Kenny the Clown fashions a balloon for one of his fans last Saturday on Park Street. Many shops and restaurants remain closed in Alameda. Kenny arrived at Park Street and Alameda Avenue, set up his famous bubble machine and entertained children young and old.
On May 19, the City Council approved a multi-pronged Commercial Streets Program to streamline the permit approval process for expanding dining and retail to parklets and sidewalks. Last Friday many Alameda businesses and restaurants began reopening.
Briana Ortega and Simon Sotelo’s families and friends held a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, May 31, at the scene of the accident that took Ortega and Sotolo’s lives (“Rollover Accident Mars Memorial Day,” June 1).
The two photos shown above often come up as topics of conversation on social media. They are seldom shown as a pair, however. These photos were taken minutes apart some time after 1906. The photographer stood on the east side of Park Street and Central Avenue.