News Briefs

In its ongoing mission to buck the trends and defy pundits who insist the newspaper industry is dying, the Alameda Sun increased its circulation last week to 24,000 copies delivered free in Alameda each Thursday. 


Committed to building relationships with the community, the Alameda Police Department (APD) is reopening the popular Citizen Police Academy. The Academy will allow participants to learn about and engage with APD officers and personnel through lectures and hands-on activities. Topics include officer training, patrol procedures, dispatching, traffic, APD’s canine unit, special investigations and more.


The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced that it will close the Posey and Webster Tubes for late-night biennial tunnel inspections as follows.

Posey Tube closures:

  • Monday, Aug. 20, from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. the following morning
  • Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. the following morning 
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. the following morning

Webster Tube closures:


The American Red Cross bus will visit Alameda Point Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Red Cross asks donors to “make someone whole again. Without A, B and O, we can’t save anybody. You are the #MissingType we need.” 

The bus will be parked at 950 W. Mall Square on Alameda’s West End. To schedule an appointment, visit and enter sponsor code: AlamedaPoint, or call 800-733-2767. Donors can streamline their experience by completing reading and health history questions at


Local attorney and mediator Jeff Cambra has offered a free seminar on Alameda Rent Stablization and Eviction Control. Cambra will present an overview of laws in the City of Alameda covering notices, rent increases, evictions and the rent review process. The seminar will take place at Mastick Senior Center Thursday, Aug. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m. For more information or to register, call 747-7506.