Trish Spencer is sworn-in as Mayor of Alameda, with a member of the public at her side. (Action Alameda News)
Dabbing tears from her eyes, Marie Gilmore, Alameda’s first elected African-American mayor gave her final remarks from the dais last night, as a crowd waited outside council chambers to witness the swearing-in of the new mayor, Trish Spencer. Continue reading Trish Spencer Sworn-in as Mayor
City Council will hold a last minute approval vote on the Del Monte project on Tuesday, the 16th. (File photo)
Updated:2:40pm, Dec. 15th - City Clerk Lara Weisiger sent this e-mail: “The special meeting starts at 5:00 p.m. and the Del Monte and other items will be considered. The regular meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. and the current Council will say their goodbyes, then, the swearing in of newly elected officials takes place at 8:00 p.m.”
Updated: 6:50pm, Dec. 12th -The City of Alameda’s website provides conflicting information. One webpage indicates all items to be considered start at 7pm at a regular council meeting. A separate PDF document suggests there is a 5pm special council meeting wherein the Del Monte project will be considered, and the 7pm meeting is wrap-up for exiting councilmembers.
The strong winds forecasted for Thursday’s storm did not materialize in Alameda, and although there was some localized flooding reported in various intersections and neighborhoods throughout town, there appears to have been no mass power outages or other significant event in Alameda due to the storm.
Alameda Unified School District classes resume on Friday, and there will be no make-up day scheduled.
With the benefit of hindsight, did local schools do the right thing by closing for the day?
The Alameda Unified School District updated its website late this afternoon to announce a school closure tomorrow in anticipation of a severe storm blowing through the area. No word yet on any scheduled make-up days.
Updated: 7:30pm, Dec. 10th - ACLC and Nea, Academy of Alameda and Peter Pan schools closed too. Updated 2:30pm, Dec. 11th - AUSD notifying parents that schools are OPEN, Fri. Dec. 12th. Press release today confirms school will be open, and no make-up day scheduled.
The East Bay Regional Park District has dropped its lawsuit over this McKay Avenue federal property. (Google Street View)
The East Bay Regional Park District announced today that it has moved to dismiss a lawsuit against the City of Alameda over a 3.9 acre parcel of federal property near Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach. Continue reading Park District Drops Crab Cove Suit