A 94-year-old concrete bench that may be Alameda’s best-known piece of park furniture could soon fall to the wrecking ball.
The Recreation and Park Commission will consider a proposal Thursday to get rid of the storm-damaged Clark Memorial Bench and to replace it with a new bench and landscaping.
The 16-foot-long, four-foot-tall bench was erected in Jackson Park – Alameda’s oldest park – in 1920, donated by Isabelle Clark in memory of her late husband, a staff report to the commission says. The bench bears a plaque with the inscription “In Memory of My Dumb Friends” – a reference to Isabelle Clark’s love for animals, it says.
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Updated at 10:07 p.m. Monday, March 10
Harbor Bay Isle Associates has asked the city to pause its controversial application to build 80 luxury homes where the Harbor Bay Club now stands, the company’s president confirmed today – and the company is asking the city to speed approvals on its proposal to build a new fitness club on North Loop Road.
Video by Donna Eyestone.
The Harbor Bay Intercultural Committee celebrated its 16th annual Spring Festival on Saturday with dances, martial arts demonstrations and this performance by the Lincoln Middle School band. Donna Eyestone captured the flavor the festivities in this video.
I am a patrol watch commander with the Alameda Police Department. After reading this story (“Police draw weapons on Park Street following gun report,” March 1) and the comments, I would like to shed some light on the circumstances surrounding this incident and clear up any confusion about what our officers can or cannot do when it comes to drawing or displaying their weapons.
The Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your 60-second headline review. Here’s what happened on the Island this week.
City and schools leaders are set to consider a complex land and cash deal that will resolve a series of long-running disputes put resources into the hands of the agencies that can make the best use of them, staffers who drafted the agreements said.
Welcome to Running in the 'Meda, a blog about fitness here in Alameda (and beyond!). The purpose of today's post is to introduce myself and to write about some of my fitness-related passions.
Amidst many relatively new shops and restaurants on and surrounding Park Street – hopefully keeping people shopping in our city – is one that truly stands out with its own tremendous bit of East Bay history.
New assumptions about how long public workers will live, what they’ll earn and when they’ll retire are expected to mean bigger pension bills for the City of Alameda.