Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) has selected Nancy S. Baglietto as its new executive director. Baglietto is currently the director of operations, programs and development of the Regional Parks Foundation. The Regional Parks Foundation supports the East Bay Regional Park District.
At 5:39 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, an AC Transit bus struck and killed Alameda resident Sam Sause, 78.
The Alameda Police Department (APD) said that Sause was crossing Otis Drive in the crosswalk when the accident happened. The driver of the No.20 bus was making a left-hand turn from Grand Street onto Otis when the bus struck Sause. Alameda Fire Department paramedics transported Sause to Highland Hospital in Oakland, where he was pronounced dead.
According to APD drugs or alcohol did not play a role in the accident, but weather was a factor.
At its Tuesday, Dec. 2, meeting the City Council offered preliminary approvals for a plan to build up to 380 new homes on the 11-acre Del Monte warehouse site, a development that one council member said could offer the last new housing the Island will see for years.
The City of Alameda’s official holiday tree lighting ceremony brought revelers and protestors alike to the corner of Santa Clara Avenue and Oak Street in front of City Hall. The festivities included live music, The Dancing Christmas Trees, holiday decorations and more. Standing outside the Alameda Carnegie Library across the street, peaceful demonstrators held up signs drawing attention to decisions in recent police brutality cases that have drawn widespread protest from Brooklyn to Berkeley.