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Last fall, Alameda residents felt the impacts from wildfires in the north, as toxic air was trapped in the Bay Area for days on end. As part of the City of Alameda’s recently adopted a Climate Action & Resiliency Plan, officials look to address the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events that can potentially impact the Island. The city offers these five steps to prepare for wildfires, earthquakes, storms and tsunamis:

Alameda High School senior Caroline Choi traveled to New York City (NYC) last week to participate in the third annual NYC Green Schools Conference. She addressed the  international convention hosted as part of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and Climate Week Sept. 25. 

As a member of Project Green School’s National Youth Council, Choi was invited to speak at the conference about her role in starting Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) Youth, as well as founding an environmental club on her high school campus called “Amplify.”   

The Public Works Department will install new all-way stop signs at the intersection of Santa Clara Avenue and Willow Street this month. The work is expected to be completed no later than the end of October.

Public Works advises that motorists will require an adjustment period. According to the city, people who drive down Santa Clara regularly (or even rarely) have a mental snapshot of how the intersection looks without the stop signs. 

Pasquale Scuderi is the new Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) superintendent and recently agreed to answer some questions for the Alameda Sun. Scuderi has served the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) as the assistant superintendent from 2014 to 2017 and principal at Berkeley High School from 2010 to 2014. At its June 25 meeting, the AUSD Board of Education voted unanimously to approve Scuderi as the next superintendent.

The fourth annual Alameda Bike for the Parks (AB4P) event took place Saturday, Sept. 28. This year’s event exceeded last year’s ride total with more than 600 local cyclists participating to raise money for Alameda parks.  

There were two ride options: an eight-mile kid’s ride and the 25-mile route around the perimeter of the city. Registration for the event began at 8 a.m. at Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. Both rides began at 9 a.m. and an after party was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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