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The Alameda Police Department (APD) is seeking the public’s help in identifying the two men pictured here. They are suspected of grand theft (auto). 

The driver is a white or Hispanic male, 27 or 28 years old. He stands about six feet tall with a medium build with a thin mustache. He was wearing a black Oakland A’s baseball cap, a white shirt, dark pants and black gloves. The passenger, a 32-year-old Hispanic male with short, dark goatee, was wearing a dark T-shirt.

 

Renovation and development of several parks, such as the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park, will soon begin to share the spotlight with housing developments. Located at the former Alameda Belt Line rail yard between Constitution Way, Atlantic Avenue and Sherman Street, Jean Sweeney Open Space Park’s topography is unique among Alameda’s parks as a large open space within an urban environment. Estimated to cover 27 acres, this park will be the largest in Alameda.

 

The crew of a local Coast Guard Cutter returned home to Alameda Friday after seizing $329 million in cocaine during a successful 95-day counter narcotics deployment.

The 126-person Alameda-based crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf interdicted nine smuggling vessels, detained 22 suspected narcotraffickers and seized more than 20,000 pounds of illegal narcotics while deployed in the Eastern Pacific.

 

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.

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