Alameda News

 

The crew of a local Coast Guard Cutter returned home to Alameda Friday after seizing $329 million in cocaine during a successful 95-day counter narcotics deployment.

The 126-person Alameda-based crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf interdicted nine smuggling vessels, detained 22 suspected narcotraffickers and seized more than 20,000 pounds of illegal narcotics while deployed in the Eastern Pacific.

 

The Emergency Department (ED) at Alameda Hospital is the closest choice for residents in Alameda. The hospital’s emergency physicians and nurses have 24-hour access to the latest technologies and stand ready to rapidly assess and triage arriving patients. Alameda Hospital’s response to an emergency is immediate and comprehensive. For patients arriving by ambulance, constant communication with the incoming paramedics ensures that the ED team is fully prepared to treat upon arrival.

The Alameda Commuters 36-hole Medalist Honors for 2016 went to Peter Kuest of Fresno, Calif., above, who fired rounds of 65-64 for a 13-under total 129 at the halfway point in the 72-hole golf tournament head on Alameda’s municipal golf course for the past 89 years. For more results, check out the Alameda Sun sports page this Thursday. 

Least terns, harbor seals and western bluebirds are just part Alameda’s rich variety of wildlife that recently had their day in the sun — or drizzle — as part of Golden Gate Audubon Society’s “Wild! In Alameda” symposium, which included trips to viewing stations around the Island City. 

Some 100 people, including Mayor Trish Spencer, visited the Main Library on Saturday, April 9, for the two-hour symposium and slide show that featured the species that make Alameda their home for all or part of the year.

 

The city of Alameda’s Rent Stabilization and Eviction Limitation Ordinance that went into effect on March 1 has raised concerns from tenants, landlords and local politicians.

The Alameda City Council adopted the new ordinance to give relief to tenants from the increasing cost of rent in the city and create a process that would suppress landlord-renter tensions. However, the ordinance has created more squabbles between the two sides. 

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