News Briefs

“Burn Pie Not Oil” is the theme of a family friendly ride and rally for renewable energy set for Saturday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. The two-hour ride will start from the Crab Cove Visitor Center at 1252 McKay Ave.

The Alameda County Waste Management Authority has begun issuing fines to businesses and multi-family properties still in violation of the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance that went into effect in July 2012.
To date, more than 100 citation notices have been served countywide, and more are expected as routine inspections continue. In Alameda, recycling and organics collection is mandatory for all businesses and multi-family buildings with five or more units.

LWVA Presents Discussion on Transportation

The Alameda League of Women Voters will host a panel discussion on "Getting on and off the Island: Alameda’s Transportation Future" tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.

Panelists include Jennifer Ott, Alameda Point chief operations officer for the city of Alameda; Michele Bellows, chair of the Alameda Transportation Commission; Robert del Rosario, director of Service Development, AC Transit; and Michael Nguyen, from Caltrans’ Office of Advance Planning.

Lipow Elected

In a statewide election Gretchen Lipow beat out six contenders with a lead of 300 votes to represent Region 1’s 3,000 retired teachers who are members of the California Teachers Association (CTA). Lipow will sit on CTA’s board of directors and its state council. Region 1 covers the northwestern portion of the state.

Rent Review Advisory Committee Seeks Members

AMP Unveils First Electric Car Fast-Charge Sites

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) has unveiled two new charging stations for electric vehicles in Alameda. The stations — the city’s first "Level 3" DC fast chargers —are located in the public parking lot of the utility at the corner of Grand and Clement streets.