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AMP Warns Customers of Door-to-Door Scam
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is warning Alamedans of a scam targeting its customers. The utility has recently received reports that individuals are knocking on customers’ doors and impersonating AMP employees.

The individuals are requesting bank information from customers, saying they need to make changes to electric meters. The scammers are also telling customers that they will be charged a $120 fine if they do not provide their financial information, according to reports.

This scam is occurring as AMP contractors are installing smart meters at customers’ homes and businesses across the island. In addition, representatives from AMP’s renewable energy program, Alameda Green, are currently reaching out to customers in person. Here are tips on how you can tell the difference between AMP contractors and scammers:
  • AMP is installing meters across the island through December 2017. Our meter installation contractor is Professional Meters, Inc. (PMI). Please note that AMP’s installers wear PMI uniforms and carry AMP-issued ID badges.
  • There is no additional charge to customers when smart meters are installed.
  • AMP representatives will never knock on customers’ doors to ask for bank information and credit card or debit card numbers.
  • Alameda Green associates have AMP contractors’ badges. They wear black shirts that display both AMP and Alameda Green logos.
  • For verification that a visitor is from an AMP representative, you can ask to see their badge.
If you have any doubts or concerns that a visitor represents AMP, you can call AMP at 510-748-3900 to check on the individual.

If anyone demands immediate payment on your account, be suspicious.  If you suspect you have become a victim of this scam, AMP recommends that you immediately call Alameda Police Department to file a report. Alameda Police can be reached at 510-337-8340. Find more information at www.alamedamp.com/scams.
2nd Annual Veterans Job & Resource Fair
In honor of Veterans Day 2017, the USS Hornet Museum is hosting a 2nd Annual Job & Resource Fair for veterans, military families and active military soon to be transitioning to civilian jobs. This event is an opportunity to meet face-to-face with top Bay Area companies from a cross-section of industries ready to hire. Even if you are not familiar with a company or hiring agency, still visit their booth as they may have the right job waiting for you at their corporate office despite being, for example, a retail company. Visit our website before the big day to see which employers are participating. Bring copies of your resume, pens and confirmation of your registration. Come ready to be interviewed. Registering is important for faster on-boarding and to give us an accurate head count for refreshments and supplies. Your registration provides an opportunity to tour the ship in between seeing recruiters, as well as admission on Saturday, November 11th for Veterans Day. Due to security reasons, please do not bring large bags or backpacks if at all possible with you. Please share this opportunity with other veterans and military spouses you know looking for work. Thank you. FAQs Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? I.D. required to match name on registration. Bring your military card or form DD214 (if you still have it), just in case an employer or service provider asks. You may register at the door but we strongly encourage advance registration so we know you are attending. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Free parking lot in front of the ship, including many handicap stalls. There will be a free shuttle from the College of Alameda to the ship. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Outreach@uss-hornet.org. For more information about the museum, visit www.uss-hornet.org. Dress code? If at all possible, dress professionally as if going on an interview. If planning to explore other parts of the ship beyond the Hangar Deck, we discourage wearing open toe shoes for your safety as reaching those decks or levels will require using a ladder. Is there a free shuttle? Yes! Michael's Transportation (one of the employers participating) will run a free shuttle on a continuous loop between the Admin Building of the College of Alameda to the Hornet and back again. This location is near the corner of Webster Street and Atlantic Avenue, a major stop for buses in Alameda.
Fall Vintage Fashion Faire at Alameda Point
This year's theme: 1940's Film Noir.... Looks To Die For Come and experience a vintage fashion extravaganza with over 50 booths showcasing a wide array of women's & men's clothing, couture, jewelry, accessories, textiles, fine linens and more. Since 2010, your source for vintage fashions from every era! Don't miss this exciting event featuring timeless fashion from every decade including the Victorian & Deco eras, the fabulous 40's & 50's, and the glitzy 60's, 70's & 80's inspiring today's fashion designers. 6PM – 10PM **** Friday NIGHT 10/13/17 Early Buy Party: 40's Film Noir Party! Come decked out in your vintage attire from every era and especially 40's style *$15 ticket purchase readmits to the entire Saturday show beginning at 10am Film Noir 40's Costume Contest at 7:30 PM on Friday night 10/13 with prizes for all entries. Grand prize: $100 Voucher, good for any booth at the Vintage Fashion Faire and more prizes... Live music by Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums Featuring Carmen Getit Cocktails poured by Stookey's Club Moderne (No Host Bar) SATURDAY SHOW ~10/14/17 10 AM – 5PM, ONLY $5 The entire Saturday show is ALL AGES, 16 & under free with paid adult admission. FREE PARKING More info at: http://alamedapointantiquesfaire.com/test4-fashionFaire-1.php
Bath Teas - Make and Take Workshop at Feathered Outlaw
Tailor your own personal bath tea blend to soothe what ails you! Be it anxiety, insomnia, the need for an uplift, headache; there's naturally incredible and vast array of essential oils from which to choose. Join us for our a fun and intimate DIY workshop with The Herbal Gypsy herself: Melissa Rivers! There will be refreshments, including beverages & lite bites. Space is limited to 12 people; please RSVP soon to reserve your seat! Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the Feathered Outlaw, 1506 Webster, Alameda. It's the perfect wind down from your week and your finished bath tea will be 100% natural, composed beautifully, and made by you, for YOU! We won't be using any artificial ingredients, just the best that nature has to offer, extracted with care, and ready to envelop your senses. Treat yourself or a loved one to this intimate and fun workshop! ______ About Herbal-Gypsy: Herbal-Gypsy Bath & Body is a line of natural and whenever possible, fair trade & organic luxurious skin and body care products, made to reconnect each customer with the simple yet brilliantly effective ingredients that nature has to offer. With an emphasis on providing everyday extravagance, Herbal-Gypsy products are made with love, and made to love your body, naturally.