News Briefs

y Hall program provides exhibit opportunities for professional and emerging Alameda artists and arts organizations, with the goal of supporting the local arts community, creating a memorable experience for the public and celebrating Alameda’s diverse history and community. Applications are open now for artists to enter the program.

The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Home Safety Program provides much-needed services to low-to-moderate income residents older than 62 and to the disabled of any age. 
The program provides and installs the newly required 10-year-maintenance-free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

The program can also provide and install grab bars, handrails and raised toilets. Safety items including nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks are also available. 

Alameda residents may call Maria Young at 337-2133 to see if they qualify for the program.


Alameda Citizens Task Force will host a general meeting for members, friends and the public at 7 p.m., next Wednesday, Oct 16, at the Alameda Hospital, Room A on the second floor. 

Vice Mayor John Knox White and Councilmember Tony Daysog will speak about the progress of their joint effort in considering amendments to the City Charter. 

Planning Board member Alan Teague will inform the audience about the new housing legislation that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed  into law on Tuesday, Oct. 8. 

For more information call 455-1315.


The Alameda Museum, the official repository of historical documents and artifacts for the City of Alameda, is looking for board members for the next term. The board meets in person at the museum quarterly, with most business being conducted by email between meetings. 

Board members serve for two years. This is an opportunity for members of our community to create a dynamic, working board striving to keep the collection interesting, educational, and enjoyable for the Bay Area’s diverse population. 


Vice Mayor John Knox White and Councilman Jim Oddie will host a town hall meeting to discuss the effects of gun violence on the community. The meeting takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m., next Monday, Oct. 14, at the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, 2317 Central Ave. 

Assembly Member Rob Bonta, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and Alameda Police Chief Paul Rolleri will be present to offer updates on how the state, county and city are handling this matter.