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Local Electoral Candidates Kick-off Election Season By Pulling Papers

The fall election season has kicked-off with the “pulling of the papers.” (File photo)

Election season has officially kicked-off now that candidates are pulling nomination papers from the city clerk’s office.

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Firefighters Union Political Committee Starts Election Year With Just over $28,000

The Alameda firefighters union political action committee starts the year with just over $28,000 in the bank. (File Photo)

The end of January was the filing deadline for second-half 2015 campaign statements. The Alameda firefighters union, a dominant force in local politics for several years now, heads into an election year with $28,647 in the […]

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Alameda Police Confirm Water Rescue of Adult Female at Crown Beach This Evening

Updated: – 3/21/14 1:45 p.m.: An Alameda police department spokesperson told Action Alameda News that a 54 year old woman had entered the water, and subsequently, bystanders observed her a couple hundred yards offshore and apparently in distress, at which point they called 9-1-1. Two Alameda police officers, one trained as a rescue swimmer and […]

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City to Vote on Pension Perk for Alameda Firefighters

On May 7th, Alameda City Council is expected to vote to allow firefighters to purchase Calpers service credit. Taxpayers will pick up the tab. (File photo.)

On May 7th, Alameda City Council will vote on a contract amendment to the City’s agreement with Calpers, the state employee pension plan, that would allow Alameda firefighters to […]

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Overnight Park Street Fire Damages Six Apartments, Two Businesses

A two-alarm fire burned overnight at 1203 Park Street. (Alameda Fire Department)

A fire overnight at 1203 Park Street that caused extensive damage to six apartments and two ground floor businesses brought 25 Alameda firefighters and mutual aid support from the Oakland Fire Department to the scene.

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City on the Hook for Millions Over Firefighter’s Union Grievance

UFCW Local 5 Mike Henneberry, IAFF Local 689 President Domenick Weaver, Lena Tam, IAFF Local 689 Political Director Jeff Delbono, Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore, Unidentified (File Photo)

The City of Alameda is on the hook for millions of dollars owing to a dispute with the local firefighters union over “me too” benefit clauses in past […]

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City of Alameda to Begin Public Safety Labor Negotiations

The City of Alameda is about to begin labor negotiations with its public safety labor groups (File photo.)

The City of Alameda is about to begin labor negotiations with its public safety bargaining units. To that end, it is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, October 30th, at 7:00 p.m. to hear public input and […]

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Updated Campaign Financing Statements on Measure C Election

Semi-annual campaign disclosure filings provide an updated picture of financing for the June 5th sales tax increase ballot measure, Measure C. The measure failed at the ballot.

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Alameda Fire Department Takes Delivery of New, Tractor-drawn Aerial Ladder Truck

Almost one month to the date that Alameda voters rejected a sales tax increase that would have spent new revenues on equipment purchases for the Alameda Fire Department, the Department took delivery of a new tractor-drawn aerial ladder truck.

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Space Heater Caused Shorepoint Court Fire

The City of Alameda released details today on the cause of last Saturday’s fire in an apartment complex on Shorepoint Court.

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