Alameda News

‘Lil caught the Westbound’ as Arnerich wanted it said

Anthony “Lil” Arnerich 
June 23, 1929 – March 9, 2018
Former Vice Mayor


The Island City’s elder statesman, an East Bay civic leader for decades, Anthony “Lil” Arnerich passed last Friday morning. Arnerich’s acheivements in the service of this city go well beyond his eight years as Vice Mayor and Councilmember. 

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 


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).