Alameda News

Registered nurses at Alameda and two other East Bay hospitals held an Unfair Labor Practice strike that saw nurses at the hospitals walk out for 24 hours starting Sept. 20 in accordance with the California Nurses Association (CNA). CNA filed multiple charges with the California Public Employee Relations Board against the hospitals for violating state law by failing to bargain in good faith. 

Last Friday, Sept. 20, people hit the streets of San Francisco in a mass protest against world leaders’ inaction to address the current climate crisis — a single branch of a larger, global, climate strike. Several other strikes occurred in the Bay Area (including: Berkeley, Walnut Creek and Livermore) but the San Francisco strike was the largest by far, with thousands of people in attendance. The majority of the participants marching? Students.

Photographic artist Richard Wong has just received an Honorable Mention from the 2019 International Photography Awards, considered the most prestigious award show in the photography industry. Wong’s award-winning landscape photo, “Puddles” was made at Alameda’s Crown Beach. Wong shot the photo in 2014. “Anyone can identify a good sunset and point straight at the horizon. It’s more difficult to find unconventional compositions that most people would overlook.” said Wong on his website. Learn more at www.rwongphoto.com/photo/puddles.

The Alameda Museum and the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS) present their annual Legacy Home tour this on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

In all, ticketholders will enjoy visits to eight homes on Lincoln and Central avenues, on Everett Street and Gibbons Drive. However, there’s more to this year’s tour than visiting unique East End homes. Contained within this year’s keepsake guidebook is a walking tour composed by historian Woody Minor. 

Sixth months ago the Alameda Unified School District explored the possibility of combining the Island’s two public high schools. Last Friday’s rivalry between Alameda and Encinal high schools reminded the community that the Island Bowl is a tradition worth keeping. 

The 65th Island Bowl wasn’t as close as last year’s matchup, but there were still fireworks between the Hornets and the Jets. When the dust settled, the Jets trotted off with a 42-0 victory and bragging rights for yet another year.

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