The other day Executive Director of the Alameda Point Collaborative tweeted this:
Which is all kinds of awesome. And there are more photos of the Artemis team sailing out of the Alameda base on the Alameda Waterfront site. Racing in the America’s Cup World Series should be happening pretty soon, have you found the perfect viewing place yet?
And in sad sporting news, the Olympics are winding down to an end, it’s been a glorious one with plenty of swimming, gymnastics, tennis, and beach volleyball to satisfy any Olympics fans. For some reason there seemed to be a lot of diving on, but I’ll watch anything Olympics related. Some of the more interesting things that happened during the Olympics weren’t televised because they involved non-American athletes, which is a shame. The standout star for me was Gabby Douglas who won the all-around gold medal for Olympics, probably because she wasn’t the “star” that the Olympics narrative had set us all up to root for, which made her win all so more awesome.
Were you thinking about running for City Council? If you were, then you missed the filing deadline. Everything wrapped up last night — because City Hall is closed on Friday, budget cuts, you know? — at around 6:00 p.m.
This is shaping up to be a very interesting race for reasons I’ll go into some other time. But here are your final contenders for City Council:
- Jeff Cambra
- Stewart Chen
- Tony Daysog
- Gerard Dumuk
- Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft
- Beverly Johnson
- Jane Sullwold
- Joana Weber
But more on election-y stuff next week.
Alamedan Megan Pratt and her friend are putting together a movie to document the dating scene across the United States. The documentary entitled 50/50 has the neat little tagline: “Cute single girl, 50 first dates, and an epic road trip.” While the Alamedan pair of the duo will not be the dater, she sort of looks like Kristen Wiig and the dater sort of looks like Anne Hathaway, so I’m sure they will not have a problem finding those 50 dates. They are funding their project on Kickstarter and it looks like they have already met their $20,000 goal, but if you want to help them out with some gas money for their road trip, you can send a few dollars their way.