Alameda News

Young scientists from the Nea and Alameda Community Learning Centers (ACLC) entered a broad range of projects in the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair held from March 20 to 22 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

They entered 35 projects and 19 placed, including five first-place winners, one second-place winner and six third-place winners. Seven projects gained additional recognition, garnering 10 special awards.

How city departments reduced use

With East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) annoucing stage 4 drought restrictions last week, the Alameda Sun will be looking into the impact of drought on the Island City. While completely surrounded by water, the city of Alameda and its residents and businesses rely on EBMUD for its drinking water supply.

City officials are recommending the City Council approve a permanent civilian staffer to create and execute plans to help Alameda bounce back quickly from a range of disasters. This is the third position the city is creating to better prepare for disasters.

Read more Alameda news at www.thealamedan.org. Read how the city lost the grant here: http://thealamedan.org/news/special-report-how-grant-was-lost.

Alameda native James Hahn’s run at the 2015 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga. ended before the third round, but not before leaving an unforgettable impression on those in attendance. Hahn shot a three-over-par 147 after two rounds at the major tournament.

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Golden Gate Audubon Society are looking for dedicated volunteers who love birds and want to help protect local endangered species the least tern.

Each volunteer is required to attend one training session per year and must commit to a minimum of three tern watch shifts per year. Training sessions take place Wednesday, April 29, and Thursdays, April 30, and May 28, from 6 to 8:45 p.m. and Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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