Who are Alameda's top 10 power users? The list includes both the city and the school district, the military and a real estate investment firm that owns 380,000 square feet of the Harbor Bay Business Park. While the average household in Alameda uses about 4,800 kilowatt hours of electricity in a year, Alameda's top power user consumed enough electricity to power more than 3,600 homes for year year (Alameda has about 30,000 homes, townhouses and apartments). Alameda's top 10 consumed nearly a quarter of the energy used on the Island last year. Click the "Read More" button to see the list.
Alameda police say people in Alameda are driving too fast - and they issued hundreds of tickets a few months back to prove it. We've complied the results of their two-week sting into a handy graphic; to check it out, click the "Read More" button.
The Rockefeller Foundation will be helping Alameda draft plans to bounce back quickly from a natural disaster. The Island was one of 33 cities from across the world and four in the Bay Area picked to receive grant money and assistance in creating the plans through the foundation’s new 100 Resilient Cities network.
A few weeks ago, The Alamedan posted this map showing 500 locations where the city will be repairing sidewalks, through the middle of next year. The map generated a number of questions about the city's repair program - most notably, how a broken sidewalk can get on the repair list.
A trio of top city staffers earned a little more job security Tuesday as City Manager John Russo erased the "interim" label from their titles.
Veteran naval aviators shared plenty of sea stories during a special Living Ship Day celebration held aboard Saturday aboard the Hornet, moored permanently at Alameda Point.
The city is slated to spend $867,000 through the end of June to fix sidewalks at 500 different locations across the Island. Will they fix one in your neighborhood?
City leaders are rejoicing over the pending removal of three dozen rusting oil storage tanks that have stood for more than a half century near the foot of Grand Street, a move one city staffer said could herald the first step in an eventual shuttering of the tank farm there.
Outrage over plans to set up a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol screening facility in the heart of West Oakland appears to have sparked concerns about a similar facility that has long operated on Alameda’s fringe.
Residents are protesting the tentative expansion of cargo screening at a U.S. Customs Examination Station operated by Bobac C.F.S. Corp. at 300 A Avenue; they fear the new cargo to be screened by customs agents there could put Alameda in harm’s way.
“I just want the whole (City) Council to look into it,” said Irma Garcia-Sinclair, an Alameda resident who started a petition drive last week to try to keep the additional freight off-Island.
A pair of community groups is looking into its options for stopping a proposed home development on land the local park district had sought for expansion of Crab Cove – including a potential ballot measure that would rezone the land for park use.
Friends of Crown Beach and the Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club have formed an exploratory committee to consider ways to halt a proposal to develop 48 homes on four acres of government property on McKay Avenue, across from Crab Cove, which the East Bay Regional Park District had hoped to acquire for an expansion.
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