News Briefs


On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the West End Library at 788 Santa Clara Ave. will host an estate planning question-and-answer session with a local attorney from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The library will be open for the program only.

Attorney C.J. Kingsley will provide an overview and answer questions on estate-related topics.

These include:


The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced this week that it will close the Webster Tube, entering Alameda, for washing operations. The Tube will be closed Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 16 through 18, from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Questions or information about the closures should be directed to Eroluis Oseguera, Caltrans, Tunnels and Tubes, at 286-3947.


Few know that the Black Panther Party was founded at Merritt College in Oakland in October 1966.Many of the party’s early social justice programs still largely go unrecognized. 

The television station at the Peralta Community College District, Peralta TV, produced a national award-winning film, Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers, narrated by U. S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, about the origins of the Black Panther Party at Merritt College. 


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.


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.