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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.

 

The “Utility Modernization Act” (Measure K1) is on the Nov. 8 ballot. The single-ballot measure seeks approval of two unrelated utility issues. The first concerns collecting a tax, the second deals with transferring funds. This presents voters with a dilemma if they favor one but not the other.

 

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) issued a new regional planning document on Aug. 30, with suggested housing numbers to meet state goals. MTC is requesting input from local jurisdictions. 

A draft response from City Planner Andrew Thomas slams the commission’s recommendations as being woefully out of touch with Alameda’s limited regional transit connections.

 

The city’s Historical Advisory Board is scheduled to take up the rehabilitation of one of Alameda Point’s larger buildings. The city is currently working with Jonah Hendrickson’s Alameda Point Redevelopers, LLC, (APR) to transform Building 8 at Alameda Point into a usable, profitable space.  

In 2013 Hendrickson transformed West Berkeley’s long-abandoned Standard Die & Tool Company building into Berkeley Kitchens, a unique collection of commercial rental kitchens specifically designed for food companies to have a kitchen to call their own.

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