Action Alameda News is compiling a database of tenant-reported rent increases. Results of the survey will be published at a future date, and shared with the City of Alameda. Your response carries more weight if you support it by e-mailing a copy of your rent increase notice to firstname.lastname@example.org
Addendum: We’ve twice offered to work with the Alameda Renter’s Coalition on this effort to ensure the data is un-biased, but ARC reps refuse to respond.
Complete the survey here.
Expect evening lane closures on I-880 as Caltrans implements an HOV lane extension. (Google Street View)
Caltrans is advising motorists of southbound I-880 lane closures nightly through Wednesday, October 7th, as the agency paves lanes in advance of an HOV lane extension.
Continue reading Evening Lane Closures on I-880 South
The planning board will review a conceptual plan for Site A, a 68 acre, 800 unit development at Alameda Point.
Next week, the City of Alameda Planning Board will hold a public hearing to review a conceptual process for developing the 68 acre, 800 unit “Site A” at Alameda Point.
Continue reading Planning Board to Review Plan for 68 acre, 800 unit Site A at Alameda Point
No appointment required for the Haunted Hornet attraction. (Action Alameda News)
USS Hornet Museum officials want to make clear—the Haunted Hornet Halloween attraction through October is not
the same as the paranormal History Mystery tours.
Continue reading Haunted Hornet Halloween Thrill Attraction Opens
Vandals spray-painted “AHS” – apparently a reference to Alameda High School – on the Encinal High School sports field Wednesday night. (Photographer name withheld by request.)
Vandals apparently took a good-natured cross-town rivalry between Encinal High School and Alameda High School too far on Wednesday night, spray-painting graffiti around Encinal High School and egging the campus.
Continue reading Vandals Strike Encinal High Ahead of Island Bowl
The Blue Angels will use runways at the Oakland airport during Fleet Week. (Blue Angels)
For the second year in a row, the (noisy) Blue Angels precision Navy flying team will be based at Oakland International Airport during Fleet Week.
Continue reading Blue Angels to Roar into Oakland Airport This Sunday
Haunted Hornet includes live actors on-board the ship. (Courtesy photo.)
The subject of several paranormal-investigation YouTube videos, the USS Hornet Museum is offering “Haunted Hornet” tours of the ship from October 2nd through November 1st.
Continue reading Haunted Hornet Tours for Halloween, Through October
Changes to local ordinances for rent mediation go into effect October 1st.
Two new ordinances go into effect tomorrow, October 1st, with the intent of strengthening rent dispute mediation between Alameda landlords and tenants.
Continue reading New Rent Mediation Law Takes Effect Tomorrow
Opponents and proponents of a club re-location have been duking it out in the letters-to-the-editor section of the local papers.
Debate over re-location of the Harbor Bay Club, and new construction at the existing site, has raged in Alameda for months. Now, Harbor Bay Neighbors, a Bay Farm Island group opposed to new construction at the existing site location, is saying they’re getting a hearing before a special Alameda City Council on October 7th.
Continue reading Harbor Bay Club Controversy to Come Before City Council October 7th
The first results from the Action Alameda News rent increase survey are now available.
City of Alameda officials initially declined an opportunity to review the data, deferring to a $32,000 contract with BAE Urban Economics, of Oakland. Alameda Renters Coalition members refused invitations to review and audit the data to insure its integrity. Here are the first results from the Action Alameda News rent increase survey.
Continue reading First Reported Results of Alameda Rent Increase Survey
The City of Alameda is changing its development approach to “Site B – the Enterprise District at Alameda Point.
At the October 6th Alameda City Council meeting, that body will consider a city staff recommendation to adjust its approach to developing the 82-acre commercial development at Alameda Point formerly known as “Site B” but now called the Enterprise District.
Continue reading City Changing Gears on Approach to Alameda Point Site B (Enterprise District)