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A general manager who was in over her head led the district's negotiating team. State legislators dependent on unions for their political survival consistently meddled.
Galaxy Kung was honored this week for her quick thinking last month when she sprang into action to help her father get out of their burning second-floor apartment. The Hayward school district and the city's fire department recognized the Stonebrae Elementary School fifth-grader for her bravery at a ceremony at Wednesday's school board meeting.
Sometimes the third time is the charm -- at least for Alameda public charter schools Nea and Alameda Community Learning Center . Both schools have been shuffled around in recent years but are settling in for the long term with an 11-year lease at their new location in the former Woodstock Educational Center at 1900 Third Street.
Merchants in Park Street Business District are hosting a "Customer Appreciation Day" on Saturday, when participating businesses will be offering special discounts, deals and giveaways from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 50 merchants are taking part in this year's event, including Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden, which will offer customers a free cup of coffee or tea between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., and McGee's Bar and Grill, which will serve complimentary appetizers between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. City Council candidate Frank Matarrese will hold a town-hall meeting at Autobody Fine Art Gallery, 1517 Park St., at 7 p.m. on Monday.
Power Box Art, a partnership of Alameda Municipal Power , Park Street Business Association and Rhythmix Cultural Works, will host a reception Friday to celebrate the unveiling of Alameda's newest public art -- on utility boxes. The event gets underway at 6 p.m. in K Gallery at Rhythmix with the opening of the Power Box Art Show featuring artwork by the same artists who are wrapping their work around Alameda's utility transformers.
The board of the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter has begun searching for a replacement for Executive Director Mim Carlson, who has been at the helm of the nonprofit since it took over managing the shelter more than two years ago and who will step down in January. The group has hired a consultant to help find someone, though Carlson said she plans on staying until after a new executive director is actually in place to help with the transition.
A Berkeley man who's already serving a term in federal prison for an armed bank robbery in Alameda has now been charged with murder for a fatal shooting in East Oakland last year. Calvin Earl Odom, 25, was recently charged in connection with the shooting death of 37-year-old Vittorio Jackson in the 8900 block of International Boulevard at about 4:10 p.m. on March 31, 2013.
A firefighter injured while battling an apartment fire in Alameda Sunday has been released from the hospital and is home recovering, a fire captain said Tuesday. The fire was first reported at 5:28 p.m. Sunday at a six-unit apartment building in the 1100 block of Regent Street, fire officials said.
On Sept. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m., there will be a most unusual art exhibit opening here in Alameda.
The long-anticipated grand opening celebration of Capone's Speakeasy on Park Street on Aug. 30 was marred when police arrested one of the restaurant's owners on suspicion of public intoxication, battery on an officer and other charges. The arrest occurred after officers were dispatched to the neighborhood because a juvenile who had been reported missing was found at the Starbucks across the street from the restaurant at 1400 Park St., Alameda police Lt.
It was not just a first day of school for students at Donald Lum Elementary School when their summer break ended -- it was the first day for the principal, too. Lawrence Gotanco took over the post from Cassie Harris, and it was Gotanco's first job in the Alameda Unified School District.
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