Alameda News

The Planning Board stopped short of recommending the city enact rent controls Monday, instead voting 4-3 to ask the City Council to consider setting up a task force to study whether people are being displaced by rising rents.

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Members of the Coast Guard Base Alameda color guard present colors during the national anthem at a change of command ceremony on Coast Guard Island last Thursday. In the ceremony, Rear Adm. Joseph A. Servidio assumed command of the 11th Coast Guard District from Rear Adm. Karl L. Schultz.

Girls Inc. Announces Scholarship Winners
Alameda High School (AHS) junior Luna Cristales recently received a $5,000 Girls Inc. national college scholarship. National scholars are outstanding young women selected for exemplifying the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. This year, the Girls Inc. national organization awarded 28 high school girls scholarships for educational expenses at any accredited college or university. Cristales is the seventh national scholar at Girls Inc. of the Island City.

Effective July 1, recycling and composting will be mandatory for all businesses, institutions and multi-family homes in Alameda County, according to the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance and the Plant Debris Landfill Ordinance. 

Recyclable material includes paper products, glass bottles and jars; aluminum and metal; and plastics with recycling labels one through seven. Compostable materials, which must be placed in the green organics bin, include food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard trimmings.

AC Transit fees changing
AC Transit will be changing up their fare options starting on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Riders will be able to choose the option of a Day Pass, which provides the rider with unlimited travel on any regular line for $5. 

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