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TV painter Ross’ hairdresser amid floats in July 4 Parade

Alameda’s Fourth of July Parade represents life in the Island City through its series of entrants from every corner of the community. From public officials, to sponsors, to herds of horses and the people shoveling up after them, and entries presenting everything from political statements to blatant advertising, everyone receives a cheer. Each year judges choose the best entries to the parade who receive trophies or medals. 

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) will launch its first satellite adoption center this Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m. The new facility will be located in Alameda’s South Shore Center shopping mall and will be known as “FAAS South Shore.” Grand Opening day will start with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft. Team Kelly Lux of State Farm Insurance and Starbucks will provide refreshments.

The 2,000-square-foot space will be the first business-district store in Alameda dedicated to the adoption of homeless pets.  

The real estate firm that manages South Shore Center will hold two days of community open houses for Alameda residents to discuss the new development plan for the property on Tuesday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 10.

Jamestown Properties, an Atlanta-based real estate investment and management firm with offices throughout the United States including San Francisco, is holding the open houses to inform and solicit input from residents on its future plans for South Shore Center. The real estate firm is calling the new development project the “South Shore Center Neighborhood Plan.” 

The City of Alameda and community members held a celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Wednesday, June 26, on the steps of City Hall. Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft proclaimed June 2019 LGBTQ Pride Month in the City of Alameda recognizing “the contributions of Alamedans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning to the arts, local businesses, schools, government, community organizations and religious institutions.

Alameda residents are invited to submit entries to a new photography exhibit to be displayed weekends in August from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. Entries are due by Friday, July 19. Anyone can submit one photo of nature and/or culture in an East Bay Regional Park.