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Shoreline Cycle Track

Now that the Shoreline Drive cycle track is mostly complete, we'd like to hear, both the good and the bad, from residents. Contact us: newstips@action-alameda-news.com

Charter School Students Win, Place and Show at County Science Fair

ACLC learners await judging results at the 2015 Alameda County Science Fair. (Patricia Williamson)

ACLC learners await judging results at the 2015 Alameda County Science Fair. (Patricia Williamson)

Students from the Nea and Alameda Community Learning centers (ACLC), public charter schools in Alameda, entered a range of projects in the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair held March 20-22, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA.

Out of 35 projects entered, 19 received recognition, with five first-place winners, one second-place winner, six placing third, two placing fourth, and five receiving honorable mentions. Seven projects gained additional recognition with ten prestigious special awards.

In the high school division, ACLC ninth-grader Erika Badalyan’s project, “Stress Relief from Laughter? It’s No Joke” earned first-place in Behavioral Sciences, and special awards from the US Department of Health and the American Psychological Society, along with the California State Science Fair Qualified Award. This means Badalyan will compete in the 64th annual state Science Fair, California’s most elite science competition for grades 6-12.

ACLC eleventh-grader Sophia Moore’s project, “An Early Warning System Using Self-Potential to Measure Levees” earned a first-place Engineering Award, and the Intel Talent Award, which includes a chance to compete in Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest high school science competition, with students from over 70 participating countries.

In the middle-school division, Nea eighth-graders, Holly Teeters and Vivi McKee, won first-place in middle school Environmental Science for “Filtering Particulates,” and a Broadcom Masters award. The Broadcom Masters award is given to the top 10% of first-place winners with an invitation to participate in their “Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars” competition.

ACLC seventh-graders, Harrison Coorey and Sara Zhu, received a first-place award in middle school Behavioral Sciences for “The Dependence of Reaction Time on Different Stimuli,” and a Broadcom Masters award.

ACLC seventh-grader Noah Foster’s project, “Swing Time: Anisochronic Pendulums” won first-place in middle school Physics, and a Broadcom Masters award.

All grades 6 through 12 students from home school, charter, public, private and parochial schools within Alameda County are eligible to participate in the county science fair, with nearly 700 students and over 75 schools taking part in this year’s event.

CLCS Democratic Committee Now Recruiting

Dear Editor,

I am writing to inform your readers of a new choice available to them to assist with implementing education improvements. The CLCS Democratic Committee is now recruiting. One local chapter of the democratic committee was essential in designating improvement areas, resulting in increased awareness by parents, students, and school board members. If you want to a different choice for implementing educational improvements at your school–we are here for you!

With courtesy,
Daniel Davenport
Helplearnersnow (@) gmail.com
CLCS Democratic Committee

Fire Department Press Release Latest Misuse of Nixle Emergency Alert System

An Alameda Fire Department press release appears to be the latest misuse of the city's emergency alert system. (Alameda Fire Department)

An Alameda Fire Department press release appears to be the latest misuse of the city’s emergency alert system. (Alameda Fire Department)

An Alameda Fire Department press release, touting a new Community Paramedic Program, appears to be the latest misuse of a City of Alameda emergency alert system.
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From the Frying Pan to the Fire With Second-hand Smoke

Action Alameda News received a copy of this letter addressed to Councilmembers Tony Daysog, Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, and Jim Oddie and to the author’s landlord.

My partner and I are new residents to Alameda, from Oakland. We had been thinking about moving for quite a while, but the reason that really got us motivated was that I’m allergic to second hand smoke and could no longer physically handle this smoke and its effect on my health.
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Community Rallies to Keep Youth Treatment Center Open

Supporters of an adolescent drug and alcohol abuse treatment center at risk of closure are getting behind a petition addressed to Governor Jerry Brown, Attorney General Kamala Harris and Alameda County officials, asking for help to keep it open.
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Study Dismissing Shore Line Drive Bikeway Option not in City of Alameda nor Park’s District Possession

The Shoreline Drive cycle track officially opened earlier this month. (Action Alameda News)

The Shoreline Drive cycle track officially opened earlier this month. (Action Alameda News)

Neither the City of Alameda nor the East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) has been able to produce a 1989 study that Alameda planners said discounted an alternative to removing overnight parking spaces and traffic lanes on Shore Line Drive to build a controversial cycle track.
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Spring Egg Scramble Coming Up

The City's annual egg scramble is Saturday, March 28th. (File Photo. City of Alameda)

The City’s annual egg scramble is Saturday, March 28th. (File Photo. City of Alameda)

The annual city-sponsored egg scramble is coming up, Saturday, March 28th.
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Transportation Commission to Review Harbor Bay Ferry Parking Recommendations

The Transportation Commission will consider Harbor Bay Ferry parking changes next week. (File photo)

The Transportation Commission will consider Harbor Bay Ferry parking changes next week. (File photo)

Next Wednesday, the City of Alameda Transportation Commission will hear recommendations from the Public Works Department to address parking issues around the Harbor Bay Ferry terminal.
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Nea Charter Adds Career Training to High School Curriculum

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

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

Nea Community Learning Center (Nea) plans to expand its high school curriculum to include career and technical education (CTE), creating what it says is the first and only modern CTE program among Alameda high schools, the public charter school has announced.
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Council Expected to Seal the Deal on Haul-out Tonight

A new ferry maintenance facility should include a replacement seal haul-out. (Photo by Richard Bangert https://twitter.com/alamedaptenviro)

A new ferry maintenance facility should include a replacement seal haul-out. (Photo by Richard Bangert https://twitter.com/alamedaptenviro)

Alameda City Council is expected tonight to give the City Manager approval to negotiate an agreement with the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) that would see a replacement seal haul-out constructed as part of a new ferry maintenance and operations center at Alameda Point.
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