NEXT MEETING: March 23, 2018

Latitude: Update on Laconia's Point Richmond Project

Latitude is situated on a 13-acre waterfront site with 1,200 feet of frontage along Point Richmond’s shoreline. Once complete, the Project will consist of 316 residential units with ample parking and retail space.  Condominiums will feature “great-room” style living spaces and smart, functional floor plans. A luxury all-stainless appliance package will complete the elegant, contemporary look of the homes. Careful attention to the interior features popular with today’s home buyers will set Latitude apart from its competition.

Latitude will also include a 5.5-acre public park that will serve as the centerpiece of the Project and a public recreational amenity. The existing wharf, built in 1915, will be rehabilitated as part of the Waterfront Park. The Waterfront Park will also feature a shoreline extension of the Bay Trail, further activating the waterfront and making the area highly accessible for bicycles, pedestrians and residents of the East Bay area wishing to enjoy the waterfront and spectacular bay views.

MEETING OF March 16, 2018


On a rainy/sunny Friday all were welcomed by Prez Connie. Mark Howe led us in the Pledge and Herb Cole offered a moment of silence for peace, freedom and justice. Sid Chauvin offered: “Many people are alive today because it is illegal to shoot them”

Visiting Rotarians and Guests

Dan Tanita had as his guests Tatiana Kvyatkovskaya and Alex Iskander both who have been a part of our Russian Dental Exchange program. Mike Caldwell (without Josh Genser) was also in attendance.


  • Alan Baer announced that the March TGIFF will be hosted by the El Cerrito Club (and the El Cerrito Chamber) at the Berkeley (Mira Vista) Country Club on 3/23 starting at 5:30pm
  • El Sobrante Rotary is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day dinner on 3/17



Happy and Sad Dollars

Norm’s Nonsense


Dirt World Bike Park

Our speaker today was Jeanine Strickland from Dirt World Bike Park which is the East Bay’s first public bike park. Located on 2 acres along the Richmond Greenway, the park will feature pump tracks, jumps, obstacles and a mini-BMX track. Built on a brown field that has been capped, this community supported design is currently in Phase I which involves designing the course. Phase II will involve adding amenities like meeting areas and public art. There are also plans to develop programs and have volunteers assist with the maintenance of the park. Dirt World is still in need of funds to complete the park For more information and to donate

The Menehune, Rotating Editor