City of Alameda News in Brief

City of Alameda News in Brief

Sun Staff Reports

October is LGBTQ History Month in Alameda

Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft has declared the month of October as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer /Questioning History Month in the City of Alameda. The proclamation reads, in part, that, “in addition to celebrating and honoring the change-makers that have paved the way for LGBTQ voices to be heard, we also highlight two historically significant days in October: the first march on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1979, and the first National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11, 1988, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington.”
LGBTQ History Month sends an important message to the nation’s educators, community leaders, and youth about the vital importance of recognizing and exploring the role of LGBTQ people in American history, and ensuring rights like marriage equality are never challenged, the proclamation reads.

Dance Party Planned Aboard USS Hornet

Entertainment producers VIIIA are holding their inaugural event on the flight deck of the USS Hornet aircraft carrier on Oct. 23.
The lineup includes Sharam, Miguel Migs, Tara Brooks, Shdws, Nick Monaco, Icecreams, Brunch Life, Audiowall, Willaa B2b Tromme, and N808.
A portion of all ticket sales will go to Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.
Tickets are available online at Visit for more information about the sponsors. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of event is required. Must be 21 to attend.

SCOI and 100K Trees Partner to Protect Redwood Trees

Bring a friend on Sunday, Oct. 24 and volunteer to save 75 redwood trees suffering from drought. The event will take place from 10 a.m. — 12 p.m. at Main Street Linear Park, located at Ralph Appezzato Way and Main St. Volunteers will assist in adding a protective layer of mulch and watering the trees, and the trees’ health will be mapped. Masks are required to participate. The event is a collaboration between the Alameda Student Community Outreach Initiative (SCOI) and 100K Trees for Humanity, a Black-led urban reforestation non-profit.

Spooky Night Puppet Show

The Main Library will be hosting Puppet Art Theater as they present their show, Winnie The Witch, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. This puppet show features glow-in-the-dark puppets, a silly story, and lots of laughs. The program is recommended for children in kindergarten and older; the room will be dark, so children who scare easily may not wish to attend.
Costumes are encouraged. Facemasks that protect against COVID-19 and cover the mouth and nose are required. The library will close the room once capacity is reached to make it easier for families to keep distance from others.
This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. Alameda Free Library is located at 1550 Oak St. and is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit or contact the Children’s Department at 747-7705.