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At its regular meeting, Monday, April 15, the Public Utilities Board (PUB) will consider a proposal to increase electric rates for commercial and residential customers. If approved by the board, the average increase of 1.8 to 2.5 percent for commercial customers would go into effect on July 1, 2019.


Workers in West Alameda found a device they feared could explode and contacted the Alameda Police Department (APD). Erring on the on the side of caution, APD notified the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office’s (ACSO) bomb squad and closed Hibbard Street and Buena Vista Avenue between Grand and Paru streets. 

At 1:56 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office tweeted that it had determined the device was not an explosive or a threat to public safety. The bomb squad collected the item and APD reopened the streets to traffic. 


Last month’s event “March for Meals” recognized federal legislation signed in March 1972 that helped create Meals on Wheels America programs nationwide. Alameda Meals on Wheels began in 1973 and has served hot, nourishing meals to homebound Alameda residents 365 days a year ever since. 

In celebration of March for Meals 2019, Alameda Meals on Wheels invited Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft and Alameda County Meals on Wheels Board Member Dave Neumann to help out. 

Council to determine marijuana’s future

At its April 16 meeting, the City Council will consider the final fate of four cannabis-related ordinances.  


The gunman who went on a killing spree and was apprehended in Alameda in April 2012 died in prison last month while serving seven life sentences, plus 271 years, at California State Prison Sacramento.

One Goh, 50, died at the maximum security prison in Folsom on March 20, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has not released the cause of death.