Alameda News

On Dec. 21, 2014 the Oakland Raiders honored four students and one school principal with academic honors awards. The award recognizes local students and educators for their academic achievements and positive impacts within the community.

Pictured from left to right are students Diego De La Rosa, Malachi Francois, Eli McGowen, Seamus McGuiness and school principal John Melvin.

Rising rents and a spate of termination and eviction notices have prompted speculation about who owns the thousands of rental units that populate the Island City. So we decided to look into who owns property here, what’s changed hands over the past year and who is responsible for rent increases residents have challenged as excessive.

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A 72-year-old Alameda man who told police that he fatally shot his wife last year because she was in constant pain entered a plea last Friday, Jan 16. He was originally scheduled to enter a plea in December, but postponed that move until last week.

The city is hosting a pair of meetings to update the community on its plans for Alameda Point and Clement Avenue. 

The city invites the public to Callahan’s Piano, 1800 Ferry Point, to see and discuss plans for Site A. This confab will be held Thursday, Jan. 29. There is no formal presentation; the community can stop by anytime between 6 and 8 p.m.

The American Lung Association (ALA) recently reported that its study, "California’s State of Tobacco Control," showed that five Bay Area cities have earned a grade of "A" for what ALA called "exceptional tobacco-control policies." Alameda was not among them.

The study, instead, relegated Alameda to the second tier with a grade of "B."

The study used three factors to rate cities and counties. The first looked at what they are doing to reduce second-hand smoke in outdoor areas at workplaces and recreation areas, as well as at entrances to buildings and dining areas.