Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer and Library Director Jane Chisaki announce that Gene Kahane and Cathy Dana have been named Poets Laureate, the third and fourth poets in Alameda history to hold the title. The city’s first Poet Laureate was Mary Rudge, who served from 2002 to 2014. She was followed by Julia Park Tracey, who served from 2014 to 2017.
Monday, July 4, will mark the 40th year that the Alameda community has celebrated the birth of the nation with a R.A.C.E. and Fourth of July parade. Television news channel KRON 4 will cover the parade for the first time this year.
New to the celebration this year is the fact that South Shore Center and Area A at Alameda Point are sponsoring late afternoon music and entertainment. Two seperate events to enjoy following the parade will take place at the shopping center and Alameda Point at Seaplane Lagoon.