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On Tuesday, the City Council heard the first reading of the ordinance that would create the Alameda Landing Municipal Services District. If the Council approves the ordinance as currently written and the current property owners approve it, Alameda Landing homeowners would pay thousands of dollars a year in supplemental property taxes

The ordinance would base residents’ tax rates in part on the size and type of homes they buy. Under the new ordinance commercial property owners would pay up to $1.54 per square foot.

A 25-year-old Alameda man died early Tuesday, Jan. 28, from gunshot wounds suffered the previous night at a drugstore parking lot in Oakland, police said.

The shooting occurred around 9:06 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 in the parking lot of the Walgreen’s store at 3434 High St., police said. Officers found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the face. His name is being withheld pending notification of relatives. The victim was unresponsive when police arrived on the scene. He was taken to Highland Hospital where he died at 1:35 a.m., Tuesday.

It is hard to believe that it has been almost 15 years since the Library 2000 campaign to fund the new Main Library. Every time I go by the corner of Oak and Lincoln I recall some part of many meetings we had, the door-to-door and phone campaigning and fund raising that went into that landmark vote. Today, the Main Library is so well used it is easily taken for granted and forget the cramped confines of the old Carnegie Library building.

"This thing is going to look like a giant, walled fortress in the middle of a historic residential neighborhood." — John Knox White Planning Board member

 

At last Monday’s meeting members of the Planning Board told the city that it needs to make design changes to the two-story, 3,640-square-foot emergency operations center it hopes to build at 1809 Grand St. The city was hoping to begin construction of the center this spring.

Two Alameda residents recently earned recognition for their acheivements at their respective institutes of higher learning.

Elizabeth Beato, a member of the class of 2015 at Connecticut College, has been named to the Dean’s High Honors list for the 2013 fall semester for earning a grade point average of at least 3.77.
Adrian Perricone earned a place on the fall 2013 semester Dean’s List at University of Central Missouri. Perricone’s academic work earned him a place on the 3.5 to 3.99 list.

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