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Sex-toys in School

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Multi-agency Police Force Conducting Pedestrian Decoy Operations Tomorrow Morning

Alameda police will be conducting pedestrian decoy operations tomorrow.

Alameda police will be conducting pedestrian decoy operations tomorrow.

The Alameda Police Department has alerted the community that a multi-jurisdictional force will be conducting pedestrian decoy operations throughout Alameda tomorrow morning.
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Body of Alameda Woman Found on Beach

The body of an 83 year-old Alameda woman was found on Crown Beach yesterday morning, in the vicinity of Willow Street and Shore Line Drive.
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Encinal High Teacher Suspended over Sex-toy Selfie Scandal

A teacher at Encinal High School has reportedly been suspended after jokingly giving a sex-toy selfie homework assignment. (Google Street View)

A teacher at Encinal High School has reportedly been suspended after jokingly giving a sex-toy selfie homework assignment. (Google Street View)


Update: June 7th, 10:30am – Supporters have started a petition calling for the teacher to remain teaching at Encinal.

A cryptic e-mail message sent to to parents by Encinal High School principal Kirsten Zazo earlier this week was clarified by news reports of an Encinal teacher jokingly assigning students sex-toy selfie homework.
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Charter School Annual Cardboard Boat Race

ACLC and Nea learners launch their boats in the 17th annual Cardboard Boat Race. (Patti Wilczek)

ACLC and Nea learners launch their boats in the 17th annual Cardboard Boat Race. (Patti Wilczek)


By Bara Waters.

The most popular end-of-school-year event for the Nea and Alameda Community Learning Centers (ACLC) is the annual Cardboard Boat Race, held this year at the Emma Hood Swim Center at Alameda High School on Wednesday, May 27. This fun and exciting event is representative of the schools’ creative and project-based curricula.
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No City-wide Policy on use of Nixle Reverse-911 Emergency Alert System

City officials have confirmed there is no city-wide policy for the use of the Nixle reverse-911 alert system. (File photo)

City officials have confirmed there is no city-wide policy for the use of the Nixle reverse-911 alert system. (File photo)

City of Alameda officials confirmed this week that there is no city-wide policy governing the use of the Nixle reverse-911 emergency alert system. In recent months, Action Alameda News has reported on, and readers have complained about, non-emergency uses of the system.
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A Middle Ground Solution for Landlords and Tenants

A letter from Action Alameda News publisher David Howard.

It puzzles me that tenant activists should push for private enterprise to subsidize housing through the support of rent controls, and “just cause termination” laws. Housing is a “very basic human right,” tenant activists argue, a “human service” fulfilling a vital societal need. Aren’t those just the sort of vital services we expect government to provide? Air traffic control, for example, is something so important that we entrust it only to the government. Public health services are another example. It’s no wonder that landlords push back when asked to subsidize this basic human right. They don’t see that there’s anything in it for them.
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Hornet Living Ship Day to Include Presentation on the Origin of the Navy SEAL

The USS Hornet will give a presentation on the birth of original Navy SEAL. (Google Street View)

The USS Hornet will give a presentation on the birth of original Navy SEAL. (Google Street View)

A regular feature at the USS Hornet Museum, Living Ship Day at the end of this month will include a presentation by former lieutenant commander (LCDR) William Goehner, Jr., who was one of the first Navy SEALs during World War II.
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Workshop on Drought Tolerant Landscaping

EBMUD has produced a guide for drought-tolerant landscaping.

EBMUD has produced a guide for drought-tolerant landscaping.

Alameda Backyard Growers is hosting a workshop on Monday to discuss gardening under drought conditions.
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Alameda Community Learning Center Digs Into Earth Day

Inspired by the “Litterati” movement, ACLC learners pick-up trash around their school on Earth Day. (Lynn Kameny)

Inspired by the “Litterati” movement, ACLC learners pick-up trash around their school on Earth Day. (Lynn Kameny)

By Bara Waters

Sometimes a trashy photo and a clever hashtag are all that’s needed to start a global movement. Inspired by his daughter’s concern for the environment, Oakland resident Jeff Kirschner started a clean-up campaign by taking photos of trash he picked up in his neighborhood and posting them on Instagram with the hashtag “#litterati” along with a geo-tag showing the litter’s location.
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Water, Sewer Rates to Rise Again; Drought Surcharges to Apply

EBMUD water and sewer rates are expected to rise again.

EBMUD water and sewer rates are expected to rise again.

Just two years after a large rate increase, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is expected to raise water and sewer rates again, and the new plan will include drought surcharges.
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