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Visitors flock to Crab Cove, a State Marine Conservation Area, to learn about and experience the Bay’s sea dwellers. The educational lessons at the Crab Cove Visitor Center are equally relevant throughout the waterway south of the USS Hornet at Alameda Point where even more creatures thrive in relative obscurity.

 

Rear Adm. Todd A. Sokalzuk assumed command of the 11th Coast Guard District from Rear Adm. Joseph A. Servidio during a change-of-command ceremony held Thursday, July 7, at Coast Guard Island.

 

The 2016 Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade is in the books. Winners will receive trophies at an upcoming City Council meeting. This year Rancho el Afortunado took home the Mayor’s Trophy. Riders aboard Rancho el Afortunado’s pure Andalusian horses also won trophies for Equestrian (Charro Class) and Sweepstaker. 

The Alameda Elks won the honors for the best float, followed by 510 Fitness and Kiddy Kampus Cooperative Preschool. 

Other winners were divided into the following categories.  

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Harbor Bay resident explores problem now facing homeowners citywide

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released new floodplain maps that propose to place nearly 2,000 Alameda homes in a mapped 100-year floodplain for the first time.

The Alameda City Council voted unanimously to extend an urgency ordinance prohibiting residential rent increases of 8 percent or more and “no-cause” evictions for 60 days at its meeting Jan. 5.

 

A workshop has been set for the public to discuss community concerns related to speeding and safety while walking, bicycling and driving on Otis Drive between Westline Drive and Willow Street. The City of Alameda will host the meeting that will also discuss ideas for safety improvements and traffic calming.

The workshop will take place Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Wood Middle School multi-purpose room at 429 Grand St.

 

perty on the west side of McKay Avenue was the central topic discussed at the first council meeting of the year last Thursday, Jan. 3 at City Hall. 

The City Council plans to call for a special election on Tuesday, April 9, for Alameda voters to decide the fate of the property, which is currently being leased by Alameda Point Collaborative. 

The annual celebration of local eateries, Alameda Restaurant Week, takes place over 11 days: from Thursday, Jan. 17 to Sunday, Jan. 27, with more than 40 participating restaurants. This is the second annual Restaurant Week in Alameda, which is part of the California Restaurant Month campaign to promote California’s culinary experiences.

The idea behind the event is to offset typically slow business in for local restaurants. During the 11days, locals can support Alameda’s dining scene by visiting participating restaurants, who will be offering prix fixe menus and specials. 

 

The City of Alameda is soliciting appointee applicants who would like to serve on the Rent Review Advisory Committee. The appointee will serve a partial term. 

The Rent Review Advisory Committee reviews rent increases, encourages communication between housing providers and tenants and renders decisions regarding rent increase requests. The committee meets the first Monday of the month, as needed. 

Alameda natives accomplished many athletic feats in 2018. Here’s part one of a two-part series looking back at some of the great athletic exploits from Alamedans in 2018.  

January
The 45th annual Alameda Elks Hoop Shoots City finals kicked off 2018 on Jan. 5. Isaiah Croxton and Mia Wong won the boys’ and girls’ eight- to nine-year-old division; Jack Omarra and Isabelle Lu won the boys’ and girls’ 10- to 11-year-old division; and Kaim Hajjem and Jayden Banaria won the boys’ and girls’ 12- to 13-year-old division. 

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