Alameda News

Community effort helps servicepeople

Mike’s Auto Body of Alameda helped celebrate the 99th anniversary of the Coast Guard Chiefs by presenting a “new” used car to a deserving Coast Guard family as part of the shop’s Benevolence Program on Coast Guard Island on May 17. 

The City of Alameda will host a community workshop to discuss preliminary recommendations for improvements to Clement Avenue Monday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.  The city looks to address safety and speeding concerns on Clement Avenue between Grand Street and Broadway, while improving walking, bicycling and driving.  

Alamedan is Key Figure in Church of Latter-Day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has opened its Oakland temple, 4770 Lincoln Ave. in Oakland, to visitors. This marks a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the public to visit the temple, which is one of seven in California and one of 209 throughout the world. The Church’s other California temples are located in Fresno, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Redlands, Sacramento and San Diego. Last October, the Church announced that it will open an eighth California temple in Yuba City. 

Alamedans may have noticed the construction underway at the College of Alameda campus near Webster Street and Atlantic Avenue. The college is currently constructing a new liberal arts building to serve its more than 6,000 students. The 53,000 square foot building, designed by architects Noll + Tam, and constructed by Design-Builder Overaa Construction, will cost an estimated $42.1 million dollars. 

The students of Encinal High School had the chance to tour C-SPAN’s award-winning state-of-the-art, 45-foot customized bus Wednesday, April 24, after school. The cable news organization has been touring the nation, visiting schools and performing interviews in all 50 states. That’s right, even Hawaii, which the bus reached with some help from a giant barge. 

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