The Alameda performing arts community is mourning the sudden and tragic death of a dance instructor. Alameda High and Dance 10 Performing Arts Center Instructor Bryant Cash-Welch died unexpectedly last Thursday, Jan. 9, of a heart attack.
Cash-Welch, 48, taught hip-hop, jazz and musical theater at Dance 10, 900 Santa Clara Ave. “We are all saddened by this loss but we know that his youthful energy and spirit will live on forever at Dance/10,” read a statement from the studio to its students and their parents. “He has been an integral part of Dance 10 for over 15 years.”
nd’s city attorney sued Alameda over plans to redevelop Alameda Point. In the suit, his office claimed Alameda’s analysis of the proposed development’s impacts failed to adequately study and propose solutions for the traffic it would pump into Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood.
Today that one-time city attorney, John Russo, is spearheading efforts to redevelop the Point as Alameda’s city manager. And as Alameda finalizes a new study of the development’s potential impacts, he is facing some of the same charges he lodged in his 2003 suit.
Alameda High School student Sulaiman Hameed accepted a college football scholarship to Washington State University (WSU) Monday, Jan. 6. The high school senior chose the Cougars over offers from Arizona State and UNLV.
“I felt like they (WSU) had my best interest at heart,” said Hameed who played cornerback, wide receiver and running back for the Hornets. “I felt they didn’t just look at me as just a football player, but as a student and as a person. I felt like this was the best school for me to go to where I can develop as an overall person.”
The Alameda Fire Department (AFD) is hosting its first Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for 2014. Enrollment is now open for the six-part program, which will begin on Saturday, Jan. 25.