City Manager Jill Keimach announced on Tuesday that the city has appointed Edmond Rodriguez, 51, as the city’s new fire chief. He is replacing Doug Long, who retired on Sept. 20 (“Fire Chief Steps Down,” Sept. 28). Rodriguez, who currently serves as the chief of the Salinas Fire Department, will assume his responsibilities on Nov. 13, the city stated in the press release announcing his appointment.
The Alameda Police Department (APD) is asking for the public’s help identifying a man suspected of peeking into the windows of Alameda homes. Residents have spotted the same man several times from Sept. 8 to 14 between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
According to witnesses the alleged Peeping Tom is in his 20s or 30s. He stands between 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs between 160 and 180 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call APD at 337-8340.
The Alameda Point water that was contaminated with non-potable water last week has been deemed safe for drinking, cooking and bathing by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Division of Drinking Water. The Alameda Point do-not-drink advisory was lifted Friday.
The Alameda Police Department (APD) released a Nixle report stating, “The water once again matches the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (EBMUD) high-quality water supply consistent with other areas outside of the Alameda Point water system.”
Hate and bigotry have reared their ugly heads yet again in Alameda: the broken windows at Temple Israel and flyers with hate messages on Sherman Street have now been joined by a noose lying on the sidewalk near a fence at Alameda High School (AHS).
The Alameda Police Department (APD) is hosting a free child car seat installation and inspection from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 9, in the Oak Street parking lot between City Hall and APD headquarters. Car seat inspection specialist Bob Rollins will conduct the inspections. Rollins is a 30-year veteran of the Berkeley Police Department who volunteers with APD.
A resident on the 1400 block of Sherman Street near Central Avenue reported the discovery of flyers with a hate message on the sidewalk outside his home Sunday, Aug. 20.
Alameda Police released a statement regarding the report they received. The statement indicated the resident discovered the flyers at two separate times, and “did not report the incident to the police until he found a second flyer at approximately 3:45 p.m.”
An Alameda woman was sentenced to 16 years in a California state prison Friday, Aug. 4, for the 2015 fatal shooting of her then-boyfriend three weeks before Christmas.
Donna Marie Qualls, 55, pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter on July 7, for the killing of Emmanuel Emmett Christy, Sr. She was initially charged with murder. Christy was 73 years old at the time of his death on Dec. 3, 2015.
A loud explosion startled many West Enders on Monday afternoon. According to the Alameda Police Department (APD), about 2 p.m. dispatch received a report that the crew working on the Cross Alameda Trail at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park discovered an apparent explosive device.
Reports of a man with a gun on Pearl Street and a carjacker on the loose on Webster precipitated a pair of shelters-in-place last week. Alameda Police Department (APD) received a call about an armed man entering a home on the 900 block of Pearl Street last Friday around 11:45 p.m. Police issued a shelter in place for several blocks of Pearl Street and Otis Drive near the incident.