Community Corner: Golf Commission vacancy, Peet's single cup deal and more

Community Corner: Golf Commission vacancy, Peet's single cup deal and more

Michele Ellson

The city and the East Bay Municipal Utility District are holding a public meeting to discuss potential changes to Alameda’s private sewer lateral ordinance from 10 a.m. to noon March 27 in council chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. The ordinance details property owners’ responsibility for sewer lateral testing, repair, and replacement, particularly when a property is sold or transferred. The city’s current ordinance is available here.

The city is soliciting applications from residents interest in filling an open seat on the Golf Commission. The appointee will serve an unexpired term through June 30, 2016. The commission advises the City Council on operational matters and fees for the city’s golf facilities, including the Chuck Corica Golf Complex. It meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the golf complex. Applications can be obtained from the City Clerk either in person in Room 380 at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, or by calling 747-4800. Applications must be returned to the clerk by March 27.

The Alameda Fire Department extinguished a blaze Saturday in a two-story apartment building on the 1500 block of Benton Street. Firefighters were investigating the cause of the fire, which displaced two people and caused $40,000 worth of damage. The fire was contained to a bedroom on the first floor of the four-unit building and extinguished within minutes.

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter reports that it met its financial goals for its first full fiscal year. The nonprofit shelter runner raised just under $800,000 and spent $530,000 on shelter operations, $42,000 on administration, $42,000 on fundraising. Another $200,000 was placed in reserve. The organization’s annual report, strategic plan and tax documents are available on its website.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea is partnering with Keurig Green Mountain to offer single-cup servings of Peet’s coffee and tea that can be used in Keurig brewing machines. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The coffee beans to be used in the machines will be roasted in Peet’s facility in Alameda. The locally based coffee brewer introduced its own single-cup packs seven months ago, which are now distributed in 12,000 stores across the country. In 2009, Peet’s lost a bidding war with Green Mountain for Diedrich Coffee, makers of the K-Cup brewing system. Green Mountain, meanwhile, is being sued by another California company that’s alleging anti-competitive practices.


Submitted by tessa young (not verified) on Wed, Mar 19, 2014

Peet's will be my Alameda BFF as soon as they open a cafe at their Corporate Headquarters overlooking the Bay on the Bay Trail where cyclists and runners and parents stroll every day. We denizens of Harbor Bay must endure the lovely smell of roast coffee, alas, without a sip.