News Briefs

Brown reappoints Johnson

The office of Gov. Jerry Brown announced that Brown has reappointed former mayor Beverly Johnson to the office of deputy director at the Office of Administrative Law at the California Government Operations Agency. Johnson has held the position since Brown appointed her in 2012.

Johnson served as Alameda’s mayor from 2002 to 2010. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation. If confirmed, Johnson will receive an annual salary of $130,524.

Alameda Sun to help with new Alameda Spelling Bee

The Alameda Elementary Spelling Bee, a new event just getting underway has been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 7, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Otis Elementary School, 3010 Fillmore St. (adjacent to Krusi Park).

All participants must be in the fourth, fifth or sixth grades and live in the city of Alameda.

Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, located at Alameda Marina, designs and builds remotely operated maritime vehicles. The company was recently named among the East Bay’s most innovative.

Alameda companies among the most innovative

Three Alameda companies — Abbott Diabetes Care, Deep Ocean Exploration & Research (DOER), and Natel Energy — are among 16 finalists for awards that spotlight the East Bay’s most forward-thinking companies.

Cooper Teare of Alameda placed second overall out 249 other runners in the 2014 Junior Olumpics cross-country meet in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Lady Hornets basketball wins Home Invitational

Alameda High School’s girls’ basketball team reigned supreme at the Lady Hornets Invitational. On Dec. 13, the team took home the winning trophy by beating the San Ramon Valley High Wolves 46-44 in an overtime championship-game matchup.

Rally This Sunday

A rally with the theme "Black Lives Matter" will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., this Sunday, Dec. 14, in front of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.