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LGBT Activists Shift Blame for Their Own Bad Actions

Dear Editor,

Eight years ago a group of LGBT activists worked to get an anti-bully lesson, Lesson 9, inserted into the Alameda school district curriculum. The sole Latina on Alameda’s school board, Trish Spencer who is now our mayor, was supportive of the idea and spoke about having been bullied in school because of her ethnicity. Unfortunately, the LGBT leadership insisted Lesson 9 only apply to the LGBT community. This was their non-negotiable demand.
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Estuary Crossing Shuttle Comes to an End

The estuary crossing shuttle ends June 30, supplanted by new AC Transit routes. (AC Transit Website)

The Estuary Crossing Shuttle in Alameda’s west-end will come to an end at the close of this month.
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USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum Now a Smithsonian Affiliate

USS Hornet Museum

The USS Hornet museum has joined the Smithsonian affiliate program. (File photo.)

The USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum announced this week that it has joined the Smithsonian affiliate program, granting it access to artifact loan assistance, professional development, co-branding, and other benefits.
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Park Street Auto Collision Leaves Two Dead

A Park Street collision this morning left two dead. (Facebook)

An automobile collision this morning on Park Street has left two dead and six injured.
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Sixth Anniversary of Memorial Day Death of Raymond Zack at Alameda’s Crown Beach

Delores Berry, Raymond Zack’s foster mother. April 8, 1927 – June 14, 2016. (Courtesy photo)

Sitting at her kitchen table, Monica Berry alternates between tears and anger as she discusses the passing of her mother last year, Delores (Dee) Berry. Dee was Raymond Zack’s foster mother, and it’s the first Memorial Day weekend since her death, and the sixth since Zack died in the waters off of Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda.
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School Board Votes to Close Lum School

Board votes to close Lum school. (Photo: Action Alameda News)

The Board of Trustees for the Alameda Unified School District unanimously voted to close Lum elementary school on Tuesday evening.
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Lum Parents Rally Before School District Board Meeting

Engineering model of Lum buildings, provided by Cailin Smith, P.E. (Action Alameda News)

Lum parents rallied this evening at city hall before the Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustee meeting, during which the board will decide the fate of their school.
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City, Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter Come to Terms

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter

Alameda city council is expected to approve a new funding agreement with Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. (File photo)

On June 6th, Alameda city council is expected to approve a new funding agreement for the Alameda animal shelter.
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Water Rates Set to Go Up 19 percent Over Two Years

EBMUD is set to increase water rates by 19 percent over two years. (Google Street View)

The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is set to approve rate increases that will see water rates go up 19 percent over two years.
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Councilmember Jim Oddie Yields to “Political Blackmail” on No Cause Evictions

Text of an e-mail from Alameda Renters Coalition member Eric Strimling to Councilmember Jim Oddie. (Acquired through a public records request.)

Yielding to what he himself had characterized as “political blackmail,” Councilmember Jim Oddie on Tuesday joined Councilmembers Marilyn Ashcraft and Malia Vela in moving forward a revision to a local rent control ordinance that would prohibit no cause evictions.
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