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A pair of fundraising efforts scheduled for days ahead are both focused on ensuring Alameda’s students have what they need to start school in the fall.

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Radio Day by the Bay has been announced for Saturday, July 25, which will be the first annual fundraising event for the Bay Area Radio Museum based at 2152 Central Ave. The event will span two venues, the Kofman Auditorium, 2200 Central Ave. and the museum itself and include a flea market, silent and live auctions, live concert, live radio play, award presentation for volunteer of the year, and more.

The fun starts early with an auction preview and flea market at 8 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Auction items include vintage radios, hi-fis and more.

Beginning yesterday, use of the city-sponsored electric vehicle (EV) charging stations located inside the Civic Center Garage at 1420 Oak St., will no longer be free to use.

Funds have been exhausted for Alameda Municipal Power’s pilot program that made charging up a vehicle in the garage free beginning in 2012. Drivers can still use EV charging stations at the Oak Street location for the price of parking and a fee that varies according to the vehicle’s voltage.

The new fee will cover costs associated with maintaining and using the charging stations.

Officials from the city of Alameda gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Emergency Operations Center and Fire Station No. 3 at a ceremony held Friday, June 26. Construction on the new facilities located at Hibbard Street and Buena Vista Avenue are about to begin. Pictured from left to right with golden shovels are: Interim Assistant City Manager Liz Warmerdam, Vice Mayor Frank Matarrese, Councilman Jim Oddie, Councilwoman Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer, Councilman Tony Daysog and Fire Chief Doug Long.

Councilman Frank Matarrese will hold special offsite office hours on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the picnic area of the Encinal Boat Ramp/Bay Trail head.

The boat ramp is located at the end of the driveway on the right (west) side of Encinal High School campus. He will briefly speak to "Alameda Point, What’s Next? Beyond Site A." Dress in warm layers as this beautiful spot can be cold with a breeze in the mornings.