News Briefs

This is an important time of the year for Alameda’s Jewish community. Temple Israel marks this Saturday with three events. They have a Torah study and “Art for All!” at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16. Call 522-9355 to confirm the time for the Torah study. 

Then, at 8:30 p.m., in anticipation of Rosh Hashanah, there will be a reading of the penitential poems and prayer, the Selichot, followed by nosh and conversation. 

The City of Alameda Social Services Human Relations Board (SSHRB) announced nominations are now open for the fourth annual City of Alameda Community Service Awards. Nominations for the awards may come from anyone in the community but must be received by Thursday, Sept. 28.

Award categories 

Lifetime achievement: This award recognizes extraordinary, long-time commitment and service to the community over a period of 25 years or more.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

n 6:30 p.m. Golf Commission. Room 360, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.  

Thursday, Sept. 14

n 4 to 9 p.m. Restoration Advisory Board. Room 201, City Hall West, 950 West Mall Sq. 

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

Billed as the Alameda’s largest business showcase, the Alameda Chamber of Commerce Business Expo has been set for Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Assm. Rob Bonta will speak on “The Cannabis Effect on Jobs and the California Economy.” The expo will be held at College of Alameda, 555 Ralph Appezato Memorial Parkway and features workshops, raffle, discussion panel and more. Register at

The Alameda Elks Lodge No. 1015 has announced its “Shaken, Not Stirred” charity fundraiser will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, from 7 to 11 p.m. Proceeds from the evening will benefit many East Bay community programs.