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Residents were treated to a variety of entertainment as part of the city of Alameda’s Earth Day Festival in Washington Park last weekend. Above, a youngster pedals his way to a sustainably produced smoothie, while other children enjoyed bean-bag tosses, other games, giveaways and prizes. Below, the Committee for a Sustainable Alameda, asked this question of people at the event: What are you doing to make every day Earth Day? Staff members of the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department organize the annual event. 
 

Do not miss a special opportunity to add a piece of art to your collection and do a good deed for animals in need. See Alameda through the eyes of an accomplished photographer who shoots and prints all her own work. No digital tricks here — just Mary Elena Goodan’s keen eye. 

On Sunday, May 4, Goodan will be offering a selection of limited-edition black-and-white prints of her views of Alameda. All proceeds will benefit Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). The prints are priced to sell at $60 to $100.

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) announced the launch of Power Box Art. AMP is coordinating the project with the Park Street Business Association and Rhythmix Cultural Works. Power Box Art will help beautify transformer boxes in the Park Street business area.

AMP invites artists who live or work Alameda to submit art that reflects the way the community can reduce its carbon footprint. Themes include renewable power sources, cleaner transportation, recycling and reusing, shopping in Alameda, supporting local farmers and water and energy conservation. 

The Alameda Food Bank recently received a check for $400 from the Harbor Bay Intercultural Committee. The committee raised the funds through the Spring Festival they organize each year celebrating the Lunar New Year at Harbor Bay Landing. 
“I would like to thank the committee members for a wonderful contribution,” said Troy Gilbert, Alameda Food Bank executive director.

“Their generosity and commitment enables the food bank to purchase more and higher quality food for needy Alamedans.”

In Alameda County more than 95 percent of children’s car seats are used or installed incorrectly. Don’t put your child at risk. The Alameda Police Department (APD) is teaming up with the Alameda County Child Passenger Workgroup and Habitot Children’s Museum to inspect child car seats. 

The inspections will take place from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, April 26, in the APD parking lot, 1555 Oak St. Trained technicians will be available to teach how to ensure that children ride safely.

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