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Toys for Tots Donation Drive

A consortium of local agencies is working with the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program to try to ensure that all children in low-income Alameda families receive a toy this holiday season. An estimated 1,250 children have signed up to receive a toy this year.
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Mayor Gilmore’s 36% of the vote four years ago cries out for runoff elections

Opinion, by Leland Traiman.

At the last city council meeting Mayor Gilmore pointed to Mayor-Elect Trish Spencer’s 120 vote margin of victory and proclaimed that it was not a mandate for change. This sad and inappropriate display of sour grapes came from a mayor who, despite seven years as a city councilmember prior to becoming mayor and hundreds of thousands of dollars spent by out-of-town interests on her behalf, was elected with only 36% of the vote.
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USS Hornet Museum Holds Pearl Harbor Remembrance

The USS Hornet Museum held a Pearl Harbor remembrance service today. (Google Street View)

The USS Hornet Museum held a Pearl Harbor remembrance service today. (Google Street View)

The USS Hornet Museum held a remembrance service today, on the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which drew the United States into World War II.
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Protesters Disrupt Alameda Tree Lighting Ceremony

A protester halts traffic on Park Street at Santa Clara, December 6, 2014. (Action Alameda News)

A protester halts traffic on Park Street at Santa Clara, December 6, 2014. (Action Alameda News)

A protest, the stated aim of which was to demonstrate solidarity with those across the country demanding justice for Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and an end to police violence, disrupted a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Alameda City Hall tonight, and traffic along Park Street.
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Alameda Police Likely to Have Body Cameras Late Next Year

Alameda police officers could be wearing body cameras by the end of next year.

Alameda police officers could be wearing body cameras by the end of next year.

Alameda residents that commute through downtown Oakland may have been affected by protests in the past two weeks over the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in New York City. Just as Ferguson and New York City police officers are being assigned body cameras, so too may Alameda police officers by the end of next year.
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District Attorney’s Office Releases Limited Prosecution Documents in Arson Case

Businesses along 1600 Park Street gutted by fire, September 28, 2014. (File photo.)

Businesses along 1600 Park Street gutted by fire, September 28, 2014. (File photo.)

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has released limited documents in response to an Action Alameda News public records request for discovery documents in the criminal case regarding the September 28th arson fires in Alameda.
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Developer Drops Plans for Crab Cove Property

Tim Lewis Communities has dropped plans to develop this McKay Avenue federal property. (Google Street View)

Tim Lewis Communities has dropped plans to develop this McKay Avenue federal property. (Google Street View)

Late this afternoon, the City of Alameda announced that Tim Lewis Communities has dropped plans to develop federal property on McKay Avenue, right next to Crab Cove.
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Main Street Ferry Terminal to Close for Repairs Mid-December

The Alameda Main Street ferry terminal will be closed December 13 and 14. (File photo)

The Alameda Main Street ferry terminal will be closed December 13 and 14. (File photo)

Christmas shoppers headed to San Francisco on the weekend of December 13th and 14th will have to look for routes that don’t include the Main Street ferry terminal, as it will be closed for repairs that weekend.
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Poll: What’s your reason for not donating to the food bank for Thanksgiving?

As of late Friday,Monday, Nov. 24th, the Food Bank reported having 750, turkeys, the Alameda Food Bank was still short of its goal of 1,000 donated turkeys to distribute to needy families for Thanksgiving, starting today. 1,000 turkeys for 1,000 households represents just 3 percent of over 30,000 households in Alameda.

What was your reason for not donating to the Alameda food bank?

  • Other (see comments) (44%, 4 Votes)
  • Are you kidding? I'm barely getting by myself! (33%, 3 Votes)
  • I did! (22%, 2 Votes)
  • I meant to, I really, really did. (1%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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Deadline for Measure H Commercial Refunds Approaching

Commercial property owners who want a refund on Measure H parcel tax payments to the Alameda Unified School District need to move quickly.
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