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ACLC Science Fair Winners Move Up to County Competition

ACLC science fair winners receive instruction Patti Carothers, founding director of the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair. (Bara Waters)

ACLC science fair first-place winners receive guidance from Patti Carothers, founding director of the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair. (Bara Waters)

Thirty-six projects in grades 6 through 12 from the 20th-annual Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) Science Fair will continue to an Alameda County-wide science fair in March.
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Next Alameda Point Land Transfer From Navy to City of Alameda Expected in March

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The Navy is set to transfer the next batch of former naval air station parcels to Alameda, consisting of 183 acres of dry and submerged land.

At the February 2nd Alameda City Council meeting, that body will consider an item giving the City Manager the go-ahead to accept the next transfer of land at Alameda Point from the U.S. Navy.
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Main Library Branch Hosts Do-It-Yourself Bike Repair Station

The main branch of the Alameda Free Library now hosts a do it yourself bike repair station. (Google Street View)

The main branch of the Alameda Free Library now hosts a do-it-yourself bike repair station. (Google Street View)

The main branch of the Alameda Free Library is now home to a do-it-yourself bicycle repair station.
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Mayor Explains “No” Vote on City Manager Hire

On Tuesday, Alameda City Council voted 4-1 to hire Moraga Town Manager Jill Keimach as City Manager for Alameda. (Town of Moraga website.)

On Tuesday, Alameda City Council voted 4-1 to hire Moraga Town Manager Jill Keimach as City Manager for Alameda. (Town of Moraga website.)

Yesterday evening, from Washington, D.C., where she’s traveling, Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer explained her lone “no” vote on the hiring of Moraga Town Manager Jill Keimach as City Manager for Alameda.
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Alameda Criminal Court Docket Roundup

The George E. McDonald Hall of Justice on Shore Line Drive in Alameda. (Google Street View)

The George E. McDonald Hall of Justice on Shore Line Drive in Alameda. (Google Street View)

A handful of notable events last year lead to police and district attorney investigations that continue on into 2016. Here is an update on some of them.
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End-Game For Controversial School District Land Swap Becomes Clear

A complicated land swap between the City of Alameda and the school district was a key enabler to the development of the Encinal Terminals site.

A complicated land swap between the City of Alameda and the school district was a key enabler to the development of the Encinal Terminals site.

The end-game for a controversial 2014 land swap between the City of Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is now clear, as the Planning Board for the City of Alameda is set to hold a workshop regarding development plans for a the 22-acre Encinal Terminals site on the northern waterfront.
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Attorney General Kamala Harris Issues Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued the following statement in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. united and inspired people to fight for and demand a more just nation in a time of violent and systemic racism, when millions of Americans were denied their right to vote and basic human and civil rights, and when racial enmity was stoked and exploited by voices of reaction.

Today, many thousands of people, young and old, have been marching in the streets to decry the injustices their communities have suffered for far too long. They are demanding an end to the killing of unarmed Black men like Trayvon Martin and Walter Scott. They are demanding a justice system where the color of one’s skin does not predetermine the measure of justice received. They are demanding economic opportunity in long-suffering communities. And they are demanding true inclusion and acceptance of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or identity.

Let us recommit ourselves to Dr. King’s vision—his unyielding demand for justice and an end to bigotry. As Dr. King did in his time, let us reject any voice of intolerance that would vilify people based on their race or religion. We must look to Dr. King’s vision to inspire real change, not just today but every day.”

Obscure Agency Puts Nine-County $12 Parcel Tax On June Ballot

Crab Cove shoreline restoration, after this maintenance yard is moved, is one of two Alameda projects promised by the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority. (Google Street View)

Crab Cove shoreline restoration, after this maintenance yard is moved, is one of two Alameda projects promised by the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority. (Google Street View)

On Wednesday, the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (SFBRA) unanimously voted to place a special parcel tax on the June 7, 2016 ballot in all nine Bay area counties.
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Register That Drone You Got For Christmas

FAA Regulations require consumer drone operators to register their aircraft. (Getty Images)

FAA Regulations require consumer drone operators to register their aircraft. (Getty Images)

If you acquired a drone over the holiday season, be sure to register it with the Federal Aviation Administration in accordance with new regulations.
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Library Soliciting Art for Community Art Show

The Alameda Free Library is soliciting art for a new show. (Google Street View)

The Alameda Free Library is soliciting art for a new community show. (Google Street View)

The Alameda Free Library is soliciting entries for a community art project, “Night Sky.”
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