News in Brief

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The Meyers House at 2021 Alameda Avenue is open for public tours the fourth Saturday of each month.

Search for body in Estuary

Several local fire crews responded to a report of a possible person in the water from the discovery of a floating life vest near Park Street Bridge, Tuesday, Oct. 23.

At 7:53 a.m., fire crews from Alameda Fire Department and Oakland Fire Department along with the U.S. Coast Guard came out to the Park Street Bridge in search for a body floating in the Oakland Estuary, according to Alameda Fire Captain Jim Colburn.

The agencies sent out rescue boats in search of a possible person in the water, but were unable to find anyone.

Armed robbery on Webster

The Alameda Police Department (APD) is looking for a man who allegedly robbed the Citibank at 1526 Webster St. at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18.

Witnesses described the perpetrator as a five-foot, eight-inch tall, 230-pound Hispanic male in his 20s. Witnesses told APD that the man displayed a handgun during the robbery at that he was wearing a black wool cap, a gray or black sweater, blue jeans and boots. He escaped with an undetermined amount of money.

If you have any information for police in this ongoing investigation, call APD's violent crimes unit at 337-8820.

AHS on lockdown

The Alameda Police Department (APD) arrested a student on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Alameda High School for bringing a starter pistol and other illegal items to school.

APD Lt. Ted Horlbeck said that the police took a 17-year-old student into custody after learning that, in addition to the starter pistol, he had a knife, alcohol and narcotics. The high school was put on lockdown.

Horlbeck said that APD released the student to the custody of his parents.

Candidates' forum tonight

Candidates for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) board of trustees will outline their positions on issues facing Alameda's schools at the West Alameda Candidates Forum this evening, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Government students from Alameda Community and Nea learning centers are teaming up with teens from the Encinal Jetsetters, the Alameda Multicultural Community Center and Alternatives in Action High School, and the Alameda Point Collaborative. The forum will take place at the Alameda Community Learning Center on the Encinal High School campus, 210 Central Ave.

Meyers House announces capital campaign

The Meyers House and Garden Museum is conducting a capital campaign to pay for deferred maintenance and improvements, especially a new paint job.

The East Bay Community Foundation, which manages the Meyers Fund, will match new funds raised up to $10,000 received by end of the year.

Donors are asked to make checks payable to the Meyer's House and mail them to the Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave., Alameda, CA 94501. Donations are also accepted online by PayPal at

Meyers House and Garden make the perfect location for small weddings, birthday or anniversary parties, teas and brunches, art shows, music recitals, or the backdrop for photographs.

To get rates, learn about the venue, or make your reservations, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 521-1233.

Learn more about the Meyer's House and the capital campaign at


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