News Briefs


A new grant will provide $5,000 of funding for the Triple Play healthy lifestyles program at Alameda Boys & Girls Club thanks to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Anthem Blue Cross Foundation. This grant is one of more than 100 distributed across the country by the Anthem Foundation to support Triple Play programming, which focuses on being healthy through the mind, body and soul. 


The Alameda Elks Lodge No. 1015, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., would like to welcome back all previous members. Come back and just $1 will cover membership dues for the rest of October and all of November.

Previous members who take advantage of this offer will not have to pay past dues if they stopped their memberships before 2016. The Elks would love to have former members back, they have been doing so much for the community and having fun doing it. 

Learn more at or call 522-1015.



The North Bay firestorms have visited an unimaginable tragedy on thousands of people, their homes and their pets. Last week representatives from the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) and the Hayward Animal Shelter drove to the Napa County Animal Shelter (NCAS) and brought back some of the pets available for adoption there. This opened up kennel space for the more than 100 animals pouring into NCAS.


For many decades the Alameda community has come together to support local families during the holiday season. Last year, the community donated more than 1,100 turkeys, which were distributed, along with other holiday food items, to Alameda Food Bank’s clients. This year the Food Bank aims to collect 1,100 turkeys by Wednesday, Nov. 8.


The Encinal High School (EHS) Drama Department is presenting Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a special fundraiser to help support the Alameda Food Bank. Midsummer will play over two weekends: Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 2 p.m. in the Encinal Amphitheater (a.k.a. the student parking lot). 

Admission is free, but donations are requested to help provide food for the hungry in Alameda. This continues a tradition of using theater to help fund local nonprofits going back many years.