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The Public Works Department is teaming up with the Park Street Business Association and West Alameda Business Association to conduct a parking meter study. The first step is surveying local users of the city’s meters.

The survey’s aim is "to better support our shopping districts; protect our environment from unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions; and afford shoppers clearer, easier, and more convenient access to parking," the city said in a press release.

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is now accepting nominations for its Teacher of the Year program.

The district designed the program to honor and recognize excellent teachers.

Past award winners have included Lincoln Middle School’s Chris Hansen, who started an innovative anti-bullying program; Alameda Science and Technology Institute’s Tracy Corbally, who introduced her students to innovative thinking and reading skills; and Island High School’s John Nolan whose uses research-based instructional methods to help at-risk students.

For his Eagle project Stewart organized volunteers to paint the doors and railings of the portable buildings at Alameda Community Learning Center’s (ACLC) campus, 400 Grand St.

To improve the look of the new campus and help establish it as ACLC’s new home, Stewart worked with student and faculty leaders to choose a paint color and define the scope of the project.

He signed up 75 volunteers and logged more than 350 hours of service.

There are many reasons to embrace the activity of bicycle riding, especially here in Alameda.

Cycling is one of the easiest ways to exercise. Remember being a kid and riding your bike everywhere, it was just plain fun. You met up with your friends and off you went. The bike was always a way to have adventures and fun. To recapture that fun today, all you need is a bike and a helmet. You do not have to spend a fortune and only need to ride for 30 minutes a few times a week to reap the benefits.

A 32-year-old Alameda resident was arrested in San Jose after leading California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers on a high-speed chase on state Route 85 Tuesday night, Jan. 28, which ended when the man crashed the vehicle into a home then tried to flee on foot.

Evan Alexander Page was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on suspicion of possessing a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property and felony evading, the CHP said.