Alameda News


A man pled no contest to seven counts of first-degree murder and three counts of premeditated murder Tuesday, May 2, for the killing of seven people at Oikos University in Oakland five years ago. 


In June 2015, Alameda Point Partners (APP) got the green light from the City Council to proceed with the development of a 68-acre site at Alameda Point. The property, known as Site A, extends from the old East Gate of the Naval Air Station at Main Street and today’s Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway to Seaplane Lagoon.


More than 200 guests had fun raising funds at the World Baseball Bash last Sunday at the Aeolian Yacht Club. All proceeds from the event will support the International Boys League Tournament to be held in Alameda Aug. 6 through 12. 

In addition to four U.S. teams, 14- to 15-year-old participants will be coming from Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Italy, Germany and Australia to play ball. 


The California Department of Education (CDE) awards outstanding educational programs and practices with gold ribbons. Last year the department recognized elementary schools, and the coveted ribbons adorned Otis, Earhart and Haight elementary schools and Maya Lin School. 

This year CDE honored middle and high schools. Wood Middle School and Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) received ribbons. Wood for its STEAM-Integrated Learning through Inquiry program and ASTI for its Early College High School program.


The Alameda City Council voted to adopt a resolution and a recommendation that would revitalize the Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Fire Prevention Bureau at its April 18 meeting. 

The resolution will add three new positions to the bureau. The recommendation will authorize the purchase of three new Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicles and miscellaneous equipment such as office chairs, desks, computers, cell phones and more.