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Courtesy photo  Alameda powerlifters, left to right: Coach Art Ramsey, Kevin Costa, Annifel Victoriano, Joe Rodrigues, Tracy Snyder, Gary White and (not pictured) Bettina Lutman.

Alameda Powerlifters Report

Nov 26,2015

The Alameda Powerlifting team drove up north in October to the mountainous town of Portola, Calif., to compete at the second annual Plumes Thunder Powerlifting Classic promoted by the American Powerlifting Association.

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Eric Kos  The forest of rebar and concrete that recently appeared near the intersection of Grand Street and Buena Vista Avenue is actually the early construction stages of the city’s new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Fire Station No. 3.

EOC Construction Underway

Nov 26,2015

Crews from Alten Construction company are currently at work on the site of the city’s new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Fire Station No. 3 near the intersection of Grand Street and Buena Vista Avenue.

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Wikipedia  Lydia Rubtsova as Marianna, Stanislava Belinskaya as Clara and Vassily Stukolkin as Fritz, in the original production of The Nutcracker performed at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1892. The Alameda Civic Ballet will bring Tchaikovsky’s ballet to life right here in Alameda on Dec. 19 and 20.

Nutcracker to Bring Caribbean Dancers to Island

Nov 26,2015

This holiday season prepare to be transported on a magical journey with Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. From the heroic battle against the Mouse King, travel through the Land of the Snowflakes and on to the Kingdom of the Sweets.

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Poetry On Tap at the Bette

Nov 26,2015

Three local poets will release their new poetry books at a special event Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Cathy Dana, Vince Storti and Natica Angilly have new collections of poetry and will read from their books at the monthly Alameda Island Poets meeting at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA).

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City Wins Lawsuit after Four-Year Case

Nov 26,2015

In a unanimous opinion issued Friday, Nov. 13, the California Court of Appeal found the complaint filed by Interim City Manager Ann Marie Gallant in 2011, alleging unlawful termination, was without any merit and dismissed the lawsuit in total.

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Give Life this Holiday

Nov 26,2015

As the holidays approach, some might be searching for a gift that truly has meaning this year. The American Red Cross reminds us that a simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones: a blood or platelet donation. 

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Tree Sale to Benefit APC

Nov 26,2015

A festive holiday fundraiser for the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC), a supportive housing community that uses all its resources to help families and individuals break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, has been set for Saturday, Dec. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. 

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Bridge Closure Extended

Nov 20,2015

Alameda County has extended the High Street Bridge closure hours until 8:30 p.m. to enable timely completion of bridge repairs. The bridge will close to all vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic Friday, Nov. 20 and Monday to Wednesday Nov. 23 to 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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