2099 GRAND STREET, ALAMEDA, CA 94501 | PHONE: (510) 865-1200 | FAX: (510) 865-1240

Email: Marina@grandmarina.com | Latitude 37 46.73 North-Longitude 122 15.13 West

June 2024 Newsletter

USPS – Mail and packages

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been incredibly inconsistent for the last few years. We have had many lost or late checks, payments, or bills from USPS. We know that this can be frustrating to deal with but unfortunately, Our hands are tied. We have tried a few times to reach out to the post office, but we always get the same responses.

From USPS:

Some reasons for the delays include: Increased shipping volume: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused increased shipping volume. Staffing shortages: Some locations have employee availability issues. Network reforms: The USPS is transforming its entire network, which has led to slower mail delivery. Other factors: Online shopping, late trucks, large amounts of mail, clerks calling in sick, traffic, severe weather, natural disasters, and changes in carrier route can all affect delivery times. The USPS aims to deliver all mail by 5 PM local time Monday through Saturday.
However, delivery times are not guaranteed because the volume of mail fluctuates daily. You can file a complaint about mail services by calling 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) You can also speak with your station manager at your local post office.

Parking Permits

With the start of the new boating season, the marina is about to get a lot busier. This means the guards will start tagging cars in the parking lots more. To avoid your car getting an annoying
tag that is hard to remove, simply make sure you’re using the appropriate parking tags. If you have any questions about the tags or if you just want to make sure you are using the right ones, come up to the office and we will help you out. If you have not already received you 2024 parking passes, come up to the office to pick them up. Be sure to bring your 2023 passes with you. If you have changed your vehicle info since the last update, make sure to get us the license plate numbers so we have them on file. Keep Your Keys to Yourself We would like to ask that our berthers not loan gate keys out to people working on their boats. This is for your safety and the safety of your fellow berthers. The Harbor Office is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Saturday. Boat workers should obtain dock keys directly from the office. Misused keys are subject to deactivation without notice. It is also a violation of the access agreement in the rules and regulations.

Summer Sailstice

Summer Sailstice was founded in February 2001 by John Arndt, as the global, annual celebration of sailing held on the weekend nearest the summer solstice. The purpose is to unite sailors worldwide to celebrate and share their passion for sailing.

Sailstice hosts, Alameda Community Sailing Center 190 Central Ave. Alameda Alameda Community Sailing Center (ACSC) invites you to a free Sailing BBQ to celebrate Summer Sailstice. This is a community event open to ALL!

June 22nd, 11am – 2pm

Find events near you at www.summersailstice.com.

Marina Matters

Marina security is something that we are constantly trying to maintain. Here are a few ideas that will help us to keep our neighborhood safe.

• Lock your boat when you leave.
• Say hello and make eye contact with strangers. Anonymity is a criminal’s best friend.
• Lock your car.

Do not allow people to tailgate you through the gate. If you need assistance, call the office. If it’s after hours, please observe where the person goes and then let us know.
• Keep your valuables out of sight.
• Lock up your dinghies and outboards.
• Keep an eye out for people who look like they may be casing the marina by water. Make a note of their CF numbers, or get a description.

So far we have been lucky, but we shouldn’t become too comfortable. Do not hesitate to call the police if necessary; they’re here to serve us as well as anyone else in Alameda.

Please Remember…

…It is a violation of Marina Rules and Federal Law to discharge untreated sewage into the Marina. Grand Marina reports all violators to the US Coast Guard.