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The Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) voted Tuesday, June 25, 4-0 (with one trustee absent) to appoint Pasquale Scuderi as superintendent. Scuderi will step in as superintendent on Monday, July 8.

After receiving more than 40 complaints that Councilmember Jim Oddie and then-Vice Mayor Malia Vella had “wrongfully interfered with the duties of the city manager” in 2017, the Alameda County Grand Jury decided on a two-fold inquiry into the complaints. First, examine the role that elected officials play in Alameda’s system of government. Second, determine whether Oddie and/or Vella violated the City Charter by interfering with or attempting to influence City Manager Jill Keimach during the hiring of a new fire chief. 

The Alameda Hostesses, a secretive far-right-wing political action group that allegedly conceal their covert activities by posing as cookbook authors, have been ominously quiet since the 2016 election of Donald J. Trump to the U.S. presidency. A recently released “Independence Day 2019 Newsletter” broke the silence, and divulged that the Hostesses are active locally in contributing to the success of a national leader who shares their philosophy of materialism expressed in unfettered capitalism, indifference to others and egotism. 

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) will launch its first satellite adoption center this Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m. The new facility will be located in Alameda’s South Shore Center shopping mall and will be known as “FAAS South Shore.” Grand Opening day will start with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft. Team Kelly Lux of State Farm Insurance and Starbucks will provide refreshments.

The 2,000-square-foot space will be the first business-district store in Alameda dedicated to the adoption of homeless pets.  

The real estate firm that manages South Shore Center will hold two days of community open houses for Alameda residents to discuss the new development plan for the property on Tuesday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 10.

Jamestown Properties, an Atlanta-based real estate investment and management firm with offices throughout the United States including San Francisco, is holding the open houses to inform and solicit input from residents on its future plans for South Shore Center. The real estate firm is calling the new development project the “South Shore Center Neighborhood Plan.”