THE SECOND STORY | June 26th, 2014

Alameda’s 4th of July parade is coming around your corner!

I might be playing the drums on the
Alameda Realtor float!

If you didn’t receive this notice from the city….please sign up for these types of announcements, and take advantage of this one in particular! I did, just as soon as I read it!  Thanks Alex (Alameda Asst City Manager)!

City of Alameda Now Using Nixle
For Instant Emergency Alerts and Community Notices
The City of Alameda is now using the Nixle service to provide instant alerts to the community for a variety of public safety events and for other significant community issues. For many years, the City used a similar service that only dialed land-line telephones. Nixle utilizes new technologies that provide instant outreach across multiple medium – telephone, cell phone, text message, email, Facebook, Twitter, and internet. The alerts can be sent city-wide, or only to certain neighborhoods, depending on the situation.
There are three levels of messaging that are typically used: Alert messages, Advisory messages, and Community messages. The different types of messaging are defined by the seriousness of the message and/or the immediacy required sending the message out.
Some of the most important reasons for community members, businesses, or visitors to subscribe their mobile device with Nixle include:
·         A big fire in your neighborhood
·         A major traffic incident
·         A Shelter-In-Place order
·         Missing person bulletin
·         Temporary street closure
·         Major sewer pipe rupture
To receive the City’s alerts on mobile devices and social media, people need to sign-up by simply texting their zip code (94501 or 94502) to “888-777”. People can also sign up via the internet at: there are options for where you want alerts sent – home phone only, cell phone, or both.
Residents and businesses will continue to receive emergency alert messages via their land-line phonesautomatically.
“I strongly urge Alamedans to sign up for Nixle and take advantage of the technology available today,” said Police Chief Paul Rolleri. “It’s a very useful and convenient tool for communicating with the public.”
“Using Nixle allows us to get important messages out instantly,” said Fire Chief Mike D’Orazi. “This will provide community members with the important information they need, especially during emergencies.”
The messages can also be sent specifically to residents registered within a ¼ mile radius, giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood.
The Alameda Police Department is using Nixle to send notifications to our community via text messaging and e-mail. For example, a message about crime prevention tips would typically be considered a Community message and would go out via e-mail.  The following link shows an example of a Community message about child safety seat inspections:
These next two notifications were sent out as Advisory messages via text message and e-mail.  One is about an Alameda County Sheriff’s Office operation on Webster Street and the other is about a student being arrested for having a BB gun near a school campus.  
This last example is an Alert message which is considered the highest level.  It was sent out to residents in a 1/4 mile radius around a neighborhood where APD was conducting a yard to yard search for robbery suspects with one of our Police Service Dogs.
The Alameda Fire Department is using Nixle to advise the community to “avoid the area” of an active incident where many public safety personnel will be working.  These types of alerts include structure fires, hazardous materials incidents, and vehicle accidents in a high-traffic area. 

BOOMER-CHICK-MUSINGS – my take on whatever is on my mind….


My clients got an accepted on their awesome house at

And I put another bayview condo, w/ a full-sized in-unit laundry, and 2 single car garages, on the market.  www/  pretty nifty..and that 2nd single car garage is good for storage even if you don’t have a second car!

Broker tour Tues  15 on the tour this week. I was hosting one myself and had seen a couple of the properties but I did not get out to tour this week!

Active listings this week  72! Almost even w/ the pendings!
Pending listings this week 77!  

New  20
BOM  back on market  1
Pending  19
Sold  20
Withdrawn/canceled  2
Expired  1

ALAMEDA REAL ESTATE AWARDS…remember this is only my perspective!
When 1 = 2  this was two separate condos, merged into one big one…with it comes 2 HOA monthly fees!
Knock me down….and try to build me up  uninhabitable.
Winner (shameless self-promotion of my new listing)

Come see me at 1001 Shoreline #104…I’ll be there Sun 2-4…kind of a nifty condo, and it’s step-free!

Best, m

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I arrived in Alameda in 1973, as a new bride...with husband Carl Schumacher, both of us from Newport Beach. He was embarking on his career as a Naval Architect (i.e. yacht designer) under Gary Mull. Please see the 'ABOUT ME' page in this website! to see how it has all turned out! I'm so blessed!