Nov. 16 was no ordinary Monday for Nea Community Learning Center’s junior class. Instead of their regular morning routine, they headed to Alameda City Hall, dressed to impress and ready to conduct a mock school board hearing.
Alameda Hospital has recently acquired new beds, part of an overall plan by the hospital’s parent, Alameda Health System (AHS), to upgrade the facility. With price tags ranging from $10,000 to $28,000 per bed, the nearly 40 replacement beds cost about $500,000.
Crewmembers aboard the Alameda-based U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf offloaded more than 25 tons of cocaine valued at more than $765-million at the Port of San Diego Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal on Nov. 19. Five Coast Guard cutters and one Canadian navy vessel with a U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement team aboard seized the drugs while carrying out 26 vessel interdictions off the coast of Central and South America between July and November.
Alameda County has extended the High Street Bridge closure hours until 8:30 p.m. to enable timely completion of bridge repairs. The bridge will close to all vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic Friday, Nov. 20 and Monday to Wednesday Nov. 23 to 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will also be some limitations to marine traffic. The US Coast Guard will communicate this information in its weekly “Coast Guard Local Notices to Mariners.”