The first-ever Alameda Mini-Maker Faire has been set for this Sunday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Makers, businesses, artists, craftspeople will showcase creations and mingle with the public. The faire will be held on Ranger Avenue between Saratoga Street and Pan Am Way, 905 West Ranger Ave. For more information, see www.alameda.makerfaire.com.
The City Council is soliciting applications from residents who would like to serve on the Historical Advisory Board (HAB). Application forms may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Room 380, or at alamedaca.gov. Interested persons are encouraged submit applications to the City Clerk by next Thursday, July 12.
A group named “Families Belong Together” held a rally and protest on Park Street at Santa Clara Avenue last Saturday, raising their voices and speaking out for immigrant mothers who cannot comfort their children. Alameda families are joining others across the country to demand that the Trump administration reunite families and end family separation and detention for people who enter the United States illegally. The administration’s “no-tolerance” policy at the border with Mexico has sparked renewed interest in passing immigration reform nationally.
The mayor has chosen four pillars of the Alameda community to serve as the Fourth of July Parade’s Grand Marshals. To be selected for this role is a great honor. The Grand Marshals appear in the parade immediately following the mayor at entry number 3A. The Alameda Sun salutes Alameda’s 2018 Grand Marshals: Mas Takano, Pauline Kelley, Duane Watson and Gordon Ma.
A group of Alamedans have begun the process to recall Malia Vella as Vice Mayor of Alameda.
The group served Vella with a notice of intention for recall at the Tuesday, June 19, City Council meeting. The group also published the notice of intention petition in the June 21 edition of the Alameda Sun.