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Raymond Zack: An Inside Look at the Failures of Alameda Police and Fire Personnel

By Erica Madison

“He was kind, gentle and considerate, but never violent. I don’t understand why that was an issue,” Raymond Zack’s foster mother Dolores Berry told Alameda City Council on October 11, 2011.

Mrs. Berry and others who knew Zack attended a special City Council meeting investigating how and why Raymond Zach […]

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Alameda City Council Considers Outsourcing Animal Shelter

By Erica Madison and Staff Reports

Eliminating nine police officer positions or outsourcing the animal shelter.

This is just one of the many choices and alternatives acting City Manager Lisa Goldman provided the City Council with at last week’s special joint meeting of the Alameda City Council, Alameda Reuse and Redevelopment Authority and Community Improvement […]

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Alameda City Manager Proposes Budget Cuts Across Departments

By Erica Madison

Fire, Police, Public Works, Libraries, Parks and Administrative services in City Hall, will all receive a budget cut.

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Alameda Residents Cry for Criminal Prosecution Over Beach Drowning Tragedy

By Erica Madison

Last week, Alameda residents expressed their anger over the Robert Crown Memorial Beach drowning at a special joint meeting of the Alameda City Council, Alameda Reuse and Redevelopment Authority and Community Improvement Commission.

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Alameda Deputy Fire Chief Says Budget Cuts Are Not the Reason Man Drowned

By Erica Madison

In a telephone interview with Alameda’s acting Deputy Fire Chief Daren Olson, the Deputy Chief said the Fire department’s budget cuts in no way impacted their decision to watch 52-year-old Raymond Zack drown.

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Alameda City Council is Divided Over New Alameda Point Vision

By Erica Madison

On July 27 during a special Alameda City Council meeting, Councilmember Matarrese said the vision for Alameda Point needed to be focused around job creation and commercial development.

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Alameda City Council Denies Alameda County’s Estuary Drawbridges Request

By Erica Madison

Dear Alameda waterfront homeowners, if you happen to need medical attention between 4:30pm and 9:00am please call 4 hours ahead of your emergency.

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Alameda City Council Revises New Parking Ordinance After One Man’s Complaint

By Erica Madison

After Alameda resident James Wullschlegor complained about the new aggressive parking ordinance on April 6, the Interim City Manager went before City Council to suggest making changes to the clunker removal program.

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Alameda City Council Argues Over Sunshine Ordinance Objectives

By Erica Madison

Last week, the new Sunshine task force presented a list of public priorities to Alameda City Council; this is the first step in preparing a Sunshine Ordinance to be ready in September. The only obstacle standing in their way is in helping City Council remember what the purpose of the ordinance is.

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Park and Recreation Reveals Major Neglect of Alameda Parks

By Erica Madison

“We’re looking at deferred maintenance”, said Vice-Mayor Doug deHaan. “What kind of budget do we have set aside for these major repairs?”

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  • RT : Detours in Downtown Oakland Due to Protests Wednesday, November 26 http://t.co/ca6ZBB4JhF ,
  • RT : Reminder: Alameda County offices will be closed tomorrow 11/27 & 11/28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. ,
  • MT : Expect a heavy police presence both on and near freeways in #Oakland. #Alameda http://t.co/XmGz6F9rxx ,
  • Two #Alameda PD vehicles vandalized in #Oakland during mutual aid response to #Ferguson protests ,
  • RT : TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic is being stopped by #Ferguson protesters on EB and WB I-580 at Telegraph in #Oakland. http://t.co/qzMZSs4OWc ,

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