News Briefs


The first-ever Alameda Mini-Maker Faire has been set for this Sunday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Makers, businesses, artists, craftspeople will showcase creations and mingle with the public. The faire will be held on Ranger Avenue between Saratoga Street and Pan Am Way, 905 West Ranger Ave. For more information, see 


The City Council is soliciting applications from residents who would like to serve on the Historical Advisory Board (HAB). Application forms may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Room 380, or at Interested persons are encouraged submit applications to the City Clerk by next Thursday, July 12. 


Araw Ng Kalayaan or “day of freedom” commemorates the Philippine Declaration of Independence from 400 years of Spanish colonial rule enacted on June 12, 1898, in Cavite, Philippines. Alameda marked the historic occasion at City Hall Saturday, June 9.

The U.S. Coast Guard teamed up with the Northern California Regional Paralympic Sport Program and the Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association to host the Valor Games Far West on Coast Guard Island from May 31 through June 3. 

Veterans or active-duty service members with disabilities took part in sports adapted to the athletes’ needs. Events included a biathlon, sitting volleyball, weightlifting, archery and martial arts. This marked the Valor Games’ sixth year and the fifth year the U.S. Coast Guard hosted the event on Coast Guard Island.  


A special Public Art Commission meeting has been set for Monday, June 18, at 6 p.m. The meeting will discuss physical public art proposals for new art in the city. The commission will hold a public hearing to review, evaluate and recommend awardees to City Council.  

The commission will also consider survey results and staff recommendations related to the release of a request for proposals for cultural arts and arts programming in the city.