At a town hall meeting Monday night, Alameda residents took another step in attempting to create an even more compassionate and inclusive community and country. The event, held at Rhythmix Cultural Works, organized by representatives from Alameda for Black Lives, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Alameda All Faith Coalition, Islamic Center of Alameda, Alameda Comes Together and other community members, featured a presentation from the American Civil Liberties of Northern California and words from local officials.
City Manager Jill Keimach announced yesterday the appointment of Nicolas Procos as general manager of Alameda Municipal Power (AMP). He replaces Glenn Steiger, who retired in August. Procos will step into his new job on Feb. 22. He has more than 17 years of experience with electric, gas, water, wastewater and fiber optic utilities.
To mark Black History Month, the City of Alameda plans to place banners at City Hall, on Central Avenue and on Webster Street during the last two weeks of February. The banners illustrate the influential faces of John Lewis, Maya Angelou, Ruby Bridges, Barack Obama, Barbara Lee, James Baldwin and Elector Littlejohn.
At the Tuesday, Feb. 21, City Council meeting, Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer will issue a proclamation, encouraging Alamedans to observe and celebrate Black History Month with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities.
Residents of Alameda and surrounding cities will meet along the Alameda beach to create a human chain to promote inclusiveness.
The event, Hands Across Alameda, is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 20, which is also President’s Day. Alamedans are set to continue a tradition of inclusiveness as they cross the partisan divide by crossing hands together. The event was organized through social media and promoted by the city.
Jeremy Reiss and his daughter Emily rock the night away at last week’s Father-Daughter Dance at the O Club at Alameda Point. Girls Incorporated of the Island City joined the Alameda Parks and Recreation to co-host the 16th annual affair for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade and their fathers, or other favorite male role models. This year’s theme was “Jungle Safari.” The event features delicious food and drink, arts and crafts, dancing to a DJ and special mementos for the girls.