News Briefs

Clay Kempf of Alameda had his documentary, Stu Steinberg, discussing the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on America’s veterans accepted into the Oregon Documentary Film Festival in Portland, Ore. Kempf directed, shot and co-produced the film with other Bay Area filmmakers. The festival takes place this weekend. Kempf lived most of his life in Berkeley; he moved to Alameda in 2007.


Just love eating chocolate while studying? The library has the perfect event set for Alameda’s chocolate-loving students. The Teen Advisory Board is hosting open study halls for high school students that allow for study with classmates, work on group projects or other homework — oh yeah, and eat chocolate. The library provides chocolate, Wi-Fi and a place to sit. 


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.