News Briefs


Bye Bye Mattress, a California-based mattress recycling program, will be taking part in a special Alameda collection event to take old mattresses to recycle into new, more useful products, instead of going to landfills. Anyone seeking to dispose of a mattress can do so for free this Sunday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alameda Point, 1951 Monarch St., adjacent to the Seaplane Lagoon. Visit or call 855-700-9973 for more information.


Next Thursday, July 27, at 8 p.m., local radio station KACR-LP will be hosting a meeting for anyone interested in becoming a broadcaster. The meeting will provide an opportunity to meet with the staff and other program providers to find out what a broadcaster for KACR-LP does. 

The meeting takes place at D20 Games, 1530 Park St. between Lincoln and Webb avenues.


The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) in collaboration with Crowdrise/GoFundMe will be a part of the Macy’s Charity Challenge until Wednesday, Aug. 9. The fundraising campaign benefits charities across the country. 

Alameda-based PPM has set a goal of raising some $200,000 to buy a permanent warehouse for its massive collection of historic pinball machines. 

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Construction of the Cross Alameda Trail, through Jean Sweeney Open Space Park began July 12. Officers at Alameda Police Department (APD) started enforcing the trespassing ordinance at the property Monday, July 10. 


On Saturday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. skateboarders will be competing in the third annual Clay “C-Bone” Harding skate tournament. This is an all-day family-friendly event in which 100 percent of the proceeds will go towards the City View Skate Park. 

The event will feature local bands, live entertainment, great food and an auction to help raise funds for the skate park. In past years, funds have been spent to improve the park with a mural, sculpture and a shade structure.