Encinal High School

Should Alameda have one comprehensive high school or two? That’s one of the main questions facing schools leaders as their proposed $179.5 million facilities bond heads toward a November vote.

Alameda's high school graduation rates outpace those of Alameda County and the state, though the data - for the 2012-13 school year - varied by school and group.

Darrell A. Doan will be tasked with marketing the city to prospective businesses and promoting existing businesses, as well as smoothing the way for businesses as they wend their way through city approval processes.

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While many coaches spend a lifetime building their reputation, Joe Tenorio made a name for himself in just a few years. He is a Bay Area coaching legend.

The City Council is slated to vote tonight on a complex land and cash swap deal that will resolve deeds to public trust property on the Island’s northern waterfront, give the school district the money it needs to fix up pools at Encinal High School and hand housing funds and the former Island High School site to the Alameda Housing Authority.

The Alameda Point Collaborative still has spaces available in its Farm2Market community supported agriculture spring subscription program.

A quartet of Encinal High School student athletes have signed commitment letters for college programs.

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department is hosting an Alameda Community Garden Day of Service from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 18 at the in-progress Jean Sweeney Open Space Park, at the corner of Constitution Way and Atlantic Avenue. The department is seeking volunteers who can weed, mulch, build planter boxes and compost bins, paint and assist with signage. Lunch will be provided. Children are invited to attend with an adult. Tools will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring work gloves.

At Encinal High School, Dexter Moore Jr. doesn’t just talk about change – he lives it, daily. As the school’s educational equity and family engagement coordinator, Moore’s goal is to ensure that all of its students have an equal opportunity to succeed in the classroom and job market.