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On New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, Councilman Tony Daysog will hold his last-Thursday-of-the-month office hours” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Blue Danube Café, 1333 Park St. He will be available to answer questions and share comments on city issues. He will also be at the Farmer’s Market the following Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. Call him at 747-4726 or email him at tdaysog@alamedaca.gov.

 

The Mountain Wave Search and Rescue team in Washington State is not your average emergency response team. Using volunteers and no paid responders, the team has logged more than 150 rescues in more than 7,000 hours while covering some 60,000 miles — in just one year. 

In September they invited Alamedan Randy Lantz, lead instructor with the Alameda-based safety training company, Cool Safety, to attend an advanced training program in the shadow of Oregon’s Mount Hood. 

Part One

As the new year arrives, the Alameda Sun takes a look back at 2015 to bring out the highlights of local schools’ sports teams. This week the focus is on the first half of the year.

Basketball

Alameda Island Poets present the first of 2016’s monthly readings, with two Alameda poets. A poetry reading featuring Julia Park Tracey and Patricia Caspers, with open mic to follow, has been scheduled for Wednesday, Jan 6. Poetry and spoken word fans are invited to gather at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. from 7 to 9 p.m. A free-will donation is requested. 

There’s something for everyone to do this New Year’s Eve in the Island City. Here’s just a brief listing of options to celebrate the coming of the year 2016.

Main Library 

“Noon Year’s Eve” Party: A New Year’s celebration for children ages 3 to 8 and their parents. Registration required. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: 747-7705)

Pacific Pinball Museum 

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