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Piano playing, martial arts moves, break dancing, duets, swing dancing and magic tricks were on display at the annual Franklin Elementary School Talent Show on April 28. More than 25 acts featured students at all grade levels including Alice Atack, pictured above. This annual tradition at Franklin showcases the talent of the students and builds community.



Raider Nation rallies in town to stop football team’s move to Las Vegas

Raider fans from all over the globe converged on the team’s headquarters in the Harbor Bay Business Park Saturday, April 30, to hold their annual Raider Nation rally. This year’s rally had more significance because it also allowed rally goers to voice their opinions on the Oakland Raiders potential move to Las Vegas.

The Raider Nation holds the event annually to gather together in their love of all things Oakland Raiders. 


What do the Parthenon in Athens, Greece and Mexican-American celebrations of the fifth of May have in common? Both commemorate unlikely victories of vastly outnumbered men defending their native turf against powerful invading armies. The Parthenon was built in 490 B.C. to honor the Athenians’ victory at the Battle of Marathon. In that epic struggle, a small band of citizen-soldiers defeated the most powerful military force in the world, the Persian Empire. 


Last Monday, May 2, Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) staff and contractors began performing routine gas meter inspections in East Bay cities, including Alameda. They are on duty Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on foot, carrying mobile tablets. They are wearing a hard hats, safety vests and carry photo identification, which they will present upon request.


Until February 2014, the 1.51-acre parcel at 2350 Harbor Bay Parkway was zoned as open space. On July 13, 2015, the Planning Board approved a plan for a Marriott Fairfield Inn with five stories and 100 rooms in the middle of a shoreline greenway.