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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

Caltrans to Demolish, Rebuild, 29th Ave. Overcrossing

The 29th Ave. overcrossing will be demolished, impacting people who enter and leave Alameda via Park Street. (Google Street View)

The 29th Ave. overcrossing will be demolished, impacting people who enter and leave Alameda via Park Street. (Google Street View)

Caltrans is hosting an open house in Alameda next week to discuss the planned demolition, and rebuilding, of the I-880 29th Avenue overcrossing, which would impact those using Park Street to enter and exit Alameda.
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Alameda Renters May Have to Wait for Summer for Rising Rent Relief

Any municipal code or rent review advisory council changes to respond to rising rents may not come until summer of this year. (File photo)

Any municipal code or rent review advisory council changes to respond to rising rents may not come until May of this year. (File photo)

Any changes to the Alameda Municipal Code (AMC), or Rent Review Advisory Council (RRAC) processes, to help Alameda renters cope with rapidly raising rents, may not come until the summer.
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ACLC Leadership Conference Brings Concept to Life

Keynote speaker, Scott Backovich, with ACLC Leadership Conference organizer, Winnie Zhou. (Ryan Kelley-Cahill)

Keynote speaker, Scott Backovich, with ACLC Leadership Conference organizer, Winnie Zhou. (Ryan Kelley-Cahill)

By Bara Waters

The motto of the Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) is “Educating the Leaders of Tomorrow,” but high school junior, Winnie Zhou, realized that not all learners at the school know how or have the opportunity to be a leader.

After attending a statewide “Explore/Develop/Grow/Empower” (EDGE) leadership seminar, Zhou had to commit to a follow-up action plan. She proposed creating her own school-wide Leadership Conference and recruited classmates Sophia Moore, Skylar Herrera Ross and Marisa Wood to help make it happen.
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Bodyguard to Winston Churchill to Speak at USS Hornet

Danny Mander, who served as Winston Churchill's during the Tehran Conference in 1943 will speak at the USS Hornet. (Google Street View)

Danny Mander, who served as Winston Churchill’s bodyguard during the Tehran Conference in 1943 will speak at the USS Hornet. (Google Street View)

Danny Mander, now 98, and who served as Winston Churchill’s bodyguard during the Tehran Conference in 1943 will speak at the USS Hornet this month.
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If it’s “Green” – It’s a Go

Dear Editor,

This weekend a Grand Opening is set for the new Shoreline/Westline Drive bike lane. The complete alteration of a perfectly acceptable neighborhood road cost a few bucks short of $1 million dollars with Alameda putting in $500K; federal and local agencies put in the rest.
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California Attorney General Warns on Tax Season Scams

California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued a tax-filing season identity theft alert this week. (Wikipedia)

California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued a tax-filing season identity theft alert this week. (Wikipedia)

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris published an alert this week warning Californians of the risk of tax-filing identity theft and providing consumer protection tips.
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City of Alameda Appoints Elena Adair as Finance Director

The City of Alameda has appointed Elena Adair as finance director. (Courtesy photo)

The City of Alameda has appointed Elena Adair as finance director. (Courtesy photo)

The City of Alameda announced yesterday that it has appointed Elena Adair, most recently with the City of Stockton, as Finance Director.
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AUSD Superintendent Issues Letter on School Safety

School campus security is top-of-mind for administrators after an incident at Edison School last week. (Google Street View)

School campus security is top-of-mind for administrators after an incident at Edison School last week. (Google Street View)

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Superintendent Sean McPhetridge has released a letter commenting on school safety, pursuant to an incident at Edison Elementary School last week.
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Alameda Police Sting Businesses for Underage Alcohol Sales

Alameda police issued twenty-one citations in a recent underage alcohol sting.

Alameda police issued twenty citations in a recent underage alcohol sting.

Last Friday, Alameda police conducted sting operations at eight Alameda businesses, issuing twenty-one citations for selling alcohol to underage decoys.
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Twenty Local Youth Soccer Players Invited National Residential Camp

Andy Thompson. (Courtsey Photo)

Andy Thompson. (Courtsey Photo)

Twenty youth area soccer players have been invited to the West Ham United North American Academy National Residential Camp, selected from a group of eighty that participated in a West Ham camp at the Bladium in Alameda earlier this month.
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