News Briefs

 

On April 13, Alameda’s oldest Catholic congregation removed the cross from the bell tower where it sat since 1927. The church took down the cross and restored it after powerful windstorms caused the congregation to be concerned for the 90-year-old cross’s welfare. This morning at 8:45 a.m., the church will hold a ceremony to reinstall the refurbished cross at 1109 Chestnut St.

Fr. George Alengadan, Pastor of St. Joseph Basilica, will unveil and bless the cross in the presence of  the parish community, St. Joseph  Elementary School and St. Joseph Notre Dame School.

Teens are invited to experience a whole new world at the Alameda Free Library. Visit this Saturday, Nov. 18, to try out an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset. Use the headset and controllers to experience space, build robots and much more. 

Take the chance to try this new technology from 2 to 4 p.m.. This fun event is planned by teens for teens. While waiting for a turn to play the Oculus Rift, teens can learn and play board games. Snacks will be provided. 

 

At two upcoming events Alameda’s C’era Una Volta Italian Restaurant will be serving up deliciousness and generosity. Cheryl Principato and Rudy Duran, owners of C’era Una Volta, will contribute to the “Week of Italian Cuisine in San Francisco” event held Nov. 13 through 17, to benefit those still recovering from the North Bay firestorms. C’era will present a $35 four-course prix fixe dinner and wine pairing as part of the weeklong celebration of Italian food at its location on Park Street. 

 

Come support local artists and businesses while getting a ton of holiday shopping done before Thanksgiving at the Holiday Fest 2017. The holiday shopping expo, has been set for Sunday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

A huge variety of handcrafted and specially made items will be on sale in one convenient place: Temple Israel and the Community Center of Harbor Bay Isle at 3183 and 3195 Mecartney Road in Alameda.

Plenty of free parking is available nearby at Bay Farm’s Harbor Bay Landing. Overflow parking is available at CVS and Safeway.

 

The City of Alameda Social Service Human Relations Board, working in partnership with the Alameda Unified School District, Alameda Youth Collaborative and Alameda’s social services organizations is conducting an online survey regarding the housing, community development and social service needs in Alameda.

In a time of dwindling resources and increasing needs, it is more important than ever the residents of Alameda have a voice in how the city invests federal and other funding received for these programs and services.

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