Project on display this weekend at Mini-Maker Faire
To get in the spirit of Sunday’s Mini-Maker Faire, meet Alameda maker Mike Muzio. A maker is the kind of person who can take a simple concept and make it reality using readily available tools and materials. Muzio has completed many projects in his fabrication shop he calls The Muz Shop and documents his process on a Youtube channel.
Neighbors have complained to the Alameda Sun about the condition of the Boatworks site at Oak Street and Clement Avenue. Weeds have been growing out of control, presenting a fire hazard. In addition, the fences that Boatworks, LLC, built around the site have not been maintained, allowing unauthorized access. In the meantime, development of the property remains tied up in court.
Largest hangar on track for reuse, street excavation, more
The massive aircraft hangar at the end of West Tower Avenue moved one step closer to commercial leasing last week. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) performed random radiation scanning inside the building to certify that the Navy’s cleanup of paint residue containing radium-226 was complete. The other regulatory agencies have already signed off on the radiation cleanup after the Navy performed an inch-by-inch scanning effort (“Radium-226 Paint Leaves Point Legacy,” Oct. 5, 2017.)
At 11:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, an alleged drunk driver was attempting to turn from Santa Clara Avenue onto High Street. He took the turn too widely and crashed into the fence that borders Lincoln Park. He fled from the vehicle, but witnesses pursued him through the park. They called 911 and Alameda Police Department officers arrived and placed the driver under arrest.
This week, USS Hornet (CV 12) marked the 50th anniversary of its participation in the Apollo 11 mission as the “prime recovery ship.” According to Robert Pearlman’s www.collectspace.com, the Navy selected USS Hornet on June 1, 1969, for the important role of retrieving lunar astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edward Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin from the Pacific Ocean after the trio splashed down on July 24.