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Coast Guard Changes Commander

Apr 24,2014

On Tuesday Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray relieved Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West, in a change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Island. Ray was promoted to vice admiral prior to the ceremony.

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Rate Hike Approved

Apr 24,2014

At its Monday meeting the Public Utilities Board unanimously approved the fifth year of Alameda Municipal Power’s (AMP) five-year rate increase. Bills will reflect the jump in rates beginning July 1. Nearly all residential customers will see a $2.25 increase on their monthly billls. 

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Immunization Opt-Outs Grow

Apr 17,2014

A dramatic jump in measles cases in California has prompted readers to ask what Alameda Unified School District’s (AUSD) vaccination requirements are and how many families are opting out. State law requires children to be vaccinated against a list of diseases before entering school, but parents can obtain waivers if vaccinating their children would violate their personal beliefs.

 

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Telecom Suit’s Victory in Sight

Apr 10,2014

The city has scored what officials hope is a final legal victory in a trio of bondholder lawsuits that followed the sale of Alameda Municipal Power’s telecommunications business in 2008.
 

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Leigh Anne Stump. A great egret flies over the Bay Farm lagoons with some building material for its new nest.

Egrets Returning to Bay Farm

Apr 10,2014

Bay Farm residents have come to know and love two species of heron that also call their neighborhood home. Both the great and snowy egret nest on Bay Farm Island near the lagoons that provide the birds with the small fish they need to survive.

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Suspects in Local Murders Arrested

Apr 10,2014

Officers from the Sacramento, Alameda and Berkeley police departments have arrested three suspects in connection with the 2010 murder of 35-year-old Eric Franklin in Alameda. One of the men arrested is also wanted in connection with a second killing in unincorporated San Leandro.

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City Fails to Net Rockefeller Grant

Apr 10,2014

Most associate the Biblical character Job with suffering. “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away,” is a quote from the Book of Job familiar to most people.

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