Robber hits West End bank

The headline says about everything the police office with the sniffing dog said Thursday afternoon. Several police cars were in the area of Citibank on Webster Street. The officer with the dog said he couldn’t talk because there had been a bank robbery. Sorry, I don’t know if anyone was hurt, although there was no ambulance around, so that’s a good sign. Judging from the sniffing dog, the perpetrator fled the scene.


Controversial curriculum OKed for elementary schools

No more breath-holding over the anti-bullying curriculum that polarized parents into clearly defined support and opposition camps. The Board of Education voted 3-2 last night to approve the 45-minute curriculum focusing on fairness and tolerance of children who come from non-heterosexual families. Patricia Spencer and Mike McMahon cast the no-votes. The Alameda Journal‘s Peter Hegarty has the story. And here’s more from Michele Ellson of The Island.


Alameda Anti-bullying curriculum meeting continued to Monday May 18

The Alameda Journal‘s report on Tuesday night’s Alameda school board meeting is here. Both KTUV and NBC came to town and did stories. Passions were high in the over-crowded council meeting room, and more than a hundred people who filled out speaker slips left without giving their two cents. At next Monday’s meeting, speakers will be given three minutes to talk…and who knows what will happen if more people show up wanting to weigh in. Here’s info about Monday’s meeting.