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The city of Alameda’s Rent Stabilization and Eviction Limitation Ordinance that went into effect on March 1 has raised concerns from tenants, landlords and local politicians.

The Alameda City Council adopted the new ordinance to give relief to tenants from the increasing cost of rent in the city and create a process that would suppress landlord-renter tensions. However, the ordinance has created more squabbles between the two sides. 


The Friends of the Alameda Wildlife Reserve (FAWR) committee trains and maintains a corps of volunteers committed to protecting and enhancing wildlife at Alameda Point. The committee is dedicated to building public support for the reserve and to ensuring the long-term survival of species that depend upon its habitat, including the endangered California Least Tern and Brown Pelican.

Crewmembers from the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) rescued a distressed kite surfer in the waters off Shore Line Drive last Saturday. A crew in an East Bay Regional Parks District helicopter assisted in the rescue.  

AFD dispatch received a report of the distressed kite surfer at 5:23 pm. When they arrived on scene, AFD firefighters located the surfer about one-half mile from the shore. They deployed Rescue Boat No. 1, and one of the department’s rescue swimmers reached the kite surfer and helped her to shore. There were no injuries in the rescue.


Two employees shot last Saturday

Alameda Police Department (APD) announced that its officers arrested Valente Blanco-Garcia, 20, shortly after a double shooting last Saturday at the ARCO gas station, 1260 Park St. On Monday, the Alameda County District Attorney’s office charged Blanco-Garcia with two counts of attempted murder.

Sunday, April 17, through Saturday, May 21, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Caltrans contractors will close the Posey Tube to repair the pedestrian guardrail within the tube.

Detours will be in place. Motorists are advised to expect delays and encouraged to take alternate routes if necessary and also that traffic fines are doubled in construction zones.

For more information, contact Marcus Wagner of CalTrans at 622-8758.