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Poll: Should Alameda Landlords Pass School Tax Bond Costs Directly on to Tenants?

Last November, Alameda voters approved a $180 million school tax bond measure that will show up on property tax bills later this year. Also, in recent months, there has been spirited debate in Alameda about rising rents and whether or not there is a need for a local rent control ordinance to protect tenants against large rent increases.

Should Alameda landlords pass the school tax bond directly on to tenants, no matter how large the increase?

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Alameda City Clerk Offers Valentines Day Wedding Ceremonies

The Alameda City Clerk's office is offering Valentines Day wedding ceremonies. (File photo)

The Alameda City Clerk’s office is offering Valentines Day wedding ceremonies. (File photo)

The City’s Clerk’s office is offering to perform Valentines Day wedding ceremonies in Council Chambers on Saturday, February 14th.
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School Board Candidates List Down to Ten

The Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees has narrowed the field to ten candidates for an empty board seat. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees has narrowed the field to ten candidates for an empty board seat. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees narrowed the field of candidates for an empty board seat from 23 to ten last night, the district announced today.
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Niman Ranch Steps up to Fill Carnitas Void

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Niman Ranch is increasing pork supplies to Chipotle. (Niman Ranch)

Alameda-based Niman Ranch is increasing its supply of fresh pork to Chipotle Mexican Grill to help fill a carnitas void, after Chipotle suspended a supplier.
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School District Publishes List of Trustee Candidates

The Alameda Unified School District has published a list of candidates for appointment to the Board of Trustees. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District has published a list of candidates for appointment to the Board of Trustees. (File Photo)

In the packet next week’s special Board of Trustees meeting, the Alameda Unified School District has published a lengthy list of candidates for appointment to the Board.
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Informational Meeting on Converting I-880 HOV Lanes to Express Lanes

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission plans to convert existing HOV lanes on I-880 to express lanes. (Google Street View)

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission plans to convert existing HOV lanes on I-880 to express lanes. (Google Street View)

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has scheduled two public meetings on plans to convert High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes between Oakland and Milpitas to express lanes.
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Man Arrested at Gunpoint after Car Stop in Alameda

Updated: Jan 15, 1:30pm - Alameda police provided this statement, “An officer received an ALPR hit in her vehicle when driving in the 1500 block of Lincoln Ave. on a stolen car that was going eastbound in the 1500 block Lincoln Ave. The car was stolen from Oakland. A felony vehicle stop was made in accordance with our policy and a person was arrested without incident and the car recovered.”

Updated: Jan 15, 2:01pm - Grant Butterfield followed-up to his video with this explanation, “Driving north on Chestnut to stop at Lincoln looked left and saw what turned out to be the perpetrators car coming east at a non Alameda rate of speed with one of those new SUV vehicles hot on it. Dude pulled over right in front of me with, as you can see, that SUV right there. Lady cop exits SUV and immediately draws her very impressive hand gun. Second squad arrives with the short round cop coming to the passenger side of the SUV weapon drawn. No movement yet. Third car arrives with the officer in civilian clothes. He enters the scene weapon drawn with the fourth officer arriving shortly after that with the long gun shown in the video. They now get the guy to exit the car hands way up. They get him to pull his black hooded shirt up over his head and turn a 360.”

Alameda police arrested a man at gunpoint today, at Lincoln Avenue and Chestnut Street, apparently after a car stop.”

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Hornet Museum Launches First Campaign for Heritage Fund

The USS Hornet Museum is kicking off a fund-raising campaign. (Google Street View)

The USS Hornet Museum is kicking off a fund-raising campaign. (Google Street View)

The USS Hornet Museum has announced the launch of its first annual fund-raising campaign to raise money for the Hornet Heritage Fund, to support operations, restoration efforts and educational programs.
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School District Lays-out Process for Selecting New Board Member

The Alameda Unified School District has laid-out its process for selecting a replacement board member. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District has laid-out its process for selecting a replacement board member. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District says that nearly two dozen candidates have applied for the Board of Trustees seat opened by Trish Spencer’s resignation upon being elected Mayor of Alameda last November. The district has now laid-out the selection process.
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Deadline Nears on Clipper Card Survey

Clippers Card Program Reaches Its Highest Usage Rate in History

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is soliciting public input on the Clipper card. (Courtesy photo.)

A Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) deadline to respond to a survey on the use of the Clipper card is approaching.
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