Alameda News

Sixth months ago the Alameda Unified School District explored the possibility of combining the Island’s two public high schools. Last Friday’s rivalry between Alameda and Encinal high schools reminded the community that the Island Bowl is a tradition worth keeping. 

The 65th Island Bowl wasn’t as close as last year’s matchup, but there were still fireworks between the Hornets and the Jets. When the dust settled, the Jets trotted off with a 42-0 victory and bragging rights for yet another year.

The two men charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 2016 Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire received different outcomes at their criminal trial Thursday, Sept. 5.

The City of Alameda, the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) and Alameda Point Partners have announced that the groundbreaking of the Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal at Alameda Point will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., next Thursday, Sept. 12. The partners will break ground on the shores of the lagoon at West Oriskany Avenue and Ferry Point. 

A dispensary has yet to open in the Island City, but commerce in cannabis products was in full swing Saturday, Aug. 24, when Alameda Natural Grocery hosted an event promoting supplements containing CBD (cannabidiol). This non-psychoactive component of cannabis has some proven health benefits. Representatives of 16 manufacturers answered questions and offered samples of salves, tinctures, edibles and drinks — all are available at the Alameda Marketplace at Park Street and Buena Vista Avenue.

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