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.  

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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.

Photographic artist Richard Wong has just received an Honorable Mention from the 2019 International Photography Awards, considered the most prestigious award show in the photography industry. Wong’s award-winning landscape photo, “Puddles” was made at Alameda’s Crown Beach. Wong shot the photo in 2014. “Anyone can identify a good sunset and point straight at the horizon. It’s more difficult to find unconventional compositions that most people would overlook.” said Wong on his website. Learn more at www.rwongphoto.com/photo/puddles.

The fourth annual Alameda Running Festival took place Sunday, Sept. 15, at Alameda Point. The half marathon, 10K, 5K and the family fun run were all held on the same day.

The 106th annual Alameda Tennis Tournament took place the weekend of Sept. 6 to 8 at Krusi and Lower Washington parks.

Dung Pham won the men’s singles Division 4 tournament by defeating Terry Chea 6-0, 6-1 in the final Sunday, Sept. 8 at Lower Washington Park. Pham beat out 13 other competitors to win Div. 4. Pham beat Luis Hernandez 7-6, 6-2 in the first round on the day before. He followed that with a 6-4, 3-6, 11-9 victory over Anton Patton in the quarterfinal. Pham beat Edgar Setton 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinal.

This Saturday, Sept. 21, Alameda Meals on Wheels will host its third annual “Fall Fest — An Island Celebration of Craft Beers, Wine, Music and Games.” The beer-centered fundraiser runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the Encinal Yacht Club, 1251 Pacific Marina. 

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