Active in Alamo? Abbreviations can be Confusing

Alamo Acronyms and Abbreviations By Steve Mick                                           There are a number of Alamo residents who are active in the community. Their volunteer efforts make this a great place to live. A large part of their […]

Alamo Loses an Old Friend

By Steve Mick “I think that I shall never see…” Alamo lost an ancient friend recently. The large oak tree in the meadow at Hap Magee Ranch Park suffered a catastrophic failure in the middle of the night and split right in two. One side fell immediately to earth. The remaining section stayed erect but […]

Alamo Fire Station Under Construction

  Last month we reported on the approval and construction process for Stone Valley Middle School. A groundbreaking ceremony at the school was held on May 12 and construction has now started. Construction has also started on Fire Station 32. The new station is located at the intersection of Stone Valley Road and Miranda Ave […]

Alamo’s Stone Valley Middle Gets Renovation

Stone Valley Middle School Now Under Construction! Demolition of Stone Valley Middle School in Alamo began in March. Crews knocked down all of the ancient school buildings and classrooms as part of the school’s $37 million new construction project. As far back as 2009, district facilities staff recommended that the next facilities bond should include […]

2016 Alamo Walkabout Slated

By Steve Mick; Alamo News Update The Community Foundation of Alamo (CFA) announced the 2nd Annual Alamo Walk-About will take place on Thursday, May 19th from 5 PM to 8 PM. The first Alamo Walk-About took place last year in late October. The CFA board decided to move the date to the springtime to take advantage of the beautiful Alamo weather. The new […]

Alamo’s Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement in Alamo – Who You Gonna Call? By Steve Mick;                                      Security and law enforcement are increasingly important to Alamo residents so it is appropriate to examine how law enforcement is organized in the Alamo community. Since Alamo is […]

Alamo News..Who’s in Charge?

By Steve Mick; The answer to this question may depend on where you live and what form of local government, if any, has been created by either a vote of the community or appointed by cognizant authority. Depending on a number of factors, a community may decide to have a strong local government with powers that can impact everyone.  Other communities may choose to […]

Community News Group unfolds in East Bay

By Peggy Spear:                                  The media landscape in the East Bay is shifting again, as five local community papers are banding together to create the new Contra Costa Community News Group. Publishers from the Clayton Pioneer, Concord Pioneer, Lamorinda Weekly, […]

Bocce Ball is coming to Alamo

By Steve Mick The Alamo Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) has recently approved the construction of the first Alamo bocce ball court at Livorna Park. The new bocce court will be in the area of the existing sand volleyball court and will consist of two lanes. The entire court area will be ADA accessible. Bocce ball […]