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  • The Broad Brush: Your Alameda News in 60 Seconds
    published on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:21:13 GMT
    Welcome to this week's edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here's what happened on the Island this week....
  • Teenage Crush: Remembering Rod McKuen
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:33:44 GMT
    Best-selling performer and poet Rod McKuen died Thursday at the age of 81, from complications from pneumonia in Beverly Hills. On the occasion of his death, The Advocate 's web producer Christopher Harrity reflects on McKuen's formative influence on a generation of gay men: I was lucky enough to grow up in a family that read books....
  • Community Meetings on Alameda Unified School District High Schools Begin
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:47:55 GMT
    Would Alameda teens be better served with one comprehensive high school? Or would it be better to modernize Encinal High School and Alameda High School and continue to operate them separately? These questions are the topic of a series of community meetings on the future of AUSD's comprehensive high schools to be held over the next month. The first meeting is tonight at 7 pm at Wood Middle School....
  • El Cerrito: Area bluegrass pickers find a place to jam
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:07:29 GMT
    Dave Easkon plays banjo during the Wednesday night bluegrass jam at Music Works in El Cerrito, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Steve Hutchinson plays guitar and sings during the Wednesday night bluegrass jam at Music Works in El Cerrito, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015....
  • Transit Authority
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:16:45 GMT
    The Northern California Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials recently honored AC Transit as its Transit Agency of the Year. COMTO is the premier organization for the training, education and professional development of minority transportation professionals....
  • Alameda: School district trustees to make appointment
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:19:40 GMT
    Trustees with the Alameda Unified School District will pick someone Tuesday to complete the term of Trish Spencer on the Board of Education in the wake of her leaving after winning election as the city's mayor. The upcoming special meeting at Island High School follows trustees narrowing a list of 19 candidates who applied for Spencer's seat down to 10 finalists during another special session on Jan. 22. The finalists are Sean Cahill, Anne DeBardeleben, Helen Forrester, Steve Good, Jane Grimaldi...
  • Alameda: Broadway star, "American Idol" Maroulis, pays visit to St. Joseph Notre Dame
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:19:28 GMT
    A little bit of Broadway fame and Hollywood glamour came to Alameda on Saturday as Broadway star, rocker and "American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis attended a rehearsal for "The Wedding Singer" at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School. "It was surreal to have such a prominent star on our little Island," said performing arts teacher Lauren Rosi....
  • Alameda: Hatifie adds name to Island's rich sports history
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:57:32 GMT
    Throughout its history, Alameda has produced a number of athletes who have gone on to bigger and better things in their chosen sports. The late baseball players Willie Stargell and Dick Bartell, for instance, have a place in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame....
  • Alameda: AHS grad, 'footballer' stars for Afghanistan national team
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:27:00 GMT
    At whatever level, most Americans who play soccer refer themselves as soccer players. But Alameda's Ahmad Hatifie calls himself a "footballer."...
  • Alameda letters: Bay Farm Island's planned Fairfield Inn would be too big
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:21:57 GMT
    I am writing to bring attention to a proposed five-story Fairfield Inn project located at 2350 Harbor Bay Parkway, that the city's Planning Board is recommending for approval . As one of the last remaining bay-front parcels on Harbor Bay Parkway, with community input, hopefully the scale of this project will be reduced....
  • Alameda: Saint Philip Neri students teach educators at Google conference
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:18:26 GMT
    A group of students from St. Philip Neri Catholic School showed off their technology and teaching skills at a recent Google-sponsored event. The middle-school students -- who are part of a tech club named @SavvySpartans -- were invited to speak at the Google Apps for Educators summit in Napa on Jan. 10-11, a sold-out event for several hundred administrators and teachers....
  • Altarena's 'Barefoot in the Park' is funny, delightful
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:17:59 GMT
    Alamedan Sue Trigg, director of Altarena Playhouse's current offering, "Barefoot in the Park," seems to prefer plays about women who expect to live their life on their own terms -- like Shirley Valentine in the one-woman play of the same name that she played at Altarena Playhouse. Trigg has acted in or directed shows in just about every theatre in this area....
  • Alameda calendar: Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off on Jan. 31
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:14:43 GMT
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  • Alameda city briefs: Habit grand opening to benefit Alameda Meals on Wheels
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:07:47 GMT
    The Habit Burger Grill will mark the grand opening of its restaurant at Alameda Landing with a "pre-event" between 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, when it will donate 100 percent of the proceeds generated from sales to Alameda Meals on Wheels. Mayor Trish Spencer will speak before the Kiwanis Club of Alameda on Feb. 4 at the Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. The event will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public....
  • The Alameda High girls soccer team comes up empty in loss to BishopO'Dowd
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:04:53 GMT
    Alameda High School girls soccer player Jordan Cenidoza passes as she's pursued by Bishop O' Dowd's Grace Duncan during their match at Bishop O'Dowd on Jan. 23. The host Dragons beat the Hornets 3-0....
  • Piedmont/Montclair What's Happening: Montclair Soccer Club tryouts
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:04:37 GMT
    Montclair Soccer Club -- Tryouts for boys and girls U8-U14 age groups. through Feb. 7 at Merritt College and Oakland High....
  • Step aside, Murilee now owns the Kustom Korona
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:43:43 GMT
    Colorado allows the use of year-of-manufacture license plates on old cars, so new-old-stock 1969 plates were the first things I bought for it. I know what the original '69 Corona side marker lamps look like, because I've got one on the Junkyard Boogaloo boombox....
  • Street closures on the way
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:24:00 GMT
    Starting this week, the city will temporarily close the ends of several streets along Alameda Avenue in Burbank's Media District for six weeks to gather data to help elected officials decide whether to make the closures permanent. Barriers will close off the ends of Cordova, Avon, Lima and California streets north of Alameda Avenue, as well as the east and west ends of an alley that runs parallel to Alameda for six weeks beginning today....
  • The Renaissance International School February Middle School Info Sessions
    published on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:23:42 GMT
    Parents of students entering middle school are invited to attend an info session at The Renaissance International School. Info sessions are being held on the following February 2015 dates: Attendees at the middle school info sessions will learn more about the program and meet faculty and staff....
  • The Broad Brush: Your Alameda News in 60 Seconds
    published on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:35:29 GMT
    Welcome to this week's edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here's what happened this week....