Alameda News

Thousands of people took advantage of ideal Bay Area weather to enjoy the Neptune Beach Community Festival held this past Saturday and Sunday. Vintage cars, rides for the kids, food, drink, a history tour and live music and other performances rounded out the lively fun.

A fire at a fourplex on the 1100 block of Regent Street called 27 Alameda firefighters to the scene shortly before 5:30 p.m., last Sunday. Crewmembers arrived to find a second-floor unit on fire.

The unit where the fire started had severe damage. Two other units saw water damage and some fire damage. An investigator determined that food left unattended on a stove had started the fire, which then spread to combustible items in the kitchen.

The Del Monte and Marina Cove development projects are moving forward, and the city has selected finalists to develop a commercial campus or outlet mall at Alameda Point.

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Candidates for BART board of directors

Lena Tam

Soon-to-be former Alameda city councilwoman Lena Tam is one of two challengers looking to unseat current BART board member Robert Raburn at the upcoming elections in November.

The Alameda Sun is partnering with The Alamedan to host two candidate forums where voters can hear the candidates for Mayor, City Council and the Board of Education explain how they would run the city and its schools if they are elected.

The Mayor, City Council candidate forum will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., next Thursday, Sept. 18 in the Regina K. Stafford Room in the Main Library, 1550 Oak St. The school board candidate forum will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, in the multipurpose room at Maya Lin School, 825 Taylor Ave.

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