News in Brief

Daysog holds meetings

City Councilman Tony Daysog will hold office hours from 6:30 to 8 p.m. this evening, Thursday, May 29,  at the Blue Danube Coffee House, 333 Park St. He’s available to answer questions and entertain comments on city issues.  

He will also be available at the Alameda Farmers’ Market the following Saturday, May 31, from 9:30 to 11:00 am. 

Call him at 747-4726 or email him at

Adopt a pet this weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1, Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) and Island Cat Resources & Adoption will participate in “Maddie’s Days,” a nationwide event that unites dogs and cats with owners for free. 

In the Bay Area, free adoptions will be held at 100 different locations including: from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Petco in South Shore Center, from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Dog Bone Alley, 1342 Park St., and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way. 

For each animal placed in a home, the shelter or rescue group receives a donation of $2,000 from Maddie’s Fund. For more information about Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days and additional adoption locations visit

Get out and vote

Next Tuesday, June 3, is the Primary Election. Don’t forget to vote. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. To find out where your polling place is, call (800) 345-8683, visit or check the back of your sample ballot.

AMP on Fairview next week

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) will be replacing an aging backyard utility pole on Fairview Drive to help improve and upgrade electricity reliability. 

The utility will close Fairview Drive between Cornell Drive and Southwood Drive, to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 8:30 a.m. to noon, next Thursday, June 5. 

“Access for local residents will be very limited as cranes and other equipment are expected to block driveways,” AMP stated in a presse release. 

AMP asks that motorists and neighbors heed the message signs posted in the area while the project is underway.

The transition to the new equipment will not result in any disruption to power, AMP said.