News Briefs

 

Clars Auction Gallery is coming to the Alameda Museum. For more than 45 years, Clars has built a strong reputation for knowledge and experience in handling quality estate property and has sold more than $175 million worth of fine art, furnishings, jewelry, vehicles and collectibles.

All meetings are scheduled to take place at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Council Chambers, third floor. For more information see alamedaca.gov.

Tuesday, March 20

  • 7 p.m. City Council Meeting. Meetings held first and third Tuesdays of each month.

Monday, March 26

  • 7 p.m. Planning Board Meeting.

Tuesday, March 27

 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) is holding its second annual Coffee with a Cop event Wednesday, March 21. 

The event will take place at Peet’s Coffee, 1365 Park St., from 8 to 10 a.m. The Coffee with a Cop event is designed to create a causal platform where residents can get to know their local law enforcement personnel and engage in conversation about their community. 

 

The Alameda Free Library is happy to announce that library patrons are now able to pay library fines and fees online using a credit or debit card.

Customers can log on to their online account through the library catalog. Only Visa and MasterCard are accepted and there is a minimum transaction amount of $5.

Currently this resource can only be accessed from the Main Library website, however look out for mobile access in the near future.

 

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Education meeting last Tuesday addressed AUSD’s budget as compared to other districts in Alameda County. This discussion included the impact that low salaries have on Alameda’s public schools and the possibility of layoffs. The district has launched a community conversation about its budget priorities. Talking points include small class sizes, special programs and rising pension and special education costs. The district is planning to hold community meetings to review budget realities. 

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