Alameda News

At its July 21 meeting the City Council introduced a pair of rent-related ordinances. The first involved giving some teeth to the city’s Rent Review Advisory Committee, while the second concerned the review of rent increases.

Renting is a convenient and affordable option for residents who do not wish to purchase their own property. Renters pay a fixed monthly amount to property owners rather than hundreds of thousands for their own property. Because of this, many Alamedans choose to rent instead of buy.

An Oakland native was found guilty of six charges including first-degree murder last Friday, July 17, at the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland, for the shooting of an Alameda man at a Walmart in Oakland.

The Alameda Police Department (APD) announced it has taken the measure of temporarily increasing its staffing levels at night in an attempt to halt criminal activity, last Friday, July 17.

APD said the city has experienced a slight increase in residential burglaries on the West End. The majority of the increase in criminal activity has occurred between 7 p.m. and midnight, according to police.

APD is also seeking residents help in solving a recent residential burglary. If you can identify the suspect pictured, APD asks that you contact Sgt. David Pascoe at 337-8374.

What if the world’s soil runs out? What if Ebola become airborne? These questions may sound silly but they are serious international concerns that may become tomorrow’s reality. In fact, these issues appear on the United Nations (UN) agenda. For this reason, Intergenerational Model United Nations (IGMUN) was created so that everyone can provide their insight, opinion, and solution to the topic; not just UN ambassadors. IGMUN is an authentic simulation of the United Nations.

On Thursday, July 16, the City Council discussed the Alameda Police Department’s (APD) draft policy for the distribution of Taser AXON Flex body cameras to officers. APD Chief Paul Rolleri presented the policy to the council members. Taser’s vice-president for video and cloud sales was on hand to answer questions.