West Alameda Business Association
1509 1/2 Webster Street, Suite B, Alameda, CA 94501, California 94501

(510) 523-5955

It's New Year's Eve at the Pacific Pinball Museum!
1/1/2017 4:00:00 AM UTC - 1/1/2017 9:00:00 AM UTC
1510 Webster Street, Suite B, Alameda, CA 94501, California, 94501

It's a brave new year a coming. Come join us for pinball play, with fun for everyone on New Year's Eve at the Pacific Pinball Museum! A great way to ring in the new year and our 90+ pinball machines will chime in on that one.

Special pricing on New Year's Eve starts at 8:00pm - $20 for adults, $15 for students, military and seniors and $10 children up to 12, with NO One Hour Pricing from 8:00pm til close on this date only.

With admission, all of the 90+ pinball machines and three juke boxes are on FREE PLAY! We will have some snacks and a no host bar for your enjoyment as well. Its family friendly, too, so bring the whole gang.

Seaplane Water Fest - New Date!
Join us for a free demo day at the Seaplane Lagoon featuring a variety of water sports available here in Alameda. Get out on the water and try stand-up paddleboarding, paddleboard yoga, kayaking, or sailing. Please note, tours and trials are first-come-first-served. RSVP for the event does not guarantee on-water access so arrive early! To RSVP and more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seaplane-water-fest-new-date-tickets-34699945471?aff=efbeventtix FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? The event is all ages. However, youths must be accompanied by an parent or guardian. To get out on the water there are minimum age requirements -- Stand up paddleboarding (10+), Kayaking (6+), Sailing (8+). What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Plenty of free and secure bike/car parking. AC Transit #96 stops nearby at Pan Am Way and W. Midway Ave. What can I bring into the event? Sunscreen, shades, and waterproof shoes. Vendors will provide any paddles and required safety equipment. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? More questions? Reach out to Rachel Campos de Ivanov at rcampos@alumni.haas.org.
Bike Walk Alameda General Meeting/Happy Hour @ 1400 Bar and Grill
1400 Webster Street (corner of Central). No host bar. Come and meet with the Board and see what projects we’re working on. Bring your ideas to let us know what you’re up to!
3rd Annual Clay "C-Bone" Harding Skate Tournament
Cityview Skatepark hosts the 3rd Annual Clay “C-Bone” Harding Skate Tournament, a benefit for the park at 1101 West Red Line Avenue at Alameda Point. The tournament is divided in to two groups – ages 12 – 15 and 16+ and will include prizes from Thrasher, 510 Skateboarding, and others.  Registration is $5.00, free for observers.  Additional entertainment includes local punk bands Fang, Screaming Bloody Marys, The Pathogens, and Wolves in Argyle and local artists will be auctioning custom skateboard decks. The event is co-sponsored by Alameda Parks & Recreation Department, Alameda Point Partners’ development project The Point, local businesses Ozone, and Tigers Blood Tattoo. More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/126363814592880/
Join us for Dinner and Fireworks for a 4th of July Cruise
