News Briefs

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) and Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) are co-hosting a series of public forums that kick off with a session on electric vehicles next Thursday, May 17. The public is invited to attend the free event to learn about electric vehicles on the market today, charging and range, cost, savings, rebates and incentives as well as environmental benefits.

 

Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) will be hosting its annual fundraiser on Saturday, May 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. This farm-to-table experience will happen in the center of APC’s two-acre urban farm. Price of admission includes an organic and sustainable meal prepared with produce sourced directly from the farm. Drinks will be provided by partners at Spirits Alley.

APC is located at 2600 Barbers Point Road. Tickets cost $95 each at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3382568.

 

The Alameda Art Association is hosting a reception from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 28, to benefit Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). FAAS will bring adoptable animals and take applications for adoptions. The reception at the gallery, 2242 South Shore Center, is free to the public. 

The association is collecting pet food donations at the gallery from Wednesday to Sunday the entire month of April. Its artists have created a special show of animal artwork. The association is donating a portion of art sales to FAAS. Learn more by calling 523-4475.  

 

A woman was killed and three other people injured Wednesday morning, April 18, in a four-car collision on Doolittle Drive near Langley Street in Oakland. The four victims were driving solo in four different vehicles. The coroner identified the dead woman as Kristle Jimenez of Alameda. First responders pronounced her dead at the scene. 

The Alameda Citizens Task Force (ACT) will host a public meeting on Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave., in the second-floor conference room. The meeting will discuss the current City Council decisions and what ACT feels is the outsized influence of public employee unions and developers on almost every aspect of city government. The meeting will explore the formation of an independent political action committee to support candidates in the November election. 

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