Dave Boitano

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Joi Lin Blake knows the potential that can be unlocked by obtaining an education. She has spent her professional life helping those who need a hand obtaining the academic knowledge and training needed for success.

And the newest president of College of Alameda has a clear understanding of the mission of the state’s community colleges. Read more >> about The Profiler: College of Alameda President Joi Lin Blake

Letters to the ...

From left to right: Daniel McCormick, Sam Wu, Nick Adgar and Kyle Rentschler. Photo by Al Wright, Raintree Studios.

Alameda Boy Scouts Nick Adgar, Daniel McCormick, Kyle Rentschler and Sam Wu received the Eagle Scout award during a recent Boy Scouts of America National Court of Honor. Each scout - over a several year commitment - has worked his way through the various ranks, earning at least 21 merit badges, serving in multiple leadership positions and planning and implementing a community service project to earn scouting's highest achievement. Read more >> about Letters to the Editor: Alameda has some new Eagle Scouts

The Agenda: Citywide transportation plan

For the week of March 30, 2015


The Open Government Commission meets at 7 p.m. Monday, March 30 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.

On the agenda: The commission will discuss potential revisions to the city’s Sunshine Ordinance.

More information: An agenda and materials are available on the city’s website. Read more >> about The Agenda: Citywide transportation plan

The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your 60-second week in review. Here are your Alameda headlines for the week.

Harbor Bay ferry riders who are struggling to find someplace to park may soon have new legal, on-street options. But some homeowners who live near the ferry terminal say they want better parking enforcement, not relaxed restrictions. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

Janice Worthen

Photo by Allan Mendez.

If you’ve been wanting to become a Bay Area coffee connoisseur, Indie Coffee Passport East Bay can get you on your way, and a few Alameda cafes – Beanery, Wescafe and Beulah’s Bean Truck – are among the 22 cafes participating. Read more >> about Alameda Business Buzz: Shift Local

Running in the 'Meda: Tilden Park

Do you like to run up and down steep hills? Then have I got a run for you!

This week, let's go to the southern end of Tilden Park. One of the most fun attractions in this park for children (OK, for lots of grownups, too) is to ride the steam train. It's quite a set-up they have there, and it is indeed a fun activity. But just a short distance away are a couple of great running trails that are part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail system. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Tilden Park

Michele Ellson

For the past several months, the development and design consortium Alameda Point Partners has been working to refine its plan for Site A, a 68-acre waterfront plot that is proposed to one day hold 600,000 square feet of commercial uses, 15 acres of new parks – and 800 new homes.

The development framework okayed by city leaders in 2014 envisioned the site as a catalyst for revitalization of the Point, a transit-hubbed beacon alerting industry that the Point was open for business. But some Island voters apparently saw something different: A future traffic nightmare clogging Alameda’s bridges and tubes.

Development of Site A (or any portion of Alameda Point) can’t proceed unless four of the council’s five members agree to move forward. So if two council members have already said they oppose building homes at Alameda Point, what are the chances that the development will move forward? Read more >> about On Point: What’s next for Site A?

Letters to the ...

As we observe Wound Care Awareness Week, it’s important to recognize that chronic wounds are a burden that touches 6.5 million people in the United States. Chronic wounds are wounds that do not heal in a timely manner and risk infection up to and including sepsis, amputation or even death.

Awareness is the first step to treatment. So if you or a loved one suffers from a wound that isn’t noticeably healing within four weeks, it is important that you talk to your doctor who may refer you to a wound care specialist. Read more >> about Letters to the Editor: Chronic wound awareness important