Community Corner: Hospital board seat, summer concerts

Community Corner: Hospital board seat, summer concerts

Michele Ellson

The Alameda Music Project held its debut concert on Friday, June 6 at Maya Lin School. The hour-long concert featured five soloists and six songs by the group, including a piece written by the student performers. Photo by Lorrie Murray.

The City of Alameda Healthcare District is accepting applications for candidates interesting in filling the remainder of former director Jordan Battani’s term. Battani resigned in May. Applicants must be residents and registered voters in Alameda and must not have been convicted of a felony or suspended or expelled from participation in the Medicare program. The seat is subject to election on November 4 for the remainder of Battani’s two-year term. Additional information and an application package are available on the Alameda Hospital website.

Concerts at the Cove, Alameda’s summer concert series, begins this Friday at Crab Cove with a performance by the Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers cover band Petty Theft. The concert series includes a performance by Beau Funk on July 11 and a KFOG Local Scene show on August 8. The free shows, which take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., are preceded by a family program, which begins at 4:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The City of Alameda has won a pair of Metropolitan Transportation Commission grants intended to further development efforts at Alameda Point. The first grant, for $150,000, will provide staffing assistance for implementation of a traffic management plan for the Point. The second, for $250,000, will be used to create a plan for a new Main Street residential neighborhood across the street from the Bayport development. The plan will lay out a vision for a neighborhood with homes, shops and parks - and for the siting and construction of new housing to be operated by the Alameda Point Collaborative, Building Futures With Women and Children and Operation Dignity. The planning grant is similar to the one the commission gave to the city to draft a plan for a future waterfront town center, which is due to be completed in July.