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Trish Spencer Sworn-in as Mayor

Trish Spencer is sworn-in as Mayor of Alameda, with a member of the public at her side. (Action Alameda News)

Trish Spencer is sworn-in as Mayor of Alameda, with a member of the public at her side. (Action Alameda News)

Dabbing tears from her eyes, Marie Gilmore, Alameda’s first elected African-American mayor gave her final remarks from the dais last night, as a crowd waited outside council chambers to witness the swearing-in of the new mayor, Trish Spencer.
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Wood Middle School Students Make Toys for Dogs and Cats

Some of the toys for dogs and cats made by students. (All photos by Kasey Brown)

Some of the toys for dogs and cats made by students. (All photos by Kasey Brown)

Students at Wood Middle School donate home-made toys to local animal shelters.
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Black Lives Matter Protest at Alameda City Hall Today

About two-dozen people chanted and raised signs at City Hall today. (Action Alameda News)

About two-dozen people chanted and raised signs at City Hall today. (Action Alameda News)

Emotions rose and turned into a couple of heated exchanges today at Alameda City Hall during a protest intended to show solidarity with the nationwide anti-police brutality movement. It was an all-white crowd.
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Oakland Protests Block Webster, Posey Tubes

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Traffic flows freely into the Posey Tube, 6:30pm, Saturday, December 13th, 2014. (Action Alameda News)

Protesters in downtown Oakland blocked the Webster and Posey Tubes for around 15 minutes at 5:30pm last night.
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Last Minute Vote on Del Monte Project on Tuesday

City Council will hold a last minute approval vote on the Del Monte project on Tuesday, the 16th. (File photo)

City Council will hold a last minute approval vote on the Del Monte project on Tuesday, the 16th. (File photo)


Updated:2:40pm, Dec. 15th - City Clerk Lara Weisiger sent this e-mail: “The special meeting starts at 5:00 p.m. and the Del Monte and other items will be considered. The regular meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. and the current Council will say their goodbyes, then, the swearing in of newly elected officials takes place at 8:00 p.m.”

Updated: 6:50pm, Dec. 12th -The City of Alameda’s website provides conflicting information. One webpage indicates all items to be considered start at 7pm at a regular council meeting. A separate PDF document suggests there is a 5pm special council meeting wherein the Del Monte project will be considered, and the 7pm meeting is wrap-up for exiting councilmembers.

In a last-minute vote, Alameda City Council is expected to give final approval on Tuesday evening for a controversial 380 unit housing redevelopment of the former Del Monte warehouse on Buena Vista Avenue.
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Raiders Escort Through Alameda Not Us, Alameda Police Chief Says

Alameda police say they weren't escorting the Oakland Raiders on a severe storm day. (Screen capture from Oakland Raiders website)

Alameda police say they weren’t escorting the Oakland Raiders on a severe storm day. (Screen capture from Oakland Raiders website)

Alameda police did not provide a five-car escort to help navigate the Oakland Raiders to an indoor practice yesterday, a day that schools were closed and people stayed home from work due to severe weather warnings.
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Poll: Was it Right to Close All the Schools?

The strong winds forecasted for Thursday’s storm did not materialize in Alameda, and although there was some localized flooding reported in various intersections and neighborhoods throughout town, there appears to have been no mass power outages or other significant event in Alameda due to the storm.

Alameda Unified School District classes resume on Friday, and there will be no make-up day scheduled.

With the benefit of hindsight, did local schools do the right thing by closing for the day?

  • Yes (68%, 21 Votes)
  • No (32%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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Webcam Recording from Live #StormStream

Webcam recording from live #StormStream Thursday morning, Dec. 11th.

Alameda Unified School District Announces School Closure Tomorrow on Website

ausd-storm-day-12-11-14The Alameda Unified School District updated its website late this afternoon to announce a school closure tomorrow in anticipation of a severe storm blowing through the area. No word yet on any scheduled make-up days.

Updated: 7:30pm, Dec. 10th - ACLC and Nea, Academy of Alameda and Peter Pan schools closed too.
Updated 2:30pm, Dec. 11th - AUSD notifying parents that schools are OPEN, Fri. Dec. 12th. Press release today confirms school will be open, and no make-up day scheduled.

Park District Drops Crab Cove Suit

The East Bay Regional Parks District has dropped its lawsuit over this McKay Avenue federal property. (Google Street View)

The East Bay Regional Park District has dropped its lawsuit over this McKay Avenue federal property. (Google Street View)

The East Bay Regional Park District announced today that it has moved to dismiss a lawsuit against the City of Alameda over a 3.9 acre parcel of federal property near Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach.
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  • #alameda Mayor Trish Spencer sworn-in http://t.co/HRMOmd2fed ,
  • Exiting Mayor Gilmore says #alameda point dev focus is housing...correction, “jobs” ,
  • Marie Gilmore giving remarks now. #alameda ,
  • Vice mayor ashcraft reading resolution recognizing Marie Gilmore for 11 yrs of service #alameda ,
  • Tam giving remarks now . #alameda ,

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