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The school district announced on Tuesday that its negotiators have reached a tentative agreement with the teachers’ union.

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and the Alameda Education Association (AEA), which represents the teachers have agreed on an ongoing 4 percent raise in salary starting with the next school year.

Negotiations began last Nov. 18, when both sides unveiled their respective contract proposals. The district and the union began formal negotiations in January, meeting 15 times.

The Planning Board gave a tentative nod to the affordable senior housing planned for property at Buena Vista Avenue and Sherman Street. If the plan moves forward the 32-foot tall building, pictured above, would stand cheek-on-jowl to the Del Monte warehouse building.

As part of the $125 million Del Monte development, Tim Lewis Communities agreed to build 55 units of affordable housing. The apartment complex under consideration by the Planning Board would contain 31 units. Lewis will also provide 24 more units for moderate-income residents in the main building.

The City Council took up the issue of body cameras for the Alameda Police Department (APD) on Tuesday. Councilmembers also discussed access to a system that that store the video the cameras record.

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On Tuesday, June 2, the City Council will vote to approve the Alameda Police Department’s (APD) budget. Approval would include cutting funding for high school resource officers. Mayor Trish Spencer has said at previous city council meetings regarding the city’s budget that there is a projected 1.4 percent deficit for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

For APD Chief Paul Rolleri, this 1.4 percent cut from his department proposed by Spencer would have to come from his officers stationed at Alameda and Encinal high schools.

On Friday, May 22, members of the Oakland Raiders, including the two most tenured players on the squad — place kicker Sebastian Janikowski and long snapper Jon Condo — took part in activities honoring the military in commemoration of Memorial Day. They were joined by teammates Tony Bergstrom, Gabe Jackson, Dan Kistler and J’Marcus Webb. The group, including a contingent from Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, members of the U. S.