Comedy Night Benefit for Davis St. Center PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 25 September 2014 22:16

The Davis Street Family Resource Center’s 4th annual comedy night benefit “Stand Up for Davis Street,” will be on Friday, Oct. 10, from 7 to 10 p.m. with a lineup of eight comedians, plus a surprise star.

In previous years, the surprise comedian was Dana Carvey and George Lopez. Who will it be this year? Tickets are $50 for the first 100 general admission, and $60 after that. VIP tickets are $175 and include the post party with the comedians and a hosted  bar.

Tickets are available at the Davis Street Family Resource Center, 3081 Teagarden St. in San Leandro; at the Bal Theatre box office, 14808 East 14th St. in San Leandro; or at www.davisstreet.org.


 
Community Calendar • 09-25-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 25 September 2014 22:12

Cop Shop Barbecue
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Unit (Cop Shop) invites everybody to its annual Cop Shop Barbecue on Friday, Sept. 26, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2490 Grove Way in Castro Valley with tri-tip, chicken, hot links, salad, beverages and a dessert bar, and a raffle with great prizes. Good fun, food and friends. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $6 for children 12 and under. For tickets, call 667-7770.

All Saints Parish “September Soiree”
All Saints Episcopal Parish, 911 Dowling Blvd. in San Leandro, will hold its annual Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Have a fun-filled evening with a French-style buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, and raffle prizes. Admission is $40 for adults, $10 for youth. Participation in this event helps support All Saints outreach programs. Tickets are available on line at www.saintsalive.net. For more information contact Claire Burke, Event Chair, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Música with Mariela
The Manor Branch Library, 1241 Manor Blvd. in San Leandro,  invites you to a performance of popular Bay Area musician Mariela Herrera on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Mariela will share her bilingual music and stories for children in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The program is free and light refreshments will be served. Free tickets are available at the Manor Branch Library Information Desk or by calling 577-7971.

Soroptimist Giant Garage Sale
Soroptimist of the East Bay is having a
giant garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3841 Somerset Avenue in Castro Valley. Clothes, furniture, tools, baby items will be offered for sale. All proceeds go to local charities benefiting seniors, women and girls, and at-risk youth.

5th Annual Diabetes Event
Everyone is invited to the 5th annual diabetes event “Living Well by Design,” on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mission Bay Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 15333 Wicks Blvd. in San Leandro. Bring your friends and family for an inspiring learning experience with informative speakers, a Tai Chi lesson and gentle chair yoga, advice on improving nutrition with simple changes, free blood glucose tests and digital foot scan, and healthy snacks and beverages. Free admission.

Autumn Splendor Bazaar
Come to the Autumn Splendor Bazaar at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1105 Bancroft Avenue in San Leandro, on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy delicious food, shop with local vendors and partake in sensational drawings. There will be something for everyone. The admission and parking is free. Funds raised will benefit the American Legion Auxiliary 695, a non-profit organization. For more information, visit: www.thedazzlingeventsdiva.com

Community Health Fair
Come to the Community Health Fair at the Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1395 Bancroft Avenue in San Leandro on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free health screenings will be available for vision, hearing, dental, and blood pressure. Learn about exercising, eating healthy, discarding old medication, diabetes and much more. For more information, call 483-1811.

Art Association's Fall Show
The San Leandro Art Association is having its Fall Show, running through Sept. 28, at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., with paintings and photography. The Art Association will also have its “All Seasons” show at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St., from Sept. 4 through Dec. 11, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both shows consist of  the artwork done by the members of the San Leandro Art Association.

Parkinson’s Support Group
The San Leandro Parkinson’s Support and information group will be meeting on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the San Lorenzo Community Church, 945 Paseo Grande, in San Lorenzo. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. The speaker will be Amber Bennett - Carlton Plaza. For more information, call Lona White at
276-3119.

Mariachi Festival
Mariachi bands, folklorico dancers, and an outdoor market celebrating Hispanic food and art will be featured at the fifth annual Hayward Mariachi Festival on Friday, Oct. 3, from 4 to 9 p.m. at City Hall Plaza, 777 B St. This free, family-friendly event is hosted by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hayward and many co-sponsors.

Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo
A special screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, will be at the San Leandro History Museum, 320 West Estudillo Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 4.  Made in 1958, the film is  a dreamlike thriller from the Master of Suspense. Screenings will be at 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is free and no prior registration is required. For more information, call 577-3991.

Douglas Morrisson Theatre
The Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, presents an evening of storytelling on Monday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. The first DMT Telling Tales performance in the 2014-2015 Season, with the theme of real-life stories about work. Open seating tickets are $5. To purchase tickets, call the box office at
881-6777 or online at www.dmtonline.org.

New Members/Emerging Artists Exhibit
San Leandro resident Doyle Wegner’s painting, “Rabbit Country,” is on display at the “New Members and Emerging Artists” exhibit at the Foothill Gallery, 22394 Foothill Blvd., in downtown Hayward until Oct. 10.  The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

4th Sunday Breakfast for Veterans
American Legion Post 117 will be offering breakfast from 8 a.m. until noon every 4th Sunday of the month at the San Leandro Veterans Memorial Bldg., 1105 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro. The menu will be eggs-to-order, bacon/sausage, hash browns, toast and coffee. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for senior and veterans, and $4 for children under 12. Everyone is welcome.


 
Volunteer for Shoreline Cleanup on Saturday PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:31

San Leandro is on board with the 30th Annual California Coastal Clean-up on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers are greatly appreciated. To help clean up the shore, come to one of two entrances to the shoreline trail:  Monarch Bay Drive Bridge at the south end of Marina Park, or the Heron Bay entrance at the end of Lewelling Boulevard at Bay Front Drive.

Please note that the Heron Bay entrance to the trail is a drop-off site only. Your car will be towed if it’s parked in the Heron Bay neighborhood.

City staff will provide trash bags and gloves. Mornings on the shore can be foggy so dress accordingly. Closed-toed shoes, long pants and a jacket are recommended. Large water jugs will be available for filling up personal water bottles.

Students will be volunteering and high school students can receive a certificate for community service upon request. ACI will provide a dumpster for the refuse.

 

 
All Saints Parish Presents “September Soiree” PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:30

All Saints Episcopal Parish, 911 Dowling Blvd. in San Leandro, will hold its annual Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Come for a fun-filled evening with a French-style buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment and raffle prizes.

Popular Bay Area singer and actress Michelle Jasso will present songs in the French Cabaret style.  Admission is $40 for adults, $10 for youth. Participation in this event helps support All Saints outreach programs including a monthly food pantry, a Neighborhood Center for community meetings, Building Futures with Women and Children, and the San Leandro Interfaith Homelessness Network.

Tickets are available on line at www.saintsalive.net. For more information contact Claire Burke, Event Chair, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 
Fall Citizen’s Academy Opens Enrollment PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:29

Learn about the Alameda County Sheriff’s office from the people who do it every day. Personnel from specialized units will give you a basic understanding on their roles within the department.

The academy will include tours to Santa Rita Jail, Coroner’s Office and Regional Training Center. The classes will be held at the Ashland Community Center, 1530 167th Ave., in San Leandro. Most classes are on Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The academy will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 1, and graduation will be on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.

To sign up for the class, call 667-7770 or email the sheriff’s office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 
Reading and Film on War Series at the Library PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:26

Actor Duffy Hudson will present dramatic readings from Karl Marlantes’ book What It Is Like To Go To War at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., this Saturday at 2 p.m.  Admission is free. Following Hudson’s presentation, the entire two-month California Reads program will be explained, and free copies of the book will be distributed to those who sign-up for book discussions. For more information, call 577-3971.

When I Came Home, a film about an Iraq war veteran, will be shown at the San Leandro Main Library on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. The film is about a veteran who suffers from PTSD and becomes homeless. The movie was awarded best documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006. The film is not rated. It contains profane language and is not suitable for children. Admission is free. For more information, call 577-3971.

