Alameda

Eric J. Kos &nbsp&nbsp The Peripatetic Players performed a legendary recreation of the first book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, at Franklin Park last Saturday. Above, a ringwraith stalks Frodo and Gandalf from within the audience.

‘Players’ Perk up Park with Performance

Aug 29,2019

A true miracle of thespianism, a creation beyond the reach of ordinary actors, “The Lord of A Ring in A Suitcase” brought magnificence, drama and madcap hilarity to Franklin Park last Saturday.

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Suit Fails; New Wellness Center Moves Forward

Aug 27,2019

An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled against the Friends of Crab Cove (FOCC) in their pursuit to stop the proposed senior housing and medical respite center for homeless individuals on McKay Avenue. 

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News Story Hits Home

Aug 20,2019

The City Council will consider revisions to the rent control ordinance at its Sept. 3 meeting, according to a press release from the city. It is the first council meeting after the August break.

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Apply for Free, Discount Student Meals

Aug 15,2019

The Alameda Unified School District offers free or reduced-price nutritious meals to students from low-income families every school day under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program or the Afterschool Snack Program.

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The Man Behind the Newsstand

Aug 15,2019

As I sit on a stool across from Stanley Hallmark in his 16-square-foot newsstand at the corner of Park Street and Santa Clara Avenue, I feel like it’s the hub of the Island. As the sign above proclaims, the edifice has existed since 1939.

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Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp A participant in the Senior Health & Wellness Carnival wins the prize of increased mobility and wellness at one of the carnival games.

Senior Carnival Supports Health

Aug 15,2019

The annual Senior Health and Wellness Carnival took place July 31 at The Waters Edge Lodge on Bay Farm Island. The event drew seniors from Alameda and across the Bay Area.

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Mayor Joins Call for Gun Reform

Aug 13,2019

Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft recently joined 166 Mayors (and counting) from across the country in signing a letter to senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer, urging them to immediately call the Senate back to Washington, D.C., to take action on bipartisan gun safety legislation. 

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Oddie Won’t Seek Legal Fees

Aug 13,2019

Today I notified Alameda City Manager Eric Levitt that I am withdrawing my request that the City reimburse legal fees I had incurred responding to allegations made by the former city manager. 

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City Looks at Homeless Issues

Aug 08,2019

Alameda’s City Council is committed to working with community partners to address homelessness. The city supports the CARES for Alameda’s Homeless team (Collaboration Advancing Research, Efforts and Support).

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