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Alamedan is Key Figure in Church of Latter-Day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has opened its Oakland temple, 4770 Lincoln Ave. in Oakland, to visitors. This marks a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the public to visit the temple, which is one of seven in California and one of 209 throughout the world. The Church’s other California temples are located in Fresno, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Redlands, Sacramento and San Diego. Last October, the Church announced that it will open an eighth California temple in Yuba City. 

Following more than a year of development, Alameda’s draft Climate Action & Resiliency Plan (CARP) is now available for public comment. This plan lays out a roadmap for how Alameda will become more sustainable, continue to reduce greenhouse- gas emissions and build resiliency to flooding and other big challenges we face against the threat of climate change. 

A burglary suppression operation by Alameda Police Department (APD) detectives, with assistance from Alameda County Sherriff’s Transit Crime Unit (TCU) personnel, led to the arrest of three individuals and the confiscation of two loaded firearms on April 30. APD and TCU personnel conducted undercover operations in various locations in Alameda last Tuesday. 

Alameda Point Collaborative to host annual benefit lunch

The public is invited to join Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) as it hosts 140 guests at its two-acre urban farm for its one-and-only annual fundraiser, the Urban Farm-to-Table Luncheon. Guests will be treated to a fine, catered meal presented by A Fork Full of Earth featuring produce sourced from the farm’s lush rows at Alameda Point. 

The Oakland A’s mascot Stomper hung out with Alameda’s new City Manager, Eric J. Leavitt, May 1, when the Major League Baseball team hosted a town hall meeting about its proposed new stadium at Oakland’s Howard Terminal. The meeting was held at Michaan’s Auction Theater at Alameda Point. The new stadium location, just across the estuary from Alameda Point, poses some interesting challenges and opportunities for synergy with the Island City.

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