Alameda is in the process of updating its local climate action plan, and sea-level rise will be on the agenda. Much of our shoreline will be impacted. Will we need sea walls, levees and dikes? A new system of pumps for storm water diversion?


Alameda Arts works with the Alameda Unified School District to bring its programs to the city’s public school community. The program that caters to working families runs from the first day of school to the last, Monday through Friday following the school calendar.

Hazel Seiden and Kate Meade bill themselves as “fun-loving moms” on their website. They teamed up to form Alameda Arts as an after-school arts enrichment program where they can share their love of art and passion for crafts.


Few know that the Black Panther Party was founded at Merritt College in Oakland in October 1966.Many of the party’s early social justice programs still largely go unrecognized. 

The television station at the Peralta Community College District, Peralta TV, produced a national award-winning film, Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers, narrated by U. S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, about the origins of the Black Panther Party at Merritt College. 


City Manager Jill Keimach, left, and City Planner Andrew Thomas want everyone to know that Alameda is bringing LimeBike to town. “The dock-less bike-share program provides more options to get around and will help reduce drive-alone trips — one of our island’s transportation goals,” said Keimach. A pay-as-you-go ride costs $1, or 50 cents for students for 30 minutes. Adults are encouraged to bring their own helmets. Remember that everyone under 18 is required by law to wear a helmet.


The Rotary Club of Alameda announced it is now accepting applications for the club’s annual Community Grants program for Alameda-based 501(c)(3) non-profits.

Local organizations dedicated to serving the community are encouraged to apply for these funds now. 

Rotary grants are not available to political organizations.

Grant applications are available on the Rotary Club of Alameda website at Applications must be received via email by Friday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m.


Please share the poet inside of you, and celebrate the history of LGBTQ. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, my friend, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., you’re invited to attend.

“A Night of Poetry” and joy, you bet, presented by Alameda’s Poets Laureate. Along with the LGBTQ Round Table, Come read your sweet verse, if you are able. Or share a dear poem, that you hold in your heart, at Books Inc., 1344 Park St.


The Golden State Warriors Community Foundation unveiled two newly refurbished basketball courts at Alameda’s Upper Washington Park at a ceremony Friday, Sept. 29. Hundreds of Alamedans were in attendance. 

The Warriors worked in partnership with the Good Tidings Foundation, Aquafina and the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex to bring the new courts to Alameda. The courts are painted in Warrior blue. The Warriors’ logo now appears at the half-court line and the Alameda Recreation and Parks logo along the sidelines.


The Alameda Unified School district website has a wealth of information on helping kids understand the news. Visit for more tips like these. 

Be understanding. Not everyone responds the same way in times of crisis. It’s common for children experiencing trauma to become more quiet or withdrawn, while others may become irritable or act out. Remember that these are all normal reactions. Respond in a calm and caring way.


Tai Chewpanich had no problem winning the Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s (AWGC) 86th Club Championship last Thursday, Sept. 28, on the Earl Fry Course.


The Encinal men’s and women’s cross country teams won their respective meets at the West Alameda County Conference Shoreline event Wednesday, Sept. 27. The event was held at Crab Cove.

The men’s team beat out Arroyo of San Lorenzo, Mt. Eden of Hayward, Hayward and San Lorenzo on way to victory. Senior Luis Booth finished the 5,000-meter race in third place with a time of 18:52. Junior Michael Chen finished in fifth place with a time of 19:03.