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Water bills are expected to rise next month with a surcharge. How are you coping? Let us know: newstips@action-alameda-news.com

Deadline Nears on Clipper Card Survey

Clippers Card Program Reaches Its Highest Usage Rate in History

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is soliciting public input on the Clipper card. (Courtesy photo.)

A Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) deadline to respond to a survey on the use of the Clipper card is approaching.
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Bonta Consolidates Power Among Alameda County Democrats

Alameda resident and California State Assembly District 18 representative Rob Bonta solidified power in the East Bay today, pushing through his preferred slate of delegates to represent his district with the California Democratic Party State Central Committee.
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ACLC Post-Holiday ‘Locker Raising’

ACLC parents and learners build hundreds of lockers over Winter break for installation at their new facility at 1900 Third Street, Alameda. (David Hoopes)

ACLC parents and learners build hundreds of lockers over Winter break for installation at their new facility at 1900 Third Street, Alameda. (David Hoopes)

by Bara Waters

Most students come back from winter break with tales about holiday celebrations, family antics or ski trips, but learners at the Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) arrived back at school this week to the satisfaction of new lockers they built themselves.
Similar to a pioneer barn-raising, ACLC held a ‘locker-raising’ on the first Saturday of winter break in which school community members assembled 420 new lockers at their new campus. By pitching in to build and install the lockers, the school saved over $13,000, more than half of the original quote for pre-assembled lockers.
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School Board Candidate Profile: Sherice Youngblood

Sherice Youngblood, shown here with her daughter, has applied for the vacant seat on the Alameda school board. (Courtesy photo.)

Sherice Youngblood, shown here with her daughter, has applied for the vacant seat on the Alameda school board. (Courtesy photo.)

In December, the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) announced that it was accepting applications from candidates looking to fill the the seat on the Board of Trustees vacated by Trish Spencer when she became mayor. The deadline for applications is January 9th, and the school board is slated to select a new board member on January 22nd. One applicant to date is Sherice Youngblood.
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EBMUD May Forbear Water Rate Hikes

The East Bay Municipal Utility District may not implement water surcharges after all. (Google Street View)

The East Bay Municipal Utility District may not implement water surcharges after all. (Google Street View)

The December storms that ruined commutes and kept people at home may have been metaphorical clouds with a silver lining – the extra water means that the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) might not implement a planned temporary 14 percent water rate surcharge this month.
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City Solicits Feedback on Smart Parking Meters

The City of Alameda is seeking public feedback on smart parking meters. (Courtesy photo.)

The City of Alameda is seeking public feedback on smart parking meters. (Courtesy photo.)

The City of Alameda is soliciting public feedback on a smart parking meter trial that started last fall.
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Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas tree pickup continues through January. (File photo)

Christmas tree pickup continues through January. (File photo)

Alameda County Industries, (ACI) the firm that collects trash in Alameda, offers free Christmas tree collection through January 23rd.
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BART Parking Fees Rise

BART parking fees have gone up. (Google Street View)

BART parking fees have gone up. (Google Street View)

Alameda commuters returning to work after the holidays are facing increased parking fees at local BART stations.
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Frost Advisory in Effect to Start the New Year

Strong winds knocked over trees around Alameda last night. (Facebook)

Strong winds knocked over trees around Alameda last night. (Facebook)

High winds that toppled trees in Alameda overnight will yield to low temperatures this evening, as the National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory.
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BioTime Appoints Adi Mohanty Chief Operating Officer

BioTime of Alameda has appointed Adi Mohanty Chief Operating Officer. (LinkedIn)

BioTime of Alameda has appointed Adi Mohanty Chief Operating Officer. (LinkedIn)

BioTime, a bio-technology research and product development company based in Alameda, announced yesterday that it has appointed Adi Mohanty as Chief Operating Officer.
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