Dorothy (Dot) worked 40 years at Alameda Naval Air Station
. Her first job with the air station was that of a welder on ships.
She was selected by base administrators to co-edit a newsletter for the Alameda Naval Air Station
during her community college undergraduate years.
Omi applied, was excited to be selected, and attended Navy flight school at Alameda Naval Air Station
Shuttered since 1997, the Alameda Naval Air Station
occupies one-third of Alameda, an island next door to downtown Oakland known as a time warp to 1950s architecture and Kiwanis Club folksiness.
We left Lincoln Park for Alameda Naval Air Station
, escorted by the same police officers who led us in.
Bayport Alameda is the first project to be built on the 2,000-acre Alameda Naval Air Station
, which was decommissioned in 1997.
After the 1906 earthquake, Alameda welcomed thousands of newly homeless San Franciscans; in the 1920s, the Neptune Beach amusement park drew visitors from across the region, giving Alameda the moniker "Coney Island of the West." During World War II, shipbuilding operations and the bustling Alameda Naval Air Station
nearly tripled the town's population.
And "John Grisham's The Rainmaker" (Paramount) and, more recently, WB's "True Crime" directed by Carmel resident Clint Eastwood, filmed at the Alameda Naval Air Station
, in the heart of San Francisco Bay.
The two things go together: Many would fight fiercely to defend Lincoln Center who wouldn't lift a finger to save the Alameda Naval Air Station
Commissioner Harry McPherson, a lifelong Democrat, on one afternoon contradicted his insistence just hours earlier that the Defense Department "is not a social-service agency." He convinced the commission to keep open a naval supply center in Oakland, despite closure of the Alameda Naval Air Station
it served, because the center is "a prime place for blacks" to get well-paying blue collar jobs.
was stationed at Alameda Naval Air Station
prior to World War II.
"Unless there's another agenda for those military spaces, I think they will help foster the growth of big-scale feature film production in the Bay Area." Interiors for Coppola's new film, "The Rainmaker," were shot at Alameda Naval Air Station