Alameda

 

Charter amendment moves ahead

The Alameda Renters Coalition (ARC) submitted its signatures for its rent adjustment ordinance the “Alameda Renter Protection and Community Stabilization Charter Amendment” to city officials on Tuesday, May 24.

The ARC says it has collected enough valid signatures to get the amendment on the November ballot. 

 

An Oakland man accused of two counts of murder refused to testify at his own court trial last Wednesday, May 4.

Diantay Powell, is accused of killing two girls, Bobbie Sartain and Rachel Gerstel, on Nov. 25, 2012, on Minna Avenue near Brookdale Park in Oakland. Sartain and Gerstel were 16 and 15 years old, respectively, at the time of their deaths. 

 

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced recently that it will close the Posey Tube for maintenance and servicing from Alameda into Oakland on Thursdays through August of this year, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

The pedestrian walkway will also be closed seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Baystar Shuttle Service is available for pedestrians traversing the tube by calling 401-4657. Detours will be in place.

 

Councilman Tony Daysog was one of three signers of a petition for a ballot measure filed with the City Clerk on March 31 that would amend the city’s Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protection Ordinance.

A national real estate website named Alameda the most charming small city in the U.S. According to rentlingo.com, Alameda was given the distinction because they had the highest score on their “Charm Index.” The study describes small city as one with a population between 75,000 and 200,000.

According to the rentlingo.com study, the Charm Index uses data to visualize the best/worst places to live in a city. They pull in information on local businesses, crime, local lifestyles (e.g., bike trails, gyms in the area, etc.) and more to create each score. 

Eleven talented wildlife photographers will present their works in the Stafford Meeting Rooms at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St., starting this Sunday, Feb. 28. Their works include vivid photographs of wildlife, all taken in Alameda.

Organized the Friends of Alameda Wildlife the exhibition offers an opportunity to learn about species that called the Island City home. These include harbor seals, least terns, snowy plovers and brown pelicans. 

 

The runways of the former Alameda Naval Air Station appear just peeking into the top of a photograph taken from outer space by International Space Station Commander Scott Kelly on Super Bowl Sunday. 

Kelly posted the image with the message, “#GoodMorning #SanFrancisco! Hoping for a great day today! #SuperBowlSunday #SuperBowl #YearInSpace.” 

The image can be viewed at espn.com or via Kelly’s twitter account: @StationCDRKelly.

 

 

Alamedans celebrate the 168th anniversary of the California Gold Rush

Members of the Alameda community gathered at Alameda Island Brewing Company Monday, Jan. 11, to attend the 2016 Relay For Life of Alameda Kickoff event.

Attendees represented churches and schools, fraternal organizations and businesses, families and friends, all present to get ready for Alameda’s 22nd year of participation in Relay For Life, supporting the American Cancer Society.

The 43rd Annual Elks Hoop Shoots Alameda city finals contest was held Friday, Jan. 8, at the Alameda Point Gym.

The hoop shoots contests consists of a free throw shooting competition where each contestant has 25 opportunities to shoot a basketball into the hoop.
The contestants that participated in the city finals must live in Alameda or attend an Alameda school. The participants also had to qualify by winning the initial round tournament played at different parks in Alameda. 

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