The City Council conducted a public hearing to discuss whether to amend the city’s Zoning Map and General Plan at a property near Crab Cove to create a wellness center at its Dec. 4 meeting. They also discussed future procedures after accepting a Certificate of Sufficiency for a proposed initiative measure that would prohibit the creation of the wellness center.
The annual celebration of Christmas courtesy of the City of Alameda, the Alameda Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony is set for 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Entertainment includes: Oakland Youth Chorus, Alameda Adaptive Arts, Bay Area Music Project Choir, Alameda Community Band, the Tap Dancing Christmas Trees and the Mistletones Rockin’ Holiday Special. The official tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m.
Children will receive candy canes and a chance to visit with Santa. The event also coincides with Downtown Alameda’s Cocoa Crawl.
In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, the Alameda Naval Air Museum will commemorate the 77th anniversary of Japan’s invasion of Pearl Harbor with free admission all day Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The museum will present photo displays and models of U.S. and Japanese airplanes, including famous ships, boats, the Blue Angels, the USS Enterprise, the Battle of Midway, Women in Service and the Coast Guard.
Deliotte, an international audit and assurance, tax, legal, risk and financial advisory and consulting firm maintains a database of the fastest-growing companies in North America. Called the “Fast 500,” the companies chosen for the honor “combine technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth,” according to the Deliotte website. The 2018 winners included two companies from Alameda: Exelixis, Inc. and Penumbra, Inc. Both work in the healthcare industry and are located at the Harbor Bay Business Park.