As a first-time judge for the City of Alameda’s Season for Nonviolence Speech Contest held last Saturday at City Hall, I have to say, Alameda’s young generation has some bright stars ready to lead humanity into the future. The combination of poise, creativity and clarity woven into stories of personal experience and exhortations to action brought tears to my eyes more than once.
While cruising in the Indian Ocean on March 7, Lt. Cmdr. Sergio Martinez, from Alameda, writes on a screen in the Combat Direction Center aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. In recent weeks, a series of events inflamed tensions between Indian and Pakistan. The two countries have been embroiled in a number of wars, conflicts and military standoffs since the partition of British India in 1947.
Over the weekend of March 5 and 6, teams of Alameda Police Department (APD) patrol sergeants and officers conducted operations in the Downtown Alameda and Webster Street business districts. Officers issued 159 citations to drivers of double-parked vehicles, as well as to bicyclists and scooter riders and smokers violating city ordinances. APD also responded to calls for service on both Webster and Park streets that resulted two arrests: one for theft and the second for being drunk in public.
The City of Alameda invites the public to participate in a second community workshop to discuss recommendations that address speeding and safety, while improving walking, bicycling, driving and public transit on Otis Drive between Westline Drive and Willow Street.
The meeting will take place in the Wood Middle School multi-purpose room, 420 Grand St., next Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. More info: 747-6892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Education (BOE) will place a district representative on the Community Learning Center Schools (CLCS) board after approving an agreement at its Feb. 12 meeting.
All five BOE members voted to approve a settlement agreement with CLCS in the closed session portion of the school board meeting. CLCS operates Alameda Community Learning Center and Nea Community Learning Center.