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Sherman Lee (back row, fifth from right) posed with participants in his free basketball clinic last Saturday.

About ten kids from Alameda were able to take part in the "Defend the Rim" basketball clinic last Saturday, July 12, at the Parrot Village apartments on the 1800 block of Wood Street.

The clinic was taught by Alameda native and longtime basketball coach Sherman Lee. Lee has been involved in coaching all sports in Alameda for more than 30 years now. He has organized dozens of youth basketball clinics including ones at Alameda and Encinal High.

Judy Eng and Sarah Valentine both shot a net 67 to earn a share of the Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s net tournament event crown last Thursday, July 10, on the Earl Fry Course.

The thrilling show of competitive roller derby is returning to the city of Alameda this weekend.

The San Francisco Bay Bombers of the American Roller Derby Skating League will take on the Los Angeles Firebirds Saturday, July 19, at Alameda Point Gym, 1101 West Red Line Ave. in Alameda. The two squads took part in an exciting exhibition last year and the rematch is expected to be just as intense.

Dragon Flyers travel to Venice for international regatta

The Alameda Dragon Flyers, an Alameda dragon boat racing team, traveled all the way to Venice, Italy last weekend to take part in the International Flatwater Sprint canoe kayak regatta. The races took place on the Lake of Santa Caterina in Auronzo di Cadore in Belluno, about 135 kilometers from Venice, on July 4-6. 

City hall recognizes tireless efforts of once vice-mayor, perennial volunteer 

The city of Alameda teamed up with the Arnerich family to surprise the family patriarch, Lil Arnerich, at the July 1 City Council meeting. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren turned out to witness Mayor Marie Gilmore read a proclamation that declared the week of June 29 to July 5 “Lil Arnerich Week.” Lil’s wife, Norma, expressed her delight that she was able to get Lil to the council chambers without his knowing about the proclamation. She stood by his side at the dais as Gilmore read the city’s decree.