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.
The USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum will host a very special Veterans Day and Anniversary Community Day celebration aboard the historic aircraft carrier this Sunday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aside from the Veterans Day ceremony, the museum will mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Hornet and its 20th anniversary as a museum and national and state historic landmark.
The races for Alameda Mayor and City Council have resulted in tight races, still too close to call. The tentative results which are still pending the counting of some 90,000 unprocessed mail-in ballots and an unknown number of walk-in, mail-in ballots, show Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft leading in the mayoral race by 213 votes.
Above, left to right, poll workers Thomas Zenner, Dylan Aubrejan and Louise Reed were ready to help voters cast their ballots Tuesday. Zenner and Aubrejan just missed the deadline for registering to vote as they are both not quite 18. Instead the high school seniors chose to get involved working at the polls. “Seeing the process has made me excited to vote,” said Aubrejan. In what is being described as the most contentious midterm election in history, America seemed poised to render its verdict on the presidency of Donald Trump at the ballot box this Election Day.
Local rabbi rallied with 5,600 others in Brooklyn event
On Nov. 4, Rabbi Meir Shmotkin, of Chabad of Alameda, joined 5,600 rabbis and communal leaders from all 50 states and more than 100 countries at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The annual event, the largest Jewish gathering in North America, follows on the heels of the Oct. 27 anti-Semitic shooting in Pittsburgh, Pa., that left 11 dead.