Former U.S. Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark Jr., died on Friday, Jan. 24. Stark served in the House of Representatives for 40 years, from 1973 to 2013. During his last 20 years in Congress, Stark represented California’s 13th Congressional District, which included Alameda.
The Alameda Police Department (APD) is warning the public about fake parking citations being “issued” throughout the city. An APD records clerk noticed a fraudulent ticket when a resident brought it in to make a payment. Police believe the tickets are not part of a scam, but more of a prank.
It’s easy to miss the cryptic-colored snowy plovers on Crown Beach, even if you’re intent on finding them. They’re small enough to fit in the palm of the hand, and their pale tan backs and snowy white bellies blend in perfectly with the sand.
Alamedans elected a progressive and social justice-oriented majority on the City Council in 2018. It was an achievement for a city that calls itself the city of “homes and beaches,” a slogan that probably originated with the business and real estate interests.