The City Council is soliciting applications from residents who would like to serve on the Public Art Commission for a partial term expiring June 30, 2019. Application forms may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Room 380, by calling 747-4800, or on the city’s website. Interested persons are encouraged submit applications to the City Clerk by Thursday, Feb. 1.
Alameda is in the middle of its first official “Restaurant Week” which began Friday, Jan. 12, and continues through Sunday, Jan. 21. Many of the city’s dining spots are participating and offering specials, limited-time menu items and special pricing.
Some of the top Island restaurants involved include: Trabocco, Pappo, Injera, Neptunes, East End, Dragon Rouge, Speisekammer, Little House Cafe, Cafe Jolie, The Star Pizza on Park, Angela’s Kitchen, Asena, C’Era Una Volta, Otaez, Cinema Grill, Shirasoni, Habanas, Forbidden Island and Wine & Waffles.
Starting Jan. 1, the City of Alameda will be one of the only cities in California where drinking straws will only be available upon request. Additionally, all disposable to-go food ware in the City must be reusable, compostable or in a few specific cases, recyclable. These changes were formally passed on Oct. 3, 2017, and the 2008 ordinance was renamed the Alameda Disposable Food Ware Service Reduction Law.
Join Alameda Backyard Growers (ABG) as they kick off their “Year of Sustainable Gardening” for a free screening of filmmaker Mark Kitchell’s new film: Evolution of Organic at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, at Rhythmix Cultural Works.
The film tells the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. By now organic has gone mainstream, split into an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people and a movement that has realized a vision of sustainable agriculture.