The No on K committee held a rally Saturday, Oct. 13, in front of 470 Central Ave., the first Alameda apartment building to experience a complete eviction of its occupants. The committee is working to defeat Measure K to keep Alameda’s rent law, Ordinance 3148, from being added to the City Charter.
“Our renters are not second-class citizens,” said Cheri Johansen the committee’s field coordinator. “They deserve true protections; an end to no-cause evictions and annual caps on rent increases.”
The Alameda Museum is looking for residents who want to get involved as members of its board of directors. The museum is especially in need of people willing to volunteer time to provide guidance and leadership for both the museum and the Meyers House. Duties include attending quarterly board meetings, participating in and responding to electronic communications and committing time to a specific area of the museum’s operations.
On Sept. 18 City Council adopted a resolution to form a Sister City relationship with the City of Varazze, Italy. The Alpicella Family Club was established in Alameda in 1941, and continues to thrive today with several of its leaders and members tracing their roots to Varazze, a seaside town on the Italian Riviera.
The Alpicella Club worked with the Alameda Sister City Association to facilitate a year-long dialogue with the Varazze Committee in Italy to define the Sister City partnership and connect Alameda with the club’s ancestral origin.
The City of Alameda began its annual sewer rehabilitation project earlier this month and estimates work to be complete by July 2019. Work will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. near school locations, Monday through Friday. The work will consist of rehabilitating aging sewer mains, laterals and manholes at the following streets:
Last Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:52 a.m., Alameda Fire Department crews responded to reports of smoke and flames coming from the back of a house on the 2400 block of Otis Drive. Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from a detached storage building to the rear of the primary structure. Crews pulled pre-connected hoses, protecting nearby homes. The fire was extinguished in about 10 minutes. The storage building was destroyed in the fire. There was no extension to the nearby homes. There were no reported injuries. Twenty firefighters responded.