Editorial

Part Two 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the city of Alameda declares that a climate emergency threatens our city, region, state, nation, civilization, humanity and the natural world; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Alameda commits to citywide action that is rooted in equity, self-determination, culture, tradition, deep democracy and the belief that people locally and around the world have the right to clean, healthy and adequate air, water, land, food, education and shelter; and

The West Alameda Business Association (WABA) co-hosted a forum to discuss the Oakland A’s proposed new ballpark across the estuary at Howard Terminal and redevelopment of the Oakland Coliseum location. The event took place at Michaan’s Auction Theater at Alameda Point, not far from the proposed stadium location.

The 19th Annual Downtown Alameda Spring Festival is a Mother’s Day weekend tradition that has something for everyone. The outdoor fair on Park Street will be packed with 150 arts-and-crafts vendors, festival foods, local craft beer, premium wines, nonstop live music on three stages and an interactive kids’ area. The fun happens Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The Alameda City Council adopted the following Climate Emergency Resolution at its regular meeting on March 20 to Endorse Declaration of a Climate Emergency and Request Regional Collaboration on an Immediate Just Transition and Emergency Mobilization Effort to Restore a Safe Climate.

Business owners and organizations, take note. There are some myths going around in Alameda about the Alameda Sun. That it’s the place where anyone from anywhere can just send in notices of events, and — at no cost to anyone — people all over town read about them. The Sun somehow gets 24,000 copies of these free announcements, or even stories — some with color photographs — to magically arrive all over town. And it doesn’t cost anything.

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