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Bay friendly garden tour in Alameda A bay friendly garden tour in Alameda on April 29 featured backyard orchards and vegetable gardens, urban habitats for butterflies, birds and bees and drought tolerant substitutes for water guzzling lawnsAccording to the tour booklet, “The Bay-Friendly Coalition offers an annual self-guided tour of private residential gardens that demonstrate gardening techniques appropriate for local conditions. Host gardeners are native plant enthusiasts, wildlife gardeners and urban food growers who are happy to share their gardens and talk about their accomplishments and challenges.”Bay friendly garden tour in Alameda featured six gardens and a visit to Plouhgshares (4 comments)
High Street Station Cafe - Charity Night for CERT in Alameda
High Street Station Cafe - Tuesday night is Charity Night at the High Street Station Cafe. The cafe serves a fixed price meal, and donates a portion of the proceeds to an Alameda charity. For the month of May, Alameda CERT has been selected as the charity. That means that all 5 Tuesdays in May will be dedicated to helping Alameda CERT with their disaster preparedness programs. CERT, Community Emergency Response Teams, are made up of people who are concerned about being prepared for disasters. That means they will be able (4 comments)
Things to do in Alameda: Frank Bette Center satellite artist’s reception at Gallagher & Lindsey, 2424 Central Avenue, Saturday April 28 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Stop by to see fabulous art, meet the artists and see a plein art painting demonstration by Edwin Bertolet.
Things to do in Alameda: The Meyer’s House and Gardens will be open for touring on Saturday, April 28 from 1 to 4 pm at 2021 Alameda Avenue. Admission is $5 per person.The family home of renowned county architect Henry H. Meyers and his family who lived (4 comments)
Frank Bette Art Show and Artist Reception at Gallagher & Lindsey Alameda
Frank Bette Center satellite artist’s reception will be held at Gallagher & Lindsey, Realtors at 2424 Central Avenue, Saturday, April 28 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Artists whose works are being exhibited are Patris, Cindy Carrillo, Nancy Seamons Crookston, Inna Cherneykina, Bart Walker, Edwin Bertolet and Ulrich Gleiter. Edwin Bertolet will present a live plein air painting demonstration during the show.
Don’t miss your chance to talk to the artists about their work, what inspired them, what techniques they use and when they started painting. (5 comments)
Alameda monuments - Alameda Museum lecture seriesAlameda Museum lecture series will feature the 30 structures designated as Alameda Monuments. Judith Lynch will speak about the monuments at the Museum monthly meeting on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 pm. The Alameda Museum is at located at 2324 Alameda Avenue. The Alameda monuments consist of the best known and most prized building in Alameda. They include Alameda City Hall, Alameda Carnegie Library, Alameda High School, the Alameda Theatre, the Masonic Temple and the Park Street Commercial Historic District.
Ninth Street Italianate home designated an Alamaeda Monument Beside the more well known Alameda monuments Judith will tell (6 comments)
Alameda market report - East EndAlameda market report- East End. Since the beginning of the year, there have been ten homes sold in Alameda - East End. 1239 College Avenue, a 2 bedroom 1 bath home, sold for $197,000 the lowest priced home in the area. 3249 Thompson Avenue, a 3 bedroom 2 bath home, sold for $735,000 was the highest priced sale in the area. The market report for all sold homes in Alameda - East End since the beginning of the year follow:Alameda east end homes sold since the beginning of the year:Address Sales price DOM (0 comments)
Urban search training in Alameda - 04/24/12 11:05 AM
Urban search training in Alameda Saturday, April 21, community emergency response team (CERT) members participated in an urban search training. As part of the continuing education for CERT graduates the CERT executive committee has developed this program in the event the Fire and Police departments requests volunteers to aid in an urban search for missing individuals.
