Feature Articles

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.

Lace up your walking shoes for a walk around the Island City. On Saturday, May 3, the Alameda Police Department (APD) is sponsoring the “May You Arrive Safely” with two walks. One starts at the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal near Mecartney Road and Adelphan Way, the other at the Alameda Main Street Terminal, 2900 Main St. Both walks start at 9 a.m. and finish at 12:30 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot, 1555 Oak St.

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 Historic Alameda Theatre & Cineplex will screen the original 1954 Japanese film Godzilla on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13 and 14, as part of its Classic Film Series. 

Prior to the movie, the theater will team up with Books, Inc. and offer moviegoers the chance to meet August Ragone, author of Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters. The book is a highly visual biography about the visual effects mastermind behind the film. The author has been involved with Japanese film and popular culture on television, radio, in print, online and at film festivals for more than 25 years.