I found this great article to share on the importance of shopping local. Before you “click to purchase” please look for that item at a local merchant in Alameda!  

What Happens When You Shop Local

Here’s what happens when you “shop local.”

For City Council Consideration,
The room is packed as a girl walks with confidence up to the microphone. Her introduction starts strong. Then she starts to quiver, break down and cry as she keeps talking. She tells how she was subjected to a stranger’s public exposure and worse in a coffee shop. She did nothing wrong and everything right in both her being there and in her response to get up, run and call police. She was violated. 

The College of Alameda Student Center and FabLab have launched an effort titled “Creating Spaces of Privacy and Refuge in Transitional Housing.”

The College of Alameda Fab Lab, is introducing the first mobile space of refuge. A special unveilling of the space is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, July 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., at 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway.

At the Fab Lab makers can come to take advantage of tools, resources and technology, using traditional and advanced manufacturing equipment to make almost anything.  

This past spring, the Haight Renaming Committee invited Alameda Unified School District students to write essays and letters sharing their thoughts about renaming Haight Elementary School. “Should Haight School be renamed? Why or why not?”

Celebrate an Island City tradition and enjoy all that Downtown Alameda has to offer at the 35th anniversary of the Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire. The fun takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Admission is free.

The streets and sidewalks will be filled with gotta-have art, one-of-a-kind treasures and tasty treats. Local shops and restaurants will also be offering event specials throughout the weekend.