The Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA) is considering tacking $9.55 per year for the next 10 years onto property tax bills.
The authority states that it needs the money to support the countywide household hazardous waste program. This program provides collection and disposal services for household hazardous waste like paint, solvents and pesticides.
The USS Hornet will bring its rich military history to the San Francisco History Expo on March 1 and 2. The Hornet joins more than 50 diverse Bay Area historical and cultural organizations at San Francisco’s Old Mint. The expo will include costumed re-enactors, an exhibit of rare coins produced by the mint, a historical fashion display, historical films, special programs and an art exhibition.
Alameda Police Department (APD) reported that shortly before 9 a.m., Tuesday, its officers and Alameda Fire Department (AFD) paramedics responded to the report of a gas leak in a science classroom at Encinal High School. Leaking gas led to the evacuation of 12 students. APD stated that AFD paramedics transported three of the students to a local hospital for observation. School authorities sent five of the students home to their parents.
Alameda Police Department (APD) detectives are investigating five commercial burglaries that APD believes may have been committed by the same person, an APD spokesman said.
The break-ins took place Sunday, Jan. 26 at La Penca Azul, 1440 Park St.; Papa Murphy’s and the Island Cafe, which share a location at 1929 Broadway; and Alameda Entertainment Associates, 2301 Central Ave. Similar burglaries were reported Jan. 22 at the Sidestreet Pho restaurant, 2304 Encinal Ave., and the Parrot AT&T store at 2601 Blanding Ave.
The City of Alameda Democratic Club will host a talk by Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan at Alameda Hospital, Conference Room A, 2070 Clinton Ave.
Chan will discuss the county’s "New War on Poverty," and cover the effect the latest recession on state and federal budgets has had on the community. The event is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8; it is free and open to the public.