News Briefs

A Buddhist response to climate change

A day of meditation on the subject of climate change, Stable Heart – Stable Climate, will be held this Saturday, June 27, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Buena Vista United Methodist Church in Alameda.

The monastic daylong meditation with a pair of Theravadan Buddhist nuns: Ayya Santacitta and Ayya Santussika, will use Buddhism’s core teachings to bring forth "the inner strength and resilience to wisely respond to the most important issue of our times."

West End schools locked down

A report that someone with a weapon was in the neighborhood of Encinal High School caused the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) to place the school on lockdown at 11: 45 a.m., Thursday, June 11. AUSD also contacted the Alameda Police Department (APD).

AUSD spokesperson Susan Davis said that as a precaution, the district also locked down other West End schools, including the Woodstock Child Development Center, Paden and Ruby Bridges elementary schools and Island High School.

City Council Meets Tonight

The City Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. this evening, Thursday, June 11. The Social Service Human Relations Board is scheduled to present its homeless survey.

Councilmembers will discuss the collection of delinquent business license and garbage collection fees through property tax bills.

Donate to Sweeney Park When Shopping Online

The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate an amount equal to .5 percent of the purchase price to the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Fund (JSOSPF) when you buy selected items from The donation doesn’t cost anything extra.

Veterans Meet, Host Memorial Day Service

Vietnam Veterans of America. Chapter 400, meet this evening, Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. Chapter 400 will host Alameda’s Memorial Day services next Monday, May 25, at Veterans Memorial Park at the intersection of Doolittle and Island drives.