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. Continue reading Toys for Tots Donation Drive
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. Continue reading Mayor Gilmore’s 36% of the vote four years ago cries out for runoff elections
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. Continue reading Protesters Disrupt Alameda Tree Lighting Ceremony
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. Continue reading Alameda Police Likely to Have Body Cameras Late Next Year
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.
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