Alameda News

Council set to consider amended development deal

On Tuesday, March 6, the City Council was scheduled to consider a change to the stalled development deal for Site A, the mixed-use project at Alameda Point. The proposed change would remove a restrictive condition governing the order in which construction happens.

Encinal Junior and Senior High School students and teachers gathered in the KJTZ studio Tuesday morning to celebrate the first birthday of the school’s FM radio station. Students Emani Vaughn, Sean Gorham and Jake Beales marked the occasion by interviewing Alameda Unified School District Superintendent Sean McPhetridge, below. Managed by students, the station is part of a career technical education program in media. Tune in to KJTZ every weekday morning from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 96.1 FM or live at www.encinalradio.com. 

 

Civil rights Attorney Pamela Price received a standing ovation after a rousing Keynote Speech at Encinal High School’s “Political and Proud” event, held Feb. 21. Local women holding elected office shared their stories to encourage young women to step up, engage in civic activities and run for office. 

Co-president of the City of Alameda Democratic Club, Gabrielle Dolphin, was met with a tide of opposition at an overflow club meeting last Wednesday. The meeting coincided with a “Home is where the Heart Is” panel discussion with all the stakeholders in the housing crisis. A demonstration of some 25 people carried signs reading “Racist” and “Gaby Go Away” into the meeting. The protestors took offense from rhetoric appearing in a letter Dolphin penned regarding the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act (“Open Letter on Rent Control Setback,” Jan. 25).

Last Friday afternoon, the pilot of ABC’s news helicopter Sky7 decided to take a spin over Alameda Point. What he saw and his helicopter photographed set the aeronautics community buzzing. “SKY7 spots stealthy space startup testing its rocket in Alameda,” the headline announced over Channel 7 reporter Jonathan Bloom’s story. 

The Alameda Sun learned from Bloom’s report that the folks behind that rocket test worked for Astra Space. The company designs, tests, manufactures and operates next-generation launch services. 

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