Alameda News

Alameda County Industries (ACI), the company that provides trash pickup service to the Island City, has found itself in the middle of a labor dispute. Some of the company’s workers walked off their jobs and staged a two-hour rally last Thursday at its recycling center on Aladdin Avenue in San Leandro. According to those who attended the rally, ACI told its other workers that anyone who joined the rally would be fired.

Two men entered a guilty plea for armed bank robbery in federal court in Oakland last Thursday, Jan. 9.

In their plea agreement, Calvin Earl Odom, Jr., 25, and Craig Goatley, 27, admitted to robbing the Citibank at 1526 Webster St. on Aug. 2, 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Justice spokeswoman Lillian ArauzHaase.

The Alameda performing arts community is mourning the sudden and tragic death of a dance instructor. Alameda High and Dance 10 Performing Arts Center Instructor Bryant Cash-Welch died unexpectedly last Thursday, Jan. 9, of a heart attack.

Cash-Welch, 48, taught hip-hop, jazz and musical theater at Dance 10, 900 Santa Clara Ave. “We are all saddened by this loss but we know that his youthful energy and spirit will live on forever at Dance/10,” read a statement from the studio to its students and their parents. “He has been an integral part of Dance 10 for over 15 years.”

Suspicious cargo to be examined here if official contract receives approval

nd’s city attorney sued Alameda over plans to redevelop Alameda Point. In the suit, his office claimed Alameda’s analysis of the proposed development’s impacts failed to adequately study and propose solutions for the traffic it would pump into Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood.
Today that one-time city attorney, John Russo, is spearheading efforts to redevelop the Point as Alameda’s city manager. And as Alameda finalizes a new study of the development’s potential impacts, he is facing some of the same charges he lodged in his 2003 suit.