Alameda

The City Council will vote on three options for the proposed Alameda Carnegie Library and Foster House restoration projects at its Tuesday, Oct. 15, meeting. The Council will vote whether to accept the lease terms and authorize a 33-year lease to the Carnegie Innovation Hall with a 33-year option to renew; direct staff to renegotiate terms of the tentative lease agreement; or direct staff to seek other prospective tenants. 

The fourth annual Alameda Bike for the Parks (AB4P) event took place Saturday, Sept. 28. This year’s event exceeded last year’s ride total with more than 600 local cyclists participating to raise money for Alameda parks.  

There were two ride options: an eight-mile kid’s ride and the 25-mile route around the perimeter of the city. Registration for the event began at 8 a.m. at Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. Both rides began at 9 a.m. and an after party was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Photographic artist Richard Wong has just received an Honorable Mention from the 2019 International Photography Awards, considered the most prestigious award show in the photography industry. Wong’s award-winning landscape photo, “Puddles” was made at Alameda’s Crown Beach. Wong shot the photo in 2014. “Anyone can identify a good sunset and point straight at the horizon. It’s more difficult to find unconventional compositions that most people would overlook.” said Wong on his website. Learn more at www.rwongphoto.com/photo/puddles.

The Alameda Museum and the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS) present their annual Legacy Home tour this on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

In all, ticketholders will enjoy visits to eight homes on Lincoln and Central avenues, on Everett Street and Gibbons Drive. However, there’s more to this year’s tour than visiting unique East End homes. Contained within this year’s keepsake guidebook is a walking tour composed by historian Woody Minor. 

Sixth months ago the Alameda Unified School District explored the possibility of combining the Island’s two public high schools. Last Friday’s rivalry between Alameda and Encinal high schools reminded the community that the Island Bowl is a tradition worth keeping. 

The 65th Island Bowl wasn’t as close as last year’s matchup, but there were still fireworks between the Hornets and the Jets. When the dust settled, the Jets trotted off with a 42-0 victory and bragging rights for yet another year.

A one-on-one interview with Eric Levitt after four months

The two men charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 2016 Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire received different outcomes at their criminal trial Thursday, Sept. 5.

The City of Alameda, the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) and Alameda Point Partners have announced that the groundbreaking of the Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal at Alameda Point will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., next Thursday, Sept. 12. The partners will break ground on the shores of the lagoon at West Oriskany Avenue and Ferry Point. 

A dispensary has yet to open in the Island City, but commerce in cannabis products was in full swing Saturday, Aug. 24, when Alameda Natural Grocery hosted an event promoting supplements containing CBD (cannabidiol). This non-psychoactive component of cannabis has some proven health benefits. Representatives of 16 manufacturers answered questions and offered samples of salves, tinctures, edibles and drinks — all are available at the Alameda Marketplace at Park Street and Buena Vista Avenue.

Landlord, city threaten elderly with evictions

Two Alameda residents — an 87-year-old man who survived Adolf Hitler’s Europe and a wheelchair-bound woman —are facing evictions from their homes. Margaret Tam, who owns The Dunes on Shore Line Drive, has informed Muslily Rishin that she no longer wants to accept his Section 8 rental voucher. She wants him to leave his home, so she can rent the two-bedroom apartment to someone else for more money. 

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