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Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) is hosting an open house at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Alameda Wellness and Medical Respite Center on McKay Avenue. APC will present the draft Good Neighbor Policy and provide updates on the design and development of the project. A question-and-answer session will follow along with a brief tour of the facility. 

Volunteer to visit the elderly locally

For the holiday season in 2014, Ann Bloxberg found her holiday spirit in visiting local skilled nursing and rehab facilities right before Christmas to spread holiday cheer among the residents. At first she and her volunteers gave gifts to about 150 elderly folks. In 2018 her project had grown to reach more than 300. This year, she anticipates reaching as many as 400.

The City of Alameda has released the audio and transcript of the August 2017 meeting between former Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach and Councilmembers Malia Vella and Jim Oddie, Wednesday, Nov. 20, on its website.

In the one-and-a-half-hour meeting, Keimach expressed her exasperation for the perceived pressure she received from now-former Alameda Firefighters Union President Jeff Del Bono to hire Domenick Weaver as the city’s new Fire Chief. Weaver was backed by the firefighters’ union. At one point in the audio Keimach describes a conversation she had with Del Bono. 

An Alameda resident and student at Bishop O’Dowd High School, Abigail Gonzalez, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the 2019 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. The annual gathering promotes social justice and solidarity by challenging people to participate in caring for others. The main talking points of the weekend were climate justice and immigration.

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