Alameda PostCast

Alameda PostCast

A weekly ten-minute roundup of news and information for the city of Alameda, CA. Hosted by Scott Piehler. Visit AlamedaPost.com/podcast for more!

Episodes

February 16, 2024 10 mins

In Episode 90, Scott Piehler's topics include: A historic building burns near Jean Sweeney Park. Alameda debates the future of the Open Government Commission. The Planning Board has been busy. The School Board provides an update. Get to know your District Seven Senate Candidates. The Alameda International Film Festival gets animated, and the Alameda Animal Shelter needs your help to restock their food pantry. Plus weekend even...

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In Episode 89, Scott Piehler's topics include: Alameda and Oakland look to the Feds for assistance in dealing with issues concerning flooding and the estuary. The recent storms kept Alameda’s first responders busy. A new hotel is coming to Bay Farm. AC Transit hits pause on their Realign project. Our feathered friends had a mixed 2023. And a look at some local wine bargains. Plus, weekend events of interest, and recipes to mak...

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February 2, 2024 10 mins

In Episode 88, Scott Piehler's topics include: Alameda Point loses a tenant, but keeps the sideshows. The race to fill the senate seat of the late Dianne Feinstein has a clear leader in fundraising. Wrestling returns to Alameda High after 40 years. Between rain, tides, and pipelines, water’s in the news. We’ll take a look at APD’s crime statistics, and our island brewers prepare for San Francisco Beer Week. Plus upcoming event...

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January 26, 2024 10 mins

In Episode 87, Scott Piehler's topics include: The Planning Board addresses the subject of subdivisions. Covid and schools: a new partner in the battle, and some policy changes. AUSD gets budget relief for the upcoming year.  Arts funding is available at the city and county level. Congratulations to Alameda’s Cooper Teare for another big victory. Saltbreaker restaurant catches the attention of the New York Times. A correction ...

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January 19, 2024 10 mins

In Episode 86, Scott Piehler's topics include: Rain in the forecast for the next few days. The City Council looks to clarify Alameda Point usage, and approves a final design for the new swim center. Count on the Post to keep you informed this election season. It’s not too early to start thinking about your taxes. Your morning ferry ride just added a new perk. Our Walking History tours have been scheduled for 2024, and you can’...

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January 12, 2024 9 mins

In Episode 85, Scott Piehler's topics include:  an early look at what you can expect on the March primary ballot, some of which is directly related to the state’s budget shortfall. Improvements are coming to Ralph Appezzato Parkway.  Covid numbers are up, and we’ve got a guide to where to get your booster. The demolition of Lum School has begun in earnest. The Kiwanis Chili cookoff is back after taking the last few years off, ...

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January 5, 2024 10 mins

In Episode 84, Scott Piehler's topics include: Pubic comment at the City Council meeting goes until 1 a.m. Alameda Fire Department rescues rescues a sinking sailor. The Alameda Police Department releases crime statistics for November, and the news is mostly positive. The doors to The Main Street Ferry Terminal reopen, while the doors to Pagano’s Central location prepare to close. And a look at some new laws that take effect in...

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December 29, 2023 6 mins

On this special edition of the Alameda PostCast, host Scott Piehler says thank you to our listeners while recapping some of the milestones reached as the PostCast heads into its third year.

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December 22, 2023 10 mins

The final City Council meeting of 2023 was a busy one. The Main Street Ferry Terminal is set to reopen. Our own Julia Park Tracey receives a national honor. Gil Michaels takes us on a gastronomic trip around the island, while Steve Gorman takes us down the road. Don't miss your last chance to catch Santa at Christmas Tree Lane. Plus events of interest, and ways to help out the community this season.

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December 15, 2023 10 mins

In Episode 82, Scott Piehler's topics include: The City reaches a settlement in the Mario Gonzalez case. The Alameda Warming shelter is open, and this year the site will rotate between three locations. AUSD fills a board vacancy with a familiar name, and prepares for full-time kindergarten next year. The Planning Board says yes to more pickleball. The Alameda Food Bank is prepping for a new space. And a big thank you from The ...

