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Parking Kiosks come to Park Street in Alameda As part of the Alameda Park Street streetscape improvement project, parking kiosks have been installed on Park Street between San Jose and Central Avenues.You can use a credit card, debit cards and cash in the new parking kiosks. The parking rates have not increased, however if you use your debit/credit card it will be charged for a minimum of one hour. Kiosks are located in the middle of the block and are easy to operate: pay with coins or credit/debit card choose the amount of time you will need, up to (4 comments)
Memorial Day Ceremony aboard the USS Hornet in AlamedaThe USS Hornet will honor past and present veterans during the Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 28 at 1:00 pm. The USS Hornet, a National Historic Landmark, is berthed at 707 W. Hornet Avenue, Pier 3 in Alameda.
The USS Hornet will conduct a wreath ceremony and parade, and offer performances by The Hornet Band, the Young American Patriots Fife & Drum Corps and a presentation of Colors by the Boys Scouts of America beginning at 11:00 am.“We invite all veterans and families of military members to join us on (4 comments)
Elders Village - Designing for Your Future Jeff Zimmerman will discuss Designing for Your Future at Elders Inn’s community room, on Wednesday, May 23rd, at 6:00 pm at 1723 Webster Street, in Alameda. He will talk about how to adapt our homes to support our environment as we age. Please call Elders Village at 510-217-8527 to reserve your seat for the meeting. Mr. Zimmerman is an Architect who has developed affordable housing projects for seniors. He has also designed assisted living and dementia care units in Alameda. Elders Inn assisted living center also has a dementia wing. Waters Edge Lodge (4 comments)
Gardens Galore garden tour is an Alameda tradition with some of Alameda’s loveliest gardens. The garden tour is presented by the St. Joseph Garden Club and is the Club’s major fundraiser of the year.
Gardens Galore featured six diverse and charming gardens. The garden on Morton Street was especially innovative. The home Is Queen Anne Victorian high basement home build in the late 1800’s. The owners spent eight years creating their unique garden.
The carriage house/garage now occupies the spot where a water tower (8 comments)
The 12th Annual Spring Festival on Park Street in Alameda
The 12th Annual Spring Festival on Park Street is happening this weekend. There will be more music, great shopping from the merchants on Park Street and the 150 vendors. The kids area is back with the petting zoo, climbing wall and bounce house. Ride your bike to the Festival and park it at a free secure location on Park Street.What could be better than beautiful weather, delicious food and great shopping. The Festival starts at 10:00 am and runs to 6:00 pm on May 12 and 13. (3 comments)
The USS Hornet will be paying tribute to Jimmy Doolittle on the 70th anniversary of the infamous Doolittle Raid on Japan on Saturday, May 5 on the USS Hornet from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Doolittle Raid was the first U. S. air-raid to strike the Japanese home lands during World War II. The mission was the only operation in which U.S. Army Air Forces bombers were launched from an aircraft carrier into combat. The raid showed how vulnerable the Japanese islands were to air attack so soon after the (9 comments)
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)
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)
Bay Farm Nature Collective The Bay Farm Nature Collective is composed of a group of people who are interested in preserving and enjoying nature especially that of Bay Farm Island. We meet once monthly to bird watch and socialize in and around Bay Farm Island.March 3, 2012 was the date of the first bird walk of the year. There were about 25 participants including leaders Tim Molter, Don Jim and Ralf Stinson our official photographer. Stephanie Ellis of the San Francisco Bird Observatory was a special guest leader. All the pictures in this article were taken by Ralf Stinson who (6 comments)
Things to do in Alameda: The Alameda's Farmer’s Market is open to the public every Saturday and Tuesday morning from 9am to 1pm. You can find luscious produce and fun activities for the family. The market is located at Haight Avenue and Webster Street.
Things to do in Alameda: Make do! A recycle and Up-cycle art and fashion show at Rhythmix Cultural Works on March 9 at 8pm. This fashion show is for those who cherish recycling, repurposing and reusing things and who hesitate to throw anything (3 comments)
Free Tax Preparation at Mastick Senior Center in Alameda.
Once again Mastick Senior Center is partnering with AARP and the IRS to offer free tax preparation and assistance for those over 60 years and low and middle income people.
Appointments for the free tax preparation at Mastick may be made by calling the Mastick Center at 510-747-7506. Appointments are available from February 28, 29 and March 1 from 1pm to 2pm this week. Appointments may be made up to April, 2012.
