News Briefs

This weekend thousands of people strolled Webster Street for the annual Island Jam. Scenes from street fair include: The dancing-room-only Tiki Bar Stage (above); Hey Jude wraps up a set of Beatles music on the Main Stage (center) and fair food including the ubiquitous corn dog made a 
festive appearance on Webster (bottom). 

The Fourth of July Foundation would like to thank the City of Alameda, the Alameda Sun and the community for their help in getting the volunteers and funding needed to host the Fourth of July Parade this year. The additional efforts secured the expanded safety measures needed to protect everyone attending and participating in the parade.

A workshop designed to help restaurants identify and make adjustments associated with the increase in the City of Alameda’s minimum wage ordinance has been set for Tuesday, May 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. Changes to the required minimum wage in Alameda will go into effect Monday, July 1.

The workshop takes place at the Alameda Elks Lodge, Rathskeller Room, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. Admission is free. Registration and more information is available at


To help keep Alameda’s parade the safe and fun place to be on the Fourth of July, the Alameda Fourth of July Parade Foundation is requesting volunteers to staff intersections along the route Thursday, July 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Those interested in volunteering must complete a brief form at or email

Volunteers must respond no later than today, Thursday, May 16.


Primary caregivers for sick, disabled or elderly loved ones are invited to join the Alameda Free Library and Bay Area Caregivers Access to Resources, Education and Support (C.A.R.E.S.) for an informational evening on Tuesday, May 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library Branch, 1550 Oak St. No registration is required and admission is free.

More information about Bay Area C.A.R.E.S can be found at or by calling (415) 706-5122.