News Briefs – Alameda Post

Urgent need for pet foster homes, new public art, Veterans Day celebration, successful sale of Thrifty Kitty, opening of “Radium Girls” and memorial.

Need foster homes while FAAS repaves parking lot

Aioli. Photo FAAS.

Calling all animal lovers! The Friends of Alameda Animal Sanctuary (FAAS) are repaving their parking lot this Friday, Nov. 11, weather permitting, and are in immediate need of temporary foster families. Can you help ?

The repaving job is a noisy and smelly business that will scare the creatures that live there, so FAAS tries to place them in foster homes for a while. One of the animals that needs a foster home during the repaving project is the sweet and beautiful one-year-old husky pictured. His name is Aioli, and he’s just one of many wonderful doggos in FAAS.

Alameda Post - FAAS kitten for adoption
Jasper is looking for his forever home. Photo FAAS.

You can see pictures of all FAAS residents who need to be placed on FAAS website. FAAS provides all the food, medicine and accessories that foster families need to take great care of these wonderful pets.

If you would like to enjoy some very special puppy kisses or the love of these grateful animals, please email Monica. [email protected] or Steve at [email protected].

New public art celebrated

Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, members of the Alameda Public Art Commission, city staff and members of the public gathered at the new name Seaplane Lagoon Ride on Saturday morning November 5 to present and celebrate Front Alameda and Bekenthe city’s two newest public works of art.

Front Alamedalocated in the middle of the entrance to Alameda Point on West Atlantic Avenue, was designed by Rodrigue Nava. DeWitt Godfreyit is Beken dominates the park next to Seaplane Lagoon. Both facilities were proposed and installed by building developers on what was formerly known as Site A to satisfy their requirement under Alameda Public Art Ordinance.

Mayor Ashcraft, Public Art Chairman Adam Gillitt and Walker Toma, Development Manager with the Community Development Department, all spoke about the slightly drizzly gathering and, along with other city staff and commissioners at Public Art, cut the ribbon to officially open the artwork to the public.

After the inauguration, refreshments were served and participants were taken to Alameda Partythe West End Arts District festival celebrating Latin music, dance, food and culture, with a procession of musicians and dancers from Sambafunk! Learn more about Alameda public art program on the City’s website.

All photos ©2022 Maurice Ramirez.

Observe Veterans Day with music, barbecue

Alameda Veterans Memorial Building
Alameda Veterans Memorial Building. Photo City of Alameda.

Alameda will kick off the Veterans Day holiday – Friday, Nov. 11 – with a community celebration at the Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave., at 10:45 a.m., featuring Alameda’s KTVU News’ Sal Castaneda as emcee. .

The Commandant of the Naval Operations Support Center, Captain Kerri Chase, will be the keynote speaker, the Color Guard will be provided by the Gray Ghost Division of the United States Navy Cadets. The Alameda High School Band, led by Tyra Ingram, will present a concert.

Immediately after the concert, there will be a barbecue with hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, fries, homemade cupcakes, sodas and water.

For more information, please contact Joe LoParo at 510-813-5273.

Annual Jewelry Sale Brings Over $15,000 to FAAS

Alameda Post - The Thrifty Kitty / Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter

The 9th Annual Jewelry & More Sale last week was a great success, according to organizer and FAAS volunteer Vali Ebert. The two-day sale at Thrifty Kitty brought in at least $15,000 for FAAS, Ebert said.

Alameda Post - Thrifty Kitty's benefit sale.  Shoppers browse the store.
Buyers browse the sale. Photo FAAS.

“I expect it to soon exceed $20,000, due to additional sales and donations,” she added. “Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, staffed, purchased, and all that you did to make the sale a success.”

Ebert will soon begin accepting jewelry donations for next year’s sale, she said. But first, she’ll be taking a hard-earned week off.

In other news, the main FAAS shelter at 1590 Fortmann Way is now open for walk-in adoptions from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. No appointment is necessary to meet the animals during these hours. The satellite adoption site at 2228 South Shore Center in the outdoor mall is open Wednesday through Sunday.

FAAS houses and cares for abandoned pets, finds new homes for them, and prevents animal cruelty through education and awareness. Through a unique public-private partnership, FAAS has operated the City of Alameda Animal Shelter since 2012. With innovative programs, community partnerships, and a passionate base of volunteers and donors, each year FAAS saves an average of $97 percent of the nearly 1,000 lost, abandoned and homeless animals that enter the shelter.

Alameda High School presents Radium Girls

Alameda Post - Radium Girls rehearsal.  Students rehearse on stage.
The students are rehearsing for their next shows. Photo Alameda High School.

The Alameda High School Drama Department and Theater Director Anneka Fagundes will present DW Gregory’s gripping drama, Radium Girlsfrom November 10 to 19. In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity and luminous watches all the rage, until the girls who combed them fell ill with a mysterious illness.

Inspired by a True Story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. His main adversary is his former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors might have something to do with the terrifying outbreak of diseases among his employees. As the case progresses, Grace not only finds herself battling with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but also with her own family and friends, who fear her campaign for justice will backfire.

Radium Girls opens Thursday, November 10 and ends Saturday, November 19 at the Frederick L. Chacon Little Theater at Alameda High School, 2200 Central Ave.. Showtimes are at 7 p.m., November 10, 12, 17, 18, and 19 and at 14h. Sunday, November 13. There will be no show on Friday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and can be bought online.

In memory

Alameda Post - a black and white photo of a man playing bagpipes.  It says Louis H Freeman July 21, 1948 - November 6, 2022