In a brief press conference in front of City Hall, Mayor Marie Gilmore conceded the mayor's race to Trish Spencer today at 11 a.m. She congratulated Spencer on her win and also congratulated Frank Matarrese and Jim Oddie on winning City Council seats.
The Alameda County District Attorney (DA) dropped all charges were dropped last Friday against one of the two alleged suspects accused of setting several arson fires in Alameda in September.
Alameda resident Stephen Petersen learned he was finally cleared of all wrongdoing when he went to the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse to enter his plea. The DA cited new evidence as the reason for dropping the three felony charges against the 27 year old.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officially took ownership of 624 acres of Alameda Point on Monday. The VA hopes to transform the land into a new, one-stop medical and benefits center, a national cemetery and a wildlife preserve.
The city of Alameda Community Development Department has restarted its initiative to revamp the city’s existing public art program.
A community meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the dining room at Mastick Senior Center; 1155 Santa Clara Ave. City staff will discuss recommendations for use of existing money in the city’s public art fund and a community feedback session on numerous topics pertaining to the program.