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The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

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Alameda Police Department Safe Medication Disposal Bin (File Photo, Alameda Police)

by Marshall Allen, ProPublica

The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long that some of the pills predated the 1969 moon landing. Most were 30 to 40 years past their expiration dates 2014 possibly toxic, probably worthless.

But to Lee Cantrell, who helps run the California Poison Control System, the cache was an opportunity to answer an enduring question about the actual shelf life of drugs: Could these drugs from the bell-bottom era still be potent?

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Police Officers Union Conducts Training as Community Outreach

An Airsoft compressed gas pellet gun used in police training scenarios. (Action Alameda News)

The Alameda police union conducted training sessions at the police department last week, inviting community members to participate as part of an outreach effort.
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Landlord Petition Puts Just Cause Evictions Provisions on Hold

Just Cause Evictions provisions are on hold for now. (File photo)

Changes recently made by Alameda City Council to the local rent control ordinance are on hold pending resolution of the outcome of a landlord ballot measure petition to reverse the just cause evictions provisions of those changes.
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Construction to Finally Begin at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park

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There are already signs of construction at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. (Action Alameda News)

Construction of the Cross Alameda Trail, through Jean Sweeney Open Space Park, is set to begin Wednesday.
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Alameda Fourth of July Parade (2017) Photos

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The Alameda Fourth of July parade did not disappoint spectators. (Action Alameda News)

Uncle Sam, Wonder Woman, Miss California and Minions all made an appearance at the annual Alameda Mayor’s 4th of July parade.
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Alameda Municipal Power Sets Fiscal Year 2018 Budget on Five Percent Rate Increase

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The Public Utilities Board has approved a budget for Alameda Municipal Power for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. (Alameda Municipal Power office – File Photo)

On Monday, the City of Alameda’s Public Utilities Board approved Alameda Municipal Power’s (AMP) budget of approximately $64 million for fiscal year 2018, which ends June 30th of next year.
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School District Office, Technical, Paraprofessional and Custodial Staff to Get Raises

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School district office, paraprofessional and custodial staff will get raises pursuant to board action last week. (File Photo)

The board of trustees for the Alameda Unified School District unanimously approved salary increases for two labor groups at its public meeting on June 27th.
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Transportation Management Association Aims to Tackle Congestion

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Alameda TMA Board Members from left to right: Doug Biggs of Alameda Point Collaborative, Michael O’Hara of Tim Lewis Communities, Wayel Fare of Wind River, Erin Fisher of Marina Shores Homeowners Association, Joe Ernst of Alameda Point Partners, and Andrew Thomas of City of Alameda. Not Pictured include Board Members: Lance Winters of St. George Spirits and Jennifer Ott of City of Alameda. (Photo: City of Alameda)

The newly launched Alameda Transportation Management Association aims to tackle the increasing challenge of getting residents on and off the island in the face of continued housing growth.
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Fourth of July Fireworks Not Permitted in Alameda

Action Alameda News is pleased to provide this public service announcement regarding the prohibition of fireworks in Alameda.

LGBT Activists Shift Blame for Their Own Bad Actions

Dear Editor,

Eight years ago a group of LGBT activists worked to get an anti-bully lesson, Lesson 9, inserted into the Alameda school district curriculum. The sole Latina on Alameda’s school board, Trish Spencer who is now our mayor, was supportive of the idea and spoke about having been bullied in school because of her ethnicity. Unfortunately, the LGBT leadership insisted Lesson 9 only apply to the LGBT community. This was their non-negotiable demand.
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