Alameda

 

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.  

Vehicles

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.

If all goes as planned, Alameda swimmers could welcome the year 2024 with a sparkling new place to swim. The city and the Alameda Unified School District recently signed an agreement to build a $12 million swim center. The new facility would open either on the site of the Emma Hood Swim Center at Alameda Avenue and Oak Street or on the site of Thompson Field at Clement Avenue and Walnut Street.

Resident initiates process for Councilmember’s recall

The Alameda Sun sent a request to the Alameda County District Attorney’s office for a copy of the recording of the meeting between former City Manager Jill Keimach and Councilmembers Malia Vella and Jim Oddie.

The request was made to Deputy District Attorney Teresa Drenick. Drenick said she has received several requests for a copy of the recording of the meeting. The Sun earlier requested the tape from the Alameda County Grand Jury, but were rebuffed.

An Alameda man is being held at a San Francisco County jail on $1 million bond for allegedly stabbing a man in San Francisco last month.

Pablo Garcia, 35, is being held at San Francisco County’s San Bruno Complex jail facility. He has been staying at the facility since being booked on May 26. His arrest stems from a May 3 incident that resulted in a 59-year-old man being stabbed in the back. Allegedly, Garcia approached the victim from behind and stabbed him and he immediately fled the scene, according to police reports.

Annual street maintenance will get under way soon, along with a repair project along Otis Drive and Pacific Avenue. Both projects will begin this month and is estimated to be completed by late October. Construction will take place Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Alamedans who love cats can do something to help their feline friends at the Island Cat Resources and Adoptions (ICRA) fundraiser auction this Saturday, June 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. The event is being held for the 25th year. 

Enjoy refreshments, wine and beer tastings while benefiting local cats directly. Bid on local adventures, wine and beer tastings, jewelry, pet-themed items, art, wine lots and more in the auction or shop for crafts and play games to win wine. 

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