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A group of local volunteers concerned about the state of the planet is determined to get the attention of our elected officials, specifically presidential candidates. To get started, they’re hosting an event called the East Bay Saving Life on Earth Campaign Kick-off.

Under the umbrella of the Center for Biological Diversity, this is a local meeting for environmentalist or concerned citizens to brainstorm ideas on how to share their concerns with elected officials. “The goal is to stop the extinction crisis and make it a 2020 election issue,” Chase Martin, volunteer, said.

On Jan. 9, approximately 60 Alamedans gathered downtown to express opposition to any U.S. escalation of hostilities toward Iran after missile strikes transpired on each side. The anti-war vigil was one of more than 350 held nationwide, including larger events in Oakland and San Francisco.

The Alameda Police Department (APD) will join five other Alameda County police departments to launch a joint task force in an effort to reduce property crimes and auto burglaries. 

APD will join Albany, Emeryville, Oakland, Piedmont and San Leandro police departments in lending personnel and resources to stamp out property crime offenses throughout Alameda County.  

The city announced this week that new signals will be installed at Harbor Bay Parkway’s intersections with North and South Loop Roads and Penumbra Place and South Loop Road starting this month. The project is scheduled to be completed at the end of February. 

Included with the signals will be: a traffic-signal cabinet and controller, service, signal poles, accessible-pedestrian signal, video-detection systems, battery-backup system and emergency-vehicle preemption.

For the sixth year in a row, the Alameda Pipe-athon hit the bars of the Island City on New Year’s Eve (Hogmanay in Scotland). The Pipe-athon features Scottish ex-pat and Alameda resident Andy MacKay playing “Auld Lang Syne” on the bagpipes in 20 bars and restaurants on the Island while simultanesouly raising funds for the American Cancer Society (ACS).