Alameda News


Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) staffer Bill Garvine attended last Saturday’s Big Truck Bonanza with his daughter-in-law Tanya Garvine and his grandchildren, two-month-old Dakota and three-year-old Huston. Huston had fun exploring the parking lot behind City Hall filled with fire trucks and engines, police vehicles and trucks from AMP and Public Works, including a street sweeper, a derrick digger, a bucket truck and a backhoe. Staff from each department were on hand to answer questions and keep the children safe.


Drugs, money found in storage units

The Alameda County Narcotics Task Force retrieved more than 100 pounds of marijuana and $1 million in cash from several storage units in Alameda Saturday, April 8. The discoveries came after two men were arrested for what was initially supposed to be a simple vehicle violation turned into the major haul. 


Five out of the 45 presidents of the United States have come into office without winning the popular vote: John Quincy Adams in 1824; Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876; Benjamin Harrison in 1888; George W. Bush in 2000; and, of course, Donald Trump in 2016. 


The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755), the military service’s newest National Security Cutter arrived at its homeport at Coast Guard Island on April 6. Munro is the sixth National Security Cutter the Coast Guard has commissioned and the fourth homeported in Alameda, joining the cutters Stratton, Waesche and Bertholf

“As a proud ‘Coast Guard City,’ Alameda welcomes the crew of the Munro to its new homeport at Coast Guard Island,” said Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer. 


John L. Lipp is settling in to his new job as acting director at Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). Lipp stepped in to replace Nancy Baglietto who resigned from her position as FAAS’ director on March 18 to take a position in Grass Valley (“Shelter’s Executive Director to Step Down,” March 16). Lipp resigned from FAAS’ board of directors and accepted the position as the organization’s acting director. He began working on Monday, March 27.