5.

The regularly scheduled Planning Board meeting took place Monday, March 23. Members of the public can watch City of Alameda meetings via livestream and address board, committee or councilmembers during meetings remotely.

Several upcoming city meetings have been cancelled, including the Transportation Commission on March 25, the Civil Service Board on April 1, and the Open Government Commission on April 6. Check the city’s website at www.alamedaca.gov for updates regarding meeting announcements and cancellations. 

Alameda Unified School District Board Member and local Realtor Anne McKereghan displays what she calls “the best thank-you card ever.” McKereghan adopted Ms. Cheren’s class at Paden Elementary School through Alameda Education Foundation’s Adopt-A-Classroom program. In return the class created the larger-than-life card pictured here. 

A pair of brothers who grew up in Alameda, Patrick and Andrew Nguyen, just organized their fourth benefit show, showcasing performances by local music and dance students. The performers represent: Dance Arts Project, Bay Area Music Project, St. Philip Neri Youth Choir, Alameda Cello Academy, Island Quartet and more.

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters Office released the final update of the March 3 Presidential Primary Election results on Tuesday, March 24. The Registrar and the California Secretary of State’s offices have received 100 percent of the votes cast. The Alameda County Registrar Tim Dupuis made it official by signing the certicificate of each county race and sent the final numbers to the California Secretary of State’s office. The state will certify all statewide results on April 3. 

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