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Jean Sweeney Park Construction Delayed

Construction on the Jean Sweeney Open Space park has been delayed.

Construction on the Jean Sweeney Open Space park has been delayed.

Start of construction on the Jean Sweeney Open Space park has been delayed.
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Free Sandbags From City Of Alameda

The City of Alameda has sandbags available. (City of Alameda)

The City of Alameda has sandbags available. (City of Alameda)

The City of Alameda continues sandbag distribution through to the end of next week.
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Bay Ship & Yacht Parent Acquires Svendsen’s

Bay Ship & Yacht has acquired Svendsen's Boat Works. (Google Maps)

Bay Ship & Yacht has acquired Svendsen’s Boat Works. (Google Maps)

Alameda-based and family owned Svendsen’s Boat Works has been acquired by Alameda’s Bay Maritime Corp., parent company to Bay Marine Boatworks, Bay Ship & Yacht and its affiliates of Bay Propeller, Bay Engineering & Design, Bay Machine & Fabrication, the Fleet Services Division and Bay Industrial & Marine Supply.
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City To Review Development Impact Fees In Wake Of Boatworks Loss

The City of Alameda lost another battle in the Boatworks war. (File photo)

The City of Alameda lost another battle in the Boatworks war. (File photo)

The City of Alameda plans to review its development impact fees in the wake of a ruling in the latest long-running battle to develop the Boatworks project on Oak Street at Clement.
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Rosie The Riveter Traced To Naval Air Station Alameda

Rosie the Riverter poster updated with 96-year old Naomi Parker. (Photo by John Fraley, http://www.naomiparkerfraley.com/)

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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Whooping Cough Worries At Encinal

Encinal Junior & Senior High School is dealing with an outbreak of whooping cough. (Google Street View)

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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Openings For School District Representatives On Charter School Boards

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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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City Offers Legal Assistance To Alameda Tenants

Next week, city officials are hosting a working session to provide legal assistance to Alameda renters. (File photo)

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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Eviction Moratorium Petition Falls Flat

The Alameda Renters Coalition has been rebuffed in its efforts to have the City of Alameda enact a moratorium on evictions. (File photo)

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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Social Services Human Relations Board Vacancy

The Social Services Human Relations Board has a vacancy. (File photo)

The Social Services Human Relations Board has a vacancy. (File photo)

The City of Alameda is soliciting applications to sit on the Social Service Human Relations Board.
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