The City of Alameda has installed four new benches on Park Street. (City of Alameda)
The City of Alameda Public Works Department has installed four new benches on Park Street, with the intent being to make shopping easier for seniors and persons with disabilities. The initiative was championed by the Commission on Disability Issues.
The Webster Street Tube (from Oakland to Alameda) was closed briefly today for about 20 minutes around the 1:00 p.m. hour as Oakland police pursued a man wanted for brandishing a weapon and making a threat. Oakland Police tell Action Alameda News the suspect was safely taken into custody near the tube entrance on the Oakland side.
East Bay Regional Parks Police have confirmed there was a bomb scare at Crab Cove on Friday evening, after the “Concert at the Cove” concert ended. The Alameda County Bomb Squad was called and detonated what may have been a pipe bomb placed at the base of a tree. Continue reading Bomb Scare at Crab Cove on Friday
Alameda police received reports of loud booms this morning on the 1000 block of Camino Del Valle on Bay Farm Island, and investigated. Police found no evidence that the sounds were due to gunshots, and suspect they may have been attributed to fireworks. (All fireworks are illegal in Alameda.)
The building at 611 Folsom Street in San Francisco, where AT&T keeps switching equipment. (Google Street View)
In 2006, an AT&T technician went public with what he said was an unconstitiutional effort by the National Security Agency to build a ‘black room’ inside an AT&T switching facility at 611 Folsom Street in San Francisco, a room that would allow the National Security Agency to survey and analyse Internet traffic passing through the facility on a massive scale, by splitting fiber optic signals. That technician was Mark Klein, and he lives in Alameda. Continue reading Privacy Whistle-blower Mark Klein in His Own Words