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Local business owners have a unique opportunity to receive funding from the City of Alameda if they apply now. The city will accept applications for the Facade Grant, a popular economic development program that helps local business and property owners spruce up their storefronts and improve the appearance of local retail districts. 

The Navy made significant headway in June and July on its third and final soil-cover project at the Alameda Point. Trucks are hauling some 7,289 loads of soil from an East Bay Municipal Utility District soil-storage site in Castro Valley. 

An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled against the Friends of Crab Cove (FOCC) in their pursuit to stop the proposed senior housing and medical respite center for homeless individuals on McKay Avenue. 

Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch ruled against FOCC’s attempt to block the development of the 3.65 acre center at the final merits hearing on Aug. 16. The ruling paves the way for Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) to convert the buildings at McKay into a medical respite care facility that will also offer services to homeless individuals to help them get back on their feet. 

Alamedans who have adopted a pet from Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) can help shelter pets earn up to $100,000.FAAS is asking for help to earn a life-saving grant award from The Petco Foundation. 

“Please share how your rescued pet has brightened your life,” stated FAAS Executive Director John Lipp. “You can submit as many stories as you like, but each must be on a different pet.”  

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