News Briefs


Monday, Oct. 9

  • 7 p.m. Planning Board. Council Chambers, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. 

Thursday, Oct. 12

  • 7 p.m. Recreation and Parks Commission. Council Chambers, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. 



Local commuters still have two days to participate in Share Your Ride Week, Oct. 2 to 6. Drivers are encouraged to fill up empty seats in their cars, or take public transit to work or school. 

Casual carpool pick-up spots in Alameda are on Santa Clara Avenue at Webster Street and on Encinal Avenue at Park Avenue. 

Visit for more information and trip planning assistance.



Please share the poet inside of you, and celebrate the history of LGBTQ. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, my friend, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., you’re invited to attend.

“A Night of Poetry” and joy, you bet, presented by Alameda’s Poets Laureate. Along with the LGBTQ Round Table, Come read your sweet verse, if you are able. Or share a dear poem, that you hold in your heart, at Books Inc., 1344 Park St.


Artists have a fantastic new opportunity to propose a public art project to the City of Alameda. City staff has released two new requests for proposals (RFPs) for public art, one for physical public art, and another for cultural arts and programming. The awards range from $12,500 to $150,000 for the physical art piece and $5,000 to $35,000 to support a publically accessible event located in Alameda.


A recent quality-of-life community survey showed residents in the City of Alameda highly value their quality of life. Some 77 percent of respondents indicated their neighborhood is headed in the right direction. By a nearly 3-to-1 margin, residents approve of the job city government is doing.

The survey, conducted this summer by opinion research firm FM3 Research, was commissioned to assess resident perspectives on their quality of life, including community priorities and needs. 

Residents cited the following priorities.