Makani Power’s Corwin Hardham Dies; Service Scheduled

Corwin Hardham, the co-founder and CEO of Alameda-based Makani Power, died unexpectedly but peacefully on Tuesday, Oct.23 at age 38.

“Corwin’s clear vision and deep commitment to transformative innovation in clean energy inspired us all. A brilliant engineer and skillful leader, as well as avid kitesurfer, dancer, and community builder, he showed boundless energy and generosity in all aspects of his life,” his colleagues from Makani Power said in a statement on the airborne wind-turbine company’s website.

This blogger and staff at the Alameda Journal also wish to express our heartfelt condolences to and full support of his family, his close companion Gia Schneider, and his many friends and co-workers.

A celebration of Hardhan’s life will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2175 Monarch St.

Donations in his honor can be made to San Francisco Baykeeper.


Alameda Teen Bike Rider Dies After Collision


A teenager died after being struck by a car near the intersection of Santa Clara Avenue and Everett Street this afternoon, Monday, May 16.

A police officer at the scene said that it was not clear — during the rainy afternoon — what had caused the accident.

The boy, however, was supposedly not wearing a helmet.

“It is horrible. We hope that bike riders always wear their helmets and look both ways before crossing an intersection,” said the member of the Alameda Police Department, who wished to go unnamed.

Members of the community discussed the incident in the early evening at the nearby Kamakura Restaurant — many expressing disbelief as they read the story on the Alameda Patch website through their mobile phones about the loss of the 13-year-old.

The area around the intersection was closed to traffic for roughly two hours, neighbors said, but reopened before 7 p.m.