alameda point

Sideshows Continue Unabated at Point

Jul 13,2021

Sideshow activity and drag racing at Alameda Point has now become a weekend routine. Despite community outrage and being given a host of ideas on how to curb the activity, the city appears to be
doing nothing about it. Even the private security detail is absent when needed.

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DePave Park Funding Denied

Jun 22,2021

Political favoritism may have affected the decision

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority has denied the city’s request for a planning grant for DePave Park at Alameda Point (City to Seek Wetland Park Funding, Sept. 24, 2020).

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Pennzoil Demolition Paves Way to Future

Feb 09,2021

Shell Oil, the owner of the property that houses the Pennzoil plant on Grand Street, has now demolished all the buildings and above-ground tanks there. The 4.1-acre site is bounded by Grand Street, Fortman Way, Ellen Craig Avenue and Hibbard Street.

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This aerial view highlights the recently restored dunes, beach and boat launch next to Encinal High School.

Dune Restoration, Beach Project Done

Jan 12,2021

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) completed its beach and dune improvement project at Alameda Point in December 2020. The complete facelift comes on the heels of the city upgrading the nearby boat ramp. The area is accessible from Central Avenue next to Encinal High School.

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Solvent Cleanup Completed at Point

Dec 17,2020

A liquid solvent that is able to dissolve other substances can run, but it can’t hide from investigators, even 20 feet below ground. A toxic cleaning solvent called trichloroethane (TCE) was used to degrease metal parts in industrial operations at the Navy’s aircraft repair facility.

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City of Alameda &nbsp&nbsp This view looks across the wetland park planned for the west side of the Seaplane Lagoon at Alameda Point. The city hopes to remove the pavement currently at the site and return it to nature.

City to Seek Wetland Park Funding

Sep 24,2020

The proposed ecological wetland park at Alameda Point, known as DePave Park, is another step closer to becoming a reality. On Sept. 15, four members of the city council gave thumbs up to moving forward with seeking a $2 million grant to pay for a master planning process.

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Farewell, MARAD?

Aug 20,2020

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is seeking bids for a new berthing port for a fleet of ships that are currently docked at Alameda Point.

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Richard Bangert &nbsp&nbsp Trucks are delivering soil to the western end of Alameda Point to stabilize the shoreline, one more step toward creating a recreational area.

Navy Stabilizing Point’s Shoreline

Aug 27,2019

The Navy made significant headway in June and July on its third and final soil-cover project at the Alameda Point. Trucks are hauling some 7,289 loads of soil from an East Bay Municipal Utility District soil-storage site in Castro Valley. 

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