The Alameda Boys & Girls Club (ABGC), Corks, Forks, Rhythm & Brews fourth annual fundraising event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on October 1. Held in the heart of the Bay Area at scenic Alameda Point, the event will showcase California’s finest wineries, spirits, breweries, gourmet cuisine, restaurants and entertainment to benefit education and youth development programs across the Alameda Boys & Girls Club year round.A variety of talented local chefs, sommeliers and brewmasters will make up this year’s line-up of talent showcasing their various food and drink creations in support of the club, which aims to raise $250,000 with the festival as events return at pre-pandemic levels. All proceeds from this event and its concurrent online auction will go directly to the club to continue to inspire and enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
“The Alameda Boys & Girls Club is delighted to host this annual event to help fund various educational and developmental programs for club members throughout the year, while attendees enjoy a variety of food, beverages and entertainment in live,” said Jeff Miller, CEO of Alameda Boys. & Girls Club. “This event helps us support today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders by funding programs that encourage them to learn skills for academic success and explore ways to give back to their communities.”
To purchase VIP and general admission tickets, visit corksforksonthepoint.com online. Those unable to attend the October event are invited to donate directly to the club at givebutter.com/alameda.
Kiwanis Club honors college scholarship winners
At a formal dinner held in the ballroom of the Alameda Elks Lodge, the Kiwanis Club of Alameda recently honored local senior graduates who received Alameda Kiwanis Foundation college scholarships. These students – Abraham Simon, Amanda Lee, Graciella Basco, Jaida Sieu, Elvira Lu and Haley Molina – excelled in academics, community service and leadership.
— Kiwanis Club of Alameda
Electricity bills rise 5% on July 1, first increase since 2019
The Alameda Public Utilities Commission in April approved an overall 5% rate increase for residential and business customers, effective July 1. This will be Alameda Municipal Power’s (AMP) first rate increase since 2019. Lower than neighboring communities, saving Alameins a total of $35 million in 2023. AMP will continue to provide 100% power. % carbon free to all its customers.
The Public Utilities Commission has acknowledged the lingering effects of the COVID-19 closures on Alameda residents and businesses, but after two years of no rate increases, it is raising rates due to the rising cost of utility power. purchase and financing of ongoing capital and maintenance projects. Capital projects that will be funded by this rate increase include upgrades to AMP’s substations and distribution lines.
“These projects will increase the life of AMP’s infrastructure and keep Alameda at the forefront of innovation in the energy sector,” said Nicolas Procos, CEO of AMP.
Typical residential customers with average monthly AMP bills of $70 can expect to see increases of around $3.50 per month. AMP is a community owned and locally operated electrical system and does not make a profit on tariffs.
Revenue from electricity sales is directed to system operations, customer and community programs through annual transfers of $5.8 million to the city’s general fund for valuable community services. For more information about AMP, its incentive and rebate programs, or financial assistance, visit alamedamp.com online.
Celebrate the 4th of July aboard the Hornet with food, drink and music
The USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum will celebrate the 4th of July from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a BBQ on the Hornet’s flight deck accompanied by music, drinks and more . DJ Samoa Boy will play people’s favorite hits; Oakland Smokehouse BBQ and the Grilled Cheese Guys will provide food for sale; Best Beverage Co. will have two hostless bars on the flight deck; and Joe Espresso will be in the shed along with coffee and more.
The ship’s “island” will be open for free tours, and the rest of the museum will be open as normal so visitors can see all of the Hornet’s iconic aircraft (including its F-14 Tomcat, just like those from the movie “Top Gun”), Apollo mission artifacts, and all below deck areas and exhibits of the ship. This includes the sick bay, torpedo room, Marine Corps docking, readiness room, new exhibit on the Hornet’s home front and more.There’s something for everyone with ample free parking and the best view of the San Francisco skyline.
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