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Mayor Trish Spencer honored three curators of the Cajun-Zydeco music and dance community with proclamations acknowledging their contributions. The mayor recognized Dana DeSimone, Lisa Lee and Ellen Papper for establishing the Eagles’ Hall as the premier Cajun-Zydeco dance hall in California. The venue draws notable local bands and well as musicians from as far away as Louisiana. 


Facing growing demand for ferry service, the Water Emergency Transportation Authority’s (WETA) board of directors authorized the purchase of two more 400-passenger ferry vessels at its Oct. 6 meeting. 

WETA previously ordered two ferries that are scheduled for delivery in 2017. The new order is for identical vessels from the same company, Vigor Kvichak LLC, with delivery set for the end of 2018.


This year’s incredible Classic Car Show on Park Street had many unique vehicle groupings for the first time in memory. These included GTOs and Mustangs alongside one another; Woodies lovingly customized and finessed and Camaros with other muscle cars from all eras.  


The beach at the eastern end of Alameda Point near the dormant campground will undergo a major renovation in 2017. The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is planning to create a natural dune landscape. They are also planning to bring more sand to the beach in order to raise the elevation to allow use of the beach at high tide. 


Registered nurses (RNs) at Alameda Hospital voted unanimously to ratify a new contract with the hospital and Alameda Health System (AHS) on Friday Oct. 7, according to the California Nurses Association (CNA).

The new agreement, covering 120 registered nurses at Alameda Hospital, operated by AHS, features protected healthcare coverage and retirement benefits and significant economic gains.