Cultural center marks birthday with Wine, Women, Song concert
Under vibrant stage lights, Vietnamese songs played on a West African kora and an accordion roared to a beat-boxer’s tempo. Bubbly show tunes followed soon after while the night culminated with the soulful sound of the Blues. This crossroads of global cultures, art and music marked Rhythmix Cultural Works’ (RCW) "Wine, Women and Song," a celebration of RCW’s seventh anniversary, a showcase for women visual and performing artists and a fundraiser for youth arts education programs.
The Navy began embedding a steel barrier along several hundred feet of the western shoreline of Alameda Point during the week of Aug. 18. The area is where the Navy burned various waste materials and the barrier will contain contaminated ash and burned waste the Navy bulldozed into San Francisco Bay some 60 years ago and is now overlain with silt.
A massive Canadian developer with tens of thousands of lots spread across North America and a group that includes some prominent Bay Area developers have been named finalists in the race to win the right to build a neighborhood of homes and shops at Alameda Point.
The city has selected Julia Park Tracey as its Poet Laureate. She will be officially appointed to a two-year term on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the City Council meeting, when she will read a commemorative inaugural poem. The meeting takes place Council Chambers, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.
Described as a "man of the people," and a "man of great integrity" Hadi Monsef passed away last Thursday.
Hadi was appointed to the City Council on May 17, 1983, to fill the vacancy left by Anne Diament when she was elected mayor. Alameda voters elected Hadi to the City Council in his own right in 1985 and he served as vice mayor from May 21, 1985 to May 19, 1987. He continued serving on the council until April 18, 1989.