Tickets discounted for Alameda County Fair

For the 14th consecutive year, discounted tickets to the Alameda County Fair will be available from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the City Hall parking lot.

The tickets will be distributed by former Vice Mayor and Alameda County Fair Board Director Lil Arnerich. After serving 12 years on the board, Arnerich was recently named "director emeritus."

The fair will continue through July 6. It is closed on Mondays and offers special days for the military, seniors and children.

Wolf expedition talk set for July 29 at library

As part of its "Summer Reading for Adults" program, the Alameda Free Library will host two members of the Wolf OR-7 Expedition to speak about their project at 6 p.m. July 29.

The expedition follows a wolf that left his pack in September 2011 in northeastern Oregon and made his way southwest into California, becoming the first documented wild wolf in California since 1924. The wolf is called Wolf OR-7 because he was the seventh radio-collared wolf in Oregon.

The animal's travels through Oregon and California have sparked conversations about wolf/human coexistence in the region.

Using an estimated GPS tracking of OR-7, the expedition team plans to mountain bike and hike across Oregon and Northern California and create a documentary film.


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The Alameda Free Library is following the expedition on maps. For information, go to www.or7expedition.org. The Summer Reading for Adults program will be looking at domestic and wild animals and how humans coexist with them. The library is located at 1550 Oak St.

Meals on Wheels annual fundraiser to be July 20

The 18th annual Alameda Meals on Wheels Community Faire and Wine Tasting will take place July 20 at the Rock Wall Wine Company, 2301 Monarch St.

Along with wine and hors d'oeuvres, the event will feature a silent auction and live swing and jazz music by Three O'Clock Jump. This year's event, which will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., will honor the memory of Janice Lee, who was a volunteer and board member of the organization. Tickets are $20. For information, call 519-865-6131 or go to www.alamedamealsonwheels.org.