News Briefs


City Councilmember Frank Matarrese is reporting that the city has contracted with landscape architectural firm, Design Workshop (DW) to conduct a feasibility study for six East End paths that lead to the Oakland Estuary and to San Leandro Bay — three are on the east side of Fernside Boulevard between High Street and Thompson Avenue and three further south along East Shore Drive. 


Each year the Rotary Club of Alameda confers academic scholarships to outstanding students attending high schools in Alameda.  This year the club will award more than $20,000 ranging from $500 for vocational scholarships to $3,000 for academic scholarships. Criteria include academic achievement, community service involvement, extra-curricular activities participation, financial need and quality of the oral interview.

In addition, two $500 fine arts scholarships will be awarded based on nominations from high school principals.


Clars Auction Gallery is coming to the Alameda Museum. For more than 45 years, Clars has built a strong reputation for knowledge and experience in handling quality estate property and has sold more than $175 million worth of fine art, furnishings, jewelry, vehicles and collectibles.


Walt and Judy Jacobs invite the community to learn more about cutting-edge stem-cell therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Their son-in-law Paul Gaspari, who has MS, has benefitted from this therapy, which he received at Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem. 

All meetings are scheduled to take place at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Council Chambers, third floor. For more information see

Tuesday, March 20

  • 7 p.m. City Council Meeting. Meetings held first and third Tuesdays of each month.

Monday, March 26

  • 7 p.m. Planning Board Meeting.

Tuesday, March 27