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At a special meeting Tuesday, July 14, Alameda City Council considered adopting a resolution that would declare racism a public health emergency in Alameda.

The proposed resolution comes on the heels of the Mali Watkins detainment and the protests nationwide caused by the death of George Floyd in May.

The Council listened to reports from city staff and comments and letters from the public on the topic. 

If the resolution is adopted Alameda will implement several new standards that will look to improve rights for Blacks, Indigenous and people of color in Alameda. 

Diners enjoy meals at La Penca Azul on Santa Clara Avenue on Saturday, July 11, one day after the state of California issued updated health guidelines July 10, prohibiting such dining. However, Alameda County is working to obtain a variance from the state that would give the county health officials flexibility to determine what lower-risk activities — including outdoor dining — are allowed for the county. 

The Alameda Recreation and Parks Commission (ARPC) voted 5-0 on Thursday, July 9 to rename Jackson Park. The park, located on Park Avenue between San Jose and Encinal avenues, was named in 1909 for President Andrew Jackson. 

The Alameda County Coroner’s Office positively identified the body of a 21-year-old Alameda man who was reported missing on Thursday, July 16.

An Alameda gas station store clerk was arrested, suspected of murder, after allegedly shooting a man suspected of shoplifting.