The implosion of Oak Knoll Naval Hospital rattled portions of San Leandro on Friday April 9, 2011, with residents wondering what that loud noise was. The hospital originally opened in 1968 and was closed in 1996. SunCal Oak Knoll LLC,, the owner of the site, filed for bankruptcy in 2009, putting development plans on hold. The footage above was posted to YouTube by the Associated Press.
Update: Corrected the date that the hospital opened and that SunCal Oak Knoll LLC filed for bankruptcy, not SunCal. Thanks Joe!Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at April 9, 2011 1:24 PM | TrackBack