Category Archives: Alameda Point

Proper Channels to Breakwater Beach

There has been a secretive effort by city staff to rename one of Alameda’s beaches.  It’s not only bad form, it’s a bad idea. Breakwater Beach is a small beach located at Alameda Point near the Navy’s former campground and … Continue reading

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Floating Hope for Harbor Seals

A new cement float for harbor seals was delivered to Alameda Point on June 22. The seals had been opting to stay on the existing, familiar wooden dock. That option ended on Monday, July 11. The Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), … Continue reading

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Plan for Trees not Clear Cut

Many beautiful mature trees at Alameda Point could be cut down unless measures are taken to protect them. The second phase of redevelopment at the former Naval Air Station is focused on the Main Street neighborhood. The neighborhood is near … Continue reading

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Foggy Process for New Ferry Maintenance Facility

There’s going to be a new ferry maintenance facility at Alameda Point, but not everyone is thrilled. While all welcome the good paying jobs it will bring to Alameda, some are saying the facility is in the wrong location, and … Continue reading

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Coliseum Area Plan Could Impact Alameda

Right when we’re trying to attract commercial developers to Alameda Point, our next door neighbors are proposing to do the same thing a thousand yards away from Alameda’s eastern shore. In an attempt to build a new stadium, the City … Continue reading

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Shake, Rattle, and Ignore

Harbor seals have been coming to Alameda Point to find food and a suitable breeding habitat and resting area in recent years, taking up residence at a site adjacent to Enterprise Park and the Bay Trail. Rather than encouraging their … Continue reading

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D is for Displaced – A harbor seal mystery

Part of a dock that was home to harbor seals at Alameda Point has mysteriously drifted ashore, just as a construction project is about to begin. Something’s fishy. The old wooden Navy recreational dock between the USS Hornet and Enterprise … Continue reading

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Case of the Disappearing Park, Again

The proposed 147-acre regional park at Alameda Point has disappeared from the map in the city’s environmental review documents.  It used to appear in the “open space” area on the Northwest Territories.  Now it looks like out of the city’s … Continue reading

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Mr. Russo, Tear Down That Fence!

It’s time to unite east and west Alameda! After two decades of environmental cleanup and planning, most of Alameda Point now belongs to the city.  On June 4, the Navy finally gave the city 1,400 acres—the first and largest of … Continue reading

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The VA Says We Have a Say

“This is your community, and we want to hear your comments!” a Department of Veterans Affairs representative told the audience at the recent public meeting about the VA’s clinic and columbarium project aboard the USS Hornet.  “We will be your … Continue reading

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