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Two individuals were rescued from water adjoining the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline along Doolittle Drive after their jet ski capsized Saturday, July 15.

The individuals, who have not been identified, were riding on a Wave Runner in San Leandro Bay when they crashed at around 6:50 p.m., according to Alameda resident Brendan Macaulay who witnessed the ordeal. 


Local residents have reported craning necks or nearly driving off the road to catch a glimpse of Alameda’s newest landmark public art at Buena Vista Avenue and Entrance Road. Designed to complement the Marina Shores development via Alameda’s Public Art Ordinance requirement, the sculptures bring to life the city’s original inhabitants, the Ohlone Tribe.


People walking, riding bicycles and in automobiles stopped in disbelief to watch a sailboat crunch into Bay Farm Island Bridge about 6:30 p.m., last Sunday evening. 

If the mariners aboard the sailboat were  hoping to alert a bridge tender to open the bridge, they were too late. According to a spokeman for the  bridge office at the Alameda County Public Works Department, the Bay Farm Bridge is tended on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., a fact not only clearly marked on the bridge, but something that mariners should be aware of as well.


On June 26, “Alamedans in Charge for a Fair and Affordable City,” (AIC) a group representing some landlords in the city, turned in a petition to City Clerk Lara Weisiger’s office. The petition aims to restore the no-cause provision that the City Council deleted from rent Ordinance 3148 on June 6. The landlord group filed the petition with 7,491 signatures. The Alameda County Registrar of Voters (ROV) has 60 days from the date of filing — Thursday, Aug. 25 — to verify that 4,808 — a number equaling 10 percent of the city’s registered voters — of those signatures are valid.


Construction of the Cross Alameda Trail, through Jean Sweeney Open Space Park began July 12. Officers at Alameda Police Department (APD) started enforcing the trespassing ordinance at the property Monday, July 10.