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Alameda Police Department (APD) and other neighboring police agencies set up a pedestrian sting operation that resulted in 168 citations being issued Wednesday, June 24.

The operation took place at eight different intersections throughout the city last Wednesday spanning from morning to afternoon. Approximately 80 percent of the citations were for pedestrian violations; however, additional citations were issued for distracted driving and excessive speed.

The Planning Board unanimously put a stop to Francis Collins’ Boatworks project at its June 22 meeting. The move came after City Planner Andrew Thomas pointed out several issues to board members, among them that taxpayers, rather than Collins, would foot the most of the bill to construct the 80-foot-long public dock.

The visit of a Filipino delegation to Alameda earlier this month from Dumaguete in the Philippines, the Island City’s newest sister city ("Alameda Greets New Sister City," June 11) has raised eyebrows in Dumaguete. One member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) — the city’s legislative body — is crying "foul," while the acting mayor is saying "fair."

SP member Antonio Remollo told the Filipino newspaper the Visayan Daily Star that Dumaguete Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria’s trip to Alameda was "highly irregular in the absence of any resolution from the SP."

The annual tours to the least tern colony at Alameda Point were sold out again this year. Three groups totaling about 100 people listened to a presentation about the endangered birds before boarding a bus at the Crab Cove Visitors’ Center.

It is the only time that the general public is permitted to enter the federally owned former aircraft runway area to view the terns nesting. Guests are not allowed to leave the bus.

As the fourth of July festivities approach, the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) reminds Alamedans that the use of fireworks of any kind is prohibited here. "Although they are a wonderful way to celebrate Independence Day fireworks are illegal and very dangerous. When in the hands of an untrained individual, fireworks can have deadly consequences," AFD stated in a press release.

AFD asks residents who observe the use of fireworks of any kind to call 911.