A magnitude 3.5 earthquake, centered near Piedmont, struck early this morning shortly before 1 a.m., waking Alameda residents.
The achievement gap persists for African American students in Alameda schools.
Although year-over-year performance in standardized testing for African American students in Alameda’s schools edged up, a significant achievement gap in English Language Arts and Mathematics persists.
Continue reading Achievement Gap Persists In Alameda Schools
City council is expected to endorse a 23-year affordable housing tax bond measure. (File photo)
Alameda City Council is expected to endorse a 23-year tax bond measure sponsored by Alameda County to provide some $580 million in funding for affordable housing throughout the county.
Continue reading City Council Expected To Endorse Affordable Housing Tax Bond Measure
A wide-open gate provides access to the Jean Sweeney Open Space park area, August 2016. (File photo.)
The City of Alameda is launching a multi-pronged response to encampments in the Belt Line Railway property and the homelessness issue in general.
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The AUSD Board of Education has placed a measure on the ballot to renew the existing parcel tax with an exception to taxation carved out for owners of vacant parcels and a lower tax for large landowners. This proposed tax conflicts with the very core of the Borikas ruling in the measure H case. The opening statement of the decision is as follows: “We agree with plaintiffs that the plain language of section 50079 and attendant rules of statutory construction demonstrate the definitional language at issue is language of limitation and does not empower school districts to classify taxpayers and property and impose different tax rates.” And yet the Board of Education has created classifications.
Continue reading Refresher Course On The Borikas Decision
Shino Kawazu (not pictured) of Alameda is a top 300 semifinalist in the Broadcom MASTERS national middle school science and engineering competition. (Broadcom Foundation website.)
Shino Kawazu, a student at NEA Community Learning Center, is a top 300 semifinalist in the Broadcom MASTERS national middle school science and engineering competition.
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I want to thank you for the hours that you put in keeping Alamedans up to date on the latest news affecting our city. Many read it, but few take the time to say Thank You! It is well earned. Action Alameda News leads news coverage with articles such as the SEC’s action against the City of Alameda. Without your coverage, I doubt anyone would have noticed. And I would like to also thank Eric Strimling for pointing out that outside interests are trying to run our city and which candidates and measures these interests are trying to influence. Alamedans owe a debt to both of you for bringing it to our attention.
— Barbara Thomas, Alameda
The Bay Farm Island parcel slated for an assisted living facility. (Google Street View)
Tonight, Alameda City Council will review a June 22 planning board approval of a roughly 100,000 square foot, two-story, 127-resident, assisted living facility on Bay Farm Island, near the ferry terminal.
Continue reading City Council To Review Westmont Senior Assisted Living Facility
The school district is accepting applications for the Measure A oversight committee. (File Photo)
The Alameda Unified School District is accepting applications for the oversight committee to keep watch on Measure A money, a 7-year parcel tax approved by voters in 2011.
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“Alameda Citizens United” is a political committee sponsored by the local Alameda firefighters union.
A political action committee sponsored by the local Alameda firefighters union, and backing a slate of local candidates this November, reeled in cash from outside sources in August.
Continue reading Firefighters Union Front Political Committee Reels In The August Dough