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The Emergency Department (ED) at Alameda Hospital is the closest choice for residents in Alameda. The hospital’s emergency physicians and nurses have 24-hour access to the latest technologies and stand ready to rapidly assess and triage arriving patients. Alameda Hospital’s response to an emergency is immediate and comprehensive. For patients arriving by ambulance, constant communication with the incoming paramedics ensures that the ED team is fully prepared to treat upon arrival.

Alameda celebrated Earth Day in its usual fashion last Saturday, with hundreds of participants learning about sustainable living and careful stewardship of our home planet in a festival at Washington Park. The event featured a special appearance from “The Purple One” — the late rocker Prince who died April 21 — performing “Let’s Go Crazy.” Entertainers Lori and RJ wanted to “provide a tribute to catch people’s attention and remember a great musician,” said Lori.

Suspect in ARCO shooting arrested in traffic stop

An Alameda native who is suspected of shooting two gas station employees was charged with four felony counts, including two for attempted murder, on Monday, April 25, according to authorities.  

Edward Bessonov, 29, is also being charged with two counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm. He is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. His plea hearing is scheduled for May 3.

The Alameda Commuters 36-hole Medalist Honors for 2016 went to Peter Kuest of Fresno, Calif., above, who fired rounds of 65-64 for a 13-under total 129 at the halfway point in the 72-hole golf tournament head on Alameda’s municipal golf course for the past 89 years. For more results, check out the Alameda Sun sports page this Thursday. 

Least terns, harbor seals and western bluebirds are just part Alameda’s rich variety of wildlife that recently had their day in the sun — or drizzle — as part of Golden Gate Audubon Society’s “Wild! In Alameda” symposium, which included trips to viewing stations around the Island City. 

Some 100 people, including Mayor Trish Spencer, visited the Main Library on Saturday, April 9, for the two-hour symposium and slide show that featured the species that make Alameda their home for all or part of the year.