Things to Do: '70s Flick; Mambo; Terrariums; Batting Cages; Nancy's Heroes Tickets. Events around town in Alameda this week: Aug. 12 to 18. Listings here. What's the Going Rate for Birthday Presents for Your Kids' Friends? Birthday season seems endless, and with so many gifts to give, another line item in your budget might be in order. So what’s the right amount to spend on your kids’ friends’ gifts?Story here.
Who's Hiring In Alameda: North Face, Total Woman Gym, Packard Children's Health Alliance.See list here.
BART Cooling-Off Period Approved by Judge – Trains Will Run. A potential BART strike was averted until at least October this morning, Sunday, when a San Francisco judge said he will approve a 60-day cooling-off period in the contract talks. Story here.
Paris Powell Murder Still Unsolved, But Not Forgotten. Blog is here.
Police Log: Folks Threatened with Guns and Knives. Stolen cars, vehicular burglaries and more from Aug. 5 to 11. Log is here.
Alameda Pinball Museum to Pay Tribute to Sailing. Alameda is making a little bit of gaming history with the opening of a new art show at the Pacific Pinball Museum, which highlights a slice of the nautical world. Details here.