 

 
Senior Center to Host Resource Fair on Friday PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:25

The San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St., will host the 17th annual Senior Resource Fair on Friday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At this free, information-packed event, the public will be able to learn about services available to seniors including housing, health and wellness, transportation, financial planning, aging in place and much more. Over 60 agencies will be available to provide information and answer questions. Anyone interested in issues that affect seniors is encouraged to attend.

There will also be a place to deposit items for recycling, such as fluorescent lamps (no tubes), batteries, expired medications, mercury thermometers, used eyeglasses, hearing aids, cell phones and chargers, CDs, DVDs, jewel cases, floppy disks and audio and video tapes.

“We are excited to be able to host again our annual Senior Resource Fair, which provides a wealth of information about all the great programs and services that are available to our local senior community,” stated Mayor Cassidy. For more information, call 577-3462.

 

 
City to Host Meeting on Transportation and Housing on Monday at the Main Library PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:23

The City of San Leandro will host a town hall meeting on transportation and housing on Monday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave.

City officials will present their views on the state of transportation in the city, its relation to housing, and future funding.

The City’s Community Development Department also will provide information about its efforts to update its housing plans.

Information also will be provided on the two tax measures that San Leandro voters will be considering on the upcoming November ballot – Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Measure BB, which would add an additional half a percent sales tax throughout Alameda County in order to fund various transportation projects, and the City of San Leandro’s Measure HH, which is a half a percent onto the sales tax.

The public will have a chance to comment on these issues as well as receive updates on the AC Tranist’s Bus Rapid Transit station design, improvements to the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART), as well as the East Bay Greenway, a planned 12-mile bicycle and pedestrian pathway that will extend through Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward and unincorporated Alameda County.

 

 
Community Calendar • 09-18-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:21

Bikes for Tykes Fundraiser

The San Leandro Police Officers Association is hosting a Bikes for Tykes Lasagna Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St. in San Leandro. Happy hour starts at 5:30 p.m and dinner begins at 6 p.m. with lasagna, French bread, wine, beer and soda. Tickets are $20. All proceeds will go toward purchasing bikes for local kids. For tickets, call Officer Louie Brandt at 409-2393.

Chanticleers Theatre

The Chanticleers Theatre, 3683 Quail Avenue. in Castro Valley, presents two short plays for radio, Cleaners and  Low Pirates on High Seas, both written and directed by local award-winning playwright, Bill Chessman, on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. All tickets are $10 and are available by calling 733-5483 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Harvest Festival

The Pleasanton Harvest Festival runs Friday, Sept. 19, through Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (62 and over), $4 for youth (13 to 17), and free for kids 12 and under. The festival features thousands of handmade arts and craft items, including jewelry, ceramics, blown glass, clothing, art and photography, and specialty foods. The Hot Rods Band will be there playing classic rock ‘n’ roll. The Alameda County Food Bank will offer $2 off admission for anyone who brings a non-perishable food item.

Hayward Eagles Dinner

The Hayward Eagles are having a dinner dance on Saturday,  Sept. 20, at the Eagles Hall, 21406 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward near I-580.  Cocktail hour is at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at
7 p.m. with ham, mashed potatoes, yams, string beans, salad, rolls and dessert, all for $15.  There will also be a raffle.  Proceeds go to a charity. Join them for a good time.  For more information, call Randy Medeiros  502-0954.

Wonder of the World

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, presents Wonder of the World by David Lindsay-Abaire A wild and wacky tale of one woman’s quest for happiness and self-fulfillment. The show runs through Sept. 21. Show times are Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., and Thursday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29. Discounts available for seniors, students, TBA, KQED members, and groups of 10 or more. The box office number is 881-6777, or online at www.dmtonline.org.

Cop Shop Barbecue

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Unit (Cop Shop) invites everybody to its annual Cop Shop Barbecue on Friday, Sept. 26, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2490 Grove Way in Castro Valley with tri-tip, chicken, hot links, salad, beverages and a dessert bar, and a raffle with great prizes. Good fun, food and friends. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $6 for children 12 and under. For tickets, call 667-7770.

