News Briefs

 

The Alameda Art Association is hosting a reception from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 28, to benefit Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). FAAS will bring adoptable animals and take applications for adoptions. The reception at the gallery, 2242 South Shore Center, is free to the public. 

The association is collecting pet food donations at the gallery from Wednesday to Sunday the entire month of April. Its artists have created a special show of animal artwork. The association is donating a portion of art sales to FAAS. Learn more by calling 523-4475.  

 

A woman was killed and three other people injured Wednesday morning, April 18, in a four-car collision on Doolittle Drive near Langley Street in Oakland. The four victims were driving solo in four different vehicles. The coroner identified the dead woman as Kristle Jimenez of Alameda. First responders pronounced her dead at the scene. 

The Alameda Citizens Task Force (ACT) will host a public meeting on Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave., in the second-floor conference room. The meeting will discuss the current City Council decisions and what ACT feels is the outsized influence of public employee unions and developers on almost every aspect of city government. The meeting will explore the formation of an independent political action committee to support candidates in the November election. 

 

The Alameda Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Scholarship committee recently met to award scholarships to students from Alameda high schools for the annual RYLA program in the Santa Cruz mountains this summer.

Young men and women spend a week in a challenging program of discussions, inspirational addresses, leadership training and social activities designed to enhance personal development, leadership skills and good citizenship.

Poetic Alamedans come celebrate, Wednesday, April 25, is the date.
At Books Inc., at 7 p.m.,

You’re invited to read 
a beloved poem!
So bring your Chaucer,
Angelou and Plath.
Read some Walt Whitman,
(the polymath),
Some Gluck, or Haas,
Dickinson or Brooks.
Share from your head,
Or read from books!
Silverstein, Bob Frost,Cathy Dana,
Amos White, Sappho, 
and Gene Kahana,
For ’tis our month,
It’s designated,
And why blessed words,
Were first created!

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