News Briefs

The City Council is soliciting applications from residents who would like to serve on the Commission on Disability Issues and the Rent Review Advisory Board. 

The Commission on Disability Issues meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every other month. The Rent Review Advisory Committee meets the first Monday of the month as needed.

Players from the Oakland Raiders and representatives from the National Football League (NFL) visited Maya Lin School on Tuesday to reward students there for winning the Super Bowl Play 60 Challenge, a fitness program developed by the NFL and the American Heart Association.  

May Lin fifth-graders completed more minutes than 12,000 other students who participated in the program in seven Bay Area counties. The Maya Lin students also showed the most enthusiasm, an NFL source said.

Anita Hollerer-Squire has lived in Alameda for three years. She is originally from Austria, and has spent many years travelling around the world. Her husband is part of Artemis Racing, the Swedish team that took part in the 34th America’s Cup races in 2013. Artemis was based at Alameda Point during the races and many of the team’s families took up residence here.

“Since we arrived, the people in Alameda have been so welcoming and friendly and have included us into their community,” she said. Hollerer-Squire would like to repay this kindness and give something back.

On Saturday, Jan. 23, Jesse and Jessie Lee James joyfully celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at Bayport Community Center. The James family has lived in Alameda for more than 65 years and raised their seven children and cared for 10 grandchildren here. Their children, grand- and great-grandchildren from Alameda, Mexico, Los Angeles and West Virginia attended the celebration, along with more than 50 friends from Alameda, Central and Southern California. Jesse, 94 said in excitement, “I cannot wait for number 71.”

Alameda Fire Captain Sharon Oliver will be conducting a community presentation open to all Alameda residents on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, located at 1201 Grand St. at the corner of Encinal Avenue. 

The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude around 7:30 p.m. 
A question-and-answer period has been scheduled for the end of the presentation. Light refreshments will be provided and child care will be available for residents who require such assistance. 

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