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Dismal precipitation this past winter and a melted snowpack has pushed the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) board of directors to implement a series of actions to protect and stretch the East Bay’s water supply.

The district’s annual water supply and deficiency report confirms that projected water storage will be at near-record lows without additional actions. Storage in all reservoirs combined is expected to stand at one-third of capacity by Oct. 1, the start of the water year.

City officials are recommending the City Council approve a permanent civilian staffer to create and execute plans to help Alameda bounce back quickly from a range of disasters. This is the third position the city is creating to better prepare for disasters.

Read more Alameda news at www.thealamedan.org. Read how the city lost the grant here: http://thealamedan.org/news/special-report-how-grant-was-lost.

Nighttime Closures on Park Street Bridge begin May 11

Alameda native James Hahn’s run at the 2015 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga. ended before the third round, but not before leaving an unforgettable impression on those in attendance. Hahn shot a three-over-par 147 after two rounds at the major tournament.

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Golden Gate Audubon Society are looking for dedicated volunteers who love birds and want to help protect local endangered species the least tern.

Each volunteer is required to attend one training session per year and must commit to a minimum of three tern watch shifts per year. Training sessions take place Wednesday, April 29, and Thursdays, April 30, and May 28, from 6 to 8:45 p.m. and Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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