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School Board Votes to Close Lum School

Board votes to close Lum school. (Photo: Action Alameda News)

The Board of Trustees for the Alameda Unified School District unanimously voted to close Lum elementary school on Tuesday evening.
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Lum Parents Rally Before School District Board Meeting

Engineering model of Lum buildings, provided by Cailin Smith, P.E. (Action Alameda News)

Lum parents rallied this evening at city hall before the Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustee meeting, during which the board will decide the fate of their school.
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City, Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter Come to Terms

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter

Alameda city council is expected to approve a new funding agreement with Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. (File photo)

On June 6th, Alameda city council is expected to approve a new funding agreement for the Alameda animal shelter.
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Water Rates Set to Go Up 19 percent Over Two Years

EBMUD is set to increase water rates by 19 percent over two years. (Google Street View)

The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is set to approve rate increases that will see water rates go up 19 percent over two years.
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Councilmember Jim Oddie Yields to “Political Blackmail” on No Cause Evictions

Text of an e-mail from Alameda Renters Coalition member Eric Strimling to Councilmember Jim Oddie. (Acquired through a public records request.)

Yielding to what he himself had characterized as “political blackmail,” Councilmember Jim Oddie on Tuesday joined Councilmembers Marilyn Ashcraft and Malia Vela in moving forward a revision to a local rent control ordinance that would prohibit no cause evictions.
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School District Sources a Second, Concurring, Opinion on Lum School

The Alameda Unified School District has secured a concurring opinion from a San Francisco structural engineering firm regarding the proposed re-location of Lum elementary school students.

The Alameda Unified School District announced today that it has sourced an opinion from a second structural engineering firm, recommending that Lum elementary school students be re-homed for the coming school year.
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Stargell Commons Opens to Add 32 Affordable Housing Units

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer cuts the ribbon to open Stargell Commons. (Courtesy photo)

Local dignitaries celebrated the opening of Stargell Commons yesterday, a 32-unit garden-style affordable housing development in the West end of Alameda.
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Lum Parents Stage Staunch Defense of School

Lum Elementary School parents are staging an all-out defense of their school. (Photo: Action Alameda News)

Parents and teachers at Donald Lum Elementary School have launched a full-on counter-offensive in response to the school district’s proposal to close the facility in the name of earthquake safety.
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Library Offers Fine Amnesty Program

Library offers fine amnesty program. (File photo)

The Alameda Free Library is offering a fine amnesty program through the month of June.
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Alameda Municipal Power Recognized for Safe and Reliable Supply

Alameda Municipal Power Office

Alameda Municipal Power has been recognized by the American Public Power Association. (Alameda Municipal Power office – File Photo)

Alameda Municipal Power has been recognized as a
platinum Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition by the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing customers with a reliable and safe electricity service.
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