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Independence Day is quickly approaching and, whether it is due to the months of shelter-in-place or the recent civil protests, people will be understandably looking for ways to blow off steam. For some, sparklers and confetti poppers are enough to celebrate the Fourth of July.  Others, like the Alameda man found with 500 pounds of illegal fireworks, may be looking for a little more “bang.”

The City Council will soon be selecting residents to create a steering committee that will offer recommendations to the Council to address “systemic anti-racism” in Alameda. 

At the June 29 special Council meeting, councilmembers unanimously approved a plan to create a community-led steering committee. 
The steering committee will discuss ways the city can ensure and provide safety and security for all Alamedans, according to a memorandum from Vice Mayor John Knox White. 

Members of the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) demonstrated extra-special heroics on Wednesday afternoon, June 24. 

They rescued a pelican tethered in and badly injured by a fishing hook and line between Bay Farm Island and the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary.

Recently retired Lincoln Middle School teacher Sharmaine Moody spotted the struggling pelican tethered on the mudflat. 

News about COVID-19 is no longer changing as rapidly it did initially. With that in mind, Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft will transition to writing monthly, rather than weekly updates. She will write her next update at the end of July. Mayor Ashcraft encourages Alamedans to keep up to date about COVID-19 from Alameda County at and the City of Alameda at And stay 6 feet away from others, wash your hands and wear your masks!

The Sun joins the community in congratulating them

Part 2. Due to a misunderstanding, not all the Alameda High School graduates were listed in the Sun’s special edition on June 18. We are very sorry this happened. The missing graduates are listed below.

Leo Adams, Mohammad Elhan Alam, Zachary Albers, Miranda Allen Anderson, Ezzaddin Altareb, Jennifer Alvarez, Joshua Alvarez, Alani Alves, Chloe Amaden, Zachary Aman, Sindhu Ananthavel, Jonathan Andrews, Kyles Arndt, Ashot Avanesyan, Jayda Aviles.