Covid-19

Newsom Pays Visit

Mar 23,2021

Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft shares an elbow bump with Gov. Gavin Newsom at Ruby Bridges Elementary School on Tuesday, March 16. The governor was in town to give a press conference that addressed the reopening of schools for in-person instruction after almost exactly of year of closure.

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2020: A Difficult Year in Review

Jan 05,2021

The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging in Alameda and world history. Events that gripped the nation also had a lasting impact on the Island City as well. From the COVID-19 pandemic to protests of systemic racism, 2020 will be remembered as a unique year.

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Distance Learning off to Rocky Start

Sep 03,2020

Last week, classrooms were silent as schools across the island opened with distance learning. Although students weren’t physically on their respective campuses, they faced a variety of issues during the first two days of the school year.

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Zac Bowling

COVID-19 Testing

Jul 28,2020

Alameda’s COVID-19 testing site has been plagued with temporary shutdowns and confusion since it began operating Wednesday, July 22.

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Dennis Evanosky &nbsp&nbsp Shoppers and diners are slowly returning to the Park Street shops and restaurants that opened last Friday.

Dining, Shopping Enter New Era

Jun 25,2020

On May 19, the City Council approved a multi-pronged Commercial Streets Program to streamline the permit approval process for expanding dining and retail to parklets and sidewalks. Last Friday many Alameda businesses and restaurants began reopening. 

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Coronavirus Updates

May 19,2020

I received the following notices related to the coronavirus pandemic this week.

‘From a friend’
Karen Green asked to share this piece with the community.  

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Health Orders Remain in Effect

May 14,2020

On Monday, May 4, health authorities in the nine-county region that includes Alameda loosened restrictions on construction as well as some outdoor activities and businesses.

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Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp Alameda firefighters volunteered to deliver fresh meals from local restaurants to medical workers at Alameda Hospital April 29.

Effort to Feed Medical Staff Grows in Alameda

May 05,2020

In early April, Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) launched its “Feed Alameda’s Frontline” campaign to support both Alameda restaurants and Alameda’s frontline staff who are responding to the impacts of COVID-19.

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A Sign of the Times

Apr 30,2020

Mindful of the loss of senior year celebrations this spring, a group of families and high school staff from across the district have planned “Alameda Senior Signing Day,” tomorrow, Friday, May 1. 

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