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At its Tuesday, June 18, meeting, City Council will consider approving Nautilus Data Technologies’ lease. The company hopes to operate a water-cooled data center at Building 530 at 120 West Oriskany Ave. on Alameda Point. The lease would also include use of two smaller buildings. 

Using the exact words from the Brown vs. Board of Education courtroom, and the words of Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren, Alameda resident Dr. Cindy Acker created a commemoration of the landmark case in the form of a stage performance titled Brown vs. Board of Education: Words That Made a Difference. This year marks the 65th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, a U.S. Supreme Court decision that rendered segregation in public schools unconstitutional. 

A meeting titled “Renters Know Your Rights” has been slated for Monday, June 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. More meetings are planned for third Mondays through the summer. Renters may be entitled to legal assistance. Learn more at this presentation by housing attorneys from Centro Legal de la Raza followed by a question-and-answer session. Sponsored by City of Alameda. 

For more information call the Centro Legal de la Raza at 437-1554, or visit

The Rhythmix Island Arts Concert Series carries Alamedans across the globe to islands from the Caribbean to the Pacific Ocean. In the first concert in April, audience members experienced the sounds of Cuba with Jesus Diaz. The second concert is just around the corner on Saturday, June 22, and will feature dance and music from the islands of Tahiti. 

The minimum wage in the City of Alameda will increase to $13.50 per hour on Monday, July 1, for all employees working two or more hours a week.

The Minimum Wage Ordinance, passed by the Alameda City Council on Oct. 2, 2018, increases the minimum wage to $13.50 on July 1, and to $15.00 on July 1, 2020, for all businesses in Alameda, regardless of the number of employees.