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I would like to end this four-part series about traffic in the Island City by reminding motor-vehicle drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians that they all must obey the law. Bike Walk Alameda offers safety tips and a look at some of these laws at www.bikewalkalameda.org/pedestrian-safety-tips-and-laws.

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) warns the public it has received reports of scam calls demanding immediate payment from customers, saying their electric accounts will be disconnected. The scammers ask customers to pay their AMP bills at CVS, according to customers. In addition, the scammers spoof caller-ID information to make it appear that their calls are from AMP.

Alameda’s holiday season presents several opportunities to revel with locals. 

Sing-It-Yourself Messiah
Above left, The community will perform George F. Handel’s oratorio The Messiah this Saturday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church Alameda, 2001 Santa Clara Ave. Admission is free. The program, was first performed at First Presbyterian 25 years ago. 

Alameda police officers arrested two men for possession of loaded firearms the night before Thanksgiving. 

Alameda Police Department (APD) officers confiscated the two firearms, one stolen, along with an extended clip, from the vehicle during the arrest. Jeffry Aguilar and Jowuan Jones, both 23, were arrested for multiple charges. Both men were charged with possession of a firearm. 

At a public hearing during Monday’s meeting, Alameda Point Partners (APP) asked the Planning Board to allow changes that would scale back both the building on Block 11 on Seaplane Lagoon and the adjacent Waterfront Plaza. 

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