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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.

The Alameda Sun received a request recently to provide space for a very special message. The message is addressed to a particularly dedicated Sun reader and Sudoku solver, Justin Tilson.

My Dearest Justin:

You have blessed our lives in so many ways over these past seven years together.

Your unconditional love, support, humor and commitment to Natalia and me make loving you so effortless, and an honor. Through all of life’s valleys and peaks, your dedication to us has proven to be honest and true.

The Alameda Fire Department Home Safety Program provides services to low-to-moderate income residents over 62 and to the disabled of any age.

The program provides and installs the newly required "10-year maintenance-free" smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. The program also installs grab bars, handrails, raised toilets and provides nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks.

The program is available free for Alameda residents and their families.

On Friday, Aug. 14, Bank of Marin’s South Shore Alameda branch encouraged residents to bring boxes of documents for shredding and donate new school supplies at the same time.

The bank’s Alameda marketing manager John Jacobs joined Vicki Sedlack, the executive director of the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) to help collect 30 backpacks, 12 boxes of school supplies and cash donations with a combined value of more than $1,500 for the "Equipped 4 Success" school supply drive.