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City Grants Point Developer An Extension

Alameda Point Partners has been granted an extension until April, 2018. (Artists Rendering of proposed building.)

The city of Alameda has granted Alameda Point Partners an extension to develop and submit a financing plan for “Site A” at Alameda Point.
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Renters Coalition Planning Statewide Assembly at Alameda High School in September

Tenants Together and ARC are planning a statewide renters assembly for Alameda High School in September. (Google Street View)

Tenants Together, along with the Alameda Renters Coalition and other sponsors is planning a statewide renters assembly and conference at Alameda High School in September.
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New Alameda Poets Laureate to be Inaugurated on September 5th at City Hall

Cathy Dana. New Alameda Poets Laureate Gene Kahane and Cathy Dana will be inaugurated on September 5th at City Hall. (Cathy Dana website)

New Alameda Poets Laureate Gene Kahane and Cathy Dana will be inaugurated on September 5th at City Hall. A reception will follow next door at the Elks Lodge.
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Residents Rally to Support Alameda’s Muslim Community

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Residents assemble in front of Alameda’s Islamic center on Monday, August 21, 2017. (Action Alameda News)

A small group of people rallied on short notice at the Islamic Center of Alameda this evening to show support for the local Muslim community after hate flyers surfaced over the weekend.
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Can the Police Prevent the Next Charlottesville?

Police in riot gear stand in front of the controversial statue of Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, 2017. (ProPublica, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Alt-right protestors are said to be planning demonstrations in San Francisco and Berkeley in the coming weeks.

Alameda residents have planned peaceful vigils in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and, now, the smashing of windows at Alameda’s Jewish temple. The vandalism at the temple could be the second hate crime in Alameda within the past two years, suggesting hateful groups, or at least, hateful individuals, are operating within Alameda.

If the alt-right comes to demonstrate in the Bay area, can the police prevent the sort of violence witnessed in Charlottesville?

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City Moves to Adapt Former Enlisted Quarters to a Tech Campus

The City of Alameda has issued an RFP to adapt the former navy base bachelor enlisted quarters to a tech center. (Google Street View)

The City of Alameda has issued an RFP seeking a design firm to create an architectural vision for adapting the former Naval Air Station Alameda Bachelor Enlisted Quarters to a tech campus.
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Economic Development Task Force to Meet

On Monday, the City of Alameda Economic Development Strategic Plan 16-member task force will meet. (File photo)

On Monday, the City of Alameda’s 16-member economic development task force will hold its first meeting to start generating input for the city’s Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP).
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Overnight Shooting Causes Closure of Southbound I-880

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Southbound I-880 was closed during the morning commute after an overnight shooting. (NextDoor)

An apparent road rage shooting overnight resulted in the closure of southbound I-880 through the morning commute.
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College of Alameda Awarded Makerspace Grant

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The College of Alameda has been awarded $250,000 to create a makerspace community. (College of Alameda website)

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has awarded College of Alameda $250,000 to create a makerspace community. The grant will fund curriculum development and internships to develop students’ innovation and entrepreneurial skills.
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Community Learning Center Schools Staff Changes

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Annahita Rad, Jana Chabre, Annalisa Moore, David Hoopes, Jeremy Goodreau (Photo: K. Bitzer)

Community Learning Center Schools (CLCS) has announced changes in the leadership teams at CLCS, Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) and Nea Community Learning Center (Nea), the latter two being public charter schools.
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  • Concerns About Alameda Municipal Power's Smart Meters https://t.co/lKXzuFiHwH ,
  • Black Achievers Alliance Organizes Unity Picnic At Crab Cove https://t.co/locEpUjUYv ,
  • Workshop And Survey on City Climate Action Plan https://t.co/tVgaFx2Ty9 ,
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  • Concerns About Alameda Municipal Power’s Smart Meters https://t.co/9lh0yXsQPD ,

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