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Last month’s event “March for Meals” recognized federal legislation signed in March 1972 that helped create Meals on Wheels America programs nationwide. Alameda Meals on Wheels began in 1973 and has served hot, nourishing meals to homebound Alameda residents 365 days a year ever since. 

In celebration of March for Meals 2019, Alameda Meals on Wheels invited Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft and Alameda County Meals on Wheels Board Member Dave Neumann to help out. 

Council to determine marijuana’s future

At its April 16 meeting, the City Council will consider the final fate of four cannabis-related ordinances.  


The gunman who went on a killing spree and was apprehended in Alameda in April 2012 died in prison last month while serving seven life sentences, plus 271 years, at California State Prison Sacramento.

One Goh, 50, died at the maximum security prison in Folsom on March 20, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has not released the cause of death.

New residents of Everett Commons, including a family originally from Kabul, Afghanistan, enjoyed showing Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft their homes during the ribbon-cutting ceremony March 27. In addition to being a single-story unit, the facility has ADA features such as a wheelchair-accessible kitchen and bath counters and wider hallways to meet their needs.


A new sales tax rate became effective on Monday, April 1. It has increased to 9.75 percent.

The half-cent increase (previously 9.25 percent) is a result of the voter-approved City of Alameda Essential Services Protection Measure that passed last November.