Alameda News

This past summer, 17 students from St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) traveled to Imperial Beach, just north of the border between the United States and Mexico, for an exercise in service leadership. As participants in the Sierra Service Project (SSP), students had the opportunity to work on home-improvement projects for selected members of the community who could not afford to undertake these projects without assistance from SSP. 

Investigators from the Alameda Police Department (APD) Violent Crimes Unit arrested two suspects on Monday, Aug. 20, for the April homicide of an Alameda business owner.

Paul Paez, 38, and Donte Holloway, 39, were arrested for the murder of 61-year-old Cindy Le. Both men are from Oakland.

At its Tuesday, Sept. 4, meeting, the City Council is scheduled to consider acquiring properties from the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) using the power of eminent domain. The properties in question include 1.56 acres that made up part of the historic railroad right-of-way along today’s Tilden Way and 2.8 acres once part of the southern and western fringes of the Alameda Belt Line’s railroad yard in today’s Jean Sweeney Park.

Local students Braydon Honegger, Jayden Biggs, and Milan and London Rushworth started their school years on Monday. Honegger attends Frank Otis Elementary School, Biggs attends Paden Elementary School and the Rushworth sisters attend Haight Elementary School. Alameda Unified School District’s 16 schools are now open across the Island, and the Alameda Sun reminds everyone to drive safely and protect the young students who walk and ride their bicycles to school. The speed limit in nearly every place in Alameda is 25 miles per hour.

Candidate disqualified for not having his checkbook

City Council candidate Amos White appeared at City Hall to file his final papers to run for City Council on deadline day, Wednesday, Aug. 15. He said that he arrived about 5:30 p.m., which gave him 30 minutes to complete the process. This meant filling out the necessary papers and making a payment. 

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