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Alameda Police Silent on Arson Evidence

Friends and supporters of  Stephen Petersen mill outside the courtroom before the hearing, September 30th, 2014. (File photo, Action Alameda News)

Friends and supporters of Stephen Petersen mill outside the courtroom before the hearing, September 30th, 2014. (File photo, Action Alameda News)

Alameda police are declining to disclose any of the evidence they have against Stephen Petersen in connection with his arrest for arson related to three of eight fires that burned early Sunday morning in Alameda, even as Petersen’s supporters step-up their efforts to clear his name.
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Alameda County Auto Theft Task Force Shuts Down Oakland Chop Shop

Task force officers at chop shop scene. (California Highway Patrol)

Task force officers at chop shop scene. (California Highway Patrol)

The Alameda County Regional Auto Theft Task Force (ACRATT) has shut down an auto chop shop and vehicle identification number (VIN) operation in Oakland, and arrested two.

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Alameda Municipal Power Warns of Phony Bill Scam

Alameda Municipal Power Office

Another scam related to Alameda Municipal Power is winding its way through Alameda. (File Photo)

Alameda Municipal Power issued a warning today to customers of billing scam targeting small businesses.
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Arson Suspects Arraigned in Court Today

Stephen Peterson's girlfriend, Shayna Butler, silhouetted in the courthouse window. (Action Alameda News)

Stephen Peterson’s girlfriend, Shayna Butler, silhouetted in the courthouse window. (Action Alameda News)

The two suspects in a series of alleged arson files early Sunday morning were arraigned in a downtown Oakland courthouse today.
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Encinal High Football Player Starts Bench-clearing Fight

Last Friday, an Encinal High School football player started a bench-clearing brawl in a game against Center High School. The news comes via an e-mail distributed to Encinal parents and signed by Sean McPhetridge, Interim Superintendent, Alameda Unified School District, Kirsten Zazo, Tracy Allegrotti, Amy Frey, Administration, Encinal High School, Micki Singer Athletic Director, Encinal High School and Ricky Rodriguez, Head Football Coach.
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Alameda Health System CEO Stepping Down

Alameda Health System CEO Wright Lassiter III is stepping down. (Alameda Health System)

Alameda Health System CEO Wright Lassiter III is stepping down. (Alameda Health System)

Update: Sept. 29th, 7:30pm – This story has been updated to include AHS CFO David Cox’s presentation on his debt restructuring plan, as presented to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Health Committee on September 22nd, 2014

One week after Alameda Health System CFO David Cox told an Alameda County Supervisor’s Health Committee that the system’s cash flow is weak, and that it will need to restructure some $200 million in debt it owes the county, the publicly-funded health care system announced that CEO Wright Lassiter III is stepping down to take the position of President of Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Detroit, Michigan, beginning December 15th.
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A Lesson in Educational Stakeholder Authority

Dear Editor,

A lesson in educational stakeholder authority: AUSD and chartered educational agreements

Many unknowingly consider by-laws the heartbeat of an organization. That is not true always. For Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) their heart beat is the agreement between Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and Community Learning Center Schools (CLCS). This “Charter” or Performance document does a lot. Specifically it creates governance policy which defines the legality of future educational stakeholder interactions.
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Two Arrested for String of Early Morning Arson Fires

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Update: Sep. 29th, 8:22am – Police arrested Andrew Resto Gutierrez, 22, and Michael Stephen Petersen, 27.

Alameda police have arrested a 27 year-old Alameda man, and a 22 year-old man not resident in Alameda, both suspected of arson, in association with a string of fires on and around Park Street early this morning.
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Frisbee Club Season Stalled for Lack of Coach

2014 Alameda Ultimate Middle School Team “Junior Meat”. (File photo by Marti Cooper)

2014 Alameda Ultimate Middle School Team “Junior Meat”. (File photo by Marti Cooper)

A winning Alameda middle-school ultimate frisbee club is unable to start the season for lack of a coach.
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Hornet Museum Launches Self-guided Audio Tours

The USS Hornet Museum has introduced self-guided tours. (Google Street View)

The USS Hornet Museum has introduced self-guided tours. (Google Street View)

Starting next Wednesday, visitors to the USS Hornet museum can take self-guided audio tours of the ship, in English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
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