John L. Lipp was officially appointed executive director of Alameda’s animal shelter, Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) Oct. 20. He had served as FAAS’s acting director since March. Before that, he served on the FAAS board of directors from 2011 to 2017.
John and his husband, Peter, share their Alameda home with two wonderful rescues: their pup, Lucy, and the grand duke of the house, their kitty, Rex.
The Second Annual Alameda Point Concours d’Elegance is coming to Alameda this Sunday, June 11, and this is not your typical car show. Of course, there will be hundreds of beautiful vehicles, a panel of celebrity judges, live entertainment, and great food and drink to beckon attendees.
But along with the Alfa Romeos, Pierce Arrows, Duesenbergs, Packards, Jaguars, classic trucks, Woodies, race cars and vintage motorcycles, there will also be Chihuahuas, miniature pinschers, pit bull mixes and maybe a German shepherd or two.
The executive director of the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS), Nancy S. Baglietto, announced on March 13 that she is leaving Alameda. She has resigned and accepted a position as the executive director at Hospitality House, an emergency homeless shelter in Grass Valley, Calif. Her last day at FAAS will be next Friday, March 24. She will begin work in Nevada City on Saturday, April 1.
Baglietto joined FAAS as executive director in February 2015. Her departure comes in the midst of negotiations with the city over the organization’s future funding.
Above, 10-year-old Ian Love, left, joins his brother, Alex Love, 7, and friend Nolan Kim, 10, to show the money they earned at a joint birthday party for Ian and Nolan. Instead of asking for presents for themselves, Ian and Nolan requested cash donations from their friends and relatives. They raised $165, which they donated to the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS).
On Dec. 3 Alameda Support Foundation (ASF) held its yearly Christmas fundraiser and plant sale to benefit the animals at the Alameda Animal Shelter. ASF raised some $3,000 for Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS), whose contract renewal with the city will be considered in January.
Eight-year-old Jason Goodell, who comes to every ASF event, baked cupcakes and sold them for a dollar each, raised a total of $50, which he donated to the cause.
“It was easy for me to want to help,” Jason said. “My rescue dog ‘Cupcake’ has changed my life.”