Alameda

Alamedans Hit the Polls

Mar 03,2020

Poll workers hustle to service two polling places combined at First Congregational Church Tuesday. The primary election featured chosing a Democratic candidate for president and state, county and local efforts to help fund schools.

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Dennis Evanosky &nbsp&nbsp Alameda Marina, LLC, has begun Phase I of its project to transform the marina. Demolition of the first building to make way for “The Launch,” — a 368-unit apartment project that will include 49 affordable units — got underway last week.

Marina Begins Work on Redevelopment

Feb 13,2020

With a unanimous vote in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 10, 2018, the City Council approved Alameda Marina, LLC’s, plans to transform Alameda’s northern waterfront.

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Eric J. Kos &nbsp&nbsp Alameda’s top five spellers for 2020 include, left to right: Benjamin Kapelke, Akhil Mummidi, Grace Tan, Callista Frederick and Julian Chea. The top ten finishers all received prizes from local Alameda businesses.

Official Bee Honors Island’s Top Spellers

Feb 04,2020

The 2020 Alameda Spelling Bee was held last Saturday at Otis Elementary School. Roughly 45 students from more than a dozen schools participated in the competition, which included a written test followed by an oral spelling competition.

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Richard Bangert

Matrix 4 Film Crew Sets up in Alameda

Jan 28,2020

Film production crew members have been spotted at Alameda Point recently setting up cameras and other film equipment. It is believed the crew is preparing to film scenes for the upcoming The Matrix reboot, scheduled for release in 2021.

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Above, file photo; below, courtesy Google Maps &nbsp&nbsp Above, 1723 Central Ave. and its neighbors as they appeared around 1900 when the Queen Anne architectural style was the prevalent building style in Alameda. Below, the same home at right managed to escape the wrecking ball while its two neighbors became apartment buildings in 1966 and 1970.

1973 Measure A Pros, Cons Aired at Meeting

Jan 23,2020

On Monday, Jan. 13, the Planning Board hosted a Measure A “workshop,” opening for discussion what many consider the city’s political third rail. Members of the City Council subcommittee addressed the 1973 Measure A and its 1991 counterpart.

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Photos by Dennis Evanosky.      A group of young women from Girls Inc. of the Island City joined the Women’s March held last Saturday from coast to coast. Alamedans marched to express their displeasure with President Donald Trump and his party’s stance on abortion.

Women March to Unseat President

Jan 21,2020

Alamedans participated locally in a nationwide demonstration last Saturday intended to send a message of disapproval to U.S. President Donald Trump. Following in the pattern of the Women’s March held in 2017, the women aimed to send “a resounding message that we reject President Donald Trump.

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