The Alameda Fire Deparment received some help from the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, last Friday, during the annual Halloween Pumpkin Patch hosted by the department. Kids of all ages get to take a home a free pumpkin each year at the event which took place for the 19th year. The man behind the patch (and behind Presley’s sunglasses) is Alameda firefighter, Adam Sizemore, who has organized the event at Franklin Park for many years.
The No on K committee held a rally Saturday, Oct. 13, in front of 470 Central Ave., the first Alameda apartment building to experience a complete eviction of its occupants. The committee is working to defeat Measure K to keep Alameda’s rent law, Ordinance 3148, from being added to the City Charter.
“Our renters are not second-class citizens,” said Cheri Johansen the committee’s field coordinator. “They deserve true protections; an end to no-cause evictions and annual caps on rent increases.”
Imagine going back in time and strolling along Park Street in the 1950s. If you’re anything like me, you’d be paying attention to the cars parked on the street as much as the shop windows.
That’s what it was like last Saturday at the downtown Alameda Classic Car Show. There were more than 400 cars in attendance, so many that the show spanned six blocks of Park Street between Buena Vista and Encinal avenues. The weather was a perfect 75 degrees and thousands were on hand to enjoy the show but not so many that spectators couldn’t take their time.
Local activists, concerned constituents and community leaders gathered at City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 3, to send senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein a clear message: Vote “no” on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. The activists cited that his “hostility toward women and lack of credibility make him unfit to serve a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court.”
The Alameda-based ocean conservation organization, Blue Endeavors, announced recently it will host a new event called “Sharktoberfest” on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at their headquarters in South Shore Center.
The goal of Sharktoberfest is to get people together in a festive environment to help raise awareness of the importance of sharks in the ocean’s ecosystem. The idea is to create new advocates for sharks’ protection.