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City Council adopts Vision-Zero policy at Nov. 5 meeting

Up to 100 people took part in an “Alameda School Zone Safety Rally” at City Hall Nov. 5. Love Elementary School’s PTA joined with other schools, PTAs and student advocates from across the Island for the rally just before the City Council meeting. The group spoke to the Council and city staff, “so that these safety issues are addressed immediately to make our streets safe for students and to prevent further accidents.”

In the course of investigating impacts to the Island City in the event Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) orders a public safety power shutdown, (“Some Insights on Island’s Hometown Power Supply,” Nov. 7) an Alameda resident expressed concern over the city’s water supply during a power shutdown off Island. 

At a ceremony hosted by Alameda veterans groups Monday, members of the public gathered at Alameda’s Veterans Memorial Building to honor those who fought to protect American freedom. As part of the ceremony, veterans and members of the public were treated to a performance by The Sting, Alameda High School’s (AHS) marching band (above). 

The young musicians, led by AHS music director Mitchell White, performed with reverence and received rousing applause from the audience. 

At its Nov. 5 meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to pass a local building resolution that implements part of the Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (CARP) by limiting the use of natural gas in newly constructed buildings on city property. The effort is intended to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions (GHG) in Alameda. The move may mark the first step to phasing out natural gas citywide. 

Alameda chiropractor Dr. Tim Heath will host a free presentation tonight on a challenge many face this time of year: holiday bloat. The many events and parties during the holiday season bring joy but the season may also feature putting on an extra five to 10 pounds.

There are ways to successfully get through the holidays without negative effects. Heath will host a presentation of detailed tips, tricks and bio-hacks as well as tried-and-true methods at the seminar Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:15 p.m.