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Poll: What’s your reason for not donating to the food bank for Thanksgiving?

As of late Friday,Monday, Nov. 24th, the Food Bank reported having 750, turkeys, the Alameda Food Bank was still short of its goal of 1,000 donated turkeys to distribute to needy families for Thanksgiving, starting today. 1,000 turkeys for 1,000 households represents just 3 percent of over 30,000 households in Alameda.

What was your reason for not donating to the Alameda food bank?

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Veterans Day Public Service Announcement

Students at Nea Community Learning Center in Alameda must accomplish a minimum number of community service hours each year. The number of required hours depends on grade level.

Action Alameda News is proud to help Nea learners achieve their community service hours by helping them produce and distribute public service announcements, such as this one.

Developer Drops Plans for Crab Cove Property

Tim Lewis Communities has dropped plans to develop this McKay Avenue federal property. (Google Street View)

Tim Lewis Communities has dropped plans to develop this McKay Avenue federal property. (Google Street View)

Late this afternoon, the City of Alameda announced that Tim Lewis Communities has dropped plans to develop federal property on McKay Avenue, right next to Crab Cove.
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Main Street Ferry Terminal to Close for Repairs Mid-December

The Alameda Main Street ferry terminal will be closed December 13 and 14. (File photo)

The Alameda Main Street ferry terminal will be closed December 13 and 14. (File photo)

Christmas shoppers headed to San Francisco on the weekend of December 13th and 14th will have to look for routes that don’t include the Main Street ferry terminal, as it will be closed for repairs that weekend.
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Deadline for Measure H Commercial Refunds Approaching

Commercial property owners who want a refund on Measure H parcel tax payments to the Alameda Unified School District need to move quickly.
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Alameda High School Wins $25,000 Teen Driver Safety Awareness Grant

Alameda High School has won a $25,000 safe driving grant. (Google Street View)

Alameda High School has won a $25,000 safe driving grant. (Google Street View)

Alameda High School has won a $25,000 grant from State Farm through a teen driver safety awareness program.
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Motorists to Face Bridge Closures in the New Year

Park Street Bridge

Alameda motorists are facing closures of the Park Street and High Street bridges in the new year. (File Photo)

The Public Works Agency of Alameda County was slated to brief Alameda City Council last night on proposed maintenance to the Park Street and High Street bridges that would see both closed to motorists at different times next year.
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Councilmember-Elect to Petition Council Tonight to Defer Point Vote

Councilmember-elect Frank Matarrese plans to petition a lame-duck city council tonight to defer a key Alameda Point development vote. (File photo)

Councilmember-elect Frank Matarrese plans to petition a lame-duck city council tonight to defer a key Alameda Point development vote. (File photo)

Councilmember-elect Frank Matarrese says he plans to ask Alameda City Council tonight to defer a key vote on an agreement with a developer for a 68 acre parcel of land at Alameda Point.
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East Bay Bike Party Causes a Stir in Alameda

East Bay Bike Party participants ride down Shoreline Drive in Alameda. (Instragram: riseyp/Marise Phillips)

East Bay Bike Party participants ride down Shoreline Drive in Alameda. (Instagram: riseyp/Marise Phillips)

A monthly mass bicycle ride billed as fun for all ages rolled through Alameda on Friday evening with amplified music setting off a flurry of complaints and calls to Alameda police.
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New Show Opening Tonight at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts

Margaret and Fred Fago's photographs and paintings are on display at the Bette through November. (Margaret Fago)

Margaret and Fred Fago’s photographs and paintings are on display at the Bette through November. (Margaret Fago)

A new show featuring photographs and paintings by Margaret and Fred Fago opens tonight at 7pm at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts.
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Marie Gilmore Concedes Alameda Mayoral Race

At an 11am press conference this morning, Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore conceded the mayoral re-election to challenger Trish Spencer.

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