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City Pilots Smart Meter Parking Meters

Smart meter parking meter. (Courtesy photo)

Smart meter parking meter. (Courtesy photo)

The City of Alameda Public Works Department is piloting 40 so-called “smart” parking meters on Park and Webster Streets, with a view towards ultimately replacing all 822 city meters with smart meters.
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City Awarded $2.2 million for Jean Sweeney Open Space Park

Planning for the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park on the old Beltline property begins in February, 2013.

The City of Alameda has been awarded grant money for Jean Sweeney Open Space park.

The City of Alameda announced today that it has been awarded a $2,231,000 Metropolitan Transportation Commission grant to construct part of the Cross Alameda Trail, to run through Jean Sweeney Open Space Park.
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Nea Charter School Revamps High School Curriculum

ACLC and Nea’s new location at 1900 Third Street. (Photo collage by Robert Cassard)

ACLC and Nea’s new location at 1900 Third Street. (Photo collage by Robert Cassard)

Officials at public charter school Nea Community Learning Center announced this week that they have improved core courses in their high school curriculum.
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Poll: Did Alameda police get the right guy?

Stephen Petersen’s supporters are certain that their friend did not start the three arson fires he is accused of setting in the wee hours of September 28th. Even people not connected to Petersen have questioned on social media, and other forums, whether or not police arrested the right person. Yet, the authorities must have some basis on which to hold him. Alameda Mayor Gilmore has urged the district attorney to prosecute the accused, if proven guilty, to the maximum extent allowed by law. What does it look like from your perspective?

Is Stephen Petersen guilty of arson?

  • He's innocent (76%, 183 Votes)
  • Let's hear all the facts first! (22%, 54 Votes)
  • He's guilty (2%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 242

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Alameda Police Department Dismisses Ticket Issued to Veteran for Sleeping in Van

A copy of the citation cancellation form.

A copy of the citation cancellation form.

The Alameda Police Department has dismissed a citation issued in July to a Aaron Colyer, a U.S. service veteran who was sleeping in his van overnight out of homelessness.
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Alameda Police Silent on Arson Evidence

Friends and supporters of  Stephen Petersen mill outside the courtroom before the hearing, September 30th, 2014. (File photo, Action Alameda News)

Friends and supporters of Stephen Petersen mill outside the courtroom before the hearing, September 30th, 2014. (File photo, Action Alameda News)

Alameda police are declining to disclose any of the evidence they have against Stephen Petersen in connection with his arrest for arson related to three of eight fires that burned early Sunday morning in Alameda, even as Petersen’s supporters step-up their efforts to clear his name.
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Alameda County Auto Theft Task Force Shuts Down Oakland Chop Shop

Task force officers at chop shop scene. (California Highway Patrol)

Task force officers at chop shop scene. (California Highway Patrol)

The Alameda County Regional Auto Theft Task Force (ACRATT) has shut down an auto chop shop and vehicle identification number (VIN) operation in Oakland, and arrested two.

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Alameda Municipal Power Warns of Phony Bill Scam

Alameda Municipal Power Office

Another scam related to Alameda Municipal Power is winding its way through Alameda. (File Photo)

Alameda Municipal Power issued a warning today to customers of billing scam targeting small businesses.
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Arson Suspects Arraigned in Court Today

Stephen Peterson's girlfriend, Shayna Butler, silhouetted in the courthouse window. (Action Alameda News)

Stephen Peterson’s girlfriend, Shayna Butler, silhouetted in the courthouse window. (Action Alameda News)

The two suspects in a series of alleged arson files early Sunday morning were arraigned in a downtown Oakland courthouse today.
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Encinal High Football Player Starts Bench-clearing Fight

Last Friday, an Encinal High School football player started a bench-clearing brawl in a game against Center High School. The news comes via an e-mail distributed to Encinal parents and signed by Sean McPhetridge, Interim Superintendent, Alameda Unified School District, Kirsten Zazo, Tracy Allegrotti, Amy Frey, Administration, Encinal High School, Micki Singer Athletic Director, Encinal High School and Ricky Rodriguez, Head Football Coach.
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