Alameda

 

Friday, July 15

  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Express Yourself!: Share the arts, music, poetry or just observe. Suggested donation: $10 with some of the proceeds going to charity. Bring a snack to share. Home of Truth, 1300 Grand St. (Info: Cathy Dana, 523-7853)

Saturday, July 16

 

The Alameda 12-year-old All-Stars took home the District 4 championship with a 13-9 victory over Lafayette on Monday, July 11.

Alameda’s chances of winning the title looked grim late in the contest. They trailed Lafayette 9-6 entering the top of the sixth inning, but underwent a ferocious rally with seven runs in the top half of the sixth to take a commanding 13-9 lead. This is the 14th time the 12-year-old All-Stars have won the District 4 championship in 21 years. 

 

Friday, July 15

  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Express Yourself!: Share the arts, music, poetry or just observe. Suggested donation: $10 with some of the proceeds going to charity. Bring a snack to share. Home of Truth, 1300 Grand St. (Info: Cathy Dana, 523-7853)
  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance: Featuring Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic. Dance lessons at 8. Tickets sold at the door; $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-285-6285) 

Saturday, July 16

 

Have an idea of who should sit on the Alameda City Council? The public can nominate candidates who haven’t filed for the general municipal election to be held in the city of Alameda on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Candidates are sought for these four elective offices:

 

On Wednesday, July 20, at 7 p.m. Alameda residents are invited to meet with City Councilmember Frank Matarrese at the Peet’s Coffee location inside Nob Hill Foods at the Bridgeside Center located at the intersection of Blanding Avenue and Broadway. Matarrese will give updates on City Hall activities and answer questions. 

For more information, contact Matarrese at 759-9290 (voice or text), f.j.matarrese@gmail.com or visit http://councilmanmatarrese.blogspot.com.

 

 

Alameda residents can dispose of hazardous household waste for free at a one-day drop off event on Sunday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alameda Point. 

The public is invited to bring old paint, computers, cell phones, leftover pesticides, herbicides, batteries, compact flourescent bulbs and more. To see the entire list of accepted materials and make a drop off appointment, visit www.stopwaste.org/onedayevent. 

 

A new cement float for harbor seals was delivered to Alameda Point on June 22. Seals had been staying on the existing, familiar wooden dock. On Monday, July 11, the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), the Bay Area’s ferry agency, removed that dock in preparation for building its maintenance facility.

If the seals decide to stay in the harbor, they will have to adapt to the new structure. As of the morning of Tuesday, July 12, four seals were already on the new float, a promising development.

 

The City Council approved placing the Utility Modernization Act on the November ballot. The measure passed 4-1. Mayor Trish Spencer cast the lone dissenting vote.

The act has two main proponents. The first modernizes language to update the existing Utility Users Tax. The second confirms the annual transfer of funds from Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) to the city. 

This provision protects core city services without raising tax rates, according to the city’s press release. 

 

The Alameda Renter’s Coalition’s (ARC) initiative that calls for more renter’s rights protection against landlords was approved to be placed on the November ballot on July 6.

The Alameda Renter Protection and Community Stabilization Charter Amendment seeks to cap rent increases at 65 percent of the consumer price index, limit evictions and create an elected rent board. 

 

The Alameda Intermediate 50/70 Little League All-Star team won the Section 1 Championship with two big wins over Vacaville in the championship series last week.

The Island City team first took down Vacaville 9-7 in 10 innings on June 29, then followed that up with a resounding 24-8 victory in the NorCal section championship match. 

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