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Alamedans who have adopted a pet from Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) can help shelter pets earn up to $100,000.FAAS is asking for help to earn a life-saving grant award from The Petco Foundation. 

“Please share how your rescued pet has brightened your life,” stated FAAS Executive Director John Lipp. “You can submit as many stories as you like, but each must be on a different pet.”  

Alameda resident Alberto Rodriguez, a new kindergartener at the newly renamed Love Elementary School, happily attended his first-ever day of school Monday. The Alameda Unified School District reminds residents to take it slow while driving in town as students will be walking and biking to class. In most places the speed limit in Alameda is 25 miles per hour.

Rodriguez, whose aunt is the Alameda Sun’s finance manager, helps send subscription renewal letters for the paper from time to time. Thanks, Alberto!

At its next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, the Alameda City Council will consider a revised rent control ordinance that will include several new provisions. The proposed changes will: 

The City Council will consider revisions to the rent control ordinance at its Sept. 3 meeting, according to a press release from the city. It is the first council meeting after the August break.

The proposed revisions come after another example of the city’s housing crisis appeared in the London-based news publication The Guardian. Journalist Sam Levin profiled 87-year-old Musiy Rishin’s battle with his landlord who has been on a year-long mission to evict him. 

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