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Up on the Roof, Pride, and Road Trip at AHS

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for June 5, 2022

Welcome to June. There is a lot going on this month starting with an election. Be sure to vote by Tuesday, June 7th. Father’s Day is the 19th and June 21 is the beginning of summer. Most important… it’s PRIDE Month. I love seeing all the blue, yellow and grey flags and banners around town. Yes, It’s true. I can only see blue and yellow, since I have dichromatic vision.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View June 5, 2022 – Pride flag

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View June 5, 2022 – dog and human color spectrum chart

This week’s report has a lot of action scenes, because I happened to be at the right place at the right time. My first action shot was at Station One on the corner of Park Street and Encinal Ave.

The big red roll up doors rattled open, the lights started flashing, and the engine roared as the fire truck pulled out onto the street and made a RIGHT on Park. Then came the ambulance that pulled out onto Encinal and turned LEFT down Park.

WHAT?? WAIT!! The call is down towards South Shore. I hung around long enough to see the engine come motoring down Park Street a few minutes later.

I have always wondered how the roofers got all the plywood and shingles up on the roofs of houses. I happen to be walking by the First Congregational Church of Alameda when the supplies were being delivered and saw the moving ladder. What a cool invention. I am going to see about renting one so I can chase squirrels up those trees. It would totally freak them out.

I finally made it down to Crab Cove and was fortunate to be there during low tide. The bird life was awesome to see. Parents, if you have a little one in tow, I recommend you get them to Crab Cove for a morning outing. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get too close because I am a dog, and the sign said, NO DOGS ON THE BEACH.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View June 5, 2022 – Little libraries

The City has a bunch of little libraries all over the island. I came across this cute guy that had a succulent garden on the roof. If you are interested in seeing more little libraries, the folks at BikeWalk Alameda have a handy dandy map.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View June 5, 2022 – blue painted rock

There is a group of cottages on Alameda Ave. that I walk by at least three times a day, and I always check out the painted rock exhibition out front. I have admired this simple blue rock with the flowers on it. I think Siobhan Berenz is the artist. Hey Girl. Did you paint this one?

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View June 5, 2022 – Cactus and flower

On the botanical front, the cactus on my porch finally started to bloom, and it went fast. I have been watching this plant for over a month, and the flower shot up almost overnight. It has a beautiful delicate pastel pink blossom that only lasts a few days.

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View June 5, 2022 – Streetcycle jade plant

And keeping with the plant theme, this week’s Streetcycle giveaway is a nice size Jade Plant. You can claim it by emailing my human companion at [email protected].

Alameda Post - Bear's-Eye View June 5, 2022 – buses at Alameda High School

On Friday, I was on the morning walk heading down to Starbucks and found a ton of buses at Alameda High with kids milling around. This was going to be one heck of a field trip. Check out the “pano” image.

I will close out this week’s report with a wish that we all get along regardless of our breed.

Bear paws

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 All photos by Jeff Cambra.

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