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Right now, an average of 122,000 people are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, according to the National Kidney Foundation. A little more than 100,000 of those people are waiting for a kidney. The median wait time to receive a kidney is more than three and a half years. Most people do not survive that wait. In fact, 13 people die each day while waiting for a kidney transplant.

In the early 1900s, Alameda was home to nearly 900 Japanese Americans and a thriving Japantown. Japanese-American owned businesses bustled on Park Street: a dry cleaner, florist, shoe repair, nursery, beauty shops and two spiritual institutions, the Alameda Buena Vista United Methodist Church and the Buddhist Temple of Alameda. 

The California presidential primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, but there are issues on the state, county and local measures on the ballot that Alamedans will also vote on.

Alameda voters will very likely see a measure on their Nov. 2 ballot that will ask them to appeal the 1973 Measure A. This measure became part of the City Charter as Article 26. Section 26-1 plainly and simply forbids the construction of any multiple dwellings on the Island City and 26-2 made exceptions for replacing low-cost housing and the construction of a proposed senior center. 

Voters passed another Measure A in 1991. This added Section 26-3 that limited residential density to one housing unit per 2,000 square feet of land. 

A woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle Friday, Jan. 31, at the intersection of Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway and Coral Sea Street.

Alameda police officers were dispatched to the scene around 1:57 p.m., according to Alameda Police Department (APD) reports. “Upon arrival it was determined that an adult male driver was traveling west on Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway,” said APD Lt. Hoshmand Durani. “As the driver approached Coral Sea Street, he veered to the right and left the roadway.”