The executive committee expanded a previous program which was entirely lecture. It was felt that urban search training was needed because of an event in which several members of CERT teams participated. That urban search concerned a missing elderly, dementia patient who (0 comments)
Earth day celebration in Alameda Earth day was celebrated in Alameda at Washington Park, with lots of fun activities for kids and adults, beautiful 80 degree weather and music galore. East Bay Regional Park represented by Crab Cove's Sharon Embry displayed all the activities that take place at the Cove, on Earth Day and every other times. Volunteers cleaned the beach at Crab Cove in honor of Earth Day. Crab Cove’s activities are available at their website. At the Earth day celebration in Alameda, the Alameda Recreation and Park department, one of the sponsors of the celebration, offered their Summer Activities (6 comments)
The 8th annual Bring Back the Natives Garden Tour will feature 50 garden on Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 10:00 am to 5 pm. The event is free and will feature garden talks at many of the native plant gardens. The gardens on the Bring Back the Natives tour will provide visitors with a chance to view native plants in 21 East Bay Area cities from El Sorbrante to Alameda to Livermore. Bring Back the Natives Garden Tour features gardens of all size including large hillside lots to small front yards. They all must (0 comments)
Girls Inc. of the Island City is hosting a free Teen Summit for middle and high school girls to discuss "Healthy Teens Inside and Out" on Saturday, April 21 at the South Shore Center in Alameda. The Girls Inc. program will feature guest speakers, workshops on teen issues, lunch, prizes and more.Alameda native and author Amy Ahlers will speak at the event.According to Girls, Inc., “teens will participate in, interactive workshops on topics such as getting into college; body image and self-esteem; self-expression; healthy bodies and skin; (2 comments)
Things to do in Alameda: Celebrate Earth day at Washington Park on April 21 from 10 to 3, with fun activities and learn how to live a sustainable eco-friendly life. Earth day is a fun event to do in Alameda.
Things to do in Alameda: Earth Day celebration at Crab Cove will include a beach clean. Participants are asked to meet at Crab Cove visitor center at 1252 McKay Avenue at 8:30 am. The clean up will continue until 10:00 am. Registration is required. Call 888-327-2757 to register.Things to (2 comments)
Earhart and Lum Named California Distinguished Schools in Alameda Earhart and Lum Named California Distinguished School in Alameda for 2012 by State Superintendent Tom Torlakson. Earhart and Lum were named California Distinguished Schools because they made significant improvements in closing the “achievement gap.”
The California Department of Education honors the state’s most inspiring public schools by bestowing the California Distinguished School Award upon Earhart and Lum Schools. This year only 387 schools in California received this award.
Earhart and Lum were named Distinguished Schools because, according to Superintendent Torlakson, “They demonstrated the incredible commitment of California’s teachers, (7 comments)
Earth Day Festival in Alameda will be held at Washington Park on Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be lots of family oriented activities at the Park including demonstrations, exhibits and games, free for all who attend Earth Day Festival in Alameda. Alameda Municipal Power, an event sponsor, will be having ice cream samples available. They have teamed with Tucker's Ice Cream to develop a new flavor in honor of the 125 years of service to Alameda citizens. Sponsors of the Earth Day Festival in Alameda have a specific (2 comments)
Market updated in Alameda: new listings, pendings and homes sold last week
Market update in Alameda: new listings, pendings and homes sold last week. The Alameda market update covers single family homes, condos, townhouses and residential income properties.15 new listings came on the Alameda market since last Monday. The Alameda market update showed that the new listings were condos and single family homes which ranged in price from $287,500 to $699,000.The Alameda market update also revealed that there were 5 homes which had price changes. The Alameda market report indicated that were no expired listings during this market update period.The market update (7 comments)
Things to do in Alameda: The Alameda Museum will present its Kids & Queen Victoria exhibit and opening reception, Saturday April 14 at 11:00 am. City manager John Russo will be on hand to introduce Queen Victoria, played by Edison teacher Connie Turner. Elementary students will display their colorful art projects through the month of April. Admission is free. Thing to do in Alameda: The Frank Bette Center for the Arts will present their Second Saturday Poetry and Prose Reading on Saturday, April 14 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Center at 1601 (2 comments)
Under One Woof recently reopened in its business in a larger storefront at 1701 Webster Street in Alameda. The new location was opened on December 20, 2011 and has been a hit with pets and their owners. Their phone number is 510-523-3224. Under One Woof is open Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Seiji Morikawa, the owner and head groomer, is thrilled with the larger space. Morikawa started his business in a small storefront. Now his new quarters can accommodate four groomers, three bathers, a receptionist (16 comments)
Alameda Animal Shelter’s mission is to keep Alameda a safe clean environment for you and your pet, provide excellent care for the animals at our shelter and re-home adoptable and domestic animals directly or through rescue organizations. The Shelter is operated by the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. The Shelter is located at 1590 Fortmann Way, in Alameda and is open Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Thursday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The phone number is 510-337-8586. Animal adoption is an important part of what the Alameda Animal Shelter offers. The (12 comments)
Park Centre Animal Hospital has been part of the Alameda Community for more than 40 years. There have been changes, however their commitment to providing the best service possible to their patients and their owners has remained unchanged. They say, “We care for your pet as we do our own....with gentleness and understanding”. The Hospital is located at 2501 Central Avenue, Alameda.