Bring your family and friends aboard Commodore’s Grand Dame of the San Francisco Bay, the Cabernet Sauvignon, to enjoy dinner, dancing, and first class seats to San Francisco’s spectacular fireworks show.  Our DJ will provide all your dining and dancing music aboard our Luxury Yacht while an elaborate fireworks display, sponsored by the City of San Francisco, is launched over the Bay.  Plenty of free parking is provided at our home port in Alameda. Commodore Cruises and Events: 2394 Mariner Square Drive, Alameda   DINNER & FIREWORKS CRUISE JULY 4TH, 2017 Fourth of July Dinner Cruise Buffet Salad Assorted Rolls & Butter Caesar Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Croutons Entrées Champagne Chicken with Grapes and Mushrooms Hand Carved Prime Rib (Vegetarian meals may be requested via email in advance) Accompaniments Garden Fresh Vegetables du Jour Lemon Infused Rice Dessert Italian Roast Coffee and a selection of Teas Chef’s selection of delicious desserts One Drink ticket per guest for a beverage of choice at our bar. Thereafter, CASH bar available for purchase of alcohol. (soft drinks and juices complimentary)
4th of July Bash @ USS Hornet, Alameda
Live Music with The Steady Rollin Band (Bluegrass) 3pm - 3:45pm Tempest (Celtic Rock) 4:15pm – 5:30pm Swingin Blue Stars (Jazz) 6pm - 6:45pm Stompy Jones (Swing/Blues/Jazz) 7:15pm – 8:30pm Hornet Band (Big Band) 2pm-4pm (Hanger Bay) Mankato 77 Lancers (Marching Band) 5:30pm LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT! Multiple bands in multiple locations throughout the day! FAMILY ACTIVITIES! Including Flight Simulator, Jump House, and a Kids’ Zone with crafts, hands-on science, and games! EXPLORE THE SHIP! Sign up in advance with VIP tickets for extended tours of spaces such as the Engine and Boiler rooms! FOOD & BEVERAGES! Several options available both on our Hangar and Flight Decks! VIEW of BAY AREA FIREWORKS! (Weather permitting) Begin around 9:15 pm Bring a warm jacket! 2pm-10pm TICKETS - Adults: $25 - Youth ages 7-17: $15 - Children under 6 are Free with Paying Adult - Active Military & First Responders with i.d. are Free - Members of the Hornet are always free, so buy your membership in advance for quicker onboarding https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uss-hornets-4th-of-july-celebration-2017-tickets-33064961189?aff=es2 https://www.uss-hornet.org/events/ Flight Deck Main Stage: Steady Rollin Band (Traditional Bluegrass) 3pm - 3:45pm Bio: The Steady Rollin’ Band, Hailing from all over the SF Bay Area, The Steady Rollin’ band brings their own unique twist to traditional and modern bluegrass and acoustic music. Covering the gambit from originals to familiar old standards, SRB’s vocal harmonies and driving rhythm will get your feet tapping and your heart pumping. Tempest (Celtic Rock) 4:15pm – 5:30pm Bio: Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 28 years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release fifteen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,000 gigs. It's also enjoyed an evolving line-up that's enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member. Swingin' Blue Stars (Vocal Jazz) 6pm - 6:45pm The Swingin' Blue Stars is a group of talented singers from the East SF Bay area. We perform close harmony, swing style music made popular by 1940’s female vocal groups such as the Andrews Sisters. We sing and dance to “people-pleasing” music, mixing saucy and romantic WWII tunes that appeal to a variety of audiences, whether young or elderly. Stompy Jones (Swing/Blues) 7:15pm – 8:30pm Little David Rose's thumpin' stand-up bass, the double-shuffle drumming of Lee Beary, and the bounce piano of Scott Lawrence provide the rhythmic foundation of the band's jump style. Riffing on top is the trumpet sound of Robert Dehlinger and Jeff "Erv" Ervin on the saxophone. These two fellas create the fireworks of vintage rhythm and blues. The charming Glen Earl Brown Jr on vocals and have become a trademark of Stompy Jones. KQED, California Report interviewed Stompy Jones band leader & bass player, Little David Rose about his original San Francisco song "New Direction", take a listen!
