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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.

Caltrans to Demolish, Rebuild, 29th Ave. Overcrossing

The 29th Ave. overcrossing will be demolished, impacting people who enter and leave Alameda via Park Street. (Google Street View)

The 29th Ave. overcrossing will be demolished, impacting people who enter and leave Alameda via Park Street. (Google Street View)

Caltrans is hosting an open house in Alameda next week to discuss the planned demolition, and rebuilding, of the I-880 29th Avenue overcrossing, which would impact those using Park Street to enter and exit Alameda.
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Alameda Renters May Have to Wait for Summer for Rising Rent Relief

Any municipal code or rent review advisory council changes to respond to rising rents may not come until summer of this year. (File photo)

Any municipal code or rent review advisory council changes to respond to rising rents may not come until May of this year. (File photo)

Any changes to the Alameda Municipal Code (AMC), or Rent Review Advisory Council (RRAC) processes, to help Alameda renters cope with rapidly raising rents, may not come until the summer.
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ACLC Leadership Conference Brings Concept to Life

Keynote speaker, Scott Backovich, with ACLC Leadership Conference organizer, Winnie Zhou. (Ryan Kelley-Cahill)

Keynote speaker, Scott Backovich, with ACLC Leadership Conference organizer, Winnie Zhou. (Ryan Kelley-Cahill)

By Bara Waters

The motto of the Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) is “Educating the Leaders of Tomorrow,” but high school junior, Winnie Zhou, realized that not all learners at the school know how or have the opportunity to be a leader.

After attending a statewide “Explore/Develop/Grow/Empower” (EDGE) leadership seminar, Zhou had to commit to a follow-up action plan. She proposed creating her own school-wide Leadership Conference and recruited classmates Sophia Moore, Skylar Herrera Ross and Marisa Wood to help make it happen.
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Bodyguard to Winston Churchill to Speak at USS Hornet

Danny Mander, who served as Winston Churchill's during the Tehran Conference in 1943 will speak at the USS Hornet. (Google Street View)

Danny Mander, who served as Winston Churchill’s bodyguard during the Tehran Conference in 1943 will speak at the USS Hornet. (Google Street View)

Danny Mander, now 98, and who served as Winston Churchill’s bodyguard during the Tehran Conference in 1943 will speak at the USS Hornet this month.
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If it’s “Green” – It’s a Go

Dear Editor,

This weekend a Grand Opening is set for the new Shoreline/Westline Drive bike lane. The complete alteration of a perfectly acceptable neighborhood road cost a few bucks short of $1 million dollars with Alameda putting in $500K; federal and local agencies put in the rest.
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California Attorney General Warns on Tax Season Scams

California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued a tax-filing season identity theft alert this week. (Wikipedia)

California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued a tax-filing season identity theft alert this week. (Wikipedia)

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris published an alert this week warning Californians of the risk of tax-filing identity theft and providing consumer protection tips.
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