Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Alameda resident Troy Taira, to a three-year term as a commissioner on the state Board of Parole Hearings. If approved by the state senate, he would sit as one of 12 full-time commissioners and earn $142,095, a year. 


Mayor Trish Spencer, fellow council members and other officials got a little help from a much larger “golden” shovel on Monday, Nov. 14, when they joined Tim Lewis Communities and the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda to celebrate the groundbreaking of Star Harbor’s Warehouse 48 (formerly the Del Monte Warehouse). The development project includes the adjacent Senior Affordable Housing Building at the corner of Sherman Street and Buena Vista Avenue. The project will consist of approximately 380 residential units and 30,000 square feet of commercial space.


The Alameda City Council will convene its last Council meeting of 2016 on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at City Hall in the Council Chambers.

Three council referrals are on the agenda. Council referrals refer to matters placed on the agenda by a councilmember, which may be acted upon or scheduled as a future agenda item.



Planning Board eyes property at Park St., San Jose Ave.


Anyone in the community looking to join others for a Thanksgiving meal can join the annual gathering hosted by Christ Episcopal Church today, Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24. Be part of the tradition 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meal is free to the public. Christ Episcopal Church is located at 1700 Santa Clara Ave. at the corner of Grand Street. For more information, call 523-7200.


The St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Women’s golf team finished its season with a perfect 8-0 league record recently. 

The Pilots then went on to win the Bay Cities League (BCL) tournament on Oct. 18 at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex in Alameda. All-league honors went to Eileen Rhatigan, Ally Hauck, Maddie O’Conner (first team) and Rosie Saxton (second team).


Campaigns describe platforms to voters

City Council Candidates:

Tony Daysog
Perhaps the most pressing matter facing our city is how we develop key parts of our Island, since what happens in those areas affects everyone. I voted against two developments along the estuary because I was dissatisfied with their transit plan (“bus passes”). 


Mayor Trish Spencer honored three curators of the Cajun-Zydeco music and dance community with proclamations acknowledging their contributions. The mayor recognized Dana DeSimone, Lisa Lee and Ellen Papper for establishing the Eagles’ Hall as the premier Cajun-Zydeco dance hall in California. The venue draws notable local bands and well as musicians from as far away as Louisiana. 


Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 400, will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Alameda Veterans Building, 2203 Central Ave. This month’s meeting features a presentation by Bruce Choy, Alameda County’s veterans’ service officer.