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Friends of the Parks Comes out from Recreation and Parks Department

For at least 3 years, a non-profit supporting Alameda parks was headed out of the City of Alameda Recreation and Parks Department building.

For at least 3 years, a non-profit organization supporting Alameda parks was headed out of the City of Alameda Recreation and Parks Department building.

For at least three years, a 501(c)3 non-profit, Friends of Alameda Park and Recreation, was headed out of the City of Alameda’s Recreation and Parks Department building at 2226 Santa Clara Avenue. Recreation and Parks Department director Dale Lillard kept the books.
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Veteran to Fight Alameda Citation for Homelessness

Aaron and his service dog, Captain. (Facebook)

Aaron and his service dog, Captain. (Facebook)

A United States Marine Corps and Tennessee Army National Guard veteran who has been homeless in California for 8 months says he plans to fight a municipal citation issued to him by Alameda police last week for “illegal camping” – sleeping in his van, parked at the ferry terminal, when he had nowhere else to go.
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EPA Settlement Agreement Requires Alameda to Assess and Upgrade Sewers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a Clean Water Act settlement today that involves the City of Alameda. (File photo)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a Clean Water Act settlement today that involves the City of Alameda. (File photo)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement today under the Clean Water Act that requires the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) and seven East Bay cities, including Alameda, to assess and upgrade sewer systems to prevent discharge into San Francisco Bay.
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Astronaut Aldrin in Alameda to Celebrate Lunar Landings

Buzz Aldrin holding a copy of "Congress at Your Fingertips" (Action Alameda News)

Buzz Aldrin holding a copy of “Congress at Your Fingertips” (Action Alameda News)

A spry and wisecracking 84 year-old astronaut Buzz Aldrin took center stage today at the USS Hornet Museum, which was celebrating the 45th anniversary of the return to earth of the Apollo 11 moon mission, and recovery of the space capsule, with Aldrin in it, by the USS Hornet, July 24th, 1969.
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Alameda Firefighters Head Into Election with Treasure Chest

Alameda firefighters head into election season with $45,000 to spend on favored candidates.

Alameda firefighters head into election season with $45,000 to spend on favored candidates.

The Alameda Firefighters Association Political Action Committee war chest has a $45,000 balance just weeks before the traditional Labor Day kick-off to the fall election season.
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National Night Out is August 5th

The 31st Annual national Night Out is Tuesday, August 5th, 2014.

The 31st Annual national Night Out is Tuesday, August 5th, 2014.

This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, August 5th. The program is intended to strengthen neighborhood relationships and community-police relations.
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Alameda Health System Appoints David Cox as Chief Financial Officer

David Cox has been named CFO of Alameda Health System. (Marin Healthcare District)

David Cox has been named CFO of Alameda Health System. (Marin Healthcare District)

Alameda Health System announced today that David Cox, formerly the CFO of Marin General Hospital, has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
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National Science Foundation Gives Grant for Women in STEM

Donna Milgram is the founder and Executive Director of the National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science. (IWITTS Website)

Donna Milgram is the founder and Executive Director of the National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science. (IWITTS Website)

The Alameda-based Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) will receive a $899,841 grant from the National Science Foundation to increase enrollment and retention of women in community college STEM courses.
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City Moves to Borrow to Finance Replacement Fire Station

The City of Alameda is moving forward with borrowing to finance a replacement for Fire Station #3.

The City of Alameda is moving forward with borrowing to finance a replacement for Fire Station #3.

At a special council meeting on July 29th, Alameda City Council will consider a plan to borrow as much as $3 million to finance the replacement of Fire Station #3.
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Neptune Point Not Nonsense

Dear Editor,

I watched Tuesday night’s (July 15th) City Council meeting on the tape recording. Go to 4:59:04 on the tape…at that point our City Manager John Russo just finishes up his comments to some of the members of the council telling them about how hard they had worked that night on all the issues presented to them. Russo then said, “Dealing with the Neptune Point NONSENSE that got put on.”
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Alameda Health System Appoints David Cox as Chief Financial Officer

Alameda Health System announced today that David Cox, formerly the CFO of Marin General Hospital, has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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