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The Alameda Country Registrar of Voters released its latest vote count at 5 p.m. Nov. 15. There were still an estimated 9,000 ballots remaining to be counted as of Tuesday, Nov. 13. The registrar’s office appears to be counting about 1,000 ballots per day. New information has tended to widen the gap in most races as it has been released.

In the race for Alameda Mayor, Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft has a lead of 1,482 votes over her closest contender Mayor Trish Spencer. Ashcraft has 42.18 percent of the vote and Spencer, 37.21 percent. There were also 162 write-ins.

 

The annual Alameda Turkey Drive is on and local residents are collecting turkeys and canned and fresh goods for the Alameda Food Bank. The food bank needs some 400 turkeys before this Saturday, Nov. 17, and then another 400 the following week. Donations of unopened, non-expired, non-perishable foods or fresh produce can be brought directly to the food bank’s distribution center at 1900 Thau Way. 

The Alameda Country Registrar of Voters released its latest vote count at 5 p.m. Nov. 12. There were still an estimated 8,000 ballots remaining to be counted as of Tuesday, Nov. 13. The registrar’s office appears to be counting about 1,000 ballots per day. New information has tended to widen the gap in most races as it has been released.

In the race for Alameda Mayor, Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft has a lead of 1,114 votes over next closest contender Trish Spencer. Ashcraft has 41.79 percent of the vote and Spencer, 37.29 percent. There were also 130 write-ins.

 

Last December, City Council directed city staff to draft an ordinance that would require tobacco retailers to obtain a city tobacco retailer license and prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products inside city limits. Staff conducted two stakeholder meetings with those retailers to discuss this ordinance and hear their concerns. A total of 31 stakeholders attended those meetings. City staff also conducted an informal survey of the community.

 

Alameda Municipal Power and Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) are hosting a forum on green holiday celebrations as part of an event series on sustainable living.

The public is invited to attend the free event to learn how to create green holiday traditions that can be proudly carried on by the next generation. Participants will learn sustainability tips for giving, feasting, traveling, decorating and making homes cozy during the holiday season.

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