Alameda News

 

Members of the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) rescued two people from a burning single-story residence on the 1000 block of Lafayette Street just after 2 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25. 

Firefighters arrived at the scene at 2:02 a.m. Arriving crews were met with smoke emanating from the housing structure. They located two trapped residents and rescued them by helping them through a bedroom window, according to AFD Fire Captain James Colburn. Personnel from the Alameda Police Department helped with the rescue.

 

Some members of the community are concerned that President Donald Trump’s temperament, behavior and leadership are so faulty that they threaten this country’s democracy. Alameda4Impeachment is calling for a Congressional investigation into Trump’s behavior. They hope that such an investigation would determine whether sufficient grounds exist for Trump’s impeachment. 

 

Alameda Police Department (APD) place faculty and students at Alameda High School under a shelter-in-place order Tuesday, Feb. 21. The order came after the school received a bomb threat, according to Susan Davis, Alameda Unified School District senior manager of community affairs. Davis said the school received the threat via telephone. 

“Teachers kept instructing,” said Davis. “Everyone did what they were supposed to do. Everyone was safe.”

 

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and the Board of Education have announced that Board Member Solana Henneberry died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, after battling a serious illness for more than a year.

 

At a town hall meeting Monday night, Alameda residents took another step in attempting to create an even more compassionate and inclusive community and country. The event, held at Rhythmix Cultural Works, organized by representatives from Alameda for Black Lives, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Alameda All Faith Coalition, Islamic Center of Alameda, Alameda Comes Together and other community members, featured a presentation from the American Civil Liberties of Northern California and words from local officials. 

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