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Planning Board Session to Study Land Uses and Building Heights for Encinal Terminals

The planning board will review uses and building heights for the Encinal Terminals project at an upcoming meeting.

The planning board will review uses and building heights for the Encinal Terminals project at an upcoming meeting.

North Waterfront LLC, the developer for the Encinal Terminals site, has submitted a draft master plan for the site that includes buildings as high as 90 feet and 250 feet (22 stories), higher than the 60 foot limit for new buildings in the City of Alameda’s general plan. The planning board will hold a study session on the issue next Wednesday, June 22nd.
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Associated Builders and Contractors Oppose School District Project Labor Agreement for Measure I Projects

Action Alameda News received a copy of an e-mail sent to the Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees by Nicole Goehring of Associated Builders and Contractors, Northern California. The group is opposed to a proposed project labor agreement on the agenda tonight. The e-mail is reproduced below.
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Alameda Police Searching For Armed Man That Robbed Three Businesses

Alameda police are searching for this man, who they say robbed three local businesses with a handgun on Sunday. (Courtesy Photo)

Alameda police are searching for this man, who they say robbed three local businesses with a handgun on Sunday. (Courtesy Photo)


Update: shortly before noon, today, June 14th, Alameda police posted to their Facebook page that San Francisco police apprehended the suspect, Richard Joseph Lachaux, 27, of Hayward, on Sunday night on unrelated charges.
Correction: police logs say the suspect approached two people with a handgun at Wells Fargo and demanded money, taking it from one of the victims.

The Alameda Police department is searching for a man they say robbed three local businesses on Sunday with a handgun.
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How To Manage Growth In Alameda?

Demolition begins on WWII era buildings in 2012, to make way for Alameda Landing. (File Photo)

Demolition begins on WWII era buildings in 2012, to make way for Alameda Landing. (File Photo)

For communities to grow, they need to move beyond looking at a jobs-to-housing ratio, and start looking at the jobs-to-housing fit. So says Peter Cohen, co-director of the San Francisco-based Council of Community Housing Organizations.
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Washington Park Play Structure Feature Finally Fixed

The recreation and parks department has fixed a ball tumbler feature, which has been broken for some time, on a Washington Park play structure. (Action Alameda News)

The recreation and parks department has fixed a ball tumbler feature, which has been broken for some time, on a Washington Park play structure. (Action Alameda News)

Several delighted children were playing with a newly replaced ball tumbler on the big play structure at Washington Park today.
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School District, Teachers, Reach Tentative Agreement

The school district is accepting applicants for a spending advisory panel. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District announced yesterday it has reached a tentative agreement with teachers for a 3.7 percent raise for the next school year. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District announced yesterday that it has reached a tentative agreement with the teachers union for a pay raise for the coming school year.
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The Difference Between Two Donalds

Dear Editor,

I would propose that the Democratic National Party consider using the slogan, for the run up to November; “Donald Duck or Donald Trump? What’s the Difference?”

— Mike Kelly, Alameda

Housing Authority Opens Site-Based Wait Lists

The City of Alameda Housing Authority is opening wait lists. (Google Street View)

The City of Alameda Housing Authority is opening wait lists. (Google Street View)

Beginning June 22 at 10 a.m., the City of Alameda Housing Authority will accept applications for seven wait lists for very low-income and low-income housing units.
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Annual Sand Castle and Sculpture Contest Set For This Saturday

The 50th annual Sand Castle and Sculpture Contest is scheduled for this Saturday at the beach. (East Bay Regional Parks District)

The 50th annual Sand Castle and Sculpture Contest is scheduled for this Saturday at the beach. (East Bay Regional Parks District)

The 50th annual Sand Castle and Sculpture Contest is set for this Saturday, June 11, at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach.
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Alameda County June 7th Primary Returns

Polls closed at 8 p.m. in Alameda County tonight.


Updated Wednesday, Jun 8th, 7:30 a.m.
Polls closed at 8 p.m. in Alameda County tonight.

Polls closed in Alameda County at 8 p.m. tonight. Early returns are coming in.
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