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Alameda’s Sidewalks are Filthy, Mayor Says

Mayor Marie Gilmore says that Alameda’s sidewalks are filthy. (City of Alameda)

Alameda has had filthy sidewalks for years, Mayor Marie Gilmore stated in an announcement today, necessitating a cleaning contract “bake-off.”

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City of Alameda SLAPPs Down Suit by Former Fire Chief

Vintage sign captured in Park Street store front. (File Photo)

The City of Alameda announced today that it has won, using a free speech legal strategy, in the lawsuit filed against it by former Alameda Fire Chief David Kapler.

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Alameda Police Consider All License Plate Scan Data to be Intelligence Information, Supporting Criminal Investigations

The Alameda Police department considers license plate scan data to be “intelligence information.”

Just by legally driving your own car in Alameda and having it scanned by an automated license plate reader (ALPR) makes you the subject of a criminal investigation, even if you’ve done nothing wrong. That’s the upshot of a letter from the […]

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Mayor Appoints Ashcraft as Transportation Commission Representative

The City of Alameda has representatives on some 37 regional boards and commissions. (File photo.)

At a special meeting of City Council earlier this week, Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore appointed Councilmember Marilyn Ashcraft to the City of Alameda’s representative seat on the Alameda County Transportation Commission.

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Alameda Firefighters Hire Media Relations Consultant

In the wake of the controversy over the drowning death of Raymond Zack, when first responders stood on the beach while the Alameda resident drowned in shallow water last year, the Alameda Firefighters union, IAFF Local 689, has apparently hired media relations consultant.

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A Raymond Zack Documentary in the Works

By Erica Madison

“I hope we can add some dignity even posthumously, because he was robbed of this dignity,” said documentary film director Jaime Longhi during a telephone interview about an upcoming Raymond Zack film.

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Mayor Marie Gilmore Amends Campaign Filings to Remove Boys & Girls Club Donation

Earlier this week, Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore filed amended campaign financial statements at City Hall that eliminated a previously reported donation from the Alameda Boys & Girls Club. The amendment was filed on Tuesday, August 2nd, one day after Action Alameda News reported that the Mayor’s July 28th filing statements included a $250 donation from […]

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Coast Guard Celebrates 221st Anniversary Today

The United States Cost Guard celebrates its 221st anniversary today, including events on Coast Guard Island, home to Coast Guard Base Support Unit (BSU) Alameda, and the Pacific Area Commander.

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Alameda Boys & Girls Club Violates I.R.S. Rules With Contribution to Mayor Marie Gilmore’s Campaign

Newly filed election campaign statements by Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore show that on May 16th, the Alameda Boys & Girls Club, an organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt non-profit, gave $250 to Ms. Gilmore’s campaign, apparently in violation of I.R.S. prohibitions against non-profits directly giving campaign contributions to political candidates.

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Alameda Firefighters Continue Campaign Contributions Through 2011

The Alameda Firefighters Association Political Action Committee continued making campaign contributions to local officials through the first half of this year, giving $10,500 to sitting Alameda Councilmembers.

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