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- There is lots of serious, meaningful art being made in Alameda these days, but this item will not be about that. Here you will learn about tonight's at (where else?). The artist currently known as MP will create a "tiki hot rod" themed piece of velvet art while patrons watch some fine filmmaking from several decades ago, including Rod Rod Girl and Hot Rods to Hell.
- Watch the film at the Main Library Tuesday evening, part of its Novel Destinations adult summer reading series. The film is based on a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi.
- Kids lolling about the house this summer, with that dead fish-like look in their eye? This is why you must read not only the Patch columnists and bloggers, but the comments section too. Patch columnist , and later heard from a friend who had compiled of responses to a child’s lack of ambition, and Judy added them to the comments section on her post. And there is so much more you can learn from Patch bloggers, such as Julia Park Tracey’s incredibly informative series of posts on and Carol Parker’s eclectic posts and of local folks.
- The latest issue getting people talking in town is Alameda Point’s prospects in the competition for a second campus for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Watch the Patch videos on the last Wednesday and another of specific public .
- Public meetings this week: At the Monday, deputy city manager Jennifer Ott will give an update on the energy implications of the LBNL second campus proposal. The Tuesday will hold a public hearing about a plan that would partly resolve a longstanding dispute over the development of the blighted Collins property at Clement and Oak streets. The meets Wednesday, but an agenda was not available at press time. The Wednesday will talk about its work plan for the next two years and becoming autonomous from the city.The meets Thursday, no agenda yet.
Plan ahead: Saturday night at , meet authors at an event for in African American fiction. Meet Phillip Wilhite, author of Surviving Chadwick, Cheo Tyehimba, author of Like Loving Backward, and Jacqueline Luckett, author of Searching for Tina Turner.