Housing prices, gentrification and inequality have been hot topics in the news lately. Recent articles and opinion pieces in the Alameda Sun have wrestled with how many people will move to Alameda due to new development, and others have grappled with how many will move out through eviction.
Somewhat lost in the discussion has been a sense of just how many people have been moving in, and outside of specific developments, where the most new Alamedans are settling.
Mayor Trish Spencer and the Alameda Sister City Association plan an official visit to Dumaguete, Philippines, in November. Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria has extended an invitation to travel Alameda’s newest sister city; a Dumaguete delegation visited Alameda earlier this summer. The two mayors will sign a Memorandum of Agreement that will outline plans for cultural, educational and business exchanges over the coming years.
Alameda is an island community and it takes the whole community working together to make Alameda disaster resilient. Will we be prepared when the next "Big One" hits? There is a 62 percent chance of a 6.7 or larger earthquake striking between now and 2032. There is a 31 percent chance that this will happen on the Hayward Fault that runs along the Oakland hills just four miles from Alameda. The fault’s last major eruption was on Oct. 21, 1868.
Some 250 participants attended the annual Coastal Clean Up at Crown Beach Saturday. Other smaller efforts took place around the Island, but the city’s Public Works Department coordinated the clean-up efforts along Shore Line Drive. Cleaners were expected to keep a tally of the types of trash collected, from tiny bits of plastic less than 3 inches in diameter to items the size of refrigerators.
Residents interested in applying to sit on the board of the Alameda Health Care District may submit an application. Application packages must be delivered to the district, at the address below, no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29.
Member J. Michael McCormick submitted his resignation in August, effective Sept. 1. The district must appoint an individual to fill the vacant position on its board of directors.