Each year the Rotary Club of Alameda confers academic scholarships to outstanding students attending high schools in Alameda. This year the club will award more than $20,000 ranging from $500 for vocational scholarships to $3,000 for academic scholarships. In addition, two $500 fine-arts scholarships will be awarded based on nominations from high-school principals.
Criteria include academic achievement, community service involvement, participation in extra-curricular activities, financial need and quality of the oral interview.
Tomorrow, Friday, March 29, the Alameda Elks Lodge will host a fundraising concert for the Elks’ charitable programs. The Hard Rack Cafe Charity Music Series presents the Music City Legends at 8 p.m. The group will take a walk through music history, paying tribute to the Blues, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones.
Some Alameda residents have expressed concern regarding a recycling crisis begun when China refused to receive American recyclables last year as a tactic in trade negotiations. Called interchangably the “National Sword” and “Blue Sky” initiatives, some residents have suggested these efforts have caused local garbage collectors to co-mingle landfill and recycling waste. Officials insist no changes have occurred with Alameda’s garbage or recycling service provided by Alameda County Industries (ACI).
Bertholf first Coast Guard cutter to ply the Taiwan Strait
Last Sunday and Monday, March 24 and 25, were historic days for the United States Coast Guard. The service’s Legend-Class Maritime Security Cutter Bertholf joined the U.S. Navy’s USS Curtis Wilbur in what the Navy spokesperson Lt. Joseph Keiley called “a routine Taiwan Strait transit in accordance with international law.”