News Briefs

AMP Warns of Scam

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) has reported that it has received multiple complaints from local businesses that someone impersonating a utility representative (either on the phone or in person) is claiming that electric accounts are past due and will be disconnected.

The individual goes on to provide payment instructions via Green Dot MoneyPaks or NetSpend prepaid debit cards.

City Honors Volunteers

At noon, this Saturday, Sept. 27, outstanding community volunteers and one nonprofit organization will receive the city’s Community Service Awards. The ceremony is part of the Everything Alameda Celebration taking place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lower Washington Park.

creation & Park Department’s (ARPD) Underground Teen Center is a supervised, free drop-in program for all sixth through 12th graders in Alameda. The Underground features big-screen TV and video games, pool table, ping pong and a snack bar. Participants must sign-in and out each day.

Transportation is provided in ARPD vehicles from six Island City middle schools, The cost per ride is $2 or students can purchase a 10-ride punch card for $20. A list of schools is available on the website,

Impact Fees to Take Effect

Development impact fees that the City Council approved on July 1 will take effect Sep. 19. "These fees require new developers to pay their fair share for the impact new housing or buildings would have on public facilities like parks, public safety and transportation," the city stated in a press release.

These fees are only charged to new developers creating new housing such as at the Del Monte warehouse or new businesses like those at Alameda Landing. They do not apply to existing home or businesses. Between now and 2040,

Girls Inc. Celebrates 50 years

Girls Inc. of the Island City will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a gala at Faz Restaurant and Bar, 1111 Broadway in Oakland from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11. Tickets cost $75.

Guests will enjoy a formal wine reception with an abundance of hor d’oeuvres catered by Faz. Jim Franz and Jan Nichols will provide the entertainment.

Guests will be able to bid on silent and live auction packages that include a seven-night stay in Australia, a weekend stay at Disneyland, gift certificates to local businesses, and much more!