Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for June 19, 2022
This was a big week in Alameda, and I will be the first to admit that I am “dog” tired. (Yes. I know. You don’t have to say it.)
I don’t follow basketball too much, because it is really hard to try and fetch something that big. (But, I am a huge tennis ball fan.) I was on Park Street Thursday night when Steph and the guys “continued” their NBA championship ways. People went crazy so I figured I better cover this story.
The best Alameda centric image I could find was the turn-of-the-century house on Alameda Ave. with the big Warriors banner hanging from the porch. Go Dubs!
Wait a minute. How did the Warriors get named the Dubs? Well, here is the story courtesy of the website “WORD Counter.”
“The nickname began in the 1990’s when younger fans decided to shorten the word “Warriors” when referring to the team. Instead of pronouncing the team’s full name, some fans began to refer to the team as the “W’s.” “W” soon was changed from its proper pronunciation to “dub-a-u,” which then was further shortened to just “dub.”
As the team became more popular with the younger generation using this slang to describe the team, the term caught on with the general public, and the team began to refer to themselves in this manner as well.” So now you know.
All of June is PRIDE month, and I “continue” my image coverage thanks to Siabon and her rainbow rock. She has her gallery over on Alameda Avenue, and I always enjoy visiting this spot. Special thanks to Kimberly for my Mouf Was Here rock.
This week, the City officially opened the “continuation” of Clement Avenue and completed another section of the Cross Alameda trail. This new section is really awesome, because it provides separate corridors for cars, bicycles, and pedestrians.
You can also get a good look at the construction going on at the old Del Monte brick building. The real treat is the access and views of the estuary and Oakland from this trail. I will be featuring some of the public areas in a future report.
I wanted to recognize the Starbucks on Park Street for adding a little green to the industrial look. Everyone, meet Spaghetti.
Under the category of “Where Am I?” I found an iconic image that most people should recognize. Do you know where this table is in Alameda, and who it belongs to? HINT: They have a vegetarian hot dog option.
While it might be a bit early for Halloween, the owner of this white truck keeps the Halloween spirit alive. Did you know there are only 134 days till Halloween? Time to start planning that costume.
There were a lot of AMP trucks on Chestnut Street near Encinal Ave this week, and I watched the workers replace an old utility pole. As you can see, the new pole is installed next to the old pole and the wires are connected to the new pole.
I went back through the B-EV archives looking for a very old image of a new utility pole on 9th Street near Lincoln Ave. with just a small section of the old pole attached to it with rope. Looks pretty sketchy to me.
Finally, I am offering another plant rescue in the Street Cycle feature. Check it out and remember that my human companion will deliver to any Alameda location.
“Continuing” to bring you the best of Alameda, this is Mouf, Roving Reporter for the Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda hoping you have a great week.
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.