New dates for library's spring used book sale

The Friends of the Alameda Free Library said it has changed the dates of its upcoming used book sale at the Al DeWitt Officers' Club, 641 West Redline Ave., at Alameda Point.

The sale will now take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 16 ($5 admission); 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17 (free admission); and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, with a clearance sale.

Fundraiser for Alameda High School Grad Night

The Alameda High School class of 2014 Grad Night Committee will host a Grad Night wine tasting fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wine and Waffles, 1505 Park St.

Cost of the event will be $10 for two glasses. It will feature wines from R & B Cellars and other selections from Wine & Waffles.

There also will be a raffle drawing, including for cash prizes of $250 and $100, four front-row seats to the June 13 Alameda High graduation, and gift certificates.

The committee would like to thank the restaurant's owners, Ken and Vickie Monize, for their support in donating the venue, wine and complimentary light appetizers.

Grad Night is an all-night party for graduating seniors that will feature music, dancing, food, and other activities. The theme is kept secret from seniors until they arrive.

Doors will open at 9:30 p.m. on graduation night June 13 and the party will end at 5 a.m. the next day.

Other businesses that are supporting Grad Night are Cafe Q, Sidestreet Pho, Spice I am, Tomatina and Doggy-Style Hot Dogs

Another fundraiser for Grad Night will take place May 13 at Lola's Chicken Shack, 1417 Park St. The restaurant will donate a portion of the day's proceeds toward Grad Night.

For information and to volunteer, visit

Alameda Municipal Power to restore streetlights

Alameda Municipal Power announced Tuesday that it will begin restoration in early May of 684 historic streetlights throughout the city.

Up to 60 streetlights per week will be refurbished until the project is completed this summer.

Streets affected include Lincoln, Buena Vista, Central, Encinal, Broadway, High, Santa Clara, Marina, Windsor, Cambridge, Eagle, 2nd and Grand.

To maintain effective lighting levels, the utility will only work on two non-adjacent streetlights per block at a time.

Nearby residents and businesses will receive written notice about 48 hours in advance when the streetlights in their neighborhood will be refurbished.

For information, go to

AMP issues call for art to decorate power boxes

Alameda Municipal Power has announced the launch of Power Box Art, a pilot project coordinated by the utility, the Park Street Business Association, and Rhythmix Cultural Works aimed at beautifying transformer boxes in the Park Street business area.

Artists who live or work in Alameda are invited to submit art that reflects the way the community can reduce its carbon footprint through renewable power sources, cleaner transportation, recycling and reuse, shopping "Alameda" local, supporting local farmers, and water and energy conservation.

A panel of judges will chose 10 designs and the art work will be transferred to a vinyl adhesive film and professionally applied to the exterior of transformer boxes.

For information or to submit artwork, go to