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Girls’ Competition

Members of the Alameda Gators swim team took part in the Oakland Undercurrent Meet Dec. 14 and 15 Laney College at 900 Fallon St. in Oakland. 

Alameda Gators member Sierra Miller finished third in the girls’ Div. B eight-and-under (8U) 25-yard freestyle meet with a time of 22.30. She also finished second in the Div. B 8U 50-yard backstroke, 25-yard butterfly, 50-yard butterfly and the 100-yard individual medley meets.

Carolers of all ages joined in the fun as the West Alameda Business Association hosted Santa on Webster last Friday. Here, the festive bunch performs outside Cafe Jolie where Santa was holding court. The group then proceeded to perform in other venues including: Wescafe, the Pacific Pinball Museum and J Couture. 

Alternate Facts News (AFN) reported today that officials within Santa’s Workshop will soon reveal details of major changes to the celebration of Christmas. Apparently, the changes were prompted by an evangelist Christian’s partisan political speech.

According to AFN, the speech, from a former Texas governor, declared that the 45th president was “chosen by God to be president.” This caused great amusement at Santa’s Workshop. Santa reportedly laughed uproariously at the irony of the statement, and exclaimed; “Knowing this president, he probably thinks it’s a compliment!”

 Sunday, Dec. 22, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Chabad of Alameda will host a free Hanukkah Community Celebration. The third annual menorah lighting will feature a fire and LED light show as well as snacks, crafts, a raffle and more. The fun takes places on the waterfront at Nob Hill Foods, 2531 Blanding Ave.  

To earn his Emergency Preparedness Badge in pursuit of Eagle Scout rank, James Peter (JP) Chiu (right), a 10th-grade student at St. Joseph Notre Dame in Alameda and a member of Boy Scout Troup 556 in San Leandro, raised  $3,000 using crowdfunding from family, friends and businesses to purchase disaster-emergency backpacks for 50 clients at the Alameda Food Bank.