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Public Art Commission Special Meeting Tonight 
A special meeting of the Public Art Commission has been set for today, Thursday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m., in Council Chambers, City Hall, third floor, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. 
Agenda items include: 


As of Tuesday all three candidates for mayor had been qualified and the nomination period closed. Alamedans will select among Trish Spencer, Frank Matarrese and Marilyn Ezzy-Ashcraft for their next mayor. 

The field for councilmember at large now includes latest addition George Mun Leung. Candidates John Knox-White, Tony Daysog, Jim Oddie and Stewart Chen had their candidacies qualified as of Tuesday, while Leung, Amos White, Robert Matz, Robbie Wilson and Robert Hayes had pulled papers but not filed them yet.

Little Allie took part in the 23rd Annual University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Pediatric Transplant Picnic reunion on Saturday, Aug. 4, in San Rafael, along with his grateful parents. Now three-and-one-half years old, Allie now lives with his Coast Guard family in Alameda. He was only one month old when his doctors diagnosed him with the “worst-case scenario” of jaundice, biliary atresia. 


Alameda Fire Department’s Senior Safety and Accessibility program provides much-needed services to low-to-moderate income residents older than 62 and to the disabled of any age. The program provides and installs the newly required 10-year-maintenance-free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

The program can also provide and install grab bars, handrails and raised toilets. Safety items including nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks are also available. AFD recently expanded the program to include small ramps.