News Briefs

The runways of the former Alameda Naval Air Station appear just peeking into the top of a photograph taken from outer space by International Space Station Commander Scott Kelly on Super Bowl Sunday. 

Kelly posted the image with the message, “#GoodMorning #SanFrancisco! Hoping for a great day today! #SuperBowlSunday #SuperBowl #YearInSpace.” 

The image can be viewed at espn.com or via Kelly’s twitter account: @StationCDRKelly.

 

 

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.

Students from Encinal Junior and Senior High School will be conducting a parking lot sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30 to help raise money for numerous student programs at Encinal High School.

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