Alameda News

A town hall meeting where veterans can learn about benefits and services available to them takes place Thursday, Nov. 7,  from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Alameda Veterans Building, 2203 Central Ave. The town hall will be preceded by a women veterans’ mixer at 2:30 p.m.

Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft,  along with representatives from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Women Veterans Alliance will host the gathering, which is open to all veterans, active-duty service members and their families.

On Nov. 7, 2017, City Council adopted the Cannabis Businesses ordinance. This ordinance became effective Dec. 21, 2017. The City Council also adopted an ordinance to amend the Alameda Municipal Code, repealing the prohibition on cannabis business activities and specifying the zones where certain types of cannabis businesses may locate. This ordinance became effective Jan. 18, 2018. 

When it comes to Halloween, Alameda has a great sense of humor. The Island has been preparing for the hordes of young ghosts and goblins to descend on the city Thursday night, some developing elaborate, decorative displays to convey their enthusiasm for the macabre holiday. A resident on Grand Street, above, will likely host hundreds of trick-or-treaters and chose to invoke psychedelic rockers The Grateful Dead with their display. Other Alamedans have set up a haunted carnival, a scene from Disney’s Fantasia, glowing ghouls and more.

Planning Board approves 354 units at Alameda Landing

At its Monday, Oct. 14 meeting, the Planning Board gave its unanimous nod to development plans for Alameda Landing. This vote gives Catellus Development Corp., Alameda Landing’s master developer, to proceed with plans that involve the construction of 354 residential units, and 5,000-square-feet of commercial space. This marks the last phase of the redevelopment and reuse of 17 of the 77-acre former Fleet Industrial Supply Center (FISC). Groundbreaking for this project lies at the yet-to-be determined date. 

A driver plowed into a home on the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue after an accident on the morning of Oct. 16. 

The blue Hyundai penetrated the front window of the home leaving a gaping hole near the front door. A mom and her twins were in bed when the collision occurred. They had to be extricated from the property by Alameda Fire Department (AFD) officials. 

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