Community Corner: Foundation gets new board members, Wind River has new tech, and Earth Day booths available!

Community Corner: Foundation gets new board members, Wind River has new tech, and Earth Day booths available!

Michele Ellson

The Alameda Education Foundation has added three new members to its board. Timothy N. Coffey is vice president of research for FIG Partners, an employee-owned broker-dealer specializing in financial institutions; Nancy O’Malley is Alameda County’s district attorney and George Phillips is the former executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Alameda (and a current member of The Alamedan’s advisory committee). Founded in 1982, the nonprofit foundation supports Alameda’s schools with programs that include Adopt-a-Classroom, after school enrichment and middle school sports.

Embedded and mobile software maker Wind River has announced a new technology designed to speed mobile phone traffic. The company’s reps say the Wind River Intelligent Socket Layer can help manage heavy traffic or massive transactions by steering traffic to faster paths.

The city has opened up vendor applications for this year’s Alameda Earth Day Festival, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 at Washington Park. More information is available by contacting Dennis McDaniels at 747-7586 or Maria Di Meglio at 747-7930.

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