Beside from free tax preparation, Mastick Senior (7 comments)
Things to Do in Alameda: The last day to ice skating in Alameda is Sunday, January 29. The Little Ice Rinkwill be open every day, including holidays until January 29, 2012. Children skate for $10 which includes skate rental, Adults skate for $15 including skates. Groups receive a 10% discount.
Things to Do in Alameda. Yummy BBQ and chili tasting, that’s the way I like to spend my weekend. Don't miss the 13th Annual Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, January 28, 2012.5:30 to 10:00 pm. Be prepared for chili tasting, a (6 comments)
Alameda's strict no smoking ordinance passed in December, 2012 has taken effect. Under the ordinance as of January 2, 2012 smoking is prohibited in all outdoor public places, including commercial-area sidewalks, bus stops, ATMs, and other service areas, outdoor dining areas within 20 feet of entryways and open winds and outdoor events. Enclosed outdoor patios of bars/taverns are excluded from the ordinance.
Businesses must post “No Smoking” signs near unenclosed dining areas and take all ashtrays from areas where smoking is prohibited. The ordinance applies to 100% of new multi-unit rental (9 comments)
Things to Do in Alameda include ice skating at the Little Ice Rink at 1600 Park Avenue. The Little Ice Rink will be open everyday, including holidays until January 29, 2012. Children skate for $10 which includes skate rental, Adults skate for $15 including skates. Groups receive a 10% discount.
Things to Do in Alameda is proud to announce that Alameda's own Pacific Pinball Museum will be hosting the "Silver Ball New Year Fund Raiser" on December 31 from 7pm to 1am at the Museum located at There will (6 comments)
During the month of November to the present there were 28 investment properties on the market. Of the total 28 properties 8 sold for a total price of $4,622,000.
The average days on the market for all 28 investment properties was 134. Investment properties in the high range, $900,000 and above, averaged 484 days on the market. Investment properties in the low price range, $300,000 to $400,000 averaged 9 days on the market.
This might be a good time to bid on Residential Income property since there are (6 comments)
This Friday is your last chance to see Santa on Christmas Tree Lane. Santa will put in an appearance at 6:30 pm. Santa and the beautifully decorated homes on Christmas Tree Lane, what more could one ask?
If you grew up in northern climes where you ice skated during the winter, now is your chance to skate here in Alameda. The Little Ice Rink is open 7 days a week including holidays at 1600 Park Avenue from noon to 10pm.
Poppy Red Flowers is a new addition to the Park Street Business District. Karim Preuss, owners and florist, opened her business recently at 1428 Park Street, after selling flowers in the front of a local consignment store, Lauren's Closet, for a little over a year. Karim considers Lisa, the owner of Lauren's Closet, to be her store's godmother. It was at Lisa's urging that Karim decided to open Poppy Red Flowers.
Karim is very creative and has a charming naturalistic style with her flower arrangements. Besides flowers, soaps and jewelry, Karim will be offering (7 comments)
The Little Ice Rink opened on Friday, December 16 and it was a lot of fun. The Mayor cut the ribbon. An Olympic skater Michael Chack was there to inaugurate the rink and Santa arrived on his skates much to the delight of the little ones.
The Little Ice Rink was joined by its partner the Little House Cafe to serve hot chocolate and other beverages and delicious crepes.
The Little Ice Rink will be open 7 days a week, including Holidays from 3 to 10pm. During the (7 comments)
The Little Ice Rink at Alameda Station's Grand Opening will occur Friday, December 16th at 2:45 pm when the Mayor performs the ribbon cutting ceremony. U. S. Bronze Medalist Michael Chack will perform on Opening day. The Rink will be open 7 days a week, including Holidays. December to January 2, hours will be Noon to 10pm. January 3 to January 29, hours will be Monday to Thursday 3 to 10pm. Friday to Sunday hours will be from Noon to 10pm.
The Little Ice Rink at Alameda Station is (0 comments)
You may have heard that the latest Alvin and the Chipmunks movie "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" will be released December 16th. To drum up business for the movie's release Alvin and the Chipmunks are visiting towns all over the US.
Alameda got its chance to see Alvin and the Chipmunks today and a bunch of little kids and I were their to welcome them. They put in an appearance at the Historic Alameda Theater and the kids and I took pictures with Alvin and the Chipmunks. It was a lot of fun. The kids (3 comments)
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