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On March 7, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) earned a credit rating upgrade from Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings based on the utility’s strong financial performance.

“While investor-owned utilities such as Pacific Gas & Electric have recently seen credit downgrades, AMP has earned a credit rating upgrade,” AMP General Manager Nicolas Procos said. “This upgrade is ... a strong endorsement to the community-owned business model for electric utilities.”


Scheduled meetings to take place at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Council Chambers, third floor unless otherwise noted. For more information see www.alamedaca.gov.

Thursday, March 14

  • 7 p.m. Recreation and Park Commission. Meetings held second Thursday of each month.

Monday, March 18

  • 6 p.m. Public Utilities Board.

Tuesday, March 19


When employees work, they receive a pay stub each time they get paid, although it may not be a paper stub. Understanding a pay stub is vital to managing money and budgeting. Each employer’s pay stub is different, but typically these items appear:


The City of Alameda Season for Nonviolence Speech Contest will take place this Saturday, March 16, at 10 a.m. The Season for Non Violence is an annual campaign celebrated around the world to educate and raise awareness about the philosophy of attaining peace through nonviolent means, as demonstrated by legendary pacifists such as Mahatma Gandhi, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar E. Chavez, Nelson Mandela, Tenzin Gyatso, and the Dalai Lama.  

The online crowdfunding site GoFundMe announced last Friday that an effort to raise funds for Alameda Warming Shelter had raised more than $6,000 in less than 24 hours. The Alameda Warming Shelter is a place for homeless persons to get out of the cold and rainy weather that opened earlier this winter. Guests are provided with dinner, a place to sleep and breakfast.