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.  

The USS Hornet Museum has a special event set for this Friday, July 19, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. — an overnight stargazing event to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Splashdown.

Climb aboard the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum to learn about the famous aircraft carrier’s service during the Apollo 11 mission and observe the night sky from the flight deck. 

For Roseanne Smith, interest in photography began at age 12 when her aunt gave her a Kodak Brownie camera. Now, at age 72 and retired, she carries a camera everywhere she goes. 

“I didn’t have much time for photography when I was working and raising a family. But I always knew it would be a big part of my life when I retired,” Smith said.