Alameda News


Thanks to a grant from Bank of Marin, Altarena Playhouse in Alameda will offer an American Sign Language-interpreted performance of its hit show The Gin Game on Friday, April 1. 

The play will feature Dane Lentz, ASL Performance Interpreter. Visit for more information.


Councilman Tony Daysog will hold his regular “last-Thursday-of-the-month office hours” Thursday, March 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Blue Danube Cafe at 1333 Park St. He will be available to answer questions and offer comments on city issues.

Daysog will also be at the Farmer’s Market the following Saturday, April 2, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Contact Daysog at 747-4726 or



Coalition to put rent protection before Alameda voters

The Alameda Renters Coalition (ARC) has begun a petition drive to collect the necessary 6,461 signatures to put its ballot Initiative — The Alameda Renter Protection and Community Stabilization Charter Amendment — on the November ballot. The coalition, which filed the initiative with the city on Feb. 29, is aiming to collect 9,000 signatures.  


John N. Beck II now faces dismissal of his Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. As it does with all people who file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the court required Beck to attend a mandatory hearing called the meeting of creditors. 


Many people who stop by the Frank Bette Center for the Arts are curious about the history of the big golden yellow building at the corner of Paru Street and Lincoln Avenue. They also ask about the man behind the center.