News Briefs

 

Encinal High School (EHS) junior Lily Conable and her friends Anisya Lustig-Ellison and Sarah Skaff have organized a new event in Alameda called Political and Proud. The political event aiming to empower women to be more politically active  will take place Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the EHS Gymnasium at 210 Central Ave. 

The City’s annual sewer replacement project will begin in late January 2018 and is estimated to be completed by September 2018. Construction work hours are restricted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. near school locations, Monday through Friday. The work will consist of replacing aging sewer mains, laterals and manholes at the following streets. The streets below are listed west to east across the Island:

This Saturday, Feb. 3, marks the fourth year of the Alameda Spelling Bee. The contest to prove the best student speller in town takes place at 9 a.m. at Otis Elementary School, 3010 Fillmore St., and is open to Alameda students in grades 4 through 9.

The top spellers receive trophies courtesy of Alameda Awards & Recognition and sponsorship to county-level competition courtesy of the Alameda Elks Lodge. 

This Sunday, Feb. 4, football fans can watch Super Bowl 52 live at the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex for no charge. The theater will present the live simulcast of the Philadelphia Eagles vs. the New England Patriots on the 50-foot screen in the Historic Theatre. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are available only at the Theatre Box Office on a first-come, first-served basis. A $5 donation is requested per ticket to benefit a local charity.

The theatre snack bar will be open for hot dogs, beer and wine. No outside food or beverages allowed.

The 21-member community task force assembled to help draft the City’s Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP) will meet Monday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Alameda’s Main Public Library, Stafford Conference Room, 1550 Oak St. The public is invited to attend as the task force reviews a draft of the EDSP. 

The EDSP will be the city’s long-term (five- to 10-year) roadmap for business attraction, retention and workforce development activities, while improving the quality of life for Alameda residents and employees. 

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