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On Saturday, Sept. 1, 12 members of Boy Scout Troop 252 from Danville, arrived at the Red Cross warehouse in Alameda to complete a project coordinated by Andrew Logue, 17, (above) as part of his Eagle Scout requirements. The boys transformed a used shipping container (inset) into a “new” Red Cross mobile supply staging unit which will now be shipped to, and staged in, Lakeport, Calif. There it will reside full of emergency supplies for use in future North Bay emergencies.

“Effects,” shown above, is an example of work by Alameda artist Norman Moore who will be joining fellow Island sculptor Christian Schiess for a show of their latest works at the Rhythmix Cultural Works K Gallery. The show’s opening reception is set for this Saturday, Sept. 22, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. 

Schiess was recently awarded a 2018 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. His work on display explores the interface between technology and nature that is revealed through prosthetic repairs to a damaged environment. 

Last Sunday morning, local swimmer Craig Coombs, 57, completed a swim around the Main Island of Alameda in 7 hours and 13 minutes, shaving some 25 minutes off the previous record of 7 hours, 38 minutes and 39.5 seconds set in 1951. Coombs began his swim at 3:15 a.m. and faced some choppy waters around 4 a.m. 

Investigators from the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department (EBRPD) and the Alameda Police Department (APD) consulted with the Alameda County District Attorney’s (DA) Office on the current investigations relating to attempted sexual assaults and sexual harassment in the area of Robert Crown Memorial State Beach.

Encinal High beat Alameda High 22-18 this weekend at the 2018 Island Bowl. This victory secured yet another win for the Jets, who have lost to the Hornets only twice in the past 10 years. The game, which took place at the Jets’ home of Willie Stargell Field last Friday, saw the two teams neck and neck with each other throughout its entirety.