In support of the Alameda Education Foundation’s Backpack Drive for 820 homeless, formerly homeless and low-income students in Alameda, the Alameda Police Department (APD) will be hosting its first-ever “Cram a Cruiser’ weekend.
Marked patrol vehicles will be parked in front of OfficeMax at South Shore on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4, and 5. The public is invited to stuff the police cars with school supply donations. After the school supply drive, all donations will be sorted into backpacks and given to as many students as possible.
Recently, the City of Alameda became aware of a misleading advertisement mailed by “OaklandUpgrade.com” to some Alameda residents. The mailer references a new program for home improvements, including solar, heating, air conditioning, roofing, windows and more.
The city has advised residents that the mailer was not sent, approved or sponsored by the city. The city also did not authorize the use of its name in the mailer or any others like it. Accordingly, the city is concerned that this misleading advertisement may target vulnerable members of the community.
Perched atop the Ferris wheel at last weekend’s Art & Wine Faire on Park Street, Chris Bennett snapped this photo of the festivities. The weekend drew a massive crowd to Downtown Alameda for live music, fair food, rides and other fun. Classic Alameda traditions like dancing to local cover bands and other talent; enjoying a “giant brat;” or browsing an extensive selection of local arts and crafts for sale. Sunday’s Alameda Fire Department Pancake Breakfast also drew hungry families to Fire Station No. 1 to raise funds for the Elisa Ann Ruch Foundation.