Alameda News

Alamedans may have noticed the construction underway at the College of Alameda campus near Webster Street and Atlantic Avenue. The college is currently constructing a new liberal arts building to serve its more than 6,000 students. The 53,000 square foot building, designed by architects Noll + Tam, and constructed by Design-Builder Overaa Construction, will cost an estimated $42.1 million dollars. 

The students of Encinal High School had the chance to tour C-SPAN’s award-winning state-of-the-art, 45-foot customized bus Wednesday, April 24, after school. The cable news organization has been touring the nation, visiting schools and performing interviews in all 50 states. That’s right, even Hawaii, which the bus reached with some help from a giant barge. 

The Alameda City Council met last Monday to tour the Enterprise District at Alameda Point. After a brief meeting at the Ron Cowan Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility, Councilmembers toured the district with two stops: Building 530 at 120 Oriskany Ave. and Building 360 on an 18-acre site at West Pacific Avenue and Skyhawk Street. 

Alameda’s top speller, Ella Banchieri, an eighth grader at Lincoln Middle School, has been certified as an Alameda County Champion and will represent the county at the California State Spelling Bee, Saturday, May 4. Banchieri took second place at the Alameda County Junior High Spelling Bee on March 16. She came behind first-place speller Anisha Rao, an eighth grader at Fallon Middle School in the Dublin Unified School District.

Last month’s event “March for Meals” recognized federal legislation signed in March 1972 that helped create Meals on Wheels America programs nationwide. Alameda Meals on Wheels began in 1973 and has served hot, nourishing meals to homebound Alameda residents 365 days a year ever since. 

In celebration of March for Meals 2019, Alameda Meals on Wheels invited Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft and Alameda County Meals on Wheels Board Member Dave Neumann to help out. 

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