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The Alameda Island Poets July reading will feature Connie Post, Livermore Poet Laureate emeritus, and Carole Dwinell, Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. The event is hosted by Nanette Deetz with an open mic following. Admission is free. Donations appreciated. Light refreshments will be served. 

A presentation entitled “Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters” has been scheduled for Monday, July 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Alameda Main Library Stafford Room. The art docent program will discuss the Pre-Raphaelites, a secret society of artists founded in 1848 by seven young Englishmen who rebelled against the Victorian-era art world. The talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. For more information, contact Kumar Fanse at kumar.fanse@gmail.com. Alameda Main Library is located at 1550 Oak St.


A few weeks ago, I attended the hearing on the proposed Alameda Marina development. I was horrified at the sanguine attitude of city staff and some speakers on the effect of traffic backup on emergency services. It was acknowledged that all routes in and out of the city are at capacity. Staff opined that ambulances, fire trucks and police could somehow get through regardless. 

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Thursday, June 28

  • 7 p.m. Social Service Human Relations Board. Meetings held the fourth Thursday of each month.    

Monday, July 2

The Kiwanis Club of Alameda awarded more than $35,000 in scholarships to six high school seniors at a dinner held at the Elks Club. Kiwanis has several scholarships named for donors that are funded annually. The students were chosen based on academics, community service, leadership and financial need.