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Alameda Police Mum on Parade Security Measures

The Alameda Police Department is quiet on security measure's for this Saturday's parade.

The Alameda Police Department is quiet on security measures for this Saturday’s parade.

Alameda police declined to provide any information on possible enhanced security measures – in response to a federal Department of Homeland Security bulletin – for this Saturday’s annual 4th of July parade.
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Local Activist Comments on Supreme Court Gay-marriage Ruling

Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Obergefell v. Hodge, a ruling that effectively legalizes same-sex marriage in all 51 states. Continue reading Local Activist Comments on Supreme Court Gay-marriage Ruling

Police Issue 168 Citations in One-day Pedestrian Law Enforcement Action

Alameda police report that they issued 168 citations at eight different intersections throughout the city as part of a one-day operation cracking down on enforcement of driver/pedestrian laws.

A police spokesperson told Action Alameda News that roughly eighty percent of the citations were issued for pedestrian crosswalk violations and that additional citations were issued for distracted driving and excessive speed.

The police department also received suggestions as to which intersections to include in future enforcement actions, which they hope to honor.

Ridesharing App for Teens and Tweens Launched, with Service in Alameda County

Tech company Shuddle announced this week it has launched ShuddleMe, a ridesharing mobile application intended to allow teens and tweens to schedule their own rides, similar to Uber.
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Multi-agency Police Force Conducting Pedestrian Decoy Operations Tomorrow Morning

Alameda police will be conducting pedestrian decoy operations tomorrow.

Alameda police will be conducting pedestrian decoy operations tomorrow.

The Alameda Police Department has alerted the community that a multi-jurisdictional force will be conducting pedestrian decoy operations throughout Alameda tomorrow morning.
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Body of Alameda Woman Found on Beach

The body of an 83 year-old Alameda woman was found on Crown Beach yesterday morning, in the vicinity of Willow Street and Shore Line Drive.
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Encinal High Teacher Suspended over Sex-toy Selfie Scandal

A teacher at Encinal High School has reportedly been suspended after jokingly giving a sex-toy selfie homework assignment. (Google Street View)

A teacher at Encinal High School has reportedly been suspended after jokingly giving a sex-toy selfie homework assignment. (Google Street View)


Update: June 7th, 10:30am – Supporters have started a petition calling for the teacher to remain teaching at Encinal.

A cryptic e-mail message sent to to parents by Encinal High School principal Kirsten Zazo earlier this week was clarified by news reports of an Encinal teacher jokingly assigning students sex-toy selfie homework.
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Charter School Annual Cardboard Boat Race

ACLC and Nea learners launch their boats in the 17th annual Cardboard Boat Race. (Patti Wilczek)

ACLC and Nea learners launch their boats in the 17th annual Cardboard Boat Race. (Patti Wilczek)


By Bara Waters.

The most popular end-of-school-year event for the Nea and Alameda Community Learning Centers (ACLC) is the annual Cardboard Boat Race, held this year at the Emma Hood Swim Center at Alameda High School on Wednesday, May 27. This fun and exciting event is representative of the schools’ creative and project-based curricula.
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No City-wide Policy on use of Nixle Reverse-911 Emergency Alert System

City officials have confirmed there is no city-wide policy for the use of the Nixle reverse-911 alert system. (File photo)

City officials have confirmed there is no city-wide policy for the use of the Nixle reverse-911 alert system. (File photo)

City of Alameda officials confirmed this week that there is no city-wide policy governing the use of the Nixle reverse-911 emergency alert system. In recent months, Action Alameda News has reported on, and readers have complained about, non-emergency uses of the system.
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A Middle Ground Solution for Landlords and Tenants

A letter from Action Alameda News publisher David Howard.

It puzzles me that tenant activists should push for private enterprise to subsidize housing through the support of rent controls, and “just cause termination” laws. Housing is a “very basic human right,” tenant activists argue, a “human service” fulfilling a vital societal need. Aren’t those just the sort of vital services we expect government to provide? Air traffic control, for example, is something so important that we entrust it only to the government. Public health services are another example. It’s no wonder that landlords push back when asked to subsidize this basic human right. They don’t see that there’s anything in it for them.
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