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December 8, 2023 10 mins

In Episode 81, Scott Piehler's topics include: The City Council discusses the proposed Oakland Harbor Turning Basin Widening Project, and the Capital Improvement Program. The Alameda Post is among those testifying before the California Senate Judiciary Committee on the importance of journalism in the digital age. Alameda Unified School District looks to fill a vacancy. The Alameda Library is looking to add tools to their offer...

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December 1, 2023 10 mins

In Episode 80, Scott Piehler's topics include: The Ferry wins a major grant to assist with electrification. The US District Court upholds Alameda’s rent control for Barnhill Marina. Alameda PD releases October’s crime statistics. City council approves renovations to the Veteran’s Memorial Building. Look for a parcel tax renewal on the ballot in March. The city is looking for your input on the next phase of Estuary Park and Fer...

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November 24, 2023 31 secs

Scott Piehler is off this week, but will return next Friday, December 1st with Episode 80 of the Alameda PostCast.

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November 17, 2023 10 mins

In Episode 79, Scott Piehler's topics include: The Alameda Food Bank gets the go-ahead for their future location, and welcomes a major donation from Alameda Scouts. Dignity Village provides a 6-month update. Alameda Municipal Power introduces a program aimed at installing chargers in multifamily dwellings. FAAS makes it easier to adopt your new best friend. With the holidays approaching, The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees are bus...

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November 10, 2023 10 mins

In Episode 78, Scott Piehler's topics include: The city council votes to move ahead with plans for De-Pave park, and addresses parklets alongside Webster and Park. Both the city planning board and the AUSD Board of Education are looking to fill vacancies. Below market townhomes are available for first time home buyers. The Mastick Senior Center website is hijacked. Alameda’s own Deborah Crooks is presenting her folk opera that...

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November 3, 2023 10 mins

In Episode 77, Scott Piehler's topics include: Alamedans are honored at the District 18 Community Awards. Alameda Meals on Wheels celebrates 50 years of service. AC Transit is looking ahead to next year, and seeking your input on potential route changes. Work has begun on the McKay Avenue Wellness Campus. We’ve got some Halloween data for you. Congratulations to Alameda High School Water Polo. Don’t forget to set your clocks b...

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October 27, 2023 10 mins

In Episode 76, Scott's topics include: Planning, Building and Transportation has a new director. AUSD provides an update on the new Alameda High School swim center, and invites you to participate in various round tables, as well as a forum on construction at Wood Middle. There’s a new podcast in town and you should give it a listen. Make your plans to dispose of household hazardous waste. Steve Gorman finds out that seltzer is...

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October 20, 2023 10 mins

In Episode 75, Scott's topics include: The city council rejects a lease over animal testing concerns. APD releases the latest crime statistics. A missing persons case comes to a sad ending. A cleanup is coming to the Estuary. If you’ve wondered what’s going on with the Grand Street/Shore Line bathroom project, you’re not alone. Taylor Swift takes over the cinema, and this is your last weekend to use the Main Street Ferry termi...

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October 13, 2023 10 mins

For Episode 74, Scott's topics include: From school staffing to abortion rights, we’ve seen a series of new bills signed into law. Alameda Pride is upon us. Alameda and San Francisco keep the conversation moving forward about Portola. Oakland Airport takes the next step toward carbon neutrality. Meet the woman behind the upcoming Donut Fun Run. Speaking of running, Denise Lum has some uplifting advice, and Beer City returns to...

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October 6, 2023 10 mins
In Episode 73, Scott's topics include: An October heat wave brings a heat advisory to the island. In the sky or across the water, noise is on a lot of people’s minds, including city officials. The transformation of Hawthorne Suites to low income housing continues. Alameda Pride is next weekend. Alameda’s Bryan Woo ends his season on a high note, but the Mariners miss the playoffs. And, get ready to explore the former Nava...
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