A powerful political action group (PAC) has decided to invest in Alameda’s future. The Golden State Leadership Fund with its Southern California address has poured tens of thousands of dollars into the races for a seat on the Alameda City Council, allowing incumbent Stewart Chen to outspend his rival, Frank Matarrese.
A slick mailer with a more local origin allows Chen and his fellow city council candidate, Jim Oddie, to share in the out-of-town bounty.
Last Friday, Kate Pryor and David Lee, (at the far right) from Tucker’s Ice Cream presented Save the Bench with a check for $1,265, the entire proceeds from the sale of a very special flavor of ice cream they created "Dumb Friends Bench Blueberry Buckle."
Accepting the check (from left to right) are Jack Mingo, Jim Manning, Nancy Hird and Betsy Mathieson. Mingo, Murray and Mathieson represent Save the Bench. Hird represents the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society.
Atlanta, Georgia-based Sila Nanotechnologies announced it will open a 31,000-square-foot headquarters on Mariner Square Loop. The company has patented a technology that makes batteries lighter, smaller and less expensive.
The City of Alameda held an official ceremony designating a half-mile stretch of Monarch Street as "Spirits Alley," Friday, Oct. 17, on Alameda Point.
Spirits Alley has been defined as the cluster of artisan distilleries and tasting rooms that have gradually formed along Monarch Street. Beginning with the opening of St. George Spirits in 2002, Spirits Alley has been a well-known visitor destination with six premium distilleries, wineries, and specialty beverage companies, including: