Veteran Seaman Fred Joyce said he goes to the Oakland Yacht Club to share sailing and racing stories with friends like Jim Jessie, a club member for more than 50 years, and Christa Schreiber. All three agreed there’s something special about the Oakland Yacht Club, which this year is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
The City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend its agreement to jointly use and operate the school district’s high school pools through September 2014 as council members sought to assure Alameda’s swimmers that they’re working to secure a long-term fix for the aging pools.
Here's what the City Council talked about Tuesday - and what you had to say about it.
An audience of mostly swimmers packs Alameda's City Hall on Tuesday.
The City Council unanimously gave Alameda police a green light Tuesday to pursue funding for systems that will photograph and store data on tens of thousands of license plates – but said they want clear policies for the storage and use of that data in place before they allow the department to buy them.
“I would feel more comfortable approving this as a council member if I knew what policies were going to apply,” Vice Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft said.
Alameda's City Council talked about automated license plate readers, the high school pools and more Tuesday. Here's the tweet by tweet.
Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill to increase California’s minimum wage from $8 an hour to $10 by 2016. But will people earning that wage be able to afford living in Alameda?
As planning continues on Alameda Point and other city-related projects, the City Council is considering legal agreements that city staffers said would benefit builders, workers and the public.
The Bay Bridge’s temporary closure earlier this month was a minor inconvenience for most. But it was an exasperating headache for Treasure Island residents, who relied on sparse shuttle buses and ferries to transport them on and off of the island that weekend. The closure and its impacts raised a critical question for Island residents: Could all of Alameda’s bridges and the Posey and Webster tubes become impassable in an emergency, stranding Island residents?
Outgoing Alameda Food Bank Executive Director Hank Leeper. Contributed photo.
The Alameda Food Bank is once again seeking a new executive director. Hank Leeper, who was hired to helm the food bank in May 2011, is leaving at the end of this month.
“He’s done a great job for us, and we’re sorry to see him go,” said Anna Crane, president of the food bank’s board of directors.
Leeper and his wife are moving to Boulder, Colo., he said, to pursue a host of outdoor activities. He said his departure will be bittersweet.
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