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Last Monday, the Planning Board held a public hearing  to consider the revised plans for the construction of a four-story, 96-room Holiday Inn Express at 1825 Park St., on the southwest corner of Park Street and Clement Avenue. The site once housed the Ron Goode Toyota dealership, which changed hands and moved to Oakland in 2008. Scooter Importer currently occupies the site. 

Alameda’s Ballena Bay Yacht Club (BBYC) held an appreciation event Jan. 22 for more than 250 local U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) members who served without pay due to the government shutdown. An all-volunteer, non-profit organization, BBYC expected 250 to 300 active-duty members and USCG retirees, furloughed contractors and their families to attend. 


A Bay Farm resident and a union have appealed a December 2018 Planning Board decision to the City Council. On Dec. 10, 2018, the Planning Board approved the building of a five-story, 175-room Marriott Residence Inn at 2900 Harbor Bay Parkway, adjacent to the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal. On Dec. 18, Brian Tremper filed an appeal. The following day attorneys representing Laborers International Union of North America, Local Union 304 filed a second appeal. 

At its Tuesday, Feb. 5, meeting the City Council will consider these appeals.

The City of Alameda revealed its updated website last Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 

Not only does it have a new, bold, red-and-blue design, the site has new features designed to improve access, transparency, usability and better serve Alameda residents.