The historic Croll’s building at Webster Street and Central Avenue, Alameda. (Google Street View)
Alameda-themed groups on Facebook were aflame today after the owners of Croll’s Pizza posted a message saying the pizza-parlor was being kicked out by the landlord, Gallagher & Lindsey.
Continue reading Croll’s Pizza to Close
The Alameda Unified School District continues to work to close the achievement gap. (File Photo)
The State of California Department of Education released 2015 Common Core test results at the state, county, district and school level this month. Individual student results are expected by the end of the month.
Continue reading AUSD Still Sees Achievement Gap Between Ethnic Groups
Cites must provide disabled parking where regular parking is provided, the Ninth Circuit has ruled. (Action Alameda News)
A litigator in a key federal case regarding the provision by municipalities of street parking for disabled persons has strongly contradicted statements by the City of Alameda staffer leading the Central Avenue Complete Streets makeover.
Continue reading City Staffer Wrong on Disabled Parking, Attorney Says
City of Alameda Transportation Co-ordinator Gail Payne and resident Jim Sweeney confer prior to the meeting. (Action Alameda News)
Residents packed the Encinal High School cafeteria tonight to participate in the third community workshop on the Central Avenue Complete Streets project.
Continue reading Third Community Workshop on Central Avenue Complete Streets Project Packed
City censors failed to redact on instance of Payne’s last name.
Sloppy redaction work by City of Alameda officials let slip the name of a city hall employee in a police report regarding the trespass on city property of a disabilities commission nominee.
Continue reading Sloppy City Censoring Spills Name of Witness
Addendum: The City Clerk’s office, responding to an Action Alameda News public records request, indicates that City of Alameda Planning Board member John Knox White made the public records request for police reports pertaining to Carol Gottstein’s interaction with police at City Hall West. Here is the packet that John Knox White submitted to City Council yesterday in advance of consideration of Gottstein’s nomination to the disability commission.
Yesterday, local reporter Steven Tavares posted to his news website, EBCitizen, a story about Carol Gottstein, a local disabled person, and booster of Mayor Trish Spencer whom Spencer had nominated to the Alameda disabilities commission. Apparently due to the events detailed in the story, Gottstein’s nomination was not confirmed.
Continue reading Carol Gottstein Responds on City Hall West Trespassing Allegation
The City of Alameda is starting annual sewer replacement work. (File photo.)
The City of Alameda expects to begin sewer replacement work late this month and continue through the end of August next year.
Continue reading Sewer Replacement Project to Begin This Month
The Sacramento Bee was reporting today that the Valley Fire in Lake County had damage five of 14 geothermal electricity plants at The Geysers; Alameda Municipal Power has issued a statement saying that although the utility draws power from geothermal and solar plants in the area, near Middletown, delivery of electricity in Alameda is uninterrupted.
Continue reading Alameda Municipal Power Says Valley Fire Not Impacting Electricity Delivery
Hollow shell of a building on 1600 block of Park Street, site of an arson fire, September 28, 2014. (Action Alameda News)
Almost one year to the date after a series of arson fires that shocked Alameda and displaced both residents and local businesses, the wounds are slow to heal.
Continue reading Wounds Still Raw, One Year After Arson Fires
Retired NASA astronaut Dan Bursch speaks on-board the USS Hornet Museum. (Action Alameda News)
Earlier today, four-time NASA space flight veteran Daniel Bursch gave a presentation on-board the USS Hornet Museum. Families came to hear Bursch talk about his experiences on the space shuttle and the International Space Station, and have their pictures taken with him.
Continue reading Former NASA Astronaut Daniel Bursch Presents On-board USS Hornet Museum