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Zoning change not recommended

The City Council voted to affirm the existing commercial and recreational use zoning for the parcel that houses the current Harbor Bay Club (HBC) at the special council meeting last Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Ron Cowan and the Harbor Bay Isle Associates (HBIA) development company, wants to move HBC to North Loop Road in the Harbor Bay Business Park and build 80 homes on the current site. To do that the current zoning needs to be changed to residential use.

California has a new law that should help keep the Oakland Estuary clean. In 2013, the Oakland Police Department joined forces with the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and assessed the need for cleanup of the Estuary.

CalRecycle determined the estuary and its shoreline were adversely impacted by an abundance of marine debris had adversely impacted the estuary and its Oakland and Alameda shorelines. This debris included more than 40 abandoned and sunken marine vessels — including two massive sunken tug boats.

The Alameda County Office of Education recently honored John Dalton, who teaches television media and digital filmmaking at Alameda High School (AHS). Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) named Dalton the district’s teacher of the year in May. In making the award, the district cited Dalton’s passion for teaching, his dedication to the craft of media production, as well as his support of career technical education.

ASTI one of eight high schools in state to earn honor

An Alameda high school will take the stage when the United States Department of Education (DOE) recognizes 285 public and 50 private schools on Nov. 9 and 10 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park. Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) is among just 29 California schools — and only eight high schools in the state — that the federal government is honoring this year as national blue-ribbon schools.

The Tenderloin: "San Francisco’s scummiest neighborhood, a filth-encrusted hotbed of immorality, indecency, lewdness, corruption, and all manner of vice." At least that’s how a certain Dr. Weirde describes the neighborhood in an essay he posted on the "Found San Francisco" website.

"Not so fast," says Tenderloin Museum executive director Bill Fricker. "The Tenderloin is a neighborhood you thought you knew." He invites you to judge for yourself at the museum at 398 Eddy St. in the heart of the Tenderloin.