News in Brief

City Honors Volunteers

At noon, this Saturday, Sept. 27, outstanding community volunteers and one nonprofit organization will receive the city’s Community Service Awards. The ceremony is part of the Everything Alameda Celebration taking place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lower Washington Park.

A Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Judge Richard Bartalini, for more than 50 years of service to the community. Additional honorees include Kathy Moehring, Volunteer of the Year; Sean Cahill, Community Service, Individual; Bill Sonneman, Nonprofit Board Member; Brandon Do and Lavell Calloway, Community Service Youth; and Girls Inc. of the Island City, Nonprofit. A Special Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented honoring the late Hadi Monsef for his lifetime of dedication and service to the city and residents of Alameda.

The city plans to bestow these awards annually.

City Hosts Open House

The city invites the community to meet the four developers it has chosen as finalists for Sites A and B at Alameda Point. With the selection process down to the final round for Sites A and B, two development teams remain in contention for these sites. The developers will be at open house from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., next Monday, Sept. 29, at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St.

Brookfield Residential and Alameda Point Partners are the two teams the city has selected to develop the residential mixed-use Site A. Catellus Development Corporation and Mission Bay Development Group are the two finalists for the commercial development of Site B.

In a press release announcing the open house, the city stated that it wants to foster a dialogue between interested members of the community and the

There will be no formal presentations. Instead, each team will have a designated area to display images of their best past work that is relevant to Alameda Point. Community members can speak one-on-one with any of the teams to ask questions and discuss Alameda Point. City staff will also have a table where visitors can ask about the city’s overall vision and process for developing Alameda Point.

Learn more online at

Information about the finalists is available at

Home Tour This Weekend

The Alameda Legacy Home Tour will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., this Sunday, Sept. 28. This year’s event features seven homes in the Gold Coast and the East End, plus the Meyers House garden for refreshments and vendor displays. The tour is self-guided — pick up a guidebook and visit the homes in any order at any pace. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at a park, in the Meyers House garden, the beach, or visit one of our many fine local restaurants.

The tour helps raise funds for the Alameda Museum and the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society — non-profits that educate and inspire people interested in the history and preservation of Alameda’s historic architecture.

Advance tickets, available online at, are $30. Tickets cost $35 the day of the tour and will be available at Franklin Park at San Antonio Avenue at Morton Street. To learn more, call 523-5907

Please note the Meyers House Museum is not open for the home tour. It is open on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, from 1 to 4 p.m.