Alameda News

Plans could enrich city coffers with millions of dollars

City staff has focused on facilitating near-term construction at Alameda Point, especially in light of the strong regional economy and favorable market conditions. Many of the existing leases at Alameda Point are the result of favorable responses by city staff to inquiries from interested businesses and developers. “These start to make the community’s vision for Alameda Point a reality,” said City Manager John Russo.

In a unanimous vote at its July 1 meeting, the city council decided to adopt the Crab Cove initiative to rezone the federal surplus property on McKay Avenue as “open space.” This means that the initiative, “Crab Cove Open Space Expansion Initiative,” will not have to appear on the November ballot. 

Hundreds of Alamedans migrated over to Bay Farm Island Monday, June 30, to watch the formal unveiling of Curry Court at Leydecker Park at 3225 Mecartney Road.

The court is named after Golden State Warriors’ point guard Stephen Curry. Curry graced the hundreds in attendance, including more than 30 toddlers who were selected to participate in a basketball clinic on the newly formed basketball court, with his presence. He shook hands and posed for pictures.

Victim in hospital, Alameda teen suspect held for attempted murder

An Alameda teen is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly stabbed a 23-year-old man last Wednesday, June 26, at Jackson Park. 

Francisco William Estigoy, 19, was arraigned last Friday, June 28, at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland. There Estigoy was read his two attempted murder charges and learned that he would continue to be held at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin without bail. 

City Manager John Russo announced the appointment of Glenn Steiger as Alameda Municipal Power’s (AMP) new general manager. Steiger replaces Girish Balachandran who left the utility in December.

 
Steiger brings more than 40 years of electrical industry experience to his new job. This includes his role as deputy general manager for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority in Ft. Defiance, Ariz. where he is responsible for all electric and broadband utility operations. 

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