Since I first raised the issue at the Alameda City Council meeting of an Anti-Terrorist and Contraband Enforcement Team (A-TCET) site in West Alameda, I have done some more research. What I found is somewhat alarming.
The Alameda Food Bank's annual turkey distribution on November 26 was a smashing success. The food bank was able to distribute turkeys, fresh produce, and stuffing to over 435 needy Alamedans.
Due to the overwhelming generosity of our community, over 800 turkeys were donated to the event, in addition to vegetables and non-perishable items. The food bank will therefore continue to give turkeys to needy families for holiday celebrations through the end of December.
The Alameda Food Bank would like to offer our sincerest thanks to everyone in the community who participated in the November 16 Scouting for Food Drive.
The week of November 18, 1963 had the normal flow of news reported in the Alameda Times-Star. One front-page story reported vandalism at Donald D. Lum Elementary School. The Times-Star also reported that week on “Wilt the Stilt” – Wilt Chamberlain, the center for the San Francisco Warriors who had scored 100 points in a single game the previous year – and about the Navy quarterback Roger Staubach, winner of the Heisman Trophy that year. Another story that week covered the opening of the Posey Tube after refurbishment and conversion to one-way traffic out of Alameda.
It was a shock to open the October 17, 2013 edition of the “Sun” and learn that it appears the staff/city decision-makers are considering development proposals for Alameda Point.
In view of the letter dated November 7, 2013, from the California Department of Justice, now may be the time to reconsider the proposed Tim Lewis Communities housing development at Neptune Pointe.
On behalf of Alameda Recreation & Park Department and the Alameda Youth Committee, we would like to thank the following local businesses and organizations for their recent support of our 10th Annual Teen Haunted House, which was held on October 25-27, 2013.
Saturday, November 2 was a big day for the Alameda Food Bank. As usual, we did our monthly Client Food Selection (CFS) program at our warehouse at Alameda Point. “Client Food Selection” is an important program for us: Alamedans get to utilize the food bank get to pick the foods they want. This is a national “best practice” for food pantries; it eliminates waste when clients have more control over what they can take home. Instead of pre-packaged boxes, clients get a choice of canned goods, produce, and breads. The program is needed. On a given day at our distribution center on Thau Way, we will serve 30 to 50 people; typically at our monthly CFS program we serve 200 to 250 people.
Last week the city released its unaudited fourth quarter financial report for Fiscal Year 2012/13 on all city funds. I thought I’d share the numbers.
October was a busy month for the Adopt a Classroom program, with 66 teachers receiving $500 Adopt A Classroom grants!
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