Last November, Alameda voters approved a $180 million school tax bond measure that will show up on property tax bills later this year. Also, in recent months, there has been spirited debate in Alameda about rising rents and whether or not there is a need for a local rent control ordinance to protect tenants against large rent increases.
Alameda police issued twenty citations in a recent underage alcohol sting.
Last Friday, Alameda police conducted sting operations at eight Alameda businesses, issuing twenty-one citations for selling alcohol to underage decoys.
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Andy Thompson. (Courtsey Photo)
Twenty youth area soccer players have been invited to the West Ham United North American Academy National Residential Camp, selected from a group of eighty that participated in a West Ham camp at the Bladium in Alameda earlier this month.
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A woman was arrested yesterday after a morning-commute auto crash at the mouth of the Webster tube, into Alameda.
Continue reading Woman Arrested After Webster Tube Crash During Yesterday’s Morning Commute
A handful of special city council meetings have been called for the coming weeks. (File photo)
Three special city council meetings have been called for the coming weeks to allow council members to participate in workshops on development and the replacement of the City Manager.
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What follows below is the text, in its entirety, of an Alameda Police Department community alert via the Nixle system…
Today at 11:58 a.m., Alameda police officers responded to Edison School (2700 Buena Vista Avenue) in regards to a suspicious male adult who was on the campus. School staff members called APD to report the male appeared to be confused and agitated as he stood outside the school’s office for no apparent reason. At one point, the male (a non-alameda resident) approached a teacher and tried to steal their property without success. The male then walked into the office, approached an office employee, and tried to steal their property as well. The male grabbed the office employee and began pulling the employee outside with him.
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The developer of a planned 800-unit site at Alameda Point is requesting a waiver from Measure A.
The City of Alameda Planning Board will hear a report tonight on a planned 800-unit housing development for Alameda Point – so-called “Site A” – for which Alameda Point Partners, the selected developer, is requesting an exemption from Measure A, a city charter amendment that limits housing density within Alameda.
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The City of Alameda Public Works Department is hosting a public meeting to discuss proposed parking improvements on Adelphian Way and Mecartney Road, in response to increased ridership levels and an insufficient supply of parking.
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Alicia Robinson of The Press Enterprise in Riverside, California, broke the story this afternoon that Alameda City Manager John Russo has been named city manager in the southern California city.
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Alameda’s Bay Ship & Yacht has been awarded a contract to refurbish WETA’s Peralta boat. (File photo)
Alameda’s Bay Ship & Yacht has been awarded a $3.39 million contract to refurbish SF Bay Ferry’s M.V. Peralta, a 331-passenger, 25-knot catamaran style passenger ferry.
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Dead bird in the water at Barnhill Marina. (Liz Williams)
Neither the United States Coast Guard nor the Alameda Fire Department have responded to email queries asking why clean-up response waited overnight last week, after reports of an oily sheen on the water in the estuary near Alameda Marina.
Continue reading Coast Guard, Alameda Fire Department, Unresponsive On Questions About Delay in Responding to Oil Spill