Alameda News

Thanks to the 2014 Parade Committee

Jul 03,2014

Putting a parade of more than 150 entrants together requires the patience, passion and expertise of several local volunteers. 

Each year, the Mayor’s Fourth of July extravaganza attracts some 20,000 spectators, or roughly one-third of the city’s population.

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Courtesy photo - Former Alameda resident Michael Finney, known for his television news segment, will serve as this year’s grand marshall.

2014 Fourth Parade’s New Grand Marshall

Jul 03,2014

ABC newscaster Michael Finney, a former Alameda resident, is the Grand Marshall at this year’s Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade. He is well known in the Bay Area for his 7 On Your Side reports on ABC7 News and his Consumer Talk radio show on radio KGO.

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School Board Mulls Over Going Solar

Jun 26,2014

Should Alameda’s schools go solar? At its last meeting school board members discussed the merits of moving forward with a plan to install solar panels atop Alameda’s public schools.

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Dennis Evanosky - Alameda Fire Department Chief Mike D’Orazi reported to the City Council recently about his department’s Basic Life Support program, which provides non-emergency ambulance service.

Council Extends Ambulance Service for Non-Emergencies

Jun 26,2014

At its June 17 meeting, the City Council gave a unanimous thumbs up to extending Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Basic Life Support program. The service involves transporting patients by ambulance on non-emergency calls like doctors’ and dialysis appointments.

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