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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

Faith in Community Lost, Regained, All in One Night

Action Alameda News received this letter from Sherice Youngblood, pursuant to her participation earlier this week, as a candidate, in a public hearing for an appointment to the Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees. AUSD school board meeting videos are online here.

Opinion by Sherice Youngblood

I lost faith in my community and […]

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Even Lena Tam Lost in Our City!

Opinion by Leland Traiman

Lena Tam’s base of support was supposed to have been the city of Alameda in her run for a seat on the BART board. However, the Alameda voters overwhelmingly rejected her with only 39.8% of the vote. That is only a little better than Mayor Gilmore’s plurality of 36% of the […]

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Mayor Gilmore’s 36% of the vote four years ago cries out for runoff elections

Opinion, by Leland Traiman.

At the last city council meeting Mayor Gilmore pointed to Mayor-Elect Trish Spencer’s 120 vote margin of victory and proclaimed that it was not a mandate for change. This sad and inappropriate display of sour grapes came from a mayor who, despite seven years as a city councilmember prior to becoming […]

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Mixed-use Development Planned for Alameda Point

Action Alameda News received this communication from City of Alameda officials submitted as a “My Word”/Op-ed article…” attributed to Jennifer Ott, Chief Operating Officer for Alameda Point…

Mixed-use development planned for Alameda Point focuses on upfront transit infrastructure, waterfront parks, and catalyzing jobs

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Charter Management Organization in Conflict with Local Charter School Governing Board

Dear Editor,

Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) receives Alameda Unified School District Funds for current students. The assumption is these funds will be prioritzed for student learning each year. Yet many of those funds are being stored away for the goals of their charter management organization. Some parents would prefer the ACLC Governing Board to […]

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A Lesson in Educational Stakeholder Authority

Dear Editor,

A lesson in educational stakeholder authority: AUSD and chartered educational agreements

Many unknowingly consider by-laws the heartbeat of an organization. That is not true always. For Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) their heart beat is the agreement between Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and Community Learning Center Schools (CLCS). This “Charter” or Performance […]

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Daniel Davenport voted as Nea Governing Board parent member for 2014-2016

Dear Editor,

“It takes a village to raise a child.” That concept drives my participation in educational governing decisions at Nea Community Learning Center.

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Open Letter to School Board on Cell Phone Attennae

Dear Superintendent and Board Members:

This is a recap of facts on the school cell phone antenna issues that this community wants resolved. As you are all aware, AT&T has cell phone antennas on top of Maya Lin School and on Wood Middle School; Sprint had them on Wood Middle School until this July, and […]

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Neptune Point Not Nonsense

Dear Editor,

I watched Tuesday night’s (July 15th) City Council meeting on the tape recording. Go to 4:59:04 on the tape…at that point our City Manager John Russo just finishes up his comments to some of the members of the council telling them about how hard they had worked that night on all the […]

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Vote No on Proposition 42 (2014)

A letter from Action Alameda News Publisher David Howard…

Proposition 42 eliminates state subsidies to local agencies to help them comply with open meetings and public records law, in return for very little.

Local agencies are often un-cooperative in producing public records, especially when the news media or other members of the public use those […]

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