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A longtime dream of mine is coming true this year. The Alameda Sun has funded a tree-planting effort here in Alameda. In today’s era of climate responsibility and such, it seems well past time for the newspaper industry to start giving back some of the trees we’ve been using lo these few centuries. So for all the New York Timeses, Wall Street Journals and San Francisco Chronicles out there, the Sun took one for the team. We forked over a $1,000 donation to the Alameda Backyard Growers (ABG) last month to fund a tree-planting effort hereby dubbed “Project Tree.” 

The Alameda Housing Authority (AHA) is hosting a series of workshops to explain the city’s new rental ordinance. The workshops will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the months of April and May. All workshops are free and are held in the Ruth Rambeau Community Room at Independence Plaza, 703 Atlantic Ave. 

If California is to meet its Renewable Portfolio Standards, utilities will need an environmentally friendly, cost effective way to store renewable power and dispatch it to the grid when needed. Amber Kinetics, a vertically integrated manufacturer and project developer of grid-scale energy storage systems, recently partnered with Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) to test the viability of using flywheels for energy storage. 

Amber Kinetics connected its Alameda Point Test Site with AMP’s grid in February, and has now begun testing of its flywheel units.

Two crucial meetings are scheduled to take place this week regarding the future of the proposed ferry terminal at the Seaplane Lagoon at Alameda Point. The ferry will provide commuters an additional option for public transit service from Alameda Point to San Francisco.

See Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football free as part of panel on acceptance

A free event featuring a screening of the award-winning film Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football, has been scheduled for Monday, April 11, at Kofman Auditorium. The forum titled “Muslim Students in America” is hosted by the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and the city’s Social Service Human Relations Board (SSHRB). Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m.