News Briefs


In honor of an Alameda skateboard legend, the late Clay “C-Bone” Harding, local pizzeria Spin Pizza will host a fundraiser Thursday, April 21, to benefit the Cityview Skatepark at 1177 Red Line Ave. on Alameda Point. A portion of proceeds from food sales that day will go to improvements at the park which first opened in 1999. Spin Pizza is located at 2670 Fifth St. Find out more at #LongLiveCbone.



Local historians, and publishers of this newspaper, Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos will discuss 12 waves of immigration that brought various groups to Alameda’s shores in a brand-new talk “Waves of Migration — How did you get here?” tonight, Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. 

The city of Alameda is bringing back a popular economic development program to help local business or property owners spruce up their storefronts and improve the appearance of the city’s retail districts. Under the Façade Grant Program, business and property owners may be eligible for matching grants from $5,000 to $12,500 for exterior painting, new awnings and signs and refurbishing architectural features.  

The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Home Safety Program provides services to low-to-moderate income residents over 62 years old and to the disabled of any age. 

The program provides and installs 10-year maintenance-free’ smoke detectors as well as carbon monoxide detectors, ADA grab bars, handrails in hallways and on interior stairways and raised toilets.

AFD also provides nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks. If you are an Alameda resident call Ruth Ann Crawford at 337-2133 to see if you or a loved one qualifies.


Sieg Wroebel, skipper of the Sea Scout Ship Barclay Stephens, will host an information and orientation meeting 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, at the Naval Air Museum Building No. 77 for boys ages 13 to 20. 

Participants in the Barclay Stephens’ “Adventures at Sea Level” program will train aboard the ship, docked at the Ballena Bay Yacht Harbor “H.”