Park Centre Animal Hospital now occupies a new hospital facility with state of the art medical diagnostic and treatment facilities. The Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Park Centre Animal (12 comments)
Dog Bone Alley is a place where you can find everything you want for your pet. The store is dedicated to dogs, cats and the people who love them! Founded in 2004 at the 1342 Park Street location in Alameda, the store specializes in peerless pet supplies that are both functional and fun for your pet. Dog Bone Alley owner, Elizabeth Pinkerton, is very concerned about pet nutrition so the store features the highest quality holistic pet foods including Orijen, Evo, Great Life and more. She also offers her pets and their owners the convenience of (13 comments)
Alameda County Property taxes are due on Tuesday, April 10
This is a reminder that Alameda County Property taxes are due on Tuesday, April 10 by 5 pm. Mail your tax payment to Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector at 1221 Oak Street, Room 131, Oakland, California 94612. If you do not pay your property taxes by 5 pm on Tuesday, April 10 you may be subject to a 10% penalty and a $10.00 cost is automatically imposed. Credit card payments are only accepted by telephone. The telephone number of the Tax Collector is 510-272-6800. You may visit the Tax Collector’s (4 comments)
Alameda Architectural Preservation Society, in an effort to educate future generations about the value of preserving our local architecture, is presenting its “AAPS Kids Preservation Contest.” Students from first to 12th grade may enter the contest.
Alameda City Hall The contest is focusing on Alameda City’s 30 monuments. The structure's designated as monuments by the City of Alameda include the City Hall, Historic Alameda High School, Historic Alameda Theatre, the Del Monte warehouse, Twin Towers Methodist Church and others. T Twins Towers Methodist Church There are two categories in which children may (3 comments)
Things to do in Alameda Things to do in Alameda: Adventures in Development of Pinball Artists Reception and art and tech show on April 6 from 6 to 10pm at the Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster Street.
Things to do in Alameda: Are you prepared for the next earthquake? Alameda Community Emergency Response Team Program (CERT) is offering classes free to Alameda residents and employees of Alameda businesses to teach you to be prepared for the next big one. Classes start on April 10 at at the Fire Deparment Training Classroom at 431 Stardust Place, Alameda Point. There (3 comments)
Are you prepared for the next big earthquake? Alameda Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program is offering classes free to Alameda residents and employees of Alameda businesses to teach how you can prepare for the next big one. Classes start on April 10 at 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the Fire Department Training Classroom at 431 Stardust Place, Alameda Point. The program is designed to teach class members the skills that will help them provide emergency assistance to their families, neighbors and friends. There are six class sessions covering: Personal preparedness and (8 comments)
Home sellers’ survey results were presented by Leslie Appleton Young, CAR Chief economist, recently to the members of the Alameda Association of Realtors. Earlier this week I wrote an article about the CAR buyers survey. CAR also surveyed sellers with some of the same questions as the buyers. Sellers were asked a variety of question about the sellers’ sale transaction and their process of selecting an agent to represent them. Some interesting facts from the survey:Homes were on the market more than 7 more before the owner received an offer.Homes were in escrow for a medium (0 comments)
What buyers want - CAR 2011 buyers’ survey results were discussed by Leslie Appleton Young, CAR Chief economist, recently in Alameda. Buyers were asked a variety of question about their initial search for a home and their selection of an agent to represent them. The results of the survey are very informative about current buyers. Before buyers bought a homeBefore contacting an agent buyers would investigate a neighborhood for an average of 2.5 monthsBuyers were motivated to buy a home by low prices, low mortgage rates and property tax deductionsBuyers typically (11 comments)
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