Alameda News

Revised Alameda Point plan aims to redevelop block near East Gate jet

On Monday, April 9, Alameda Point’s Site A, Block 9 will get a reprise at the Planning Board. The intersection of Orion Street and West Atlantic Avenue approximately defines the block’s southeast corner. 

Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer declared Tuesday, March 27, a “Day of Education and Sharing” in honor of the legacy and birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (the Rebbe), leader of the Chabad movement. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors marked the day with a similar proclamation. 

These local proclamations took place alongside those given by governors in all 50 states including Gov. Jerry Brown.

A 76th anniversary commemoration of the famed Doolittle Raid, America’s first counter-strike against Imperial Japan in World War II, will take place this Saturday, March 31, as the Alameda Naval Air Museum (ANAM) does its fourth reprise of the event.

The bold, long-shot raid was “Alameda’s contribution to the war effort,” said Robbie Dileo  Secretary Treasurer for ANAM. “We want to commemorate what Naval Air Station Alameda did in America’s first, profound step towards a long, hard-won victory.”

More than 500 people showed up for a “March for Our Lives” vigil on Saturday, March 24, at Park Street and Santa Clara Avenue. The crowd swelled with Alamedans showing their support for the children and expressing their wishes to see an end to gun violence in schools. 

The demonstrators proceded down Park Street in a line stretching an estimated five blocks, serenaded by loud cheers and honks of passersby. 

Hundreds of Alameda students marched through the rain Wednesday, March 14, as part of a national movement calling for gun reform and improved safety measures in schools. Students marched down Central Avenue to a rally at Lower Washington Park. The rally included student and adult speakers as well as tables for voter registration, letter-writing campaigns and education around gun laws. Quite a few local media outlets, march-safety volunteers and Alameda Police were present to ensure the event occured safely.

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