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Alameda Students Rock at Science Fairs

WE Rock, Paper, Scissors team. (Pictured from L to R: last row) Josephine Kientz, Jennifer Sauter, Cordelia Spencer, (second row) Liam Hofmann, Tsaunder Huff and Isabelle Sauter and (sitting) Margaret Konecky.  (Courtesy photo)

We Rock, Paper, Scissors team. (Pictured from L to R: last row) Josephine Kientz, Jennifer Sauter, Cordelia Spencer, (second row) Liam Hofmann, Tsaunder Huff and Isabelle Sauter and (sitting) Margaret Konecky. (Courtesy photo)

If it’s spring, it must be science fair season, and local young scientists are taking no prisoners.
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School District Set to Hire Financial Advisor for November Tax Bond

The Alameda Unified School District Board is moving forward with a tax bond measure for November. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District Board is moving forward with a tax bond measure for November. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District is set to hire Backstrom McCarley Berry & Company of San Francisco as a financial advisor for a facilities tax bond measure planned for the ballot this fall. The school district Board of Trustees is expected to approve the contract on Tuesday.
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Alameda Ed-Tech Company Expands Offerings

EduTone, in Harbor Bay Business Park, is expanding its offerings.

EduTone, in Harbor Bay Business Park, is expanding its offerings.

EduTone, an educational technology company based in Alameda, in Harbor Bay Business Park, is growing its educational marketplace with the addition of FYI Online Learning’s course catalog.
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Resiliency Negotiations Can’t Bounce Back from Incompatible Visions

The City of Alameda won't be receiving a resiliency program grant from the Rockefeller Foundation after all.

The City of Alameda won’t be receiving a resiliency program grant from the Rockefeller Foundation after all.

The Rockefeller Foundation and the City of Alameda couldn’t agree on a vision for putting to use a previously announced $280,000 “resilient city” grant. Consequently, no grant will be forthcoming, the City of Alameda announced today.
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Revised Plans Add Drive-through Bays to Emergency Operations Center

Newly revised plans call for another story to be added to the Emergency Operations Center, to support two drive-through bays.

Newly revised plans call for another story to be added to the Emergency Operations Center, to support two drive-through bays.

Revised plans for the Alameda Fire Department’s planned Emergency Operations Center call for an additional ground-level floor with two drive-through apparatus bays accessible from Grand Street.
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Alameda’s Sidewalks are Filthy, Mayor Says

Mayor Marie Gilmore says that Alameda's sidewalks are filthy.

Mayor Marie Gilmore says that Alameda’s sidewalks are filthy. (City of Alameda)

Alameda has had filthy sidewalks for years, Mayor Marie Gilmore stated in an announcement today, necessitating a cleaning contract “bake-off.”
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District Produces Grant Deeds from 2000 Swap

The City of Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District voted to move forward with a swap to hand back certain parcels from the school district to the City of Alameda.

The City of Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District voted to move forward with a swap to hand back certain parcels from the school district to the City of Alameda.

Responding to an Action Alameda News public records request, the Alameda Unified School District has produced the grant deed that handed the Encinal Terminals tidelands trust parcels to the school district from the City of Alameda.
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WETA Floats Ferry Schedule Changes

The Water Emergency Transportation Authority is proposing three additional Alameda/Oakland to San Francisco morning trips.

The Water Emergency Transportation Authority is proposing three additional Alameda/Oakland to San Francisco morning trips.

At a Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) Board of Directors meeting on Monday, the body will consider schedule adjustments to the Alameda/Oakland San Francisco Ferry services to ease overcrowding.
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Local Kids Chosen for Elite Soccer Academy Experience in London

Chase Lane, Thato Meko, Alejandro Melendez, Kellen Richardson, and Keegan Ledger

From left to right, Chase Lane (Age 13), Thato Meko (10), Alejandra Melendez (11), Kellen Richardson (10), and Keegan Ledger (12) (Courtesy photo)

Five young players who attend the West Ham Soccer Academy through the Bladium Sports and Fitness Club at Alameda Point have been chosen to attend the National Camp, as well as The West Ham United Elite Player Academy experience in London.
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Long-time Alameda Point Tenant to Renew Lease

Long-time Alameda Point tenant Navigator Systems is renewing its lease. (File photo)

Long-time Alameda Point tenant Navigator Systems is renewing its lease. (File photo)

Navigator Systems, one of the original tenants at Alameda Point, after the naval air station closed in 1997, is set to renew its lease.
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