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News Briefs for August 12, 2022

A McAwesome donation, public art grants, November candidates, our brown Estuary, AFD deployments, and after school programs. McDonald’s donates to FAAS Friends of the Alameda…

City Responds No to SHPO - Update 3: SHPO Also Says No

Application removed from agenda, Wellness Center may proceed. Updated August 5, 10 a.m. with the results from the August 5 meeting. Updated July 26, 9:50…

News Briefs for August 5, 2022

AFD puts out East End fire, cold case closed, more November candidates, pet adoptions, and surveys. AFD puts out backyard fire Carl Weingarten sent us his photos…

Site A Development Plan Amendments Approved

Development amendments will increase housing to 1,300 units at Alameda Point. At its July 25 meeting, the Planning Board held a public hearing to consider…

News Briefs for July 29, 2022

Alameda Point fire, City Manager recruitment, new candidates, Food Bank survey, and local arts events. Fire destroys empty building at Alameda Point On Monday July…

WETA’s New Ticketing System and Electric Ferry Network

San Francisco Bay Ferry offers new smartphone app, receives $14.9M grant to fund first electric ferry network. The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation…

Fourth of July Parade Awards

Mayor Ashcraft awarded twenty four winners at the pavilion in Jean Sweeney Open Space. On Thursday evening, over 100 people gathered to watch Mayor Marilyn…

News Briefs for July 22, 2022

Public art feedback sought, candidates pull papers, APD makes theft arrests, and National Night Out 2022. Shape the future of public art The City’s Public…

Comings and Goings at Alameda Point

USS Hornet Loses Last Neighbors The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has moved the last of their ships from Alameda to berths in Oakland. Their departure leaves…

Boating Showdown Averted – For Now

Proposed rent control for floating homes will not include liveaboards at recreational marinas. City Council voted on an emergency ordinance in April to protect the…

News Roundup for July 15, 2022

Island Savoy Market serves coffee Island Savoy Market welcomed customers on Thursday for the first time to the newly-renovated space. Members of the community were…

Draft Zoning Amendments Considered

Draft zoning amendments may affect high-density housing and shopping centers. On July 11th, the Planning Board held a public workshop to review the July 1st…

Affordable Homes Coming to Webster Street

AHA partners with local business owner to create 50 new studio apartments. The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (AHA) has negotiated a purchase…

Seaplane Lagoon Waterfront Park To Be Officially Named

“Seaplane Lagoon Promenade” leads among survey respondents. On Thursday, July 14, the Alameda Recreation and Park Commission will be asked to make a recommendation to…

YAOA Marches for Reproductive Rights

Youth Activists of Alameda (YAOA) organized a reproductive rights car march and protest on Sunday, July 10. About 120 young Alamedans participated, holding signs and…

BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron Sub-Variants Now Dominant

Why are there so many new Omicron sub-variants, like BA.4 and BA.5? Will I be reinfected? Is the virus mutating faster? Authors: Sebastian Duchene, The University…

Salary Increase for Council on November Ballot

Hoping to attract new, more diverse candidates by increasing Councilmember pay. On July 5, Alameda’s City Council voted to submit a ballot measure for the…

Measure B School Bond Passes - Updated

Update: July 7, 5:00 p.m. – The County posted certified results at 4:15 p.m., today, July 7, confirming the figures we posted yesterday. After more…

Alameda Chamber Foundation Awards 15 Scholarships

Over a dozen local graduating high school seniors were awarded $33,000 in scholarships at an event aboard the USS Hornet on Thursday, June 30, 2022.…

News Roundup for July 1, 2022

July Fourth parade, no Measure B updates, APD finds body, and more. July Fourth Parade on Monday Alameda’s annual July Fourth celebration will start Monday…

Del Monte, Site A, Boatworks Progress

Planning Board approves Annual Reports of three major development projects. At its June 27th meeting, the Planning Board reviewed the annual reports from developers of…

Updated Masking Guidelines; OAK Noise; A Conversation About Housing; City Hall Landscaping

News Bites for June 24, 2022. County Masking Order Ends, City Strongly Recommends Masking Indoors Alameda County issued a statement today [PDF] announcing the end…

Local Reactions to Roe v. Wade Ruling

SCOTUS decision to reverse abortion rights condemned by elected officials. Today’s decision by the US Supreme Court to revoke women’s right to abortion by overturning…

Roe v. Wade Overturned

What you need to know about the Supreme Court abortion decision A half-century of reproduction rights upended by the Supreme Court. Brandon Bell/Getty Images By Linda…
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