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Books Inc. will be hosting an event to celebrate female African American authors tomorrow.

The event, “Black History Month: Focus on Black Women Authors,” will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, at Books Inc. located at 1344 Park St. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Amos White, The Sound of the Web, will moderate the event. 

The event will feature authors Alison Hart, Mostly White, and Dera Williams, In My Backyard, and playwright Cindy Acker, Words that Made the Difference: Brown v. Board of Education


Prosecuting attorneys from the Alameda City Attorney’s Office, in coordination with the District Attorney’s Office, recently began staffing Alameda County criminal courts and handling misdemeanor prosecutions for certain crimes that occur within the City of Alameda. 

Since the program started earlier this month, city prosecutors have since filed more than two dozen cases originating within the Island City, ranging from theft and vandalism, to disturbing the peace.

Real estate development and acquisition company Wood Partners announced last December that it would soon break ground for Alta Buena Vista, a 372-unit luxury mixed-use project at 1501 Buena Vista Ave., the site of the long-closed Del Monte Warehouse (“Del Monte Project Rebooted,” Dec. 17, 2019). The developers have made good on their word and work is underway. 

The City of Alameda has an event planned for this Saturday, Feb. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon, to celebrate the completion of the Cross Alameda Trail (CAT) along Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway (RAMP) and Atlantic Avenue, between Main Street and Constitution Way. This 0.9-mile segment of the Cross Alameda Trail will create 1.5 continuous miles of separated walking and bicycling trails.

At its Feb. 18 meeting, the Alameda City Council approved a plan that would convert the northwest section of Alameda Point into a regional shoreline park.

The Council approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD). The MOU calls for the city to lease a 158-acre section of Alameda Point to EBRPD for 66 years at no cost. The deal is contingent on EBRPD developing, operating and maintaining what will be called the Northwest Territories Regional Shoreline.