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  • Alameda Unified and CSEA 860 Reach Tentative Agreement
    published on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:27:08 GMT
    Negotiators for the Alameda Unified School District and the California School Employees Association Chapter 860 have reached a tentative agreement in their negotiations over salary and other contract considerations. Under the terms of the three-year agreement, members of CSEA 860 will receive an on-going 5% raise in salary starting in 2015-2016....
  • FAME's closure leaves employees without their paychecks
    published on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:17:09 GMT
    The closure of Families of Alameda for Multi-Cultural/Multi-Lingual Education Charter School's three campuses on Tuesday has resulted in employees and vendors wondering when and if they will get paid -- some owed months of salaries. Alameda County Office of Education spokesperson Patrick Gannon said on Tuesday that the office has heard from at least 20 vendors that have not been paid in months, with claims ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars....
  • Oakland Raiders Hosting Heads Up Football Clinic
    published on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:52:39 GMT
    May 26, 2015; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Trent Richardson carries the ball under the supervision of running backs coach Bernie Parmalee at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports With concussions being a major issue in modern football, the NFL has partnered with Heads Up Football to promote a safer game at the youth level to encourage the future of the sport going forward....
  • Alameda: Paru Street fire displaces two residents
    published on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:30:43 GMT
    Firefighters put out a blaze the afternoon of June 27 that they believe started accidentally when a halogen lamp came in contact with combustible materials. Firefighters at 1:56 p.m. went to a house in the 1600 block of Paru Street after hearing a report of smoke coming from its roof, Capt....
  • Equipped 4 Success Education Fundraiser in Alameda
    published on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:21:55 GMT
    The Alameda Community School Supply Drive needs donated items and will be at the South Shore Summer Beats Concert on July 18th....
  • Bay Area Beach Destination Alameda South Shore Center Announces its...
    published on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:08:34 GMT
    Summer Beats is a series of free live outdoor concerts housed in the beachside property's Center Court from July 18 through August 29 Alameda South Shore Center is excited to announce the lineup for its 5th Annual Summer Beats, a series of free live outdoor concerts housed in the beachside property's Center Court from July 18 through August 29. Sponsored by San Francisco Bay Area TV station KRON 4, Summer Beats presents local music favorites The Sun Kings, Pure Ecstasy, Pride & Joy, and the ...
  • Growing Up in Alameda: The fire years
    published on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:58:03 GMT
    After growing up on Bay Farm Island through the "Happy Days" era, and with high school behind me, I prepared for my future: Two years in a brass foundry, one year in a gas station, two hours at American Can Company, and six years operating Caterpillar tractors accompanied by a stint in the National Guard. Finally, I arrived at what I was born to do, stepping into my great-grandfather's, grandfather's and father's footsteps, along with my brother: following 100 years of fire service history....
  • Decorating Party for Alameda's LGBTQ 4th of July Float
    published on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:01:56 GMT
    The decorating party for the Alameda 4th of July Parade Float will be on July 3rd at Encinal High School....
  • Spotlight on Jade' Smith
    published on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:02:00 GMT
    The house that Jason Kidd made fomous, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda is the site of the second annual Under Armour Steph Curry Guard Camp held June 29 - July 2. The camp features 25 of the top guards in the country and internationally from the classes of 2016 and 2017. "When Under Armour first signed Steph Curry, he wanted to do something to give back to the community," said Nick Blatchford, the head of grassroots basketball marketing for Under Armour....
  • Grand jury report blasts Alameda Health System, supervisors for shoddy oversight
    published on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:53:41 GMT
    The Alameda County Grand Jury blasted Alameda Health System, which runs Highland Hospital and provides care for many of the county's poor and indigent, for inadequate financial oversight and lack of communication with the county's Board of Supervisors, leading to a roughly $220 million budget crisis. The Alameda County supervisors also came in for significant heat, as did Alameda Health System's management, led during the period in question by longtime CEO Wright Lassiter III , who left in Decem...
  • FAME Charter Schools' appeal to stay open denied by judge
    published on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:06:53 GMT
    An Alameda County Superior Court judge issued a ruling Tuesday night denying Families of Alameda for Multi-Cultural/Multi-Lingual Education Charter Schools' petition for an injunction to remain open after its charter was not renewed in April by Alameda County Board of Education. Judge Evelio Grillo listened to attorneys from FAME Charter Schools and the county Board of Education on June 17, before issuing a tentative order denying the petition....
  • Bay Area Celebrates July 4 With Events, Fireworks
    published on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 21:10:30 GMT
    It's the number one question every Fourth of July: Where will you watch the fireworks this year? Now is the time to find that perfect place to watch the sky light up - whether you find a spot in the park or on your roof - there are numerous fireworks shows in the Bay Area this holiday. Below is CBS SF Bay Area's COMPLETE list of Independence Day activities, including parades, concerts, barbecues, and official fireworks displays ....
  • Magic Dan at the Alameda Free Library
    published on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:32:38 GMT
    The community wide school supply drive, Equipped 4 Success will help students with materials as they come back to school. We have a look ahead at a few of the highlights you can expect at the fair....
  • Back to School Drive for Alameda Education Foundation
    published on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:32:19 GMT
    The community wide school supply drive, Equipped 4 Success will help students with materials as they come back to school. Believe it or not, it's time for our Back to School drive! We are asking for financial support for the community wide school supply drive, Equipped 4 Success....
  • Alameda: Threatening message on social media leads to student arrest
    published on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Public schools in the city's West End were placed on lockdown June 11 after a student at Encinal High School reported that she had received a threatening message on social media from another Encinal student that included a video of a firearm. The student who sent the message was taken into custody near Ruby Bridges Elementary School, police said....
  • Super Summer Cinema in Alameda
    published on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 20:17:47 GMT
    Free movies at the Main Library start on June 20th with "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". Super Summer Cinema returns to the Main Library! Fabulous family films perfect for school-age kids and their caregivers....
  • Six Bay Area movie houses where the food's as good as the flick -- or better
    published on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:36:09 GMT
    People watch a movie trailer before the start of the feature film at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland on Jan. 10, 2013. The theater offers diner-style comfort food, as well as wine, beer and cider....
  • Applications for AUSD Board of Education Now Available
    published on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:47:56 GMT
    The Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District is now accepting applications for the seat left vacant when Niel Tam passed away in late May, district leaders announced Wednesday. The applications are available on the AUSD website ....
  • Alameda: School officials seeking applicants for board seat
    published on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 01:19:23 GMT
    Trustees with the Alameda Unified School District are accepting applications from people wishing to finish the term of Niel Tam, who died in May. The term will end in 2016. Applications are available on the district website, as well as at the front desk of the district's offices at 2060 Challenger Drive....
  • Alameda: Super heroines organization benefit Alameda Food Bank
    published on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:46:55 GMT
    On June 6, the Fireside Lounge on Webster Street saw some super heroines for an evening of cover bands, costumes and charity. The evening was hosted by the California Super Heroine Initiative and Clap Handz Entertainment in order to raise funds for the Alameda Food Bank....