Alameda News


The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and the Alameda Education Association (AEA) reached a tentative agreement on June 8 to end a negotiation process that was almost declared an impasse.

The 11th-hour deal was struck after both sides decided to have one last meeting before both sides declared they would walk away from the negotiation table and request the Public Employment Relations Board declare an impasse (“Teacher’s Union at Odds with School District” June 9.)


LunchBOX (a waxing salon), known for its speed-waxing, expertly trained waxologists, chic vibe recently opened in the new Alameda Landing Shopping Center. You may have noticed the emotive logo or their tag line that happily encourages all to “Bare Your Beauty.” LunchBOX is the perfect place for women — and men — to get rid of unwanted hair. LunchBOX offers a full menu of waxing services, from brows to toes, chins to chests, a little or a lot. Their culture and vibe is contagious and their intent is “To make every person we meet feel respected, cared for and adored.”


For nearly half a century, Alamedans have enjoyed testing each other’s creativity using just the materials provided naturally at Crown Memorial Beach. The Alameda Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD) hosted the Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest last Saturday for the 48th year and more than 530 people participated.

Best in Show
Best in show among the sand castles went to Team Awesomeness of Alameda and Oakland. Best in show among the sand sculptures went to Team Sullivan of Alameda for “The Dubs — Go Warriors!” 


The Planning Board’s Wednesday, June 22, agenda includes consideration of a planned two-story senior assisted living facility. If plans move forward, Westmont of Harbor Bay would open the facility on 5.5 acres of open space at 2900 Harbor Bay Parkway near the Harbor Bay ferry terminal.