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Monday, Dec. 9

Burglary (from a vehicle) reported at 6:12 a.m. on the 700 block of Atlantic Avenue.

Two cases of battery reported: at 12:50 p.m. on the 1900 block of Third Street and at 6:36 p.m. on the 2200 block of San Antonio Avenue.

Grand theft (from a vehicle) reported at 2:43 p.m. on the 800 block of Island Drive.

Grand theft reported at 6:41 p.m. on the 200 block of Central Avenue.

Missing person reported at 10:19 p.m. on Park Street.

Nominations are being accepted for the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame, honoring extraordinary women who make a difference in the community. Honorees will be celebrated at the 27th annual Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame luncheon and awards ceremony in the spring, co-hosted by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women.

Whether one personally celebrates a particular holiday tradition or not, it can always be fun to experience the celebrations of another culture.

On Friday, Dec. 20, Rhythmix will celebrate the holiday season Caribbean-style with musical group Bululú. This multi-talented 11-piece Bay Area band specializes in the musical traditions of Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Bululú and Rhythmix will host a full-on holiday fiesta, parranda navideña, featuring all the Caribbean music and Venezuelan food just right for the season. 

Dozens of jiu-jitsu enthusiasts congregated at Team Silva Martial Arts Academy to take part in a self-defense and jiu-jitsu seminar with the jiu-jitsu Red Belt Grand Master Carley Gracie.

The event took place Saturday, Dec. 7. Kids of all ages and seasoned Jiu-Jitsu martial artists learned from the well-renowned Grand Master. 

The high-school basketball season is well underway, and all six Alameda high-school teams are gearing up for a strong 2019-2020 season.

Alameda High School