On Saturday, Sept. 8, at noon, local skateboarders who frequent Alameda’s Cityview Skatepark, 1177 W. Red Line Ave., will host the fourth annual “Land or Slam Skate Jam” fundraiser there in memory of the late Clay Harding, an Alameda skateboarder who lost his life in 2014. The event is free, open to all ages and features barbecue, local art and music and a skateboarding contest. Prizes donated by local skate shops will be given in three age categories. Registration for the contest starts at 11 a.m. with a $5 entry fee. All proceeds from the event will benefit the skatepark.
On Jan. 26 City Council directed staff to prepare an ordinance requiring of tobacco retailers be licensed. The ordinance would also include a ban on the sale of menthol and other flavored tobacco. Licensed tobacco dealers will need to pay an annual fee.
A draft of the ordinance is available at alamedaca.gov/
residents/smoke-policies. The city has scheduled a meeting with Alameda tobacco retailers and the public to review this draft and document community feedback.
Dutch inventor Boyan Slat founded Ocean Cleanup in 2013 in his hometown of Delft, the Netherlands. His staff consists of more than 70 engineers, researchers, scientists and computational modelers working daily to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. The company is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced they will perform repaving activities on State Route 61 (Encinal Avenue) between Walnut and Chestnut streets the week of Monday, Sept. 10 to Friday, Sept. 14. “No Parking” signs will be placed and detours made available.
A new restaurant on the West End will be donating part of its proceeds to local charity Alameda Meals on Wheels tomorrow. Orchid Pavillion Cafe at 1540 Webster St. will donate 20 percent of its net sales Friday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 9 p.m. This dine-and-donate event is for pick-up only as the cafe is a carry-out only restaurant. Call 871-2908 to place an order. See the menu at www.orchidpavillioncafe.net.