Buon Tempo Bocce Fun Festa

The Buon Tempo Club will have its Big Salami Shoot Bocce Fun Festa on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the  Adobe Art Center Park in Castro Valley,
starting at 8:30 a.m. Entries are now being accepted for the 6th Annual Buon Tempo Bocce Fun Festa. The entry fee is $40 per four player mixed teams. Limited to 12 teams. All skill levels welcome. For more information or entry forms, call Ken Martin at 727-9296 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Entry deadline is September 20.

Soroptimist Giant Garage Sale

Soroptimist of the East Bay is having a
giant garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3841 Somerset Avenue in Castro Valley.  There’s all kinds of good stuff. Clothes, furniture, tools, baby items will be offered for sale. All proceeds go to local charities benefiting seniors, women and girls, and at-risk youth.

5th Annual Diabetes Event

Everyone is invited to the 5th annual diabetes event “Living Well by Design,” on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mission Bay Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 15333 Wicks Blvd. in San Leandro. Bring your friends and family for an inspiring learning experience with informative speakers, a Tai Chi lesson and gentle chair yoga, advice on improving nutrition with simple changes, free blood glucose tests and digital foot scan, and healthy snacks and beverages. Free admission.

Autumn Splendor Bazaar

Come to the Autumn Splendor Bazaar, taking place at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1105 Bancroft Avenue in San Leandro, on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy delicious food, shop with local vendors and partake in sensational drawings. There will be something for everyone. The admission and parking is free. Funds raised will benefit the American Legion Auxiliary 695, a non-profit organization. For more information, visit: www.thedazzlingeventsdiva.com

Community Health Fair

Come to the Community Health Fair at the Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1395 Bancroft Avenue in San Leandro on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free screenings will be available for vision, hearing, dental, and blood pressure. Learn about exercising, eating healthy, discarding old medication, diabetes and much more. For more information, call 483-1811.

Art Association's Fall Show

The San Leandro Art Association is having its Fall Show, running through Sept. 28, at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., with paintings and photography. The Art Association will also have its “All Seasons” show at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St., from Sept. 4 through Dec. 11, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both shows consist of  the artwork done by the members of the San Leandro Art Association.

Art Association's Fall Show

The San Leandro Art Association is having its Fall Show, running through Sept. 28, at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., with paintings and photography. The Art Association will also have its “All Seasons” show at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St., from Sept. 4 through Dec. 11, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both shows consist of  the artwork done by the members of the San Leandro Art Association.

 

 
St. Leander Family Festival PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:58

St. Leander Parish will have its 60th Annual Family Festival on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 575 W. Estudillo Ave., across the street from the San Leandro BART station.

Enjoy food, games and entertainment. The barbecued chicken dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. is $12 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under, and includes corn on the cob, green salad, rolls, dessert, and coffee or punch.

The Granny’s Attic and Used Book preview will be on Friday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.

All proceeds support parish ministries and St. Leander School.

 

 
Learn About Alameda County Government at Leadership Academy PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:57

Alameda County is accepting applications for its 14th Leadership Academy.

This free, six-session interactive forum is for adults who live, work, or own a business in Alameda County. The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 12.

Increase your knowledge of local government through presentations from top county leaders and small group exercises.

Learn about the wide range of services provided by Alameda County, the mission, and the budget development process. Practice leadership and communication skills such as public speaking and participate in public policy exercises.  This is also a great opportunity for county officials to hear from residents.

The Academy begins October 1 and continues through March 4, 2015.  Sessions are held the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m. at facilities throughout the county.  Attending at least five of the six sessions is required to graduate from the Academy.

Space is limited.  Obtain additional information and complete an online application at www.acgov.org/adultleadership.    Participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis and in an effort to have countywide representation, geographic location may be considered.

 

 
Bikes for Tykes Fundraiser PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:56

The San Leandro Police Officers Association is hosting a Bikes for Tykes Lasagna Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St., in San Leandro.

Happy hour starts at 5:30 p.m and dinner begins at 6 p.m. with lasagna, French bread, wine, beer and soda. Tickets are $20. All proceeds will go toward purchasing bikes for local kids. For tickets, call Officer Louie Brandt at 510-409-2393.

 

 

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