News Briefs

 

Fleet Week 2018, which runs from this Sunday, Sept. 30, to Monday, Oct. 8, includes air show practices and demonstrations. This year’s air show performers will include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other military and general aviators who will use Oakland International Airport’s North Field as home base.  

 

Yesterday the city celebrated its 10th anniversary as a sister city with Jiangyin, China. Mayor Trish Spencer declared the day as Jiangyin Day. 

Six delegates from Jiangyin were on hand for the celebration. At the ceremony, the city honored the family of the late Nancy Li, who established the sister city relationship between the two cities in 2008. 

The Alameda Sister City Association was formed under Alameda’s Social Service Human Relations Board to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation. 

Last Sunday morning, local swimmer Craig Coombs, 57, completed a swim around the Main Island of Alameda in 7 hours and 13 minutes, shaving some 25 minutes off the previous record of 7 hours, 38 minutes and 39.5 seconds set in 1951. Coombs began his swim at 3:15 a.m. and faced some choppy waters around 4 a.m. 

Investigators from the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department (EBRPD) and the Alameda Police Department (APD) consulted with the Alameda County District Attorney’s (DA) Office on the current investigations relating to attempted sexual assaults and sexual harassment in the area of Robert Crown Memorial State Beach.

The Alameda Free Library and Wonderfest.org present the opening session of the 2018-19 Social Science event series on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St. Dr. Michael Wehner, Senior Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will speak on his current research concerning the behavior of extreme weather events in a changing climate, especially heat waves, intense precipitation, drought and tropical cyclones. Changes in the magnitude and frequency of extreme weather are likely the most serious consequence of human-induced global warming.

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