Meals on Wheels Volunteers needed for 4th of Jully weekend
Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed: Alameda Meals on Wheels needs weekend volunteers to deliver meals to neighbors. One person drives the vehicle, the other brings the meal to the door. Takes about an hour. Start around 9 a.m. 510-865-6131, www.alamedamealsonwheels.org
Estuary Crossing Shuttle: LAST DAY OF SERVICE is JUNE 30, 2017
AC Transit Delivers Service to Riders at Higher Frequency With AC Transit's restoration of Line 19 in the Northern Waterfront area and the modified Line 96 (formerly Line 31) in West Alameda, the Estuary Crossing Shuttle will end services on Friday, June 30. The City launched the Shuttle service six years ago to close the gap for Peralta Community College students attending both the College of Alameda and Laney College, as well to provide another option for people with bicycles to travel between west Alameda and Oakland. These two new AC Transit bus lines now provide more frequent service, for more hours of the day, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. including weekends, than the Estuary Crossing Shuttle which only provides a weekday commute-hour service. Given that these bus lines serve similar destinations as the Shuttle, the grant funding which has sustained the Shuttle service would be very difficult to obtain going forward. Current shuttle riders are encouraged to use 511.org to find a new transportation option. AC Transit's Line 96 connects Lake Merritt BART/Laney College, downtown Oakland, Alameda Landing, Marina Village, and the College of Alameda, terminating in Alameda Point. Line 19 connects downtown Oakland with Atlantic Avenue and Buena Vista Avenue and then travels to Fruitvale BART. AC Transit Lines 51A, 20, O and W also provide connections through the Posey and Webster Tubes. People traveling with bicycles can hop on one of these six AC Transit lines, which run every three to nine minutes during peak times through the tubes. All AC Transit buses have front bicycle-racks which hold two or three bicycles. In its six years of service traveling between west Alameda and Laney College/Lake Merritt BART, the Estuary Crossing Shuttle provided over 315,000 free rides, averaging 215 daily rider boardings, plus 33 daily bicycle boardings. The City is grateful to the transportation provider -transMETRO - and for all the grant funds received over the years. This service was made possible thanks to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Transportation Fund for Clean Air Regional Fund, Alameda County Transportation Commission's Vehicle Registration Fee for Transit, Metropolitan Transportation Commission's New Freedom Program, the City of Alameda's Transportation Systems Management/Transportation Demand Management Fund to which Wind River contributes, and the Alameda County transportation sales tax - Measures B and BB. The City is actively working to develop improved options for people wanting to travel by bicycle between the west end of Alameda and Oakland. In the near- and mid-term, the City is engaging with AC Transit to explore several options, including allowing people to bring their bicycles inside the bus (immediately before the tubes) if the bicycle racks are full, encouraging AC Transit to move quickly to install three-bike racks on all buses serving Alameda, and allowing people with bicycles to ride for free through the tubes on the short trip between Alameda and Oakland. In the longer-term, the City is evaluating options for a water shuttle, a bicycle-pedestrian bridge, and improved tube crossings. Further information can be found at www.EstuaryXINGshuttle.org
The Soiled Dove Comes to the Big Top at Alameda Point
A circus-infused dinner theatre set in a reincarnation of Barbary Coast's red light district. Vau de Vire Society presents The Soiled Dove! Show dates are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm from June 9th through July 1st From the co-creators of The Edwardian Ball, New Bohemia NYE, Lagunitas Beer Circus, and a decade of San Francisco's most creatively outrageous nightlife events comes an immersive, circus-infused, dinner-theater experience that will titillate your every sense. The Soiled Dove all takes place under the Tortona Big Top, our magnificent 12,000 square foot Italian circus tent sitting on the water's edge at The Point Alameda, with spectacular views of San Francisco. Set amidst a thematic backdrop inspired by San Francisco's notorious Barbary Coast era, guests can expect an engaging evening filled with danger, decadence, world-renowned performance and an innovative culinary spread worthy of royalty by San Francisco based Work of Art. Live musical accompaniment and arrangements will be provided by the famed Jazz Mafia / Realistic Orchestra with surprise guest cameos each evening. Drink tantalizing libations at the Soiled Dove Saloon, crafted by San Francisco's own Monarch Beverage Catering. You will indulge in a world of decadence perfectly suited for those in search of an adventurous escapade into San Francisco's scandalous history. Guests are encouraged to submerge themselves in the revelry by putting a little (or a lot) of effort into their attire…styles that cover Victorian, Edwardian, 49er, Harlots, Crimps or their most stylish period couture. Welcome to The Soiled Dove! For more information and tickets:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-soiled-dove-under-the-tortona-big-top-tickets-33827938274?aff=es2 https://www.facebook.com/events/1521400524560072/
