News Briefs

 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) is holding its second annual Coffee with a Cop event Wednesday, March 21. 

The event will take place at Peet’s Coffee, 1365 Park St., from 8 to 10 a.m. The Coffee with a Cop event is designed to create a causal platform where residents can get to know their local law enforcement personnel and engage in conversation about their community. 

 

The Alameda Free Library is happy to announce that library patrons are now able to pay library fines and fees online using a credit or debit card.

Customers can log on to their online account through the library catalog. Only Visa and MasterCard are accepted and there is a minimum transaction amount of $5.

Currently this resource can only be accessed from the Main Library website, however look out for mobile access in the near future.

 

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Education meeting last Tuesday addressed AUSD’s budget as compared to other districts in Alameda County. This discussion included the impact that low salaries have on Alameda’s public schools and the possibility of layoffs. The district has launched a community conversation about its budget priorities. Talking points include small class sizes, special programs and rising pension and special education costs. The district is planning to hold community meetings to review budget realities. 

 

Anyone who planned a rental event at the Alameda Elks Lodge in the future needs to check in and confirm their reservation. The longtime benefactors of the Alameda community have suffered a computer crash that erased the Lodge’s Rental Calendar through 2020. Those who have made reservations for an event must contact the Elks as soon as possible at 522-1015, Ext. 18, during business hours, or online at www.alamedaelks.org/lodgerentals.

 

 

Alameda resident and filmmaker Clay Kempf’s latest documentary Don’t Shoot, I’m the Guitar Man premiered at the San Francisco Indie Festival last week. The film relays the true story about musician Buzzy Martin who taught music to inmates at San Quentin State Prison. Kempf served as director of photography for Guitar Man

Find out more about this Bay Area story and production at http://sfindie.com/sfindie2018/guitar-man.

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