Alameda Theatre & Cineplex

The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex is hosting a First Pitch Benefit Party for the 2014 T-Shirt League on March 20.

At the beginning, it looked like Emirates Team New Zealand was going to run away with the America's Cup. But then Oracle suddenly found their stride.

When Jim Franz was a schoolboy in the 1940s, bullying was kids getting pushed around on the playground. But in the intervening years it’s come to be recognized as something more mental and verbal than physical, and its reach has extended from the finite frontier of a schoolyard blacktop to the infinite reaches of cyberspace.

“It’s more than just this little thing that happens on the way to school,” said Franz, the city’s community development coordinator.

October 5, 2011 was to be a watershed moment in the city’s long struggle to revitalize the defunct Naval Air Station Alameda. That night city leaders signed a new deal with the Navy that would put most of the former base into the city’s hands by the end of 2012, free of the $108.5 million price tag the Navy had demanded in prior years.