Alamedans have two opportunities — one tonight, and one next month — to support Alameda Meals on Wheels’ (AMOW) efforts. AMOW is a locally-funded, seven-day-a-week program that has been delivering hot, nourishing meals to Alameda residents since 1973.
A new exhibit of images from local photographer and member of the Alameda Photographic Society, Phillm, opens Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. Life through the Imperfection of a Plastic Lens displays photographs taken with a Holga plastic toy film camera. The artist will discuss the value of embracing mistakes, the joy of the analog process and the power of letting go. For more information, call 747-7767, or see www.alameda ca.gov/library.
Although Valentine’s Day is when we commercially celebrate love and our loved ones, I feel we should celebrate another national holiday all year round.
Help the world turn kind by celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week taking place through Feb. 23. Introduced by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation in 1995, its mission has been: to change schools, the workplace, families and society through kindness. What a wonderful mission to carry on not just during Random Acts of Kindness Day (Feb. 17) or Week, but throughout the year.
Two pedestrian deaths over a 12-day span have put Alameda on edge. On Jan. 31 an alleged drunk driver struck and killed a pedestrian on Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway. When officers from the Alameda Police Department (APD) arrived, they arrested the driver. Police learned that the state of California had suspended his driver’s license. They also learned that the driver had taken the car allegedly involved in the death without the owner’s permission.