This Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in Kofman Auditorium (in Alameda High) there will be a benefit concert to try to keep music in grades one, two and three in our district’s schools. The concert is brought to you by Bay Farm parent Lorri Garrett and a host of other hardworking volunteers in the Save our Music crew. You can buy tickets to the hip-happening event online here and also learn more about the class acts, including on- and off-island talent as well as many of our district’s bright-eyed third graders. If you can’t make the show, there’s also an online auction, with items including tickets to the San Francisco Opera, a $100 gift certificate to Scott’s Shoes and a drum head signed by Metallica.
As always, there’s lots of door-to-door soliciting and phone calling to rally voters to pass Measure H, the parcel tax that will be on the June 3rd ballot. Measure H calls for a tax of $120 a year per parcel, that’s $10 dollars a month and something like 35 cents a day. For our schools. For the children. Thing of it is, of course, is the measure doesn’t just need a simple majority to pass—which would be a slam dunk—it needs two thirds of the voters. That means every person who votes no, requires two yesses to cancel out the nos. Learn more about Measure H here.