THE SECOND STORY | October 1st, 2015

Look up! The Navy planes are coming down and launching at OAK!!


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I (and those who sign up), receive various emails from the city of Alameda.  If you didn’t receive an email about Fleet Week, you may have heard the noise that this exciting event creates!

Here’s an excerpt that focuses on the schedule and then it’s finished with a warning about how to avoid the noise.

The schedule for the high performance flights is provided below.

You will hear aircraft noise particularly at the following times:

October 4, at 6:00 p.m. – Blue Angels arrival, (Main Runway)

October 5, at 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Media flights (Main runway)

October 8, at 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Airshow practice (North Field)

October 9, at 2:55 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. – Airshow flights (North Field)

October 10, at 2:55 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Airshow flights (North Field)

October 11, at 2:55 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. – Airshow flights (North Field)

October 12, at 10:00 a.m. – Blue Angels departure (Main Runway)

Here are some suggested practical ways to minimize noise and assist others:

  1. Stay indoors
  2. Close windows
  3. If outdoors stay close to small children as the sudden noise may startle them
  4. Inform elderly, friends and neighbors of the Blue Angels’ visit
  5. Use ear plugs

If you choose to attend the airshows…take the Alameda ferry over to the Marketplace, and find a place to sit along the bay, and look up!

When we used to have our 26′ twin engine Chris Craft, sometimes we would take it out and watch the event…and we loved the show with hundreds of other boats on the bay! Remember, the shows are a week from this weekend!

Alameda Real Estate this Week

A couple of weeks ago, I made a comment that we are into the fall selling season…and I think we may be seeing the start of the end of the ever continuing upward prices. The last time we had 27 new listings on the market is….I don’t know when.

Broker Tour Tuesday 15 this week, and I was not able to see any of them…but next week I will!

New 27

BOM back on market 1

PCH price changes 3

Pending 13

Sold 9

Some of the following may be duplicates but it gives you an idea of the full marketplace.

Total listings in Alameda 74 

Total pending sales in Alameda 73

Alameda Real Estate Awards this week….sorry, I wasn’t on the tour! Next week….

Be well, plan to see the airshow, cover your ears in Alameda or in SF! It’s well worth it! Remember, the shows are a week from this weekend!

HAVE A BLAST! best, marilyn

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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!