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Hornet Museum to Host Veterans Day Events

The USS Hornet Museum has a full schedule of Veterans Day events today. (Google Street View)

The USS Hornet Museum has a full schedule of Veterans Day events today. (Google Street View)

The USS Hornet Museum is hosting a slate of Veterans Day events today, starting at 11am with a commemorative wreath-toss.
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Alameda County Housing Affordability Nudges Up

Housing affordability inched up in Alameda County in the third quarter. (East Bay Real Estate Directory)

Housing affordability inched up in Alameda County in the third quarter. (East Bay Real Estate Directory)

Data from the California Association of Realtors shows that housing affordability in Alameda County improved slightly in the third quarter.
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Buzz at Bubble Farm Soap Company

Jean Chen at the door of her retail store. (Action Alameda News)

Jean Chen at the door of her retail store. (Action Alameda News)

Jean Chen of Alameda committed herself full-time to her beeswax-products business in 2013, and now the retail store she opened just last month in central Alameda is buzzing.
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Spencer Still Ahead in Mayoral Race

Updated: Sun. Nov. 9th, 5:45pm -Updated unofficial vote counts posted to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters website show Spencer’s lead widening to 127 votes. 10,243 for Spencer and 10,116 votes for Gilmore.
Updated vote counts from the Registrar of Voters office show Alameda Mayoral challenger Trish Spencer still leading Mayor Marie Gilmore by 58 votes.
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City Refuses to Release Names of Personnel that Identified Petersen

The City of Alameda has refused a public records request for the names of public safety personnel that identified Stephen Petersen as an arson suspect. (File photo)

The City of Alameda has refused a public records request for the names of public safety personnel that identified Stephen Petersen as an arson suspect. (File photo)

The City of Alameda has refused a public records request from Action Alameda News for the name of the police officer and firefighter that identified Stephen Petersen as a suspect in the arson fires in the wee hours of Sunday, September 28th.
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City of Alameda Election Results (November 2014)

With all precincts counted, unofficial results show that voters turned out the incumbents at city hall and the school district, electing Trish Spencer mayor over sitting mayor Marie Gilmore and removing Stewart Chen from council and Mike McMahon from the school board.
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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.

Early Election Results Shortly After 8pm Tonight

Early election results will be released by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters just after 8pm tonight. (File photo)

Early election results will be released by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters just after 8pm tonight. (File photo)

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters will release initial election results numbers shortly after the polls close at 8pm this evening.
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Charges Dropped Against One Arson Suspect

Businesses along 1600 Park Street gutted by fire. (File photo.)

Businesses along 1600 Park Street gutted by fire. (File photo.)

Alameda police Lt. Jill Ottaviano confirmed for Action Alameda News this morning what had been reported in other outlets on Friday and over the weekend – charges of arson against Stephen Michael Petersen, 27, for suspected arson fires in Alameda on September 28th, have been dropped.
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School District Hires Chief Human Resources Officer

The Alameda Unified School District has hired Tim Erwin as Chief Human Resources Officer. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District has hired Tim Erwin as Chief Human Resources Officer. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District has hired Alameda resident Timothy Erwin as Chief Human Resources officer, starting full-time on December 1st.
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