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  • Concerts at the Cove, June 8th
  • 2nd Friday Artwalk on Webster, June 8th
  • Island Jam on Webster, June 16th & 17th
  • West End Night Market, July 13th
  • Other Events, News, Special Offers & More
From the desk of Linda Asbury, Executive Director

There is a lot happening on the West End this summer……….please mark your calendars!

Rotary Club of Alameda is kicking off the 2018 Concerts at the Cove starting Friday, June 8th, 5:30pm-7:30pm.  Every second Friday in June, July, and August, hundreds of visitors walk or bike to Crab Cove Visitors Center to enjoy a free family friendly concert featuring one of the bay area’s best bands. 

This year, the music lineup will be spectacular. Featured on June 8th is Long Train Runnin’, the ultimate tribute to the legendary Doobie Brothers.  On July 13th, the Wall of Blues present the best of the blues with a distinctive Blues Brothers vibe. The August 10th concert will showcase East Bay Mudd, an Alameda band with a nine-piece ultimate rock and soul dance beat.

The Alameda Chamber of Commerce Island Jam is on June 16th and 17th from 10am-6pm. The Island Jam features carnival rides, art and crafts, international culinary favorites and live music from Central to Pacific Avenues.

On July 8th, the City of Alameda, the West Alameda Business Association and the Downtown Alameda Business Association are presenting the first Alameda Mini-Maker Faire at Alameda Point on Ranger Ave, 10am-5pm.  There will be over 70 “makers”, food and refreshments. This is a great family event. 

For the 2nd Friday Art Walk, July 13th, the West End Arts & Entertainment District is presenting “West End Night Market”.  Stroll Webster Street and enjoy craft vendors, music and great food!

Also the WEAED is coordinating the Blues, Brews, & BBQ on Sunday, September 16th, Noon to 6pm. This event is for all ages, free to attend, with a great kids zone and a Beer Garden. On the main stage will be Tia Carrol and her Awesome Blues Band, Quinn DeVeaux & the Blue Beat Review and closing with Rick Estin and the Nightcats.
 
The West Alameda Business Association welcomes these events and work closely with all organizations to welcome visitors to the West End.
As always, it’s a pleasure to represent and advocate for West Alameda. Throughout 2018, we will provide many opportunities to Explore West Alameda

Feel free to contact me at Linda@WestAlamedaBusiness.com or
510-523-5955.
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2nd Friday Artwalk, June 8th from 6-9pm

Every 2nd Friday, come to Alameda on Webster Street to support local artists, artisans, crafters, creatives, musicians and vendors! Each 2nd Friday there will be something new to see!

Locations will be be from Haight to Central Avenues with highlights:

Art Soiree at Feathered Outlaw, 1506 Webster, and artwork showcase inside The Fireside Lounge, 1453 Webster.
NEWS

City Breaks Ground at Alameda Point




the City of Alameda and its private partner, Alameda Point Partners, LLC, (APP) celebrated the first phase of a $1 billion mixed-use, transit-oriented waterfront development at the gateway to Alameda Point. The 68-acre development is located on the former Naval Air Station Alameda, which closed more than 20 years ago. 

Projected to cost $500 million, the first phase of the project consists of 673 housing units, including 130 units of affordable housing for low and very-low income households, and an additional 310 units affordable to middle-income households. The site will also offer eight acres of parks and open space, and nearly 100,000 square feet of resident-serving retail, dining and maker spaces. Space for community events and gatherings are also planned. 

Major infrastructure improvements on the 30-acre phase one project include new water, sewer, electrical and gas lines, newly paved streets with bike and transit lanes and bulkhead improvements on Seaplane Lagoon for a new ferry terminal. 

Read the entire article on the Alameda Sun's website:
https://alamedasun.com/news/city-breaks-ground-alameda-point

One-Way Car Share Launches on the Main Island of Alameda

 



On Thursday, May 17, Gig Car Share vehicles were launched on the main island of Alameda, ready to be used for one-way trips between the main island of Alameda, core East Bay communities, and two San Francisco locations. At this time, Gig Car Share is not currently launching on Bay Farm Island. Carsharing aims to reduce car ownership and provide greater transportation choices. Carsharing is not new to Alameda, as the island already has “dedicated space” carsharing at four locations with Getaround (formerly City CarShare), along with peer-to-peer carsharing, which allows Alamedans to rent their private vehicles to neighbors. This agreement represents a third type of carsharing called one-way or point-to-point, where members are able to rent available vehicles and end trips anywhere in designated areas.

Read more on the City of Alameda's website:
https://alamedaca.gov/news/2018/05/15/one-way-car-share-launches-main-island-alameda

Gig Car Share website:
https://gigcarshare.com/

Alameda Municipal Power Earns Two National “Top 10” Rankings for Alameda Green


For the third year in a row, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) has been recognized as a national industry leader for its voluntary green power program, Alameda Green. AMP has earned two separate top 10 rankings from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research.

Alameda Green gives residents and businesses the option to match up to 100 percent of their monthly electricity use with renewable energy sourced from wind, biogas and solar projects. To date, the program’s participants include more than 3,400 residents and 75 businesses.

The first ranking highlights AMP’s high percentage of customers participating in Alameda Green in 2017. With 8.9 percent of Alameda’s customers participating in the program in 2017, AMP earned a 7th place ranking on the list of national utilities with the highest green power program participation rate. AMP’s 2017 ranking shows a jump in participation from 2016, when the utility ranked 8th in this category.

The second ranking showcases AMP’s green power megawatt-hour (MWh) sales in comparison with total utility MWh sales, where the utility placed 9th with 3.2 percent of total utility megawatt-hour (MWh) sales coming from Alameda Green in 2017.

“We are excited to learn the 2017 NREL results and we want to thank the Alameda community for supporting this program,” AMP General Manager Nicolas Procos said. “As a community-owned utility, we are pleased to provide this option to our customers, who want to do all they can to protect the environment.”

View the NREL rankings: https://www.nrel.gov/analysis/assets/pdfs/utility-green-power-ranking.pdf

For more information on Alameda Green, visit www.alamedamp.com/green

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is a department of the city of Alameda that has served residents and businesses for 131 years. AMP provides power to more than 34,000 customers at rates that average 17 percent below neighboring communities.

Special Offers

Special Offer for WABA Members




Digifli has partnered with the West Alameda Business Association to bring a special offer to WABA members. We want you to try Digifli and are offering you a free $100 advertising credit for all WABA members.

Digifli promotes local businesses and events in Alameda with a network of digital bulletin boards. You may have seen them around town, there are Digifli screens in over 30 locations around Alameda.

Here is how to claim your free $100 advertising credit:

1. Read this short guide that explains how Digifli works with Facebook and other social media to create dynamic local marketing campaigns.
2. Register for a Digifli account and fill out the business profile, this will give you a $50 credit.
3. Take the short local business survey and then let us know via email, we will add another $50 credit for a total of $100 in free advertising on Digifli.

https://digifli.com/web/special-offer-for-waba-members/

More Events

Bank of Marin's Alameda Running Festival

Sept. 16th www.RunAlameda.com

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