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A contigent of officers from the Alameda Police Department joined Police Chief Paul Rolleri at a special community forum discussing crime prevention May 24. The West Alameda Business Association organized the event with the City of Alameda in an effort to discuss how to help keep the Alameda community safe. Otaez Mexican Restaurant hosted the gathering upstairs in its banquet room. 

Every child deserves to grow and thrive and to achieve their full potential. Early education and childcare are critical for our children to get off to a strong start and an early start in life.


Alameda South Shore Center has announced it is family-friendly Tot Tuesdays will return this summer. Each Tuesday between June 5 and Aug. 28 from noon to 1 p.m., toddlers ages one to three years old are welcome to meet at the center’s Adventure Court for story time, music and crafts. 

Caregivers are asked to stay with tots during playtime. Admission is free. 

For more information call (415) 394-6500 or visit www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com.


The Alameda Island Poets (AIP) gathering this month features “Poets Who Dance” at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Wednesday, June 6, at 7 p.m. 

Poet and performing artist Richard Angilly and poet and choreographer Natica Angilly, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Dancing Poetry Festival which they co-founded. The festival was created to share understanding and goodwill though the collaborative art forms of poetry and dance. Their pioneering methods have achieved many awards both nationally and internationally. 

Last year the City of Alameda released a request for proposals for physical public art. Now through Monday, June 4, finalist proposals in the $150,000 and $50,000 categories are on display on the second floor of the Alameda Main Library at 1550 Oak St. Finalist proposals are also available for review and download on the city website at https://alamedaca.gov/art_finalists.