Alameda News

The City of Alameda recorded 2018’s first homicide after a 61-year-old woman died of injuries she sustained outside the Pho Anh Dao restaurant, 1919 Webster St. The Alameda County Coroner identified the victim as Cindy Le, 61, of Alameda. 

According to the Alameda Police Department (APD), Le and a 28-year-old man suffered injuries during a robbery attempt about 11 p.m. on Friday, April 6. Le passed away on Tuesday, April 10. 

A bicyclist pedals down Eagle Avenue Monday morning after a hailstorm pelted Alameda. The street in front of the rider is covered with bits of ice that measured approximately the diameter of a dime. The intense storm struck during the morning commute and lasted a good 20 minutes or so. Intense rain and some claps of thunder followed. News outlets reported the storm cell delivered nearly four inches per hour of precipitation. Natives of Alameda expressed awe at the storm, with some more senior residents reporting never having seen a storm this intense hit the Island City.

Those who prefer housing for senior citizens, over other types of housing that generate more traffic, will welcome the proposed dwelling units on McKay Avenue near Crab Cove. Former federal offices now located there will be rehabbed to create a medical respite care and assisted-living facility primarily for seniors who are homeless.

Revised Alameda Point plan aims to redevelop block near East Gate jet

On Monday, April 9, Alameda Point’s Site A, Block 9 will get a reprise at the Planning Board. The intersection of Orion Street and West Atlantic Avenue approximately defines the block’s southeast corner. 

Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer declared Tuesday, March 27, a “Day of Education and Sharing” in honor of the legacy and birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (the Rebbe), leader of the Chabad movement. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors marked the day with a similar proclamation. 

These local proclamations took place alongside those given by governors in all 50 states including Gov. Jerry Brown.

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