Lately I’ve gotten into the habit of reading on the Alameda Police Department’s Daily Activity Log just to see what is happening in Alameda that is more than what is being reported in the papers.

I was extremely upset to read that some unknown person had started a fire inside the Historic Carnegie Library at 2264 Santa Clara Ave. One report stated that someone broke into the building on Friday Dec. 11, but was confronted by an employee. Then on Sunday, Dec. 13, someone broke in and set fire to papers that are stored there.

Union boss calls Mayor Spencer, Councilman Daysog ‘derelicts’

On April 29 the city inked a memorandum of understanding to create an “Other Post-Employment Benefit” (OPEB) trust fund that would set aside and accumulate funds to cover payment of these benefits for sworn employees in the fire and police departments who pay into the trust and retire after Jan. 1, 2019. 

Monday, April 27

Emergency medical responses: 1:20 a.m. La Cresta; 5:06 a.m. Central Avenue; 8:34 a.m. Rock Isle; 11:58 a.m. College Avenue; 12:40 p.m. Clinton Avenue; 1:38 p.m. Garden Road; 2:15 p.m. Fifth Street; 6:07 p.m. Central; 6:08 p.m. Webster Street; 6:46 p.m. Neptune Gardens Avenue; 6:51 p.m. Mariner Square Drive; 7:16 p.m. Buena Vista Avenue; 7:28 p.m. Eastshore Drive; 9:42 p.m. Broadway.

Alameda firefighters responded to a pair of residential fires that caused significant building damage and displaced a tenant last Sunday, Dec. 29.