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Next Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:18 a.m., there will be an earthquake in Alameda. That is, an earthquake drill. In regions across the United States and countries around the globe, where earthquakes are as common a concern as in the Bay Area. Millions of people will practice how to safely and confidently respond to the ever-present threat of an earthquake.

Alamedans gather to send message to U.S. senators

Local activists, concerned constituents and community leaders gathered at City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 3, to send senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein a clear message: Vote “no” on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. The activists cited that his “hostility toward women and lack of credibility make him unfit to serve a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court.” 


The City of Alameda Planning Board has recommended that the zoning designation for a site housing a 78,000-square-foot former federal government facility on Central Avenue be amended to create a wellness center for homeless seniors. The recommendation was made at the Monday, Oct. 8, Planning Board meeting.

Craig Coombs’ record-breaking swim around Alameda (“Local to Attempt Setting Record for Swimming around the Island City,” Sept. 6) prompted me to investigate my grandfather’s record swims. As I looked through my grandmother’s belongings, I came upon several newspaper clippings documenting my grandpa’s records.

Assault causes critical brain injury

San Francisco police are asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who punched a 39-year-old Alameda man at First and Howard streets in San Francisco about 11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8. 

Christopher and Rebecca Mathews had used a ride-hailing app to call for a car. They were standing at First and Howard, waiting for a ride to “that one last bar to get that one last drink before we went home,” Rebecca Mathews told the San Francisco Chronicle’s Jill Tucker.