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Support local news and enjoy a delicious meal on Park Street at the same time! Alameda’s Tomatina is supporting The Alamedan by sponsoring a Dine & Donate event on Wednesday, January 21.

Just present a copy of the flyer attached at the bottom of this post and Tomatina will donate 15 percent of your lunch, dinner or takeout food and beverage check to support the local news and views The Alamedan provides.

November 29 is national Small Business Saturday, a day to shop local and express gratitude for the small businesses that add character and variety to our lives.

Emergency calls placed in the wee hours of September 28 paint a dramatic picture of the impact of a series of fires that ripped through a seven-block radius on and around Park Street, recordings obtained by The Alamedan show.

“There’s a woman screaming for help. There’s a fire in the back of her house. She’s screaming for help. Hurry!” a woman who called at 1:37 a.m. about a fire at a home on the 1300 block of Regent Street told dispatchers.

While on hold, a woman – whether it’s the same caller or another is unclear – can be heard telling another person to go to the neighbor yelling for help.

Banjo player Bill Evans will perform at the Perforce Foundation's Breakfast for Dinner event. Photo from Evans' website.

The Perforce Foundation has organized an event to benefit two East Bay charities, the Alameda Point Collaborative and the East Oakland Boxing Association. The theme for the evening is, "Bring the whole family, wear your pajamas, and support a very good cause."