In 1965, the Golden Gate Audubon Society began working with Alameda conservationist Elsie Roemer to stop the Utah Construction and Mining Company from filling in salt marshes on Bay Farm Island. Conservationists, including Roemer, worked to preserve some of these marshes, including one along the shores of San Francisco Bay at the southern end of Broadway. When developers wanted to purchase this marsh, the East Bay Regional Park District stepped in and made it a part of Crown Beach.
Oakmont of Mariner Point, a luxury senior living community, invites the community to view model homes specifically designed to serve Alameda County’s aging population. The community, located at 2400 Mariner Square Dr., is scheduled to open for move-ins this spring and is now accepting reservations. Onsite walk-in and scheduled appointments are welcome from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that the mysterious gray goo that killed 170 seabirds along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay last month contained a mixture of non-petroleum-based fats and synthetic oils. These include silicone fluids, tung oils, resin, as well as edible and inedible seed oils from plants.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s (DA) office announced on Thursday, Feb. 5, that it has filed new charges against Andrew Gutierrez, 22, and Stephen Petersen, 27. Last September, the Alameda Police Department (APD) arrested the pair for setting seven arson fires that caused $3 million in damage to homes and businesses here.
On Oct. 31, 2014, the DA dismissed the arson charges against Petersen.