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At its Jan. 20 meeting, the City Council will weigh-in on the preliminary layout that developer Alameda Point Partners (APP) is proposing for a 68-acre residential and commercial parcel between Main Street and Seaplane Lagoon.

The pole at right shows the projected height of the new structure that will arise from within the Del Monte warehouse above the building’s existing facade.

New Council working well together

At their first meeting, members of the new City Council unanimously agreed on all the issues before them, including moving forward with the Del Monte warehouse project.

As Councilman Jim Oddie said at the end of the meeting, "Maybe this is a good sign of good things to come."

The Del Monte

An armed man fled an Alameda Wells Fargo Bank with an undisclosed amount of cash after he robbed the bank on New Year’s Eve.

Police arrived at the bank, located at 2260 Otis Drive near South Shore Center, at 10:35 a.m., according to Alameda Police Department (APD) Chief Paul Rolleri.

None of the seven individuals inside were harmed during the robbery, mostly because it was a quiet operation. Police say the suspect entered the facility, walked up to a teller, pulled out a gun and demanded money, without making much of a scene.

Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges will speak at the concert at Kofman Auditorium Jan. 24.

Many in the community believe that the issues surrounding fairness in education have been settled. Unfortunately, as many low-income students have experienced, universal access to educational benefits is still a goal not yet been attained.

Francis Collins’ Boatworks plans, dated December 2014, went before the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission this week. The plan is to create 182 new homes, scaled back from the 240 proposed in the project’s original plan. As part of the project, the Bay Trail will be extended along the estuary creating an open space for the public to use.

Property along Estuary to feature 182 new homes