News in Brief

Island Bowl tomorrow

The Alameda High School Hornets will play host to the 58th Annual Island Bowl tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. The Encinal High School (EHS) Jets will travel across town to Thompson Field to take on the Hornets.

The teams faced off in the first Island Bowl or the "Big Game" on Sept. 30, 1955. The Hornets have won the contest 30 times; the Jets have won 25 times. There have been two ties.

The Jets have won 13 of the last 20 games. They have won the last five games. Last year's thriller ended in a 45-41 Jets' victory. Each year, the winner of the game earns the right to keep the Island Trophy, officially named the "Alameda Chamber of Commerce Perpetual Trophy," until next year's contest.

Get rid of those drugs

This Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Alameda Police Department (APD) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring medications for disposal to APD, 1555 Oak St.

A drive-up site will be set up in the parking lot between APD and city hall in the 1500 block of Oak Street. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Hornets golf fundraisers

A pair of fundraisers are on tap for Alameda High School's women's golf team.

Both take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Angelo's Bistro & Bar, 2301 Central Ave. "Monday Night Mojito" will take place next Monday, Oct. 1, and a "Friday Night Flight" wine tasting is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5.

Armed robbery at South Shore Shopping Center

A 51-year-old female Alameda resident was robbed at gunpoint at the South Shore Shopping Center last Sunday. According to police, the victim was walking near Starbucks about 1 p.m. when an armed man confronted her.

The victim was not hurt. The robber took a necklace that the victim valued at $600.

Police described the perpetrator as an 180-pound man wearing a black hoodie and dark pants He was between 20 and 25 years old and stood five-feet, 10-inches to six-feet tall. He was last seen running toward the U.S. Post Office on Shore Line Drive.

Alameda police ask anyone who has information to call 337-8340.

 

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