Alameda’s High Street Station Does Comedy Shows & More


High Street Station is kicking off a series of comedy shows on Tuesday nights this month, along with fund-raising and donation activities for Toy for Tots.

This Tuesday, December 7, comedian Reggie Steele will be the featured performer. On December 14, the show will be led by Sandy Stec, while on December 21, Joe Nguyen is the head-liner.

The event on December 7 starts at the coffeehouse, 1303 High Street, which is being decked out for the holidays by the Native Daughters of California, who are co-hosting the event.

Tickets are $5-$15, with some proceeds going to Toys for Tots.

Also appearing at High Street Station this month are Mr. and Mrs Santa Clause, who will stop by for photos from 1-3 p.m. every Saturday. Photo-taking proceeds will benefit Toy for Tots, as well.

And from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 16, the Ballena Bay Yacht Club and High Street Station (HSS) will host a dinner event and raffle for Toys for Tots at the yacht club.

For those who can’t make one of these events, please drop new unwrapped toys in the Toys for Tots bins at High Street Station, the Aeolian Yacht Club or Ballena Bay Yacht Club.

Susan Timney and other HSS staff wish the community a safe and enjoyable holiday season.


Alameda Network Group Throws Big Holiday Event

The Alameda Business Network held a popular holiday get-together and fund-raiser on Thursday, December 2, at Rhythmix Cultural Works. The group now includes about 35 members.


Several dozen members and guests were greeted by members of the Fourth Force Reconnaissance Company, which has its office on Clement Avenue, and the U. S. Coast Guard’s Electronic Support Detachment in Alameda. The servicemen were collecting unwrapped gifts for the Toys for Tots program. Guests donating a new toy got a free raffle ticket.


The event also raised funds for Operation Mom, a Castro Valley-based group that supports families of the military and sends care packages to troops worldwide, with ticket sales ($10 each), a silent auction and raffle.

Palacios Brothers Construction staff and family members cooked and donated food for the event, while local vintners and other businesses donated wine and other treats.