Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for February 12, 2023.
Here we are in mid-February, and this past week brought some Alameda spring-like weather. The warmth of the sun during the day was great, but as soon as it went down, the air turned biting cold.
This report’s headline is about all the activity I saw on my daily walks. Encinal Avenue was especially busy with trench digging, tree trimming, and…
the folks marking the street for the new signals that are part of the CalTrans Encinal Avenue improvement project.
I plan to cover the intersection of Encinal Avenue and Walnut Street to keep folks updated on the construction.
Finally, is there any holiday that an inflatable hasn’t been made for? I did not see many house decorations for Valentine’s Day, but I was happy to see that canines and felines were appropriately represented.
For you human companions, The Local coffee house located at the corner of Alameda Avenue and Park Street has a nice selection of V-Day cookies to go with your espresso.
In other happenings, there was a big ceremony at the Alameda Theatre for the Alameda Fire Department graduates. The fire trucks out front were very impressive, but a little old. Hope the City will put some money in the AFD budget so they can buy some newer apparatus.
The folks at Alameda Island Rocks were busy this week, and I found someone’s strawberry rock in the Meyers House front yard.
While I was on Alameda Avenue, someone’s sump pump kicked in and dumped a bunch of water out onto the street. Apparently, these pumps and a French drain system are what keeps Alameda’s below-grade basements from flooding.
In the “Dude! You got lucky” department, whoever forgot to move their car on the day those cable diggers were working is extremely fortunate that the car did not get towed.
For you plant lovers, I still have this Dracaena Palm available to a good home. Any takers? We will deliver to any Alameda, CA address.
This week’s Walk By is for Herbert Campbell. He got a twofer in that he lived at 2045 Santa Clara Avenue until 1972 then moved to the 3261 address. I walked by both. Next week, my reporting will take me by Melissa Foster’s old house.
If you would like me to take a picture of your old Alameda house on one of my walks, just drop my human companion a line at [email protected]. He will get you on my walk list.
Today is Super Bowl Sunday, and I am hoping for extra special treats today and hopefully one of those very expensive commercials will feature a canine… preferably a Shepherd.
Hope you enjoyed the game. GO EVERYBODY!
Mouf, Roving Reporter
Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda
Mouf and his human companion can be reached via [email protected]. Their stories are collected at AlamedaPost.com/Jeff-Cambra/. All photos by Jeff Cambra.