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Planning Board members are scheduled to consider a conditional use permit for the city’s first marijuana dispensary. The permit will allow Main Street Supply, LLC, to open its business at 1528 Webster St. (at Haight Avenue) in the building shown above. If everything proceeds as planned, the business will offer its customers space for on-site consumption, as well as a delivery service. The Planning Board meets next Monday, March 11, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

As part of her “Stone Soup Events,” Julie Baron of Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden is hosting an evening of women’s poetry Thursday, March 7, featuring the poet Donna Henderson. March is Women’s History Month, so from 7 to 9 p.m., the focus will be on women poets with an open mic after Henderson’s reading. The public is invited to share their own original poetry or read poems by women that have personal significance to the reader. 


Many Alameda parents voiced their disapproval of Alameda Unified School District’s (AUSD) decision to move a class for students with special needs from Lincoln School (LMS) to Wood Middle School (WMS) at the district’s Feb. 26 school board meeting.

Parents of AUSD students and community members signed an open letter to AUSD demanding the district take vigorous efforts to make the district more inclusive for children with special needs.

The Alameda Boys & Girls Club has created a “STEM Center of Innovation” makerspace through a grant from Disney. This flexible work space is conducive to creative brainstorming and hands-on experimental work with equipment like 3D printers and state-of-the-art computers. The makerspace will enable club members to enhance their digital skills, learn about hardware systems and natural sciences using a do-it-yourself-style of working. Above, club Chief Executive Officer Jeff Miller presented the new space to the public at an open house celebration held Monday.


The Alameda High School (AHS) Music Boosters invite the public to attend a nautical night of music, laughter, food and dancing at the iconic Aeolian Yacht Club to benefit the AHS music program, Saturday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. 

Party under the stars overlooking the marina, enjoy cocktails and a bountiful buffet. Hear live jazz by the Ron Graham group with special guests from the AHS music program and dance with Spill the Wine, the Bay Area’s favorite party band.