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Faves, Angela’s 2.0 Revealed, and a CalTrans Oops

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for July 30, 2023

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for July 30, 2023 - NextDoor Fave

Last week, my human companion received an email from the folks at NextDoor letting us know that all you readers selected the Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda as a ‘Neighborhood Fave.’ Darn. I didn’t even know I was nominated or when the vote took place.

I am so grateful to everyone who voted for me, and for those of you that didn’t, you can… uh… I want to let you know I will try harder to bring you the hard-hitting images that are Alameda. If you have suggestions for locations that you would like me to check out, please put them in the comments or send them on to my human companion since he is the one that keeps my calendar.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for July 30, 2023 - Central Avenue road closed sign

The Park Street Art & Wine Festival is this weekend. I went down and tried to check it out for a report. I got as far as the ROAD CLOSED sign on Central Avenue at Oak Street.



Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for July 30, 2023 - FAAS adoption truck. Photo Adam Gillitt
Photo Adam Gillitt.

As I looked down the street, the first thing I saw was the FAAS mobile adoption van, which means that there are dogs roaming around… It just wasn’t working for me. However, you are invited to stop by Park Street between Clement Avenue and Central Avenue, especially the local Alameda area on Central and Alameda avenues and the parking lot in between them, across from the Alameda Theater.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for July 30, 2023 - Moxie Steakhouse change of ownership notice

When Angela’s restaurant closed its doors a while back, a rumor went around that the owners of Little House Café would be taking over the space. Since then, it has been really hard to get any updates on the menu. I decided to check out the building for any clues. Well, the wait is over, the former Angela’s will now be Moxie—a steak house.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for July 30, 2023 - monarch butterfly

I made a couple of sightings this past week that reminded me what a fun place it is to be in Alameda. First off is the picture of this monarch butterfly doing its pollinating thing.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for July 30, 2023 - Mouf inspects a canine ADU

Next up is the canine ADU (accessory-dwelling unit) I found on Union Street.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for July 30, 2023 - Buzz Lightyear toy rescues a Woody toy hanging off the back of a car

And finally, a Buzz Lightyear saving Woody of Toy Story fame.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for July 30, 2023 - Towata park sign and map

This week, I continued my survey of various Alameda parks and recreation areas with a visit to Towata Park.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for July 30, 2023 - Towata Park

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for July 30, 2023 - Towata Park

If you are a cyclist and ride over the Bay Farm Island bike bridge, you probably didn’t know that the path cuts directly through Towata Park. Since nobody seems to use this park except to pass through to another location, I refer to it as “pass through park.”

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View of Alameda for July 30, 2023 - covered CalTrans sign

Finally, a CalTrans “oops” happened in more than one location. Before CalTrans started the Encinal repaving project, it put up a bunch of “Construction Ahead” signs on the streets that crossed Encinal Avenue. Well by my count, they forgot to uncover three of these signs.

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Mouf, Roving Reporter
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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 unless otherwise indicated.

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