Out and About - 2013-08-08 Edited
Target is holding a job fair to fill 300 positions in their new Alameda store. Video by Michele Ellson.
Target kicked off a three-day job fair Thursday at the College of Alameda as part of an effort to hire 300 people to staff its new Alameda store, slated to open on October 13. The retailer scheduled close to 500 interviews over the three days for jobs ranging from cashiers and cart retrievers to fitting room attendants, security guards and supervisors (a spokesperson for the retailer said they don't provide specifics on pay and benefit packages). In addition to the scheduled interviews, Target representatives are accepting walk-ins between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. today and Saturday, and they said that people without scheduled interviews should come early to increase their chances of securing an interview. People interested in working for the local Target - a 140,000-square-foot store that will house a Starbucks and pharmacy and offer fresh grocery items among its wares - can also apply online.
Out and About - 2013-07-04 Edited
Alamedans celebrated the Fourth of July on Thursday either by watching the annual Mayor's Fourth of July Parade - or participating in it. This year's parade had nearly 200 entrants and a cast of thousands that included cyclists and horseback riders, military men and business owners, politicians, a dad-powered unicorn chariot and Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes. The Alamedan toured the pre-parade lineup and chatted with some parade participants about their creations; here's our video.
Out and About - 2013-06-24 Edited
Mayor Marie Gilmore addresses the crowd at Alameda Point on Monday.
Some 150 dignitaries, city staffers and civic affairs-watchers gathered Monday under drizzly skies and the jet at Alameda Point’s North Gate to commemorate the Navy’s handoff of 1,379 acres of the former Naval Air Station to the city.
Out and About - 2013-06-02 Edited
Alameda's 47th Annual Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest was this past Saturday at Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach. If you missed out on the fun, here's a five-minute video tour of this year's entries.