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Estuary Park Receives Grant
Alameda’s Estuary Park will receive $2.5 million under the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grants, as part of California State Parks’ initiative to develop local parks.

Estuary Park will receive the funding to construct a new basketball court, Bankshot court (a basketball hoop system designed for all ages and people with disabilities), pickleball court, playground, dog park, picnic area, landscaping, pathway lighting, restroom and parking lot.

According to the California Department of Parks and Recreation’s press release from July 6, this recommendation was given to the National Parks service and the local parks will proceed with post-selection federal requirements before receiving final federal funding approval. Estuary Park is located at 200 Mosley Ave.

City Manager Recruitment
The City of Alameda is currently accepting applicants for the position of City Manager. The position entails administering and executing policies formulated by the Mayor and City Council. They would also be required to attend all City Council meetings and work on business developments and capital improvements, as well as the preparation and submission of a budget.

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November 2022 Elections
The General Election will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. The last date to request a mail-in ballot is Nov. 1, a week before election day.

Elections for Alameda mayor and councilmembers will be on the ballot. The nomination period for the positions began on Monday, July 18. Interested candidates for Mayor and City Council must apply by August 12. To apply, visit

For Alameda County, there will be runoff elections for the Board of Supervisor Third District (Rebecca Kaplan versus Lena Tam) and the District Attorney (Pamela Price versus Terry Wiley). The candidates ran for their respective positions in the Primary Election on June 7, but neither candidate received more than the 50% needed to win outright.

Voter-nominated offices such as United States president, senator, house representative, state senator and member of state assembly will also be on the ballot.

Waterfront Park Renaming
In the Recreation and Park Commission’s July 14 meeting, they recommended that the Alameda Point Waterfront Park be renamed Seaplane Lagoon Promenade.

This name will be sent to the City Council for final approval. The name will also be applicable to the remaining phase of the structure. For more information, visit: