Alameda News

Mayor Trish Spencer thanks her supporters at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

At 5:39 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, an AC Transit bus struck and killed Alameda resident Sam Sause, 78.

The Alameda Police Department (APD) said that Sause was crossing Otis Drive in the crosswalk when the accident happened. The driver of the No.20 bus was making a left-hand turn from Grand Street onto Otis when the bus struck Sause. Alameda Fire Department paramedics transported Sause to Highland Hospital in Oakland, where he was pronounced dead.

According to APD drugs or alcohol did not play a role in the accident, but weather was a factor. 

Dignitaries celebrate the installation of the new City Hall plaque last Saturday. Pictured left to right, front row: Christopher Buckley, President AAPS; Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Vice Mayor; Trish Spencer, Mayor-Elect; Councilman Tony Daysog; and Nancy Hird, AAPS advisor. Back row: AAPS board member Johanna Hall, AAPS volunteer Kevis Brownson and AAPS VP Jim Smallman.

Wood Middle School teacher Nga Nguyen sets off a rocket as his students look on. The launch was part of Nguyen’s bottle-rocket challenge on Oct. 30 and 31.

Students launch handmade rockets for design class

Wood Middle School teacher Nga Nguyen is introducing his students to more advanced levels of engineering, science and technology. Nguyen teaches a technology and design (TaD) course to get students interested in design and engineering. The TaD lab is part of the newly restructured Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) program at Wood School.

In a brief press conference in front of City Hall, Mayor Marie Gilmore conceded the mayor's race to Trish Spencer today at 11 a.m. She congratulated Spencer on her win and also congratulated Frank Matarrese and Jim Oddie on winning City Council seats.

She said that she would not ask for a recount.


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