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Mayor Trish Spencer and the City of Alameda’s Social Service Human Relations Board are currently seeking nominees for the fifth annual 2018 Community Service Awards. The awards honor extraordinary contributions of individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations in serving the Island City. Applications are now open to nominate deserving persons and organizations for the following awards:

The recent attack on Alameda Citizens Task Force (ACT) (“Alameda Politics: Not What is Seems” Aug. 23), is a prime example of the very worst kind of politics that the writer purports to detest. Instead of engaging in a conversation to publicly debate the issues, the writer makes false claims with the intention of damaging ACT’s reputation.

Regarding the recent commentary (“Alameda Politics: Not What is Seems” Aug. 23), I agree with the title but see it from the other side. 

When I went to work for the federal government, we were not allowed to negotiate for wages and benefits and neither were the people working for the State of California. Nor were we allowed to go on strike. Why? 

Alameda in Spirit

Unity, a New Thought spiritual philosophy, observes its annual “World Day of Prayer” on Sept. 13, to counter the memory of the religious atrocities of Sept. 11, 2001. It’s a bold undertaking, because like 2001, 2018 has been a bad year for prayer, particularly “our thoughts and prayers.”

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.