Alameda News


Both the City of Alameda and the Alameda Board of Education expressed their commitment to declare the city and its schools a safe haven for individuals regardless of their national origin at respective meetings earlier this month.   


Bay Area landlord Doug Smith sent the Alameda Sun a copy of a letter he wrote to City Councilwoman Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft. The letter expressed his concern about comments he’s been privy to as a friend of an insider at the Alameda Renter’s Coalition (ARC) private Facebook page. 

“I would like to share with you some information that the ARC is disseminating among their members and supporters,” Smith wrote to Ezzy Ashcraft. “It appears that they feel you are the key vote on getting rent control in Alameda.” 


The rain ended, the sun came out, and so did the harbor seals at Alameda Point. So many of them came out of the water to warm up on their new float on Jan. 5, hardly any of the structure was visible. The regional ferry agency installed the new float after removing an old Navy dock used by the seals, in order to make way for a ferry maintenance facility. 


The U.S. Navy’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Project Management Office completed a five-year review of the environmental cleanup actions at the Alameda Point. 


There are three public hearing agenda items regarding new development at Alameda Point at the upcoming Planning Board meeting Monday, Jan. 23 at City Hall.

The Planning Board will consider recommending to the City Council approval of the Main Street Neighborhood (MSN) Specific Plan.