Construction on Webster Street - Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project
Construction on Webster for about 2 weeks ## The City of Alameda will be replacing the sanitary sewer main on Webster Street, between Buena Vista and Atlantic. The sewer has reached its useful life and requires replacement to ensure continued reliable sewer service. Your sewer and water service will not be interrupted during construction; however, we are notifying you of the work as you may be impacted by the construction. TIMELINE: Construction has started (and scheduled to last approximately 2 weeks). Ranger Pipelines, the City’s contractor, will post “No Parking” signs 72 hours in advance of planned work to advise when the work will begin and parking restrictions will become effective. Standard work hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., although work may have to go a little later on any given day to ensure sewer service remains uninterrupted. POSSIBLE INCONVENIENCES: The City will make every effort to minimize disruptions; however, there may be traffic delays, temporary loss of parking, an increase in noise levels, and some dust during construction. Traffic will remain open in both directions on Webster Street. For expediency, the City has opted to use a trenchless method for the pipe replacement; however where each sewer lateral pipe connects to the sewer main, we will need to dig a pit to make the reconnection. The City will restore site conditions to as they were prior to construction starting. The City appreciates your cooperation and patience, and apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this project may cause. Questions or information regarding the project can be directed to me at the contact information noted below. This project is funded by the Sewer Enterprise Fund. Questions? Contact: Erin Smith Public Works Coordinator 510-747-7938 (office) esmith@alamedaca.gov
Grand Opening Of Curry Up Now’s New Alameda Location
Ribbon Cutting & Free Food For The First 100 In Line At The Popular Bay Area Indian Street Food Restaurant’s Grand Opening Celebration On June 23     Curry Up Now, the popular Bay Area family of restaurants, food trucks and Mortar & Pestle Bar, which recently acquired Tava Kitchen, will be opening their sixth brick-and-mortar location in Alameda (2640 5th St Alameda, CA 94501) on Friday, June 23.  The fast-casual Indian street food concept will be celebrating the grand opening of their newest location with a ribbon cutting ceremony before opening their doors to the public.  The first 100 guests in line at 11:30 a.m. will enjoy their choice of a free burrito or free bowl.     “We have worked tirelessly to breathe new life into the Alameda location, formerly occupied by Tava Kitchen,” explained CEO of Curry Up Now, Akash Kapoor.  “We are looking forward to becoming a part of the Alameda community and continuing to grow the brand in the Bay area and beyond.”     The new 1800 square foot Alameda location, which features patio dining, will showcase Curry Up Now's signature industrial Bollywood pop chic interior design with a giant mural; upcycled furniture and lighting fixtures; and for the first time, a completely open food kitchen where guests can see the food being made live in front of them as they order.  In addition to serving guests, Curry Up Now will be using the Alameda location as its innovation lab to test and launch new items as well as a national training restaurant.   Curry Up Now takes traditional Indian flavors and presents them in a friendly, recognizable format, like, their fan-favorites, which include Tikka Masala Burrito, Deconstructed Samosa, Sexy Fries and Naughty Naan, along with traditional Indian Street Foods like Pani Puri, Marwari Kachori Chaat, Papdi Chaat and the founder's favorite, Pav Bhaji & Vada Pav.  Not only does the menu feature innovative dishes, but they pride themselves on offering all natural, never frozen, gluten-free curries, chutneys and sauces; cage-free eggs; local and organic produce and dairy products; and protein options that are Halal, naturally raised, antibiotic and hormone-free. Curry Up Now limits their disposal waste by using real plates and silverware versus plastic that ends up in landfills.   ABOUT CURRY UP NOW: Established in 2009, Curry Up Now was conceived by Akash Kapoor and his wife Rana and ably supported by co-founder, Amir Hosseini.  There are currently Curry Up Now locations in Palo Alto, San Mateo, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and four food trucks rolling under the same name.  In addition, attached to the San Jose and San Mateo locations is Mortar & Pestle, a craft cocktail bar featuring an eclectic menu of signature, Indian-inspired cocktails.   The concept has been named as one of Zagat’s ‘5 Hottest Fast-Casual Chains,’ ‘SF’s Best Indian Restaurants’ by EATER SF,  and ‘100 Things To Eat Before You Die’ by 7x7.   Curry Up Now in Alameda is located at 2640 5th St Alameda, CA 94501. The restaurant will be open 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Additional information and menu details are available at curryupnow.com or for more updates follow Curry Up Now and Mortar & Pestle on Instagram.