Feature Articles


The First Presbyterian Church of Alameda (FPCA) will host an e-waste recycling fundraiser, this Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2001 Santa Clara Ave. (at Chestnut) from 10 to 4 p.m. The church will accept old computers, TVs, cell phones, microwaves and small appliances. A recycling fee may apply for some electronic items.   
Document shredding is also available at $10 per banker’s box. 

The church will also pick up items locally, call 908-4156 for pick-ups. Proceeds fund the annual church retreat in the Sonoma County redwoods. 

The Golden Gate Audubon Society’s initial count of the brown pelicans present on the Alameda Point breakwater Oct. 2 was 2,485. Following that initial count, the society’s team counted the number of pelicans flying to and away from the breakwater. The net number of pelicans flying to the breakwater after the initial roosting bird count was 5,601 — proving that this breakwater is an important nocturnal roost destination for the pelicans. Even 30 minutes after the sun had set, more than 1,000 birds were observed flying to the Alameda breakwater.

Everyone is invited to have a ghostly good time at the Alameda Recreation and Park Department’s (ARPD) 15th annual Teen Haunted House, presented by Alameda middle and high school students. This year’s theme is “Wild West Ghost Town.” Visit the abandoned town of haunted spirits, Population 0 (of the living!).


When a Bay Farm Elementary School student learned that Halloween celebrations were not supported in AUSD schools, she decided the issue was important enough to take action. So third grader Sienna Arroyo did what any skilled education activist would do: she wrote to Superintendent Sean McPhetridge and started a petition asking that the school be allowed to hold a Halloween parade.

The City Council is soliciting applications from residents who would like to serve on the Library Board. Newly accepted applicants will serve a partial term expiring June 30, 2019. The Library Board meets the second Wednesday of odd months, at 6 p.m. in Conference Room 224, at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St. 
The City Charter gives the library board authority to: