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The Alameda Police Department (APD) is warning the public about fake parking citations being “issued” throughout the city. An APD records clerk noticed a fraudulent ticket when a resident brought it in to make a payment. Police believe the tickets are not part of a scam, but more of a prank. Several discrepancies exist between a real parking ticket and the fraudulent ones. For one thing, real tickets have “City of Alameda” written at the top of the ticket. To learn if a ticket is legitimate, contact APD. 

Former U.S. Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark Jr., died on Friday, Jan. 24. Stark served in the House of Representatives for 40 years, from 1973 to 2013. During his last 20 years in Congress, Stark represented California’s 13th Congressional District, which included Alameda. Redistricting, which began in 2011, redrew Stark’s District as the 15th District. Eric Swalwell defeated Stark in the 2012 election.

Film production crew members have been spotted at Alameda Point recently setting up cameras and other film equipment. It is believed the crew is preparing to film scenes for the upcoming The Matrix reboot, scheduled for release in 2021.

On Monday, Jan. 13, the Planning Board hosted a Measure A “workshop,” opening for discussion what many consider the city’s political third rail. Members of the City Council subcommittee addressed the 1973 Measure A and its 1991 counterpart. Vice Mayor John Knox White and Councilmember Tony Daysog opened the dialog by thanking the board members for working with city staff.

The City of Alameda has collected more than 1,400 comments via an online map at www.activealameda.org that allows community members to note where they notice unsafe walking and biking conditions, where they’d like to see street-safety improvements and where they’ve had close calls with vehicles. 

The map is available in English, Chinese and Spanish. The public must provide comments by this Sunday, Jan. 26, to have them considered. 

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