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The Alameda Education Association, the union that represents the teachers in the school district, is holding a campaign kickoff rally for the November School Board election at 9 a.m., this Saturday, Sept. 10, on the steps outside Kofman Auditorium, 2200 Central Ave.  The association invites Alameda voters to meet three school board candidates at the rally.


Each year, Rob Bonta, who represents the 18th Assembly District in the California State Assembly, hosts an awards event to recognize and celebrate the diversity, generosity and contributions of individuals and organizations in his district, which includes Alameda.  

There are 12 categories of awards, one is the Community Peace Award. This year Bonta will honor Rabbi Barnett Brickner of Temple Israel with this award. 


Performers from Circus Vargas recently visited Alameda Boys & Girls Club. They entertained the children with a piece of their “iLuminous” show, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that features death-defying stunts, flying aerialists, acrobats (like the one pictured at left), and, of course, clowns.

“We want to thank Circus Vargas for the performance and also for donating tickets to our youth members to see their opening night,” said Jeff 
Miller, Alameda Boys & Girls Club executive director. 



With the Nov. 8 election date approaching, more information is coming out about Alameda’s most talked about issue. The two rent ordinances that are up for vote at the election appear to have a lot more differences than similarities. 


Raptor nests successfully in town

Location, location, location! But for a fenced-off dilapidated navigation light stand on a jetty at the Seaplane Lagoon, ospreys would not have had a successful nesting season this year.