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At its Tuesday, Oct. 4, meeting the City Council will discuss the development of Alameda Point’s Enterprise District, also noted as Area B on some maps. The district lies south of Area A, which is centered on West Atlantic Avenue and primed for residential development.  

City staff has divided the district into four zones. 

On Monday evening, Sept. 26, 110 Encinal High School students in Kevin Gorham’s Advanced Placement Government and Politics class convened at Wescafe for dinner and to watch the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. The students watched intently as presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump went at it for 90 minutes.

 

An Alameda man believes his home was vandalized due to his stance on the city’s rent control issue. Alameda resident Dean McPhee’s house suffered damage caused by a rock.

“Shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, an unknown vandal threw a raw egg at the window of our 115-year-old Victorian,” wrote McPhee in a letter to the Alameda Sun. “The egg broke, but the window did not, so a second effort entailed a rock, which was effective in breaking the 2’ by 3’ pane of the double-hung window.”

 

Feds stall on funding for Alameda Point development

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has still not received its 2016 budget allocation of $70 million to build new facilities at Alameda Point. This week marks nine months since the federal budget was signed into law on Dec. 18, 2015. Efforts in the House and Senate to authorize getting the VA’s money released were hindered in July when Senate Republicans attached a bill to fund stopping the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus to the VA construction bill.

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