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Missing French bulldog, winter reading challenge, and APD Beat Meetings.

Have you seen me?

Alameda Post - a poster with a photo of a sable colored French Bulldog. The poster says "Lost Dog" Valentina ran away from Alta Star Harbor on 1501 Buena Vista Avenue on December 29, 2022. Call (917) 596 9173 if you see her. Valentina is a 13-month-old female blue fawn French Bulldog who escaped from Alta Star Harbor, 1501 Buena Vista Ave., on December 29. She needs medication and her owner is anxious to bring her home. Please be on the lookout and please share!

Contact Deborah with any information. Call 917-596-9173 or email  [email protected].

‘All the Feels’ winter reading challenge

Alameda Post - a poster covered in emojis with the Alameda Free Library logo. It says "January 1st through January 31st 2023 All the Feels Winter Reading . Beanstack. Read for 8 hours and complete 7 activities before 1/31/23 and earn a "create your own emoji" sticker sheet! Sign up today at If your family has all the feels this winter, Alameda Free Library is here for you, with its “All the Feels” winter reading challenge January 1-31. Participants will learn the history of emojis, explore the importance of emotions, and discover fun activities to express yourself fully.

The challenge is to read and log 8 hours during the event. Participants can earn fun emoji-themed badges for logging reading and completing activities, and a “Create Your Own Emoji” sticker sheet upon completion. Those who read for a total of 8 hours and complete all activity badges by January 31 can earn prizes. Sign up online at Beanstack.

Prizes will be available at each Alameda Free Library branch, while supplies last, until February 12.

Chat with your neighborhood cops at APD beat meetings

Alameda Post - a map of the zones of Alameda by neighborhood beat number and a photo of a gathering at a neighborhood pool where citizens and APD meet
Alameda divided by neighborhood beats and a Community Beat Meeting. Photos APD.

Have you ever wanted to sit down and talk with the officers who police your neighborhood? The Alameda Police Department hosts quarterly community beat meetings to create direct lines of communication between residents and the APD officers and lieutenants who directly serve your area.

You will learn more about activities in your neighborhood and can collaboratively address public safety matters. These meetings are intended for business owners and residents who live in a designated beat to work together with APD to formulate and address concerns that directly impact their immediate neighborhoods.

Check out the beat map to find your neighborhood’s beat number, and then check the list below for your neighborhood’s upcoming beat meeting for this quarter. Save the date! A full list of 2023 meeting dates is available online on the City of Alameda’s APD Beat Meetings page.

Please note that the APD is in the process of confirming locations for some future beat meetings. If you are interested in providing a space to host a meeting please email [email protected].

Upcoming Beat Meetings

Beat 11: January 24, 6 p.m., Alameda Point Collaborative, 677 W. Ranger Ave.
Beat 12: January 31, 6 p.m., West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave.
Beat 13: February 7, 6 p.m., West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave.
Beat 14: February 14, 6 p.m., West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave.
Beat 21: February 7, 6 p.m., Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.
Beat 22: January 31, 6 p.m., Alameda Police Department, 1555 Oak St.
Beat 23: February 21, 6 p.m., South Shore Center, former Sprint store, next to Old Navy
Beat 24: March 14, 6 p.m., Franklin Elementary School, Multipurpose Room, 1433 San Antonio Ave.
Beat 31: March 7, 6 p.m., Alameda Police Department, 1555 Oak St.
Beat 32: March 14, 6 p.m., Alameda Police Department, 1555 Oak St.
Beat 33: March 21, 6 p.m., Alameda Police Department, 1555 Oak St.
Beat 34: March 28, 6 p.m., Alameda Police Department, 1555 Oak St.


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