Category Archives: Alameda Point

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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Nature’s Calling at Alameda Point

Promising news!  Amidst the flurry of environmental review activity focused on developing Alameda Point, there’s a renewed effort for conserving wildlife habitat there. Councilmembers Stewart Chen and Tony Daysog have co-sponsored a resolution affirming the City of Alameda’s support for … Continue reading

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City, VA Must Act Together on Point

The clock is ticking.  March 1 is the deadline for the public to identify the environmental questions that should be answered and the alternatives that should be analyzed in the environmental impact report for Alameda Point.  I have a question.

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Re-mapping Our Future

The environmental review process for Alameda Point has begun.  Attached to the city’s notice of preparation, the proposed zoning map shows a couple of disturbing changes.  The city has redrawn boundaries and changed a land-use designation.

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Economically Challenged

After attending the Economic Development Commission meeting at city hall on October 18, I came away dismayed by the commission’s lackluster interest in planning the reuse of Alameda Point. The occasion marked the first of three public presentations on the … Continue reading

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Wait and Switch

Our local elected officials and leaders have told us negotiations are “delicate,” that we should wait patiently on the sidelines to see the plans for the runway area at Alameda Point.  But with 770 acres of contiguous open-space, including wetlands, … Continue reading

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The Right Site for VA Clinic

Sometimes you think you’ve hit on a winning deal, but once you look closer you find out otherwise.  That’s what I’ve come to realize about the site currently being proposed for the veterans’ clinic. I originally got excited when I … Continue reading

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Open Space Plans at Risk

A feasible plan recently emerged for creating and managing parkland and a bona fide wildlife refuge on the 770-acre runway area at Alameda Point.  It’s the first since the Naval Air Station closed 15 years ago. But two things stand … Continue reading

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What does a bail bond company and the USS Hornet have in common?

They are both big, respond in a moment’s notice, and support in times of need!  At least that’s what Aladdin Bail Bond company says. I was caught by surprise when I was watching television last night.  A commercial came on … Continue reading

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Opportunity Knocks Once Again

Not long ago the city jumped through hoops to attract the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to Alameda.  Now we have a new opportunity that is worthy of the same enthusiasm.  Only this time we’ve already been selected. The East Bay … Continue reading

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