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Alameda Food Bank Needs Frozen Turkeys

Last year’s turkey donations to the Alameda Food Bank, prepared for distribution. (Alameda Food Bank)

Last year’s turkey donations to the Alameda Food Bank, prepared for distribution. (Alameda Food Bank)

The Alameda Food Bank has kicked-off it’s annual turkey drive in advance of Thanksgiving. Officials are looking for at least 1,000 frozen turkeys.
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Nanotech Battery Company to Move from Atlanta to Alameda

City of Alameda officials announced yesterday that Sila Nanotechnologies, a battery research and development company founded by former Tesla Motors engineers, will move from Atlanta to a new 31,000 square-foot headquarters in Alameda by the end of this month.
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School District Takes Almost Two Months for Non-response to Public Records Request

The Alameda Unified School District has taken almost two months to provide a non-response to a public records request. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District has taken almost two months to provide a non-response to a public records request. (File Photo)

On August 28th, in an attempt to understand apparent discrepancies between information released to different local news outlets by the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD), Action Alameda News made a lawful public records request for information. On October 17th, nearly two months later, school district officials responded saying the request is too broad to fulfill.
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Community Turns Out to Help Fire Victims

Proceeds from the pancake breakfast will go to the American Red Cross to support victims of fire in Alameda.

Proceeds from the pancake breakfast will go to the American Red Cross to support victims of fire in Alameda.

Members of the community and city officials turned out in force this morning at the Elks Lodge on Santa Clara Avenue for a pancake breakfast intended to raise funds for Alameda residents displaced by fire.
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Elks Lodge Hosting Fire Victim Fundraiser

The Alameda Elks Lodge is holding a pancake breakfast fundraiser this Sunday to raise money for victims of last month's arson fires. (Courtesy photo)

The Alameda Elks Lodge is holding a pancake breakfast fundraiser this Sunday to raise money for victims of last month’s arson fires. (Courtesy photo)

Alameda Elks Lodge No. 1015 is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser this Sunday, with the proceeds going to the American Red Cross to support the victims of last month’s arson fires.

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2014 Teen Haunted House

Alameda Recreation and Parks Department's 11th Annual Teen Haunted House runs next weekend Friday through Sunday.

Alameda Recreation and Parks Department’s 11th Annual Teen Haunted House runs next weekend Friday through Sunday.

Alameda Recreation and Park Department’s 11th Annual Teen Haunted house runs next weekend.
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City Pilots Smart Meter Parking Meters

Smart meter parking meter. (Courtesy photo)

Smart meter parking meter. (Courtesy photo)

The City of Alameda Public Works Department is piloting 40 so-called “smart” parking meters on Park and Webster Streets, with a view towards ultimately replacing all 822 city meters with smart meters.
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City Awarded $2.2 million for Jean Sweeney Open Space Park

Planning for the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park on the old Beltline property begins in February, 2013.

The City of Alameda has been awarded grant money for Jean Sweeney Open Space park.

The City of Alameda announced today that it has been awarded a $2,231,000 Metropolitan Transportation Commission grant to construct part of the Cross Alameda Trail, to run through Jean Sweeney Open Space Park.
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Nea Charter School Revamps High School Curriculum

ACLC and Nea’s new location at 1900 Third Street. (Photo collage by Robert Cassard)

ACLC and Nea’s new location at 1900 Third Street. (Photo collage by Robert Cassard)

Officials at public charter school Nea Community Learning Center announced this week that they have improved core courses in their high school curriculum.
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Poll: Did Alameda police get the right guy?

Stephen Petersen’s supporters are certain that their friend did not start the three arson fires he is accused of setting in the wee hours of September 28th. Even people not connected to Petersen have questioned on social media, and other forums, whether or not police arrested the right person. Yet, the authorities must have some basis on which to hold him. Alameda Mayor Gilmore has urged the district attorney to prosecute the accused, if proven guilty, to the maximum extent allowed by law. What does it look like from your perspective?

Is Stephen Petersen guilty of arson?

  • He's innocent (76%, 183 Votes)
  • Let's hear all the facts first! (22%, 54 Votes)
  • He's guilty (2%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 242

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