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Earth Day Festival This Saturday at Washington Park

Children enjoy bouncy houses on Earth Day, 2013. (File photo)

Children enjoy bouncy houses on Earth Day, 2013. (File photo)

The City of Alameda will celebrate Earth Day at Washington Park again this Saturday.
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Alameda County DUI Checkpoint This Week

On Thursday, April 21, 2016, the Hayward Area of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the Unincorporated San Leandro and Hayward areas of Alameda County from 7:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M.

The checkpoint will be clearly marked and placed on a roadway with an established DUI problem or concern. The goal of the CHP is to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist by targeting roadways where there is a high frequency of intoxicated or unlicensed drivers.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Alameda Electric Rates Going Up Nine Percent For Typical Residential Customers

Alameda Municipal Power Office

Alameda Municipal Power is raising electric rates on July 1st. (File Photo)

At last night’s Public Utilities Board meeting, that body approved an overall five percent rate increase for residential and commercial customers of Alameda’s electric utility.
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Two Shot At Arco Gas Station on Park Street, One Arrested

Two victims were shot, pursuant to an argument, in the 10 p.m. hour on Saturday night at the Arco gas station at the corner of Park Street and Encinal Avenue. Both victims were taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland for treatment. Alameda police arrested Valente Blanco-Garcia, 20, on charges of attempted murder.

Local Tech Program For Girls Aims To Raise $6,000 In Fund Raising Blitz

Alameda Tech Trek program officials hope to raise $6,000 in fund raising blitz. (Still frame from Tech Trek video.)

Alameda Tech Trek program officials hope to raise $6,000 in fund raising blitz. (Still frame from Tech Trek video.)

The local branch of the American Association of United University Women (AAUW) hopes to raise $6,000 to support its Tech Trek program in a May 3rd fund raising blitz with the East Bay Community Foundation.
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Question Need For Additional Fire Equipment

Action Alameda News received a copy of this letter sent to Alameda City Council…

As a former staff member of the Oakland Fire and longtime resident of Alameda, I encourage you to question the purchase of additional fire equipment, for the following reasons; that is going to operate this equipment, the staff of Engine Companies who are shorthanded already. The Fire Dept. keeps asking for more equipment with no additional personnel to operate it, e.g., the fireboat (takes a fire company out of service), the heavy rescue vehicle (takes a truck company out of service to operate), the two proposed tank trucks (a better solution would be to have the street department supply tank trucks and the personnel to operate them) and with only seven total companies to begin with, why burden the department with additional equipment?

Additional equipment also requires larger facilities to house, larger training requirements and greater maintenance for their upkeep. It seems foolish not to make mutual aid agreements for this kind of probably-never-used apparatus, or to combine the Alameda Fire Department with Oakland or Alameda County Fire Departments, who already have this equipment.

— Michael M. Kelly

Alameda Schools Recognized With Gold Ribbon Award

The school district is accepting applicants for a spending advisory panel. (File Photo)

Four local schools have been recognized with Gold Ribbon awards. (File Photo)

Four local schools have been recognized with state gold ribbons for programs and practices.
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Recreation and Parks Admin Office May Open on Fridays Again

Alameda City Council will consider re-opening the Recreation and Parks Department office on Fridays.

Alameda City Council will consider re-opening the Recreation and Parks Department office on Fridays.

If Alameda City Council agrees, the Recreation and Parks Department administrative office may be open on Fridays again.
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Community Workshop On City-wide Transportation Demand Management Plans

The City of Alameda is hosting a series of city-wide TDM workshops beginning in May. (File photo)

The City of Alameda is hosting a series of city-wide TDM workshops beginning in May. (File photo)

A series of workshops on a city-wide transportation demand management (TDM) plan kicks-off at the main library in early May.
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Alameda Furniture Retailer Makes Tax Delinquent List

Defunct West Teak furniture is on the California Franchise Tax Board list of delinquents. (Facebook.)

Defunct West Teak furniture is on the California Franchise Tax Board list of delinquents. (Facebook.)

An Alameda furniture retailer is being shamed on the Franchise Tax Board’s publicly released list of top tax delinquents.
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