At its Tuesday, Sept. 4, meeting, the City Council is scheduled to consider acquiring properties from the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) using the power of eminent domain. The properties in question include 1.56 acres that made up part of the historic railroad right-of-way along today’s Tilden Way and 2.8 acres once part of the southern and western fringes of the Alameda Belt Line’s railroad yard in today’s Jean Sweeney Park.
Local students Braydon Honegger, Jayden Biggs, and Milan and London Rushworth started their school years on Monday. Honegger attends Frank Otis Elementary School, Biggs attends Paden Elementary School and the Rushworth sisters attend Haight Elementary School. Alameda Unified School District’s 16 schools are now open across the Island, and the Alameda Sun reminds everyone to drive safely and protect the young students who walk and ride their bicycles to school. The speed limit in nearly every place in Alameda is 25 miles per hour.
Candidate disqualified for not having his checkbook
City Council candidate Amos White appeared at City Hall to file his final papers to run for City Council on deadline day, Wednesday, Aug. 15. He said that he arrived about 5:30 p.m., which gave him 30 minutes to complete the process. This meant filling out the necessary papers and making a payment.
Red Cross volunteer La Faver supports fire victims
Susanne La Faver has served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross since 1991. Last year she worked in the Florida Keys during Hurricane Irma, as well as at the fires that devastated Santa Rosa. As part of her more recent duties, she represented the Red Cross at the Mendocino Complex Fire, which is still burning today.
Members of the Sea Scouts, Alameda Council rescued a missing distressed kayaker in San Francisco Bay near Pittsburg on July 20.
The Sea Scouts, a branch of the Boy Scouts of America, were going on a scouting cruise on their Sea Scout Ship No. 9 Sea Fox from Hunter’s Point in San Francisco to Pittsburg in the early morning hours of Friday, July 20.