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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 City Council hosted an Open House on Thursday, May 2, at City Hall West to discuss Alameda’s Rent Stabilization Program. Topics included: new proposals for capital improvements, relocation payments, rent increases and no-cause evictions. Attendees conversed, viewed the city’s proposal and wrote their opinions about the topics. The meeting gathered a diverse pool of tenants, homeowners and landlords curious about existing and proposed policies. 

Alamedans may have noticed the construction underway at the College of Alameda campus near Webster Street and Atlantic Avenue. The college is currently constructing a new liberal arts building to serve its more than 6,000 students. The 53,000 square foot building, designed by architects Noll + Tam, and constructed by Design-Builder Overaa Construction, will cost an estimated $42.1 million dollars. 

On Tuesday night, March 26, the City Council of Alameda voted 5-0 to pass a historic resolution declaring a climate emergency.

In passing the resolution, the Council formally launched a citywide push to end greenhouse gas emissions 100 percent by the aggressive deadline of 2030. The resolution would also facilitate a just transition to clean energy as Alameda endeavors to adapt as rapidly as possible to the growing global and local effects of climate change.  

AFD sees four advance to captain

Last month, Fire Chief Edmond A. Rodriguez announced five promotional appointments. Three Firefighters were promoted to Captain, including Khader (George) Nijmeh, Alex Barbour, and Phillip Fernandez; Apparatus Operator Robert Caruthers was promoted to Captain; and Firefighter Michael Navarro was promoted to apparatus operator.