Alameda fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a home fire that caused an estimated $400,000 worth of damage and injured three firefighters.
Firefighters said they were alerted to the fire, on the 800 block of Cedar Street, at 12:39 p.m. Monday and arrived in about three and a half minutes. It took 41 firefighters, including some called from Oakland and Alameda County, nearly two hours to knock down the blaze, according to a department-issued press release. Read more >> about Update: Firefighters looking into cause of home fire
More than three-quarters of the adults involved in Boy Scouts in Alameda oppose their national organization’s policy of barring gay Scout leaders and members, survey results obtained by The Alamedan show, with parents of the organization’s youngest participants making up the highest percentage of those who think the policy is wrong. Read more >> about Survey: Local Scouting community opposes gay ban
Alameda Vice Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft talks to those gathered at the Homes are the Heart of Alameda panel discussion and tour about how important it is to have a mix of home choices in Alameda. Photo by Laura Casey.
The City Council will consider a plan Tuesday to transform the former Alameda Belt Line rail yard into a passive park with picnic areas, walking and bike trails, community gardens and playgrounds.
City staffers are seeking the council’s approval to develop a conceptual plan for the new park on the 22-acre rail yard, which is bounded by Sherman Street, Atlantic Avenue and Constitution Way. The plan will be developed by local landscape architects who volunteered their assistance. Read more >> about Council to consider Belt Line park plan