News Briefs

The Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) Board of Directors is holding its April Board meeting on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., 3rd Floor. The meeting agenda will be available on the San Francisco Bay Ferry website on Friday, April 1.  


A climate change workshop facilitated by the Sunflower Alliance Education Committee has been set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave.

With the delivery of a donation check for $1,000 to the Alameda Backyard Growers (ABG) Monday, the Alameda Sun has initiated a city-wide tree-planting program. Alameda residents will be able to apply for a free tree courtesy of the local newspaper.

More information will be available soon. In the meantime, feel free to write to with any questions. 


Ground preparation for soil testing began at the site of the future Jean Sweeney Park Tuesday. 

According to an email from the City of Alameda Recreation and Parks Director, Amy Wooldridge, “Work is being done onsite at Sweeney Park today with a bulldozer. They are using a water truck to keep dust down. 

“They will just be clearing very specific areas in order to create the flat ground needed for soil sampling and ground penetrating radar, which is used to determine the soil types,” stated Wooldridge. 


The Rotary Club of Alameda may be best known as the co-producer of the popular Concerts at the Cove music series that takes place the second Friday in June, July and August at Crab Cove Visitors Center. The concerts, along with other fundraising activities, provide the money Rotary uses for its community grants program.