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City Hires New Chief

Sep 21,2021

The city of Alameda has hired Nicholas “Nick” Luby as the new Chief of the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) effective Oct. 18. Alameda City Manager Eric Levitt announced the hiring on Sept. 15.

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Mia Bonta Takes Office

Sep 16,2021

Voters in California’s District 18 have elected former Alameda Unified School District President Mia Bonta to serve as their representative in the State Assembly.

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The city may build a  housing facility in the  Bottle Parcel on Fifth  Street. The parcel —  wedged between the  Bayport housing develpment and College of  Alameda’s athletic field  — takes its name from the  unusual shape.

Council Directs Rescue Plan Spending

Sep 15,2021

Karin Kim Jensen

On Tuesday, Sept. 7, City Council provided direction to city staff regarding allocating $28.68 million in funding provided by the Federal Government through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021.

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The Encinal Jets  celebrate their  fifth straight Island  Bowl victory  after defeating  crosstown rival  Alameda Hornets  41-7 at Willie  Stargell Field.  They still trail the  overall series lead  33-31-2.

Jets Win Fifth Straight Island Bowl

Sep 15,2021

The game was nearly two years in the making. Last year’s cancelled contest meant that players from Alameda and Encinal had to wait 728 days to face off in the island’s crosstown rivalry game. But for many of the 2,000 fans in attendance the 66th Island Bowl was worth the wait.

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