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Along with the 10 Alameda firefighters on mutual aid at wildfires in both Northern and Southern California, Alameda also dispatched a somewhat unusual first responder. Dr. Tim Heath of Optimized Wellness Center in Alameda provided free chiropractic services to first responders at the fairgrounds in Chico last weekend. Both evacuees from and first responders to the Camp Fire have benefited from Heath’s treatments. Heath also volunteered similar services to firefighters at the Tubbs Fire in September over multiple weekends.

Some 240 people enjoyed the Elks Club’s annual dinner last Saturday, Nov. 10. The dinner honored both veterans and active-duty military members stationed around the Bay Area. The Elks Club itself boasts 125 lodge members who are veterans. 

These Elks served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the current Middle East conflicts. Invited guests included active-duty Army personnel from Camp Parks in Dublin, as well as Marines and Navy members for the Naval Operations Support Center who are serving our county here in Alameda. 

 

 

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.

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