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Shoreline Cycle Track

Now that the Shoreline Drive cycle track is mostly complete, we'd like to hear, both the good and the bad, from residents. Contact us: newstips@action-alameda-news.com

From the Frying Pan to the Fire With Second-hand Smoke

Action Alameda News received a copy of this letter addressed to Councilmembers Tony Daysog, Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, and Jim Oddie and to the author’s landlord.

My partner and I are new residents to Alameda, from Oakland. We had been thinking about moving for quite a while, but the reason that really got us motivated was that I’m allergic to second hand smoke and could no longer physically handle this smoke and its effect on my health.
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Community Rallies to Keep Youth Treatment Center Open

Supporters of an adolescent drug and alcohol abuse treatment center at risk of closure are getting behind a petition addressed to Governor Jerry Brown, Attorney General Kamala Harris and Alameda County officials, asking for help to keep it open.
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Study Dismissing Shore Line Drive Bikeway Option not in City of Alameda nor Park’s District Possession

The Shoreline Drive cycle track officially opened earlier this month. (Action Alameda News)

The Shoreline Drive cycle track officially opened earlier this month. (Action Alameda News)

Neither the City of Alameda nor the East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) has been able to produce a 1989 study that Alameda planners said discounted an alternative to removing overnight parking spaces and traffic lanes on Shore Line Drive to build a controversial cycle track.
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Spring Egg Scramble Coming Up

The City's annual egg scramble is Saturday, March 28th. (File Photo. City of Alameda)

The City’s annual egg scramble is Saturday, March 28th. (File Photo. City of Alameda)

The annual city-sponsored egg scramble is coming up, Saturday, March 28th.
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Transportation Commission to Review Harbor Bay Ferry Parking Recommendations

The Transportation Commission will consider Harbor Bay Ferry parking changes next week. (File photo)

The Transportation Commission will consider Harbor Bay Ferry parking changes next week. (File photo)

Next Wednesday, the City of Alameda Transportation Commission will hear recommendations from the Public Works Department to address parking issues around the Harbor Bay Ferry terminal.
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Nea Charter Adds Career Training to High School Curriculum

ACLC and Nea’s location at 1900 Third Street. (File Photo. Collage by Robert Cassard)

ACLC and Nea’s location at 1900 Third Street. (File Photo. Collage by Robert Cassard)

Nea Community Learning Center (Nea) plans to expand its high school curriculum to include career and technical education (CTE), creating what it says is the first and only modern CTE program among Alameda high schools, the public charter school has announced.
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Council Expected to Seal the Deal on Haul-out Tonight

A new ferry maintenance facility should include a replacement seal haul-out. (Photo by Richard Bangert https://twitter.com/alamedaptenviro)

A new ferry maintenance facility should include a replacement seal haul-out. (Photo by Richard Bangert https://twitter.com/alamedaptenviro)

Alameda City Council is expected tonight to give the City Manager approval to negotiate an agreement with the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) that would see a replacement seal haul-out constructed as part of a new ferry maintenance and operations center at Alameda Point.
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Elizabeth Warmerdam to Serve as Interim City Manager

Elizabeth Warmerdam

Assistant City Manager Elizabeth Warmerdam is to serve as Interim City Manager effective May 4th, in response to John Russo’s departure for Riverside, California. (Courtesy photo)

In a special closed session meeting last week, Alameda City Council unanimously voted to appoint Assistant City Manager Elizabeth Warmerdam to the position of Interim City Manager, effective May 4th, the day that current city manager John Russo is to start work as the city manager of Riverside, California.
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Open Position on Rent Review Advisory Committee for Landlord

The City of Alameda is accepting applications from landlords to fill a vacancy on the Rent Review Advisory Committee. (File photo)

The City of Alameda is accepting applications from landlords to fill a vacancy on the Rent Review Advisory Committee. (File photo)

The City of Alameda is inviting applications from candidates to fill an open landlord seat on the Rent Review Advisory Committee.
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EBMUD Partners With 41 East Bay Hardware Stores to Save Water by Fixing Leaky Toilets

Pagano’s Hardware Floor Manager Rey Barrina and EBMUD Water Conservation Technician Andre Easley. (Courtesy Photo)

Pagano’s Hardware Floor Manager Rey Barrina and EBMUD Water Conservation Technician Andre Easley. (Courtesy Photo)

East Bay Municipal Water District (EBMUD) technicians are making the rounds to over 40 area hardware stores, including Pagano’s on Lincoln Avenue, in Alameda, as part of a program to conserve water by fixing leaky toilets.

Water Conservation Technician Andre Easley was at Pagano’s today to drop off a promotional display, and tank leak detection tablets.

The water district is hoping its customers will invest some time in the second half of this month finding an fixing the most common source of indoor water waste – leaky toilets.

The leak detection tablets are free to hardware store customers as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s annual national Fix a Leak Week campaign.

EBMUD says that nearly one in four toilet tanks has a leak.

“Even our most conscientious customers who conserve water daily may have leaky toilets. It’s normal for plumbing parts to wear out,” said Manager of Water Conservation Richard Harris.

The non-toxic tabs are meant to be placed in the toilet reservoir tank; if the flapper is leaking, the tablets will turn the water in the toilet bowl blue within about 15 minutes.

The district continues to encourage consumers to conserve water wherever possible, in response to the ongoing drought.

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