Folks living in the Fernside District packed Edison Elementary School’s gymnasium last Friday to vent their frustrations about a major uptick in crime on the city’s East End. Some 120 neighbors joined every member of the City Council at the confab. Captain Lance Leibniz and Lieutenant Wayland Gee represented the Alameda Police Department (APD).
Porches on the East End last Saturday became impromptu cabarets as part of the first-ever Alameda Porchfest — East End edition. Organized with the intention of sharing the talents of the Island City’s young musicians, the event proved a success with 10 seperate acts spread out over three porches: on Broadway, Central Avenue and Fountain Street. The Fountain Street Stage, above, featured four bluegrass acts: Jubilee, Minor Strings, CUBG and The Tone Rangers. The award-winning musicians of Jubilee are shown performing above.