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Encinal High Football Player Starts Bench-clearing Fight

Last Friday, an Encinal High School football player started a bench-clearing brawl in a game against Center High School. The news comes via an e-mail distributed to Encinal parents and signed by Sean McPhetridge, Interim Superintendent, Alameda Unified School District, Kirsten Zazo, Tracy Allegrotti, Amy Frey, Administration, Encinal High School, Micki Singer Athletic Director, Encinal High School and Ricky Rodriguez, Head Football Coach.
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Alameda Health System CEO Stepping Down

Alameda Health System CEO Wright Lassiter III is stepping down. (Alameda Health System)

Alameda Health System CEO Wright Lassiter III is stepping down. (Alameda Health System)

Update: Sept. 29th, 7:30pm – This story has been updated to include AHS CFO David Cox’s presentation on his debt restructuring plan, as presented to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Health Committee on September 22nd, 2014

One week after Alameda Health System CFO David Cox told an Alameda County Supervisor’s Health Committee that the system’s cash flow is weak, and that it will need to restructure some $200 million in debt it owes the county, the publicly-funded health care system announced that CEO Wright Lassiter III is stepping down to take the position of President of Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Detroit, Michigan, beginning December 15th.
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A Lesson in Educational Stakeholder Authority

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A lesson in educational stakeholder authority: AUSD and chartered educational agreements

Many unknowingly consider by-laws the heartbeat of an organization. That is not true always. For Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) their heart beat is the agreement between Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and Community Learning Center Schools (CLCS). This “Charter” or Performance document does a lot. Specifically it creates governance policy which defines the legality of future educational stakeholder interactions.
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Two Arrested for String of Early Morning Arson Fires

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Update: Sep. 29th, 8:22am – Police arrested Andrew Resto Gutierrez, 22, and Michael Stephen Petersen, 27.

Alameda police have arrested a 27 year-old Alameda man, and a 22 year-old man not resident in Alameda, both suspected of arson, in association with a string of fires on and around Park Street early this morning.
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Frisbee Club Season Stalled for Lack of Coach

2014 Alameda Ultimate Middle School Team “Junior Meat”. (File photo by Marti Cooper)

2014 Alameda Ultimate Middle School Team “Junior Meat”. (File photo by Marti Cooper)

A winning Alameda middle-school ultimate frisbee club is unable to start the season for lack of a coach.
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Hornet Museum Launches Self-guided Audio Tours

The USS Hornet Museum has introduced self-guided tours. (Google Street View)

The USS Hornet Museum has introduced self-guided tours. (Google Street View)

Starting next Wednesday, visitors to the USS Hornet museum can take self-guided audio tours of the ship, in English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
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Attorney for Ticketed Veteran Files Court Pleading

Aaron and his service dog, Captain. (Facebook)

Aaron and his service dog, Captain. (Facebook)

Alameda criminal defense attorney Barbara Thomas, attorney for Aaron Colyer, who was cited in Alameda in July for sleeping in his van as a homeless veteran, has filed a court pleading asking for the case, and the applicable ordinance, to be tossed.
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Uber Driver Accused of Sexual Battery in Alameda

A driver for the Uber ride-sharing service is under investigation by Alameda police for the alleged sexual battery of a female passenger in Alameda early yesterday morning.

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Alameda Health System Finances on Shaky Ground

Alameda Health System's finances as shaky as Alameda Hospital's. (Google Street View)

Alameda Health System’s finances as shaky as Alameda Hospital’s. (Google Street View)

Last year, Alameda Hospital officials approved a plan to join the publicly-funded Alameda Health System as a way to shore up the Hospital’s finances. It turns out that Alameda Health System is in poor financial health too.
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Irvine, Milpitas, Pleasanton Top Three Small California Cities Per Time Money Magazine

Alameda City Hall West. (File photo.)

Alameda City Hall West. (File photo.)

Time Money magazine has ranked Irvine, Milpitas and Pleasanton, in that order, the top three small California cities to live in for 2014. Alameda did not rank.
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