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Easter Egg Scramble Schedule Scrambled

The City's annual egg scramble is tomorrow. (City of Alameda)

The City’s annual egg scramble is tomorrow. (City of Alameda)

The City of Alameda’s annual spring egg scramble is early this year, taking place tomorrow, due to the early arrival of Easter.

A full moon is expected for March 27th, with Easter falling on the first Sunday thereafter, March 31st. Consequently, the egg scramble is early too, falling on Saturday, March 23rd. Events take place rain or shine.

The pre-scramble activities start at 10:00 a.m. at the Crab Cove Picnic Area of Robert Crown Beach.

The egg scramble will take place promptly at 11:40 a.m. For $3, attendees can take photos, using their own camera, of their children with a bunny.

The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Alameda, the East Bay Regional Park District and the Alameda Recreation and Park Department.

Ironically, a flyer for the event indicates that free parking is available at the Otis and Westline Drive parking lot, at the opposite end of the park.

The City of Alameda and the Park District have been at loggerheads over the City’s plans to develop a government-owned parcel on McKay Avenue, across the street from the existing Crab Cove parking lot, which is close to where Saturday’s festivities will take place. The City of Alameda wants housing, and the Park District wanted the land to expand the parking lot for Crab Cove.

The City of Alameda won the first round in that dispute, when an Alameda County Superior Court dismissed the Park District’s petition for writ of mandate.

Attorneys for the Park District filed an amended complaint earlier this week on Tuesday, March 19th.

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