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Last Friday, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School alumni and NBA standout, Jason Kidd, earned one of Cal’s high honors. The Golden Bears inducted Kidd into their Hall of Dame. His jersey, No. 5, has also been retired at UC Berkeley. 

While Cal likes to present his time there as the beginning of his career, Alamedans know Kidd started leaving the competition way behind while playing for St. Joe’s Pilots here in town. With coach Frank LaPorte and his fellow Pilots, Kidd took two consecutive state championships in his high school career. 


The city is continuing its commitment to build new affordable housing and to revamp its existing affording housing stock. Over the next several years, the Alameda Housing Authority (AHA) plans to breathe new life into some of its aging affordable units. Last Monday, the Planning Board heard plans to redevelop Rosefield Villa on Eagle Avenue.

As part of its redevelopment pipeline reports in 2010 and 2015, the city presented plans to revamp properties under the AHA aegis. The city has successfully completed a trio of affordable housing projects in the 2010 report. 

Council considers coming of cannabis

It was standing room only Sept. 5 as the City Council held a “workshop” on the prospect of the cannabis industry coming to Alameda. The Council intends to come up with an ordinance regulating commercial production and distribution before Jan. 1, 2018, when California’s “legalization” laws kick in.


The City of Alameda Social Services Human Relations Board (SSHRB) announced nominations are now open for the fourth annual City of Alameda Community Service Awards. Nominations for the awards may come from anyone in the community but must be received by Thursday, Sept. 28.

Award categories 
Lifetime achievement: This award recognizes extraordinary, long-time commitment and service to the community over a period of 25 years or more.


Residents and businesses can now drink and cook with Alameda Point’s water. Water throughout Alameda Point’s drinking water distribution system has been deemed safe by the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water. This water once again matches EBMUD’s high quality water supply consistent with other areas outside of the Alameda Point water system.