News Briefs

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.

The city of Alameda announced recently that a new website is available to help keep residents and other interested parties informed about the development of Site A at Alameda Point. 

Developer Alameda Point Partners has launched The site presents detailed information on the project, including ways to get involved and how to stay informed of the latest news and activities. 

Marrow Registry this Weekend

Gallagher & Lindsey Realtors is hosting “Team Joey Marrow Registry Drive.” Donor registration and swabbing will take place this Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gallagher & Lindsey’s office, 2424 Central Ave. 

The company hopes to find a marrow transplant donor for Joey LoParo, 27, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. His aunt died of the same disease the year he was born. Joey’s parents, Joe and Laura LoParo, are Realtors at Gallagher & Lindsey. 

Lagoon Lowering Set

The Alameda West Lagoon Homeowners Association has announced that workers will begin lowering the water in Alameda’s west lagoons starting next Monday, April 20. They will begin refilling the lagoons on Thursday, May 14.

Members of the association should take this opportunity to remove excess debris, as well as grasses and coral from the lagoon walls. They should place the debris in containers in front of their homes for pickup.