ALAMEDA POINT WATER SYSTEM DO-NOT-DRINK ADVISORY LIFTED BY STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD—DIVISION OF DRINKING WATER
Residents and businesses can now drink and cook with Alameda Point’s water. Water throughout Alameda Point’s drinking water distribution system has been deemed safe by the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water. This water once again matches EBMUD’s high quality water supply consistent with other areas outside of the Alameda Point water system.
Last Friday, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School alumni and NBA standout, Jason Kidd, earned one of Cal’s high honors. The Golden Bears inducted Kidd into their Hall of Dame. His jersey, No. 5, has also been retired at UC Berkeley.
While Cal likes to present his time there as the beginning of his career, Alamedans know Kidd started leaving the competition way behind while playing for St. Joe’s Pilots here in town. With coach Frank LaPorte and his fellow Pilots, Kidd took two consecutive state championships in his high school career.
Local residents, organizations, businesses and the city’s Recreation and Parks Department recently teamed up to create a performing arts space in Krusi Park. The space is open to the public to express themselves. Many volunteers contributed to the effort including professionals who donated their services. To learn more about the motivation behind the stage’s creation and the team that poured their hearts into it, see Cindy Miner-Kapelke’s commentary in the editorial section.
Hate and bigotry have reared their ugly heads yet a third time in Alameda: the broken windows at Temple Israel and anti-Islamic flyers on Sherman Street have now been joined by a noose lying on the sidewalk near a fence at Alameda High School (AHS).
About 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, administrators at AHS reported the discovery of a noose near the school property fence. APD Lt. Hoshmand Durani said that when officers arrived they discovered a noose fashioned from a portion of a thin black nylon rope that was being used to attach a privacy screen to the fence.
On Friday, Aug. 25, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered search-and-rescue task forces across the state to aid the national response to Hurricane Harvey. Alameda County Task Force 4 was among the task forces that Brown ordered to Texas. Alameda Fire Department is a member of Task Force 4.
“We deployed Saturday night around 10 p.m., and drove straight through to San Antonio, Tex., arriving around 6 p.m. Monday night,” Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Lipp, a member of the task force, wrote in a Facebook post.