Rosie the Riverter poster updated with 96-year old Naomi Parker. (Photo by John Fraley, http://www.naomiparkerfraley.com/)
By Eileen Heinz-Majors
75 years ago on December 7, 1941, America was attacked on the shores of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, signaling the onset of World War II. Men across the country left their jobs and families to answer the call of war. Households were faced with new challenges on many fronts.
Not long after the war erupted, women across the country were asked to rise up and become the workforce that would run America’s factories and supply the war effort.
It was 1942 when the Alameda Naval Air Station near Oakland, California put out the word that women were needed to work at the Air Base. Naomi Parker and her sister Ada Wyn Parker, affectionately known as Wyn, answered that call. With their father as their escort, they went to apply for jobs.
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Encinal Junior & Senior High School is dealing with an outbreak of whooping cough. (Google Street View)
Encinal Junior & Senior High School principal Daniel Hurst has sent a letter to families to calm concerns about an outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough, among students.
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The Alameda Unified School District is accepting applications for chart school board appointees. (File Photo)
State law permits the Alameda Unified School District to appoint one representative to the local charter schools boards of directors. Applications for these charter school board seats are now available.
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Next week, city officials are hosting a working session to provide legal assistance to Alameda renters. (File photo)
City legal staff and housing authority officials are offering an evening session at city hall next week to offer up legal assistance to Alameda Renters.
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The Alameda Renters Coalition has been rebuffed in its efforts to have the City of Alameda enact a moratorium on evictions. (File photo)
A petition effort by the Alameda Renters Coalition asking Alameda city council to adopt a 90-day moratorium on evictions has been rebuffed by city hall.
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The school district has signed a tentative agreement with the bargaining unit representing custodians, maintenance, and food service employees. (File Photo)
On Friday, the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) announced that it had reached a tentative labor agreement with California School Employees Association Chapter 860 (CSEA 860), the bargaining unit representing custodians, maintenance, and food service employees.
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Alameda police are investigating an apparent abduction attempt. (Action Alameda News)
The Alameda police department is investigating an incident yesterday morning on Bay Farm Island wherein a male subject grabbed one of two girls walking to school.
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Maya Lin families in front of the school on Monday morning, November 14th, 2016. (Action Alameda News)
Alameda families took action at local schools this morning with an inclusionary message, following reports of hate graffiti discovered on the grounds of Edison school on Saturday.
Continue reading Families Effect “Everybody Belongs Here” Action At Alameda Schools
The Alameda firefighters union largely got its way in Tuesday’s election. (File Photo)
The Alameda firefighters union mostly got its way in Tuesday’s election, with candidates elected and measures passed.
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