Perforce Foundation

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department is hosting an Alameda Community Garden Day of Service from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 18 at the in-progress Jean Sweeney Open Space Park, at the corner of Constitution Way and Atlantic Avenue. The department is seeking volunteers who can weed, mulch, build planter boxes and compost bins, paint and assist with signage. Lunch will be provided. Children are invited to attend with an adult. Tools will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring work gloves.

Here's this week's edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review.

The City Council will be considering a pair of key decisions Tuesday with implications for the both the near-term and farther-flung future of Alameda Point. The council will consider whether to hire a new company to manage and lease all of the city’s property – including Alameda Point – and also, whether to approve a proposed list of evaluation criteria for assessing development proposals for the former Navy base.

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."

We here at The Alamedan want to offer our heartfelt thanks today to Christopher Seiwald and the Perforce Foundation, for their support of our efforts to better inform you about all things Alameda. The Foundation has generously donated $10,000, which will greatly enhance our ability to bring you the story of Alameda and to create the fundraising infrastructure required to make The Alamedan a viable, long-term news and information outlet.