Feature Articles

The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Home Safety 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. Alameda residents may call Maria Young at 337-2133 to qualify for the program.

Alameda Free Library, Wonderfest.org and the Friends of the Alameda Free Library present a Social Science event series, “California and the ‘Big One’” on Sunday, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St.

Scientists know that California will experience another large earthquake. But what details do they have? What will this earthquake be like? How accurate is the portrayal seen on television and in movies?

Rhythmix Island Arts Concert Series honors performing arts traditions from islands around the world on the island of Alameda. Presenting four concerts with the theme “Celebrating Diversity,” Rhythmix features the music and dance of Cuba, Tahiti, Japan and Bali, with Bay Area artists Jesús Díaz, Máahealani Uchiyama and Hálau Ka Ua Tuahine, Gamelan Sekar Jaya and Maze Daiko.

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

Monday, April 22

  • 7 p.m. Planning Board. Meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Tuesday, April 23

The Alameda Free Library hosts an afternoon for the public to explore the city’s big trucks Saturday, April 27, from noon until 3 p.m. The Big Truck Bonanza will take place in the City Hall parking lot, located across the street from the Main Library on Oak Street, between Lincoln and Santa Clara avenues.

Families will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the Alameda Police Department, Alameda Fire Department, Alameda Public Works Department and Alameda Municipal Power and explore a few of the vehicles they use.