News in Brief

Meet Rolleri This Evening

Alameda Police Department (APD) Chief Paul Rolleri will be hosting a series of informal town-hall community meetings in the coming months. APD will host these meetings in different parts of the city so residents can discuss and receive updates on the top issues in their neighborhoods.

Rolleri will answer questions, provide crime prevention information and help residents get connected to APD’s social media sites. He will host the first meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m., this evening, Thursday, Sept. 10, in the multi-purpose room at Ruby Bridges Elementary School, 351 Jack London Ave.

Bay Farm Fire
Damages Garage

An early morning fire heavily damaged a detached garage on the 1000 block of Via Bahia on Bay Farm Island last Saturday. When they arrived around 6 a.m., Alameda Fire Department (AFD) crewmembers found the garage fully engulfed in flames. The structure’s roof and one of its walls collapsed. The fire also damaged the adjacent garage, but not so severely. Firefighters were able to put out the fire before it spread to the residence next door.

The Alameda Police Department and Alameda Municipal Power also responded to the fire. There were no reported injuries.

Coastal Cleanup Day Sept. 19

The Public Works Department invites residents to participate in Coastal Cleanup Day from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 19. Meet at Park Street and Shore Line Drive. Bring bucket and gloves, wear sunscreen and closed-toe shoes and help clean up the shoreline all along Crown Beach.

Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way for families, students, service groups and neighbors to join together, take care of Alameda’s fragile marine environment, show community support for shared natural resources, learn about the impacts of marine debris and how we can prevent them and have fun.

Learn more at the California Coastal Commission website,

RAB Meets This Evening

The Navy is hosting an Alameda Point Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting this evening, Thursday, Sept. 10. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at 950 W. Mall Square on Alameda Point. The public is welcome to attend to hear updates about the Navy’s cleanup and talk directly with the Navy and regulatory agency representatives.

For more information, visit or contact RAB co-chair Cecily Sabedra, at or at (619) 524-4569.