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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.

On Saturday, June 1, members of Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School’s Class of 2019 tossed their caps to the heavens to celebrate their graduation. Alameda Science & Technology Institute (ASTI) celebrated its graduation a day earlier. Then, on Thursday, June 6, members of the Class of 2019 at the Adult School and Island High graduated. The celebrations continued the following day for graduates at Alameda and Encinal high schools. The Alameda Sun congratulates all the graduates and will publish their names in an upcoming edition.

Annual street maintenance will get under way soon, along with a repair project along Otis Drive and Pacific Avenue. Both projects will begin this month and is estimated to be completed by late October. Construction will take place Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.