Alameda News

Alameda is a mecca to the architectural historian, featuring homes and commercial structures spanning most major architectural movements since the mid-1800s. 

The city recently became home to a property representing the next bold leap in construction — container architecture.

The new Big Discount Tire Pros shop incorporates 21 previously used shipping containers into its design. The company  moved here from its former facility on Park Street, a historic brick-veneer structure dating back to the 1950s.

Alameda firefighters were dispatched to assist in fighting two Southern California blazes, one near Ventura, the other in the hills northeast of Los Angeles. 

At the recent open house at Fire Station 3, Alameda Fire Department (AFD) Chief Edmond Rodriguez said that the City of Alameda recently received Engine 296, a California Office of Emergency Services Type I Fire Engine. He said that Engine 296 is equipped to provide critical fire and emergency medical service response to the community. 

Alameda Fire Department to host open house, ceremony

The Alameda Fire Department and the city’s Public Works Department are hosting an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Fire Station No. 3 and the adjoining Emergency Operations Center at 1625 Buena Vista Ave. and 1809 Grand St. this Saturday, Dec. 2. The festivities begin at 1 p.m.   

The public is invited to join Alameda’s new fire chief, Edmond Rodriguez, on a walk through the facilities. Light refreshments will be served.

Paul Douglas Scherer of Alameda died Sunday when the minivan he was driving plunged into the Oakland Estuary. Witnesses called 911 about 8:30 a.m. to report that they saw a white minivan go into the estuary off Derby Avenue in Oakland, across from the Bridgeside Shopping Center. 

“It’s a dead-end street that stops at the estuary,” Oakland Fire Department (OFD) Battalion Chief Nick Luby said. “The vehicle drove down the street and ended up in the estuary.”

Many people in Alameda know that I was born and raised here. I attended local schools and my parents have been active members in this community for more than 50 years. In April, I will begin my 26th year as a member of the Alameda Police Department (APD). It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be the Chief of Police in the city where I was born. I am committed to doing everything I can to make Alameda, my hometown, as safe as possible.

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