Alameda News

Early last month attorney and mediator David Perry learned that he had sixty days to vacate the apartment he’s lived in for the last seven years. The story bears just a touch of irony or as Perry put it a touch of something "cruel and sad." He’s the president of Alameda’s Rent Review Advisory Committee, which hears rent disputes between landlords and tenants.

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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.

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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.

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