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Alameda’s weekly vigil paid special attention to the message “Keep Families Together” last Saturday. The rally was held in conjunction with rallies across the nation. A crowd of more than 300 gathered at Park Street and Santa Clara Avenue for a well-received honk-and-wave after which a contingent went to Jackson Park for a rally and short program. Vice Mayor Malia Vella, Councilmember Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft and Pastor Laura Rose of Alameda’s All Faiths Coalition delivered messages of hope to families torn apart at the U.S.-Mexico border and thanked those attending.

Sales-tax increase planned for ballot

At its July 10 meeting, the City Council will consider a proposal to put a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot. That measure will ask voters to enact a half-cent raise in the current sales tax. This “Essential Services Protection Measure” would protect the city’s General Fund from a projected $4.7 million annual deficit by fiscal year 2021-2022, according to a city staff report.  


The City Council is soliciting applications from residents who would like to serve on the Historical Advisory Board (HAB). Application forms may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Room 380, or at Interested persons are encouraged submit applications to the City Clerk by next Thursday, July 12. 

The Alameda Sun salutes all of Alameda’s 2018 high school graduates! We’re most proud of everyone’s accomplishments. Sun staff thanks Susan Davis of Alameda Unified School District for providing this list of the Class of 2018. 


The first-ever Alameda Mini-Maker Faire has been set for this Sunday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Makers, businesses, artists, craftspeople will showcase creations and mingle with the public. The faire will be held on Ranger Avenue between Saratoga Street and Pan Am Way, 905 West Ranger Ave. For more information, see