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The Alameda County Superior Court is warning residents about a jury duty scam. County officials say that a man identifying himself as a lieutenant or sergeant with the Sheriff’s Department is calling people, telling them that they failed to appear for jury duty and there is a warrant out for their arrest.

The caller states that the only way to get the warrant dismissed is to obtain a prepaid money card and give the caller the card number over the phone. The Alameda County Superior Court does not telephone residents for payments; residents should ignore any such phone calls.

The Alameda Food Bank held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Event on Aug. 20, to thank and honor the more than 200 volunteers who keep the operation going.

This year’s Volunteer of the Year award went to Bob "Hurricane" Blanchard. Blanchard has been volunteering at the food bank since 2009. He completes many tasks for the organization and puts his all into it.

The City of Alameda’s Social Services Human Relations Board (SSHRB) is accepting nominations for its second annual City of Alameda Community Service Awards.

The Citizens Watchdog Committee (CWC) of the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) recently released its 13th annual report to the public, covering fiscal year 2013-2014 expenditures and CWC activities through June 2015.

The report confirms that Alameda CTC’s audited income and expenditures were in compliance with specific caps.

Spencer’s first wedding is special at the Alameda Sun

California Family Code 400.1 allows a mayor of a city to solemnize a marriage. Mayor Trish Spencer took advantage of that privilege for the first time last Thursday, Aug. 24, when she officiated as Carrie Beavers and her partner of 17 years Peter McCullough exchanged their wedding vows in the City Councl Chambers.