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Casting Call

A filmmaker working on a documentary about the death of Raymond Zack will be back in Alameda later this month, and seeks two actors of any race to play two roles. The footage will be 'rotoscoped' in the final production.
  • Man: 270 to 300 lbs, 6' to 6'3" tall.
  • Woman: Slender and long-haired.
Contact 22over7@earthlink.net or visit www.shallow-waters.com.

USS Hornet Museum to Host Living Ship Day This Saturday

The USS Hornet Museum hosts living ship day, this Saturday, August 15th. (Google Street View)

The USS Hornet Museum hosts living ship day, this Saturday, August 15th. (Google Street View)

Naval historian Dr. Dave McKay will share the history of the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which was once homeported in Alameda, on board the USS Hornet Museum this Saturday, during Living Ship Day.
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Open Letter to School Board on Cell Phone Attennae

Dear Superintendent and Board Members:

This is a recap of facts on the school cell phone antenna issues that this community wants resolved. As you are all aware, AT&T has cell phone antennas on top of Maya Lin School and on Wood Middle School; Sprint had them on Wood Middle School until this July, and T-Mobile has them on top of Alameda High School. The students that are negatively affected by the emissions from the cell phone antennas attend Alameda High, Alameda Community Learning Center, Lum Elementary, Wood Middle and Maya Lin Elementary Schools.
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Sean McPhetridge to Return as Interim School Superintendent

The Alameda Unified School District is looking to bring Sean McPhetridge back as Interim Superintendent. (LinkedIn)

The Alameda Unified School District is looking to bring Sean McPhetridge back as Interim Superintendent. (LinkedIn)

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Trustees is expected to approve on August 12th the appointment of Sean McPhetridge as Interim Superintendent.
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Fall Childcare Program with Alameda Recreation and Parks

City of Alameda Recreation and Parks Department building.

Alameda’s Recreation and Parks Department has announced its program for the new school year.

The City of Alameda Recreation and Parks Department is accepting sign-ups for its Recreation Afterschool Program for the upcoming school year.
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Alameda Mayoral Race Livens Up

Clockwise from top, Susan Sperry, Lara Weisiger, Trish Spencer. (Facebook)

Clockwise from top, Susan Sperry, City Clerk Lara Weisiger, Trish Spencer. (Facebook)

It was looking like a second term by acclamation for Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore, as she was the only candidate to have pulled papers to run for Mayor in this fall’s election. But then two other candidates showed up at the city clerk’s office.
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Encinal High Teacher Transfer Affirmed

Brian Rodriguez and supporters rally outside of AUSD offices, July 21, 2014. (Facebook)

Brian Rodriguez and supporters rally outside of AUSD offices, July 21, 2014. (Facebook)

One of Superintendent Kirsten Vital’s final actions on her last day with the Alameda Unified School District was to affirm the involuntary transfer of an Encinal High School teacher to the Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI).
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School Board Candidate Solana Henneberry Negotiating Voluntary Bankruptcy Proceedings

AUSD School Board candidate Solana Henneberry and husband Mike Henneberry, of the City of Alameda Planning board, evidently filed for voluntary bankruptcy in 2010.

AUSD School Board candidate Solana Henneberry and husband Mike Henneberry, of the City of Alameda Planning board, evidently filed for voluntary bankruptcy in 2010.

BREAKING – Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees candidate Solana Henneberry, and her husband, are apparently still navigating the waters of a voluntary personal bankruptcy filing submitted to the courts in February of 2010.

Court records show the bulk of the case activity took place in 2010, but also show actions in the case as recently as May of this year. Action Alameda News has reached out to Solana Henneberry for comment via her Facebook page but has not received a response yet.

Among the assets listed in their 2010 filing, the Henneberry’s indicated their Otis Drive home (worth $500,000), interests in IRAs and other pension plans ($13,800), their car, a 2004 Toyota Corolla ($4,805) and their dog ($50).

Solana’s husband, Mike Henneberry, is a member of the City of Alameda planning board.

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Here is the February 2010 petition, with account numbers and other personal details redacted:

Mike and Solana Henneberry Bankruptcy Petition

School Board Candidate Drops Shadow Campaign Citing Registrar of Voters Censorship

Leland Traiman dropped his idea for a school board shadow campaign citing Registrar of Voters censorship. (File photo)

Leland Traiman dropped his idea for a school board shadow campaign citing Registrar of Voters censorship. (File photo)

An Alameda resident has dropped a shadow campaign intended to dog an Alameda Unified School District Trustee up for election this fall, citing censorship on the part of the Alameda County Registrar of Voters.
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Encinal High Teacher Fights Transfer Amid Racial Allegations

Brian Rodriguez and supporters rally outside of AUSD offices, July 21, 2014. (Facebook)

Brian Rodriguez and supporters rally outside of AUSD offices, July 21, 2014. (Facebook)

An Encinal High School teacher and his supporters are hoping that today, her last day with the district, Alameda Unified School District Superintendent Kirsten Vital will reverse his mandated transfer from Encinal High to the Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI).
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Friends of the Parks Comes out from Recreation and Parks Department

For at least 3 years, a non-profit supporting Alameda parks was headed out of the City of Alameda Recreation and Parks Department building.

For at least 3 years, a non-profit organization supporting Alameda parks was headed out of the City of Alameda Recreation and Parks Department building.

For at least three years, a 501(c)3 non-profit, Friends of Alameda Park and Recreation, was headed out of the City of Alameda’s Recreation and Parks Department building at 2226 Santa Clara Avenue. Recreation and Parks Department director Dale Lillard kept the books.
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  • Daylight robbery at gunpoint yesterday, 1100 Pacific Block. Sources say robber followed victim home from bank. #Alameda ,

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