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August 22, 2016

Back to school

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:02 am

Kids are back to school today, well only for the Alameda public schools, based on the activity around Nea/ACLC it appears that the charter schools in Alameda have started a little bit earlier.

So be aware of all the kids that will be swarming around school sites today that have been largely absent over the summer.

But speaking of the Alameda charter schools, it appears that Nea has been expanding and has outgrown the shared space at the old Woodstock site.   They are currently in negotiations to lease to own the old Chinese Christian/Crossroads site on Harbor Bay.

If the negotiations are successful it will definitely be interesting for that community to have the two villages split between two different sites.  Given that the students come from across Alameda anyway, I guess it’s not as big as a deal where the school is sited.  Although I would have thought that it would make more sense to site the lower village somewhere that is largely only accessible by car and allow the older kids who have options like public transportation or bikes to be at the site that has more alternative transit access.

Right now the drop off around Nea/ACLC is kind of a beast.  The school does its best, but it’s competing with other schools in the area.

On another topic as referenced in the comment section, this edition of the Alameda Magazine hit subscriber mailboxes over the weekend:

I haven’t read it yet since I don’t have a copy, but based on attempting to read the first page it appears that rumors that have been circulating have been verified and included into this piece, should be illuminating, but probably not surprising.




  1. I read the story and I was quite disturbed at what I had read.

    My concern is that our Mayor is not leading, she’s not recruiting new businesses to Alameda, she’s not working to build our city’s tax base, and she’s not working to create jobs for Alameda citizens. She’s not working with staff to create policies and incentives to attract new businesses to Alameda – our Mayor is instead picking fights with our City Manager and our police department.

    At a time when California legislation is emerging to require 15% of all new automobiles to be emission free within a decade, and auto makers, bay area ports, and technology companies are positioning themselves to be part of this new era of cleaner vehicle technology, our Mayor is harassing our police asking them to reverse tickets, writing arguments against the utility tax measure that was supported by the majority of the city council, and picking fights with our City Manager.

    Meanwhile local cities around us have positioned themselves to create jobs for their citizens, increase their tax base and lay the foundation for tremendous growth for their cities:

    San Francisco:

    The Port of San Francisco has reached a deal with Pasha Automotive Services to use Pier 80 to import as many as 150,000 automobiles a year – think Tesla Motors. Think of how many jobs this will create. Think of the sales taxes and shipping fees that San Francisco will earn in this new clean energy electric auto industry.

    And starting on April 1, 2016 – Pasha will utilize the Port of Oakland Container Terminal to do the same:

    Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) 

    West Gate Address:
    2505 Middle Harbor Road
    Oakland, CA 94607
    A recently completed series of improvements to Richmond’s automobile distribution facility attracted Japanese automobile manufacturer Subaru to the port to import cars. Subaru is working on a new platform to support electric car vehicles


    So I ask our Mayor to please stop fighting with City Hall and roll up your sleeves and get to work for all of Alameda citizens!


    Comment by Karen Bey — August 22, 2016 @ 7:25 am

  2. Just because Steven Tavares wrote it, doesn’t mean it is true. I should know, since he wrote about me without interviewing me, either.
    I have gotten tickets by APD reversed, but I didn’t have to ask the mayor for help…just took them to trial.

    Comment by vigi — August 22, 2016 @ 9:10 am

  3. The Mayor’s m.o. as described in that Alameda magazine piece is basically the same m.o. she had during her six years on the school board.

    Comment by Trishgonnatrish — August 22, 2016 @ 6:45 pm

  4. Must be what Alameda wants, eh?

    Comment by jack — August 22, 2016 @ 8:14 pm

    • Heretofore, it seems so.

      Comment by Trishgonnatrish — August 22, 2016 @ 8:53 pm

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