News Briefs

This evening, Thursday, Feb. 26, Councilman Tony Daysog will hold office hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Blue Danube Coffee House at 1333 Park St.
The councilman regularly hosts these events where he is available to answer questions and offer comments on city issues. 

Daysog will also be available at the Alameda Farmers’ Market the following Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. He will provide coffee and cookies. 
Contact Daysog at 747-4726 or

High Street Bridge Closes for Repairs

Tie the Knot at City Hall

City Clerk Lara Weisiger invites love birds to exchange vows in the City Council Chambers on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14.

Interested couples should call Weisiger’s office at 747-4800, by Thursday, Feb. 5, to reserve a time; space is limited. Couples getting married will need to have a marriage license, which is issued by any county, and valid photo IDs.

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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.