This month, Central Baptist Church at 2133 Central Ave. will collect donations for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child. The church joins nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world.
Alameda Firefighters Local 689 invites the public to join the fun at a lobster feed fundraiser aboard the USS Hornet, to benefit victims of the North Bay wildfires. The feed has been set for Friday, Nov. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m.; at the USS Hornet Museum, located at 707 W. Hornet Ave.
Last Thursday at 7:35 p.m., Alameda firefighters responded to a residential structure fire on Grand Street. First-arriving crews found smoke and fire in the kitchen of a single-story dwelling. The occupant was able to evacuate prior to arrival of the fire department.