Alameda News

The City of Alameda announced on Feb. 22 that it will be preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) project for a health clinic and columbarium at Alameda Point. The VA completed its environmental review for the project in 2013. The deadline for commenting on what the city should evaluate is tomorrow, Friday, March 22.

While cruising in the Indian Ocean on March 7, Lt. Cmdr. Sergio Martinez, from Alameda, writes on a screen in the Combat Direction Center aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. In recent weeks, a series of events inflamed tensions between Indian and Pakistan. The two countries have been embroiled in a number of wars, conflicts and military standoffs since the partition of British India in 1947.

Initiative for Expansion of Open Space at Crab Cove requires, like Measure A, a simple majority to pass

The Pros & Cons of Measure B, produced by the League of Women Voters of Alameda (LWVA) is a nonpartisan explanation of local propositions, with supporting and opposing arguments. The arguments come from many sources, and are not limited to those presented in the Official Voter Information Guide. LWVA does not judge the merits of the arguments or guarantee their validity.

At its Feb. 26 public meeting, the Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) announced that Superintendent Sean McPhetridge will be resigning from his position at the end of this school year. 

Planning Board members are scheduled to consider a conditional use permit for the city’s first marijuana dispensary. The permit will allow Main Street Supply, LLC, to open its business at 1528 Webster St. (at Haight Avenue) in the building shown above. If everything proceeds as planned, the business will offer its customers space for on-site consumption, as well as a delivery service. The Planning Board meets next Monday, March 11, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

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