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  • Marena Perez & Carlos Madera Set for Alameda Civic Ballet's the Nutcracker This Weekend
    published on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:27:30 GMT
    MARENA PREZ, principal dancer of the Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico and CARLOS MADERA, will appear as guest artists in the Alameda Civic Ballet's production of The Nutcracker this weekend, December 20 and 21, 2014 at the Kofman Theater in Alameda, California. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, MARENA PREZ began her ballet training at Ballet de Nana Hudo....
  • Alameda: Ballet adds stars from Puerto Rico to 'Nutcracker'
    published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:52:52 GMT
    The Alameda Civic Ballet's 10th annual presentation of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" this weekend will feature about 100 young dancers from around the Island and in the Bay Area. But it also will include two professional dancers from another island: Puerto Rico....
  • Alameda: Change in leadership at Girls Inc.
    published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:10:41 GMT
    Girls Inc. of the Island City will have new leadership in 2015 with the retirement of longtime Executive Director Karen Kinney. "I am retiring for second time," Kinney said....
  • College Notes: New Year to bring new beginnings at Peralta Colleges
    published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:32:07 GMT
    As we wind down the year -- and celebrate the holidays -- we also await the New Year. The holiday season is full of hope and anticipation, maybe even dreams of peace....
  • Alameda: AHS Girl Scout earns Gold Award
    published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:19:22 GMT
    Ariel Fong, a senior at Alameda High School who is an independent Girl Scout Juliette, has earned her Gold Award, similar to the Boy Scouts Eagle Award. Fong's project was designing a free program called "Music Melodies" with the children at Alameda Point Collaborative....
  • Alameda letters: Man lost in accident will be sorely missed
    published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:18:49 GMT
    A good man was killed Dec. 11 at the intersection of Grand Street and Otis Avenue. He was in a crosswalk and was wearing a neon vest and lighted wristband....
  • West County Around the Horn: Yellowjackets edge Sacramento in Elite Shootout
    published on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:35:40 GMT
    The Oakland Tech High School boys basketball team dominated Antioch 51-23 to win the Mt. Eden Tournament championship game on Dec. 13. Dejon Davis had a huge game for the Bulldogs, scoring a game-high 19 points and pulling down 13 rebounds....
  • Alameda Around the Horn: Hornets win own tournament
    published on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:33:59 GMT
    The Alameda High School girls basketball team edged San Ramon Valley 46-44 in overtime to win the championship game of the Lady Hornets Invitational on Dec. 13. Maddy Lewis scored a game-high 21 points, including a trio of three-pointers, and teammate Lisa Bertholdt added 12 points in the victory. In a 45-39 semifinal victory over California on the same day, Lewis scored a team-high 16 points and Bertholdt added 15. The Oakland Tech High School boys basketball team dominated Antioch 51-23 to win...
  • Bassist Jerry Krenzer on His Time in Colorado's Last Great Soul/Funk Band
    published on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:16:33 GMT
    Colorado's last great soul-funk band was formed in 1966 in Phoenix, Arizona, where it was known as Freddi-Henchi and the Soulsetters. In 1968, founding members Freddy Gowdy and Marvin "Henchi" Graves decided to move the band to California in hopes of engaging a national audience and obtaining a record deal....
  • Stroke patients experience superior outcomes with intra-arterial treatment vs. tPA
    published on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
    Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting 800,000 people each year. Fast, effective treatment is essential to achieve the best possible outcome from a stroke.... ALAMEDA, Calif....
  • Alamedans protest police killings
    published on Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:12:34 GMT
    Dozens of Alamedans took to the streets Sunday to protest police killings of unarmed black men in New York and Ferguson, Mo. and the lack of charges against the officers responsible for the killings....
  • The Broad Brush: Your Alameda news in 60 Seconds
    published on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 17:35:15 GMT
    Welcome to this week's edition of The Broad Brush, your two-sentence weekly news review. Here's what happened this week....
  • Oakland's Revels features Applachian theme at Scottish Rite Center
    published on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 03:00:25 GMT
    Oakland's recently renovated Scottish Rite Center once again hosts the annual Christmas Revels with 10 performances this week through Dec. 21. Earlier this year, the center closed for two months as it underwent a $1.2 million restoration from top to bottom. The building was also made handicap accessible....
  • Obituaries for Dec. 12, 2014
    published on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT
    Obituaries, including photos, are published at a pre-paid fee based on size. The deadline is 5 p.m. two business days prior to publication....
  • Raiders move practice indoors because of storm
    published on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:48:15 GMT
    The Oakland Raiders are moving practice from their headquarters to an indoor facility because of the heavy rain storm in the Bay Area. The Raiders made the change Thursday morning in response to what is expected to be the most powerful storm to hit the area in five years....
  • Brown names 2 to Alameda County Superior Court
    published on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:56:38 GMT
    Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed Thomas E. Stevens and Noel Wise to judgeships in the Alameda County Superior Court. Stevens, 48, of Piedmont, has served as chief at the Oakland Branch of the U.S. Attorney's Office in California's Northern District of California since 2013, where he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Economic Crimes and Securities Fraud section from 2008 to 2013....
  • Rapid change and congestion roils cozy Alameda
    published on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:34:41 GMT
    The Bay Area's booming economy is reshaping residential communities throughout the region, but perhaps none so much as this cozy island town that managed to resist change for years. Drawn by Alameda's good schools, safe streets and trendy shops and restaurants, tech workers and others benefiting from the region's growth have helped drive the city's housing costs up 30 percent in two years, with the typical home fetching more than $766,000 now, according to research firm CoreLogic DataQuick....
  • Alameda: School board to fill Spencer's term with appointee
    published on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 02:41:46 GMT
    Solana Henneberry and Gary Lym were sworn in as school board members Tuesday, when trustees also voted to appoint someone to complete board member Trish Spencer's term in the wake of her election as the city's mayor. As part of finding Spencer's replacement, staff with the Alameda Unified School District will review applications to verify that candidates meet eligibility requirements, which include being an Alameda resident, a registered voter and at least 18 years old....
  • East Bay girls tennis player of the year: Casey Chen, Alameda
    published on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 02:12:15 GMT
    Alameda High freshman Casey Chen is exceptional on and off the tennis court. In winning the North Coast Section Division I singles championships as a freshman, she remained unassuming throughout the whole process....
  • Bay Area schools set to close ahead of powerful storm
    published on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:41:21 GMT
    A powerful storm that is expected to blast the Bay Area Thursday with bursts of rain and gusts of wind up to 70 mph has prompted school districts all over the area to close schools to make sure children are safe. Oakland school officials on Wednesday afternoon joined San Francisco, Berkeley, Alameda and other districts in announcing schools in their cities will close Thursday, according to a news release....