Feature Articles

Alameda Recreation & Park Department (ARPD) has prepared another summer of programs for kids. ARPD’s Summer Day Camp has been around since 1953, and the department is proud to announce it has, once again, been voted the Best Camp in Alameda Magazine’s “Best of Alameda Contest.” Campers can enroll in one of three programs: Hidden Cove, Trails End or Trailblazers. 

The City of Alameda announced last week several vacancies on important city commissions need to be filled. The City Council is soliciting applications from residents who would like to serve. 

Two organizations have teamed up to provide a permanent mattress collection site to encourage mattress recycling and combat mattress dumping. The Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress Program and Habitat for Humanity ReStores have established a permanent mattress drop-off location at the ReStore in Oakland. A ribbon cutting was held last Thursday, April 25. 

Alameda Realtors braved the elements, including 20-mile-per-hour winds, to celebrate Earth Day by removing debris from a stretch of the Island’s shoreline. The Bay East Alameda Chapter clean-up squad included about a dozen Realtors, affiliate members and friends and family. The group focused on a section of Alameda shoreline adjacent to the Encinal boat ramp. 

Alameda residents may apply now to serve on the Peralta Community College District’s Measure G Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee and the Measure E Citizens’ Parcel Tax Oversight Committee.