The city in brief
Firefighters give away free turkeys
Alameda’s firefighters are giving away free turkeys today (Monday, November 23) to local families. They’ll set up shop in the West Marine parking on Concordia Street (between Buena Vista and Pacific avenues) from 3 p.m. until supplies run out. One turkey per family (and be prepared to show I.D. to prove you’re local).
City announces ‘Find the Snowflake’ contest
The City of Alameda, in conjunction with the Island’s local business associations, is holding a “Find the Snowflake” contest through Friday, December 4. Participants are invited to locate and tally as many of the snowflakes as they can find. The snowflakes have been placed in participating businesses on Park and Webster streets and in various stations throughout the Island.
Complete the official entry form (that’s here) and turn it in at City Hall, City Hall West or at the Alameda Recreation and Park Department no later than 5 p.m. Friday, December 4 to enter the contest. A prize raffle for the correct submissions will be held at the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, which begins at 4:45 p.m. outside City Hall. (They’ve also placed a magic elf in a shop window somewhere in town; that’s a separate entry slip at the link above.)
For more information, call Sue G. Russell at 749-5834 or Patrick Russi at 747-7550.
Weekday parking permits available … cheap!
The city is offering weekday monthly parking permits for its Civic Center Parking Structure for $35 a month. Parking permits for Monday through Saturday are available for $45 a month. Permit holders will have guaranteed spaces on the fifth and sixth floors of the structure, with limitless in and out privileges. And the price is guaranteed for the next 12 months. For more information or to buy a permit, contact AMPCO Parking System at 251-3891.
No building inspections this week
In honor of the holidays, the city won’t be conducting building inspections this week. They’ll be back on track on November 30. The city will also take a break from inspections during the week of December 28.