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Alamedans may have noticed the construction underway at the College of Alameda campus near Webster Street and Atlantic Avenue. The college is currently constructing a new liberal arts building to serve its more than 6,000 students. The 53,000 square foot building, designed by architects Noll + Tam, and constructed by Design-Builder Overaa Construction, will cost an estimated $42.1 million dollars. 

On Tuesday night, March 26, the City Council of Alameda voted 5-0 to pass a historic resolution declaring a climate emergency.

In passing the resolution, the Council formally launched a citywide push to end greenhouse gas emissions 100 percent by the aggressive deadline of 2030. The resolution would also facilitate a just transition to clean energy as Alameda endeavors to adapt as rapidly as possible to the growing global and local effects of climate change.  

AFD sees four advance to captain

Last month, Fire Chief Edmond A. Rodriguez announced five promotional appointments. Three Firefighters were promoted to Captain, including Khader (George) Nijmeh, Alex Barbour, and Phillip Fernandez; Apparatus Operator Robert Caruthers was promoted to Captain; and Firefighter Michael Navarro was promoted to apparatus operator.

What does one do upon discovering a wallet stuffed with cash, credit cards, identification and more? Then imagine discovering this wallet on Paia Beach on Maui, Hawaii, just three days before Easter. Alameda hairstylist Sarah Hobbs faced just such a difficult choice recently.

The City of Alameda has prepared a series of workshops for landlords and tenants. These workshops will discuss: advertising guidelines; renting to families with children; who is protected under the law; what laws govern housing and discrimination; reasonable accommodations and modifications for tenants with disabilities and more.

The three workshops will take place on Tuesdays: May 21 at 6 p.m., May 28 at 2 p.m. and June 11 at 6 p.m. at the Independence Plaza Community Room, 703 Atlantic Ave.