Alameda resident and author Donna Marie Ferro recently announced she will hold readings from her new holiday-themed book The Reindeer Dog at local coffee shops. She describes her book as “a gift to all children and adults who believe in the magic of Christmas and Santa Claus.”
From Shop Late Thursdays to holiday window displays, downtown merchants have prepared a festive holiday shopping experience.
Shop Late Thursdays
The shops in the downtown district are making it easier to check off items on holiday gift-giving lists. More than 20 retailers are extending their hours until 8 p.m. or later on Thursdays, doubling the number of shops that will be open in the evening!
Clay Kempf of Alameda had his documentary, Stu Steinberg, discussing the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on America’s veterans accepted into the Oregon Documentary Film Festival in Portland, Ore. Kempf directed, shot and co-produced the film with other Bay Area filmmakers. The festival takes place this weekend. Kempf lived most of his life in Berkeley; he moved to Alameda in 2007.