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Dates and locations for the 2017 Alameda Firefighters Toys for Tots program have been announced. The program is a partnership of the Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth and their Families, Alameda Food Bank, Alameda Red Cross Youth, Alameda Firefighters, and other community organizations. It ensures that all low-income Alameda families who sign up at the Alameda Food Bank receive age-appropriate holiday toys for their children ages birth to 12 and gift cards for youth ages 13 to 16.       


A vibrant group of real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway Drysdale Properties are enjoying their 12th annual Turkey Drive and are inviting the community to participate. Pictured from left to right are: Justine Francis, Karen Lithgow, Gina Adamson, Brooke Abbasi and Rose Krinks. They have set up a Go Fund Me page at, to collect contributions.

Food insecurity is a serious health problem in the East Bay. 


The Union City Police Department (UCPD) announced that on Nov. 3 officers from its Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Unit (COPPS) arrested 15 men in a sting operation. UCPD crime reports state that the officers made the arrests about 4 p.m. on the 32000 block of Alvarado Niles Road. 


School and police officials released a joint statement addressing a suspicious incident that occurred at Lincoln Middle School (LMS) Friday, Nov. 10, assuring families that the school is safe.

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD), Alameda Police Department (APD) and LMS officials described the disurbance that took place Friday afternoon and what actions were taken to resolve the issue.  

Point tenant plans to design next-generation power plant

The underground infrastructure at Alameda Point may be old and in need of replacement, but many of the Navy’s industrial and civic buildings were built to last centuries. One of those buildings is Building 9, a former records warehouse on West Tower Avenue right across the street from the Bladium that is rock solid and worth rehabiltating.