News in Brief

News in Brief

Daysog Holds Office Hours
City Councilman Tony Daysog will hold office hours from 6:30 to 8 p.m. this evening, Thursday, July 3, at the Blue Danube Coffee House, 1333 Park St.

“I will be available to answer questions and offer comments on city issues,” he said. Daysog will also be available at the Alameda Farmers’ Market at Webster Street and Haight Avenue from 9:30 to 11 a.m., this Saturday, July 5. 

Call Daysog at 747-4726 or email him at

Del Monte Warehouse Luncheon Topic
Jim Meek from developer Tim Lewis Communities will address the Kiwanis Club at its weekly luncheon next Wednesday, July 9, at the Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. 

Meek will talk to the Kiwanians about the proposal for a new mixed-use community master plan for the Del Monte Warehouse at 1501 Buena Vista Ave.  He will address his company’s plans to restore and preserve the warehouse, which is a city landmark. The public is invited to hear Meek and to stay for lunch. 

Second Friday Art Walk growing
Now scheduled for every second Friday, all across Alameda and JingleTown in Oakland, galleries and studios open to the public. As part of the free event, most studios serve wine and light snacks.

The walk offers a chance to get to know local artists and learn about their creative process while mingling with other art-lovers in Alameda and Oakland. 

Galleries and studios participating Friday, July 11, include: 
The K Gallery at Rhythmix, 2513 Blanding Ave.; Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. at Lincoln; Redux Studios & Gallery, 2315 Lincoln Ave.; Pixies & Peony, 2305 Santa Clara Ave.; Tigers Blood Social Club, 2319-B Santa Clara Ave.; Autobody Fine Arts, 1517 Park St.; PopUp Gallery, 1517 Park St.; Gary Francis Fine Art, 1419 E Park St.; Artistic Home Studio and Boutique, 1419 Park St.; Studio 23 Gallery, 2309B Encinal Ave.; Starbaby Studio, 1309 Park St.; Cafe Q, 2302 Encinal Ave.; Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park St. and the Alameda Art Association, 2242 S Shore Center in Alameda.

To find out more, and for a list of Oakland’s participating galleries, visit