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Shoreline Cycle Track

Now that the Shoreline Drive cycle track is mostly complete, we'd like to hear, both the good and the bad, from residents. Contact us: newstips@action-alameda-news.com

Alameda City Manager John Russo Headed to Riverside

Alicia Robinson of The Press Enterprise in Riverside, California, broke the story this afternoon that Alameda City Manager John Russo has been named city manager in the southern California city.

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Alameda’s Bay Ship & Yacht Awarded $3.39 Million Ferry Contract

Alameda's Bay Ship & Yacht has been awarded a contract to refurbish WETA's Peralta boat. (File photo)

Alameda’s Bay Ship & Yacht has been awarded a contract to refurbish WETA’s Peralta boat. (File photo)

Alameda’s Bay Ship & Yacht has been awarded a $3.39 million contract to refurbish SF Bay Ferry’s M.V. Peralta, a 331-passenger, 25-knot catamaran style passenger ferry.
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Coast Guard, Alameda Fire Department, Unresponsive On Questions About Delay in Responding to Oil Spill

Dead bird in the water at Barnhill Marina. (Liz Williams)

Dead bird in the water at Barnhill Marina. (Liz Williams)

Neither the United States Coast Guard nor the Alameda Fire Department have responded to email queries asking why clean-up response waited overnight last week, after reports of an oily sheen on the water in the estuary near Alameda Marina.
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School Board Approves Superintendent Contract for McPhetridge at $220,000 per Year

At its February 10th meeting, the Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees voted 5-0 in favor of a 3-year, $220,000 per annum contract appointing Sean McPhetridge as Superintendent.  (LinkedIn)

At its February 10th meeting, the Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees voted 5-0 in favor of a 3-year, $220,000 per annum contract appointing Sean McPhetridge as Superintendent. (LinkedIn)

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) announced today that the Board of Trustees approved a 3-year contract for Sean McPhetridge, confirming his appointment as Superintendent. The contract provides a base salary of $220,000 per year.
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Upcoming Poetry Readings at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts

March 4, 2015:
Bay Area poets Sharon Coleman and Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet will be featured readers at Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 7-9 pm, Wednesday, March 4. Open reading will follow features. Free/donation requested.

April 1, 2015:
Sonoma County’s current and former poets laureate will read in honor of National Poetry Month. Katherine Hastings, poet laureate, and Terry Ehret, poet laureate emeritus, will be featured readers at Frank Bette Center for the Arts.7-9 pm, Wednesday, April 1. Open reading will follow features. Free/donation requested.

Frank Bette Center for the Arts
1601 Paru St.
Alameda, CA 94501
(510)523-6957

Alameda City Council Expected to Extend Agreement to Jointly Operate Swim Centers

Alameda City Council is expected to extend an agreement to jointly operate swimming pools with the school district. (City of Alameda)

Alameda City Council is expected to extend an agreement to jointly operate swimming pools with the school district. (City of Alameda)

Alameda City Council is expected to approve an extension of a joint use agreement with the Alameda Unified School District to operate the Emma Hood and Encinal swim centers.
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Auto Accident Closes Webster Tube

A car crash closed the Webster Street tube complete last night for roughly an hour and a half, from just before 7pm to about 8:30pm. Alameda police issued Nixle community alerts advising drivers to steer clear.

Addendum: Alameda police logs show that Marc Sean Dickerson, 54, was arrested in relation to the collision on suspicion of driving under the influence. Dickerson refused to perform field sobriety tests or submit a breath sample; police subsequently obtained a search warrant for a chemical test (blood draw.)

Hornet Museum to Host STEM Open House

The USS Hornet Museum is hosting an open house and training event for science educators. (Google Street View)

The USS Hornet Museum is hosting an open house and training event for science educators. (Google Street View)

The USS Hornet Museum is hosting a special STEM-to-Sea-and-Sky (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) open house for educators, on Saturday, February 28th.
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Marina Residents Fume Over Estuary Petroleum Spill

Barnhill Marina residents on Alameda’s north shore, some two miles from an oil sheen detected on the water further east on Tuesday evening, are still suffering from the fumes today.
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Nea Community Learning Center Appoints Permanent Lead Facilitator

Annalisa Moore has been named permanent Lead Facilitator at Nea charter school. (Robert Cassard)

Annalisa Moore has been named permanent Lead Facilitator at Nea charter school. (Robert Cassard)

Community Learning Center Schools (CLCS), the management organization for the Nea and Alameda Community Learning Center public charter schools, announced this week that it has named Interim Lead Facilitator Annalisa Moore as permanent Lead Facilitator.
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  • California Attorney General Warns on Tax Season Scams http://t.co/XMDcLaFJGB ,
  • City of Alameda Appoints Elena Adair as Finance Director http://t.co/1ZUxnHGUXS ,
  • Revised undergrounding plans on #Alameda City Council agenda tonight. http://t.co/RX3SdVYYIk ,
  • RT : Reminder that High St Bridge will be CLOSED to vehicle traffic today from 9:30am-6:30pm. http://t.co/MarI0rqKrl ,
  • AUSD Superintendent Issues Letter on School Safety http://t.co/YrJsTYbQlP ,

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