News Briefs

The City of Alameda will host a community meeting with local, state and federal tsunami experts next week to help residents prepare for a potential tsunami. The meeting will discuss what Alameda residents need to do to prepare for a tsunami. 

The tsunami presentation takes place Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, City Council Chambers, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. 

y Hall program provides exhibit opportunities for professional and emerging Alameda artists and arts organizations, with the goal of supporting the local arts community, creating a memorable experience for the public and celebrating Alameda’s diverse history and community. Applications are open now for artists to enter the program.

The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Home Safety Program provides much-needed services to low-to-moderate income residents older than 62 and to the disabled of any age. 
The program provides and installs the newly required 10-year-maintenance-free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

The program can also provide and install grab bars, handrails and raised toilets. Safety items including nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks are also available. 

Alameda residents may call Maria Young at 337-2133 to see if they qualify for the program.

 

PEOM (Poetry Every Other Month) is a purposeful misspelling and a new poetry project starting this month at Julie’s Coffee and Tea, 1223 Park St. Every other month a local poet will be the featured reader with an open mic to follow. In addition to a night of fine verse, attendees can sample the latest imbibements and delectables. 

Alameda Citizens Task Force will host a general meeting for members, friends and the public at 7 p.m., next Wednesday, Oct 16, at the Alameda Hospital, Room A on the second floor. 

Vice Mayor John Knox White and Councilmember Tony Daysog will speak about the progress of their joint effort in considering amendments to the City Charter. 

Planning Board member Alan Teague will inform the audience about the new housing legislation that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed  into law on Tuesday, Oct. 8. 

For more information call 455-1315.

 

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