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Alameda: 2014 Year in Review

Ferris wheel at Neptune Beach celebration, September, 2014. (File photo.)

Ferris wheel at Neptune Beach celebration, September, 2014. (File photo.)

In 2014, the incumbents in Alameda City Hall were upset, residents saw Black Lives Matter protests on the streets and sidewalks, and the school district passed a tax bond measure. This is your year in review.

January
Members of the community turned out to support efforts to develop a community garden.

The Alameda Police Department began lobbying to obtain automated license plate readers.

February
The Alameda Unified School District moved forward with a controversial land swap deal.

A local small business was displaced to make room for a new fire station and Emergency Operations Center.

March
Local players were selected to attend an elite soccer camp in England.

The City of Alameda forgave back rent owed by the USS Hornet Museum.

April
The school district began planning for a November tax bond measure.

Changes at Nea charter school had parents up in arms.

May
A local ultimate frisbee youth team won a state championship.

The Nea and ACLC charter school board yielded to pressure to release public records.

June
An Alameda County civil ground jury found that EBMUD was not fully transparent on rate increase hikes.

School district officials said they would continue the use of ‘willful defiance’ suspensions in the face of data showing the disproportionately affect students of color.

July
A popular Encinal High School teacher fought back against his transfer to another school.

A homeless U.S. service veteran vowed to fight back against a ticket issued for sleeping in his van.

August
Alameda residents were awakened by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake centered in American Canyon.

City Council narrowed the field to two developers for a 68-acre parcel at Alameda Point.

September
Two men were arrested and charged with arson for a series of fires on and around Park Street. (Charges against one were ultimately dropped.)

Rythmix Cultural Works hosted a reception to launch a program that decorated utility power boxes with artwork.

October
The City of Alameda Planning Board reviewed proposed plans for the redevelopment of the former Del Monte building.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission awarded a grant of $2.2 million for the Jean Sweeney Open Space park.

November
Late-entrant Trish Spencer edged-out incumbent Marie Gilmore in the Alameda Mayoral election race.

A bike party ride through Alameda caused a stir.

December
A Black Lives Matter protest disrupted a tree lighting ceremony at City Hall.

The first city council meeting of the new year was scheduled, including an agenda item to repeal an ordinance giving the Del Monte project the green light.

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