The Alameda All Faiths Coalition invites the Alameda community to its first Interfaith Dialogue event this Saturday, Jan. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Buena Vista United Methodist Church located at 2311 Buena Vista Ave.
The event will feature a discussion with a four-woman panel representing the Muslim, Latter-Day Saints, Hindu and Sikh religions. Each woman will talk about her spiritual journey and the tenets of her faith. There will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions.
The City of Alameda launched an updated website yesterday at alamedaca.gov, with a fresh look that improves access, transparency, usability and better serves residents. At the same time, a new website for the Alameda Free Library has been designed at www.alamedafree.org.
A workshop has been set for the public to discuss community concerns related to speeding and safety while walking, bicycling and driving on Otis Drive between Westline Drive and Willow Street. The City of Alameda will host the meeting that will also discuss ideas for safety improvements and traffic calming.
The workshop will take place Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Wood Middle School multi-purpose room at 429 Grand St.
When Jean Sweeney Open Space Park opened on Dec. 15, 2018, members of Alameda Sangha, a local meditation group, dedicated a bench in honor of one of their founding leaders, Pauletta Chanco, who died in June 2017. The Buddhist meditation group (or sangha) has met in the Buena Vista United Methodist Church since July 2010. Meetings are held Sunday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Chanco helped start the sangha because she loved Alameda and wanted to have a place to meditate with others here on the Island. The sangha also purchased the bench to support Alameda parks, which Chanco loved.