Alameda News

The city invites the public to visit the southwest shoreline of Alameda Point at 3:30 p.m., next Monday, Oct. 26. The area was an environmental cleanup area known as Site 2 and includes wetlands and a covered landfill.

The visit offers an opportunity to see first-hand a normally off-limits scenic part of Alameda Point on property that belongs to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Meet at City Hall West, 950 W. Mall Square at Alameda Point.

The city is not providing a bus. Transportation to the site is by carpooling only.

Zoning change not recommended

The City Council voted to affirm the existing commercial and recreational use zoning for the parcel that houses the current Harbor Bay Club (HBC) at the special council meeting last Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Ron Cowan and the Harbor Bay Isle Associates (HBIA) development company, wants to move HBC to North Loop Road in the Harbor Bay Business Park and build 80 homes on the current site. To do that the current zoning needs to be changed to residential use.

The Alameda County Office of Education recently honored John Dalton, who teaches television media and digital filmmaking at Alameda High School (AHS). Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) named Dalton the district’s teacher of the year in May. In making the award, the district cited Dalton’s passion for teaching, his dedication to the craft of media production, as well as his support of career technical education.

ASTI one of eight high schools in state to earn honor

An Alameda high school will take the stage when the United States Department of Education (DOE) recognizes 285 public and 50 private schools on Nov. 9 and 10 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park. Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) is among just 29 California schools — and only eight high schools in the state — that the federal government is honoring this year as national blue-ribbon schools.

The Tenderloin: "San Francisco’s scummiest neighborhood, a filth-encrusted hotbed of immorality, indecency, lewdness, corruption, and all manner of vice." At least that’s how a certain Dr. Weirde describes the neighborhood in an essay he posted on the "Found San Francisco" website.

"Not so fast," says Tenderloin Museum executive director Bill Fricker. "The Tenderloin is a neighborhood you thought you knew." He invites you to judge for yourself at the museum at 398 Eddy St. in the heart of the Tenderloin.