Alameda News

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The Alameda Police Department (APD) responded to two shooting incidents in consecutive days last week resulting in three arrests and two people being treated for gunshot wounds.

The first shooting occurred Thursday, Aug. 6. APD received a call at 9:16 p.m. of a reported shooting at Lower Washington Park. APD officers arrived at the park to conduct an area search, but could not locate the victim or the suspect, according to an APD report.

We’re making changes in Alameda and we’re involving the community. Incidents of racial injustice came to light across the country, including the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and too many other Black people before them at the hands of police.

After the arrest of a Black Alameda resident who was dancing in the street, there were community demonstrations and calls for changing the way police services are delivered in Alameda. The citation, issued for “resisting arrest,” has been dismissed.

The Alameda Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the two individuals (pictured here) involved in the Thursday, Aug. 6, burglary of Monkey King and The Hobnob in the 1300 block of Park Street.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call APD's Detective Park, 510-337-8559 and reference case #20-03351.

The City of Alameda is seeking community input on draft recommendations for the Alameda Active Transportation Plan. This input will guide the creation of safe and comfortable places for people to walk, bike and roll in Alameda. Last winter, the city solicited ideas and comments about where residents enjoyed these activities in Alameda. The city also asked in what areas residents would like to see improvements.

City Workers recently removed the sign that had defined Jackson Park. In 1895, the city opened “Alameda Park” on property that once belonged to local railroad baron A. A. Cohen. In 1909, the city renamed the park for President Andrew Jackson. The city’s Recreation and Parks Commission voted to rename the park. A new name has not yet been chosen.