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Alameda High School (AHS) was under a shelter-in-place order by Alameda Police Department (APD) Monday, Feb. 3, while Oakland police officers were searching for suspects near the school.

Around 2:40 p.m. Oakland Police Department (OPD) was conducting an investigation in Alameda when two suspects fled, according to APD reports. As a precautionary measure, APD issued the shelter-in-place alert for AHS and for the Alameda Adult School. The Alameda Unified School District posted a message on its Facebook page alerting parents that students were safe, and to not come the school.

Owners must list rentals with city

The City of Alameda’s Rent Program was established in 2016 when the City Council adopted an ordinance to stabilize rents and limit grounds for termination of tenancies. Last year, the Council adopted a new law that strengthened this program, including limiting rent increases for many rental properties to an annual general adjustment equal to 70 percent of the Consumer Price Index’s percentage yearly increase, 2.8 percent currently. It also requires landlords to submit a registration statement annually for all rental properties. 

Black History Panel at Alameda Library
Those not interested in the Super Bowl can escape to the quiet of the library to celebrate Black History Month with a presentation taking place Sunday, Feb. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. “Black Youth: Exploring the Road to Success,” will discuss the experience of reaching the top with local Black leaders. 

So authoritarian. An effort is underway to amend the enforcement provision of Alameda’s Sunshine Ordinance, its open-government law. The change would grant the City Council the sole right to police itself when a violation occurs, unless the matter is taken to court.

The City of Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District are in the process of finalizing a 60-year lease that would allow a community swim center to replace the Emma Hood Swim Center on the Alameda High School campus  

Alameda Recreation & Parks Department (ARPD) is developing a conceptual design for a City Aquatic Center and wants to hear from the public. ARPD will host a meeting to present its final design and offer the public an opportunity to comment.