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At 11:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, an alleged drunk driver was attempting to turn from Santa Clara Avenue onto High Street. He took the turn too widely and crashed into the fence that borders Lincoln Park. He fled from the vehicle, but witnesses pursued him through the park. They called 911 and Alameda Police Department officers arrived and placed the driver under arrest. 

Two new hotel projects move forward

The Planning Board unanimously approved two hotel projects to move forward on the path to construction at its July 22 meeting. 

The City of Alameda’s Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (CARP) adopted by City Council on July 16 marks an enormous step toward sustainability and combating climate change. The plan focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing climate resilience and addresses one of Alameda’s most pressing issues: sea-level rise. 

One of the areas at highest risk for flooding lies in the vicinity of the Webster and Posey tubes, with expected flooding of a minimum of 36 inches. 

This week, USS Hornet (CV 12) marked the 50th anniversary of its participation in the Apollo 11 mission as the “prime recovery ship.” According to Robert Pearlman’s www.collectspace.com, the Navy selected USS Hornet on June 1, 1969, for the important role of retrieving lunar astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edward Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin from the Pacific Ocean after the trio splashed down on July 24.  

Divided community response reflects attitudes toward Council’s legal fees

At its July 16 meeting, the City Council agreed with all four findings in the Alameda County Grand Jury 2018-2019 report regarding the 2017 Alameda Fire Chief hiring process investigation. Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Vice Mayor John Knox White and Councilmember Tony Daysog voted to agree to the findings. Councilmembers Malia Vella and Jim Oddie recused themselves from the discussion. 

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