Two teens lose their lives; speeding likely played a role
A motor-vehicle accident on Park Street at Lincoln Avenue has taken the lives two teenagers. A truck with seven people aboard collided with a minivan just after 8 a.m. on Memorial Day. According to witnesses, the truck was speeding southbound on Park Street when it clipped the front of the minivan at Lincoln Avenue. One witness recalled the truck going so fast the it went airborne as it crossed the Park Street Bridge.
Two people suffered injuries when a residential fire engulfed a home on the 1600 block of Lincoln Avenue last Friday, March 31.
Alameda Fire Department (AFD) crews arrived at the scene at 11:32 p.m. They were met with a large blaze and smoke escaping the residence and filling the air. Three occupants: an adult male and female, and a juvenile female, were able to exit the building before fire crews arrived.
The two adults reported minor injuries. They were treated at the scene.
Chapin Street recalls Samuel Austin Chapin who owned a tract of land in Alameda that bore his family’s name. Early maps show the tract cheek-on-jowl with the Mastick Tract, which centered on the San Francisco and Alameda Railroad’s Mastick Station near today’s Lincoln Avenue and Constitution Way. Chapin lived in San Francisco for a time and trusted attorney Edwin Mastick with his legal affairs. When Chapin passed away in 1890, Mastick served as one of the will’s executors.
Alameda’s first street fair of the year once again delivered fun, food, great music, cool shopping, kids’ rides and more. Park Street was closed this past Saturday and Sunday for Downtown Alameda’s Spring Festival from Encinal to Lincoln avenues. Unique arts and crafts, beer and wine booths and live music added to the fun.
“We really look forward to it each year and I’m lucky it’s Mother’s Day today,” said Alameda resident Barbara Marks. “I don’t have to cook and my husband said we can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner here!”
On Jan. 17, Frank Muñoz was looking forward to hoisting a brew with some friends at the Swell Bar at Lincoln Avenue and Benton Street. Instead, he found himself in an ambulance on the way to Highland Hospital.