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The Alameda County Registrar of Voters posted another voter results update of the April 9 special election on Friday, April 12.

This is the third update the Registrar’s office has released since last Tuesday’s election. The new results did not change much and Measure A is still expected to pass, while Measure B will most likely fail. 

On April 4, the city’s Historical Advisory Board (HAB) held a public hearing to consider a certificate of approval to allow Pacific Shops, Inc. to demolish 24 buildings “within the Alameda Marina Historic District.” According to the city, the demolition work would “meet the objectives of the Alameda Marina Master Plan.” 

Amazon announced April 2 that a student from Alameda High School will be one of the first recipients of an Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship. The $40,000 scholarship provides the student with funds to study computer science at a university of their choosing along with a paid internship at Amazon after their freshmen year of college.  

The student, Ashley Chu, is one of just 100 high school seniors from underserved communities across the country that will receive this first-ever scholarship.  

At its regular meeting, Monday, April 15, the Public Utilities Board (PUB) will consider a proposal to increase electric rates for commercial and residential customers. If approved by the board, the average increase of 1.8 to 2.5 percent for commercial customers would go into effect on July 1, 2019.

 

Workers in West Alameda found a device they feared could explode and contacted the Alameda Police Department (APD). Erring on the on the side of caution, APD notified the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office’s (ACSO) bomb squad and closed Hibbard Street and Buena Vista Avenue between Grand and Paru streets. 

At 1:56 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office tweeted that it had determined the device was not an explosive or a threat to public safety. The bomb squad collected the item and APD reopened the streets to traffic. 

 

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