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The city will likely soon be seeking a firm to build a long-desired Shore Line Drive bikeway that staffers say will offer a safer route and bay views to cyclists traversing the 1.8-mile stretch of the Island from Westline Drive to Broadway.


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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.”

The Alameda Fire Department (AFD) is hosting its first Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for 2014. Enrollment is now open for the six-part program, which will begin on Saturday, Jan. 25.