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Candidates for BART board of directors

Lena Tam

Soon-to-be former Alameda city councilwoman Lena Tam is one of two challengers looking to unseat current BART board member Robert Raburn at the upcoming elections in November.

The Alameda Sun is partnering with The Alamedan to host two candidate forums where voters can hear the candidates for Mayor, City Council and the Board of Education explain how they would run the city and its schools if they are elected.

The Mayor, City Council candidate forum will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., next Thursday, Sept. 18 in the Regina K. Stafford Room in the Main Library, 1550 Oak St. The school board candidate forum will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, in the multipurpose room at Maya Lin School, 825 Taylor Ave.

Power Box Art, a partnership of Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), the Park Street Business Association and Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) will celebrate the unveiling of Alameda’s newest public art on AMP’s power boxes around town. The reception to honor the power box artists and sponsors begins at 6 p.m., tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 12, at RCW, 2513 Blanding Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, Aug. 27, jurors found Charles Kimbrough, 32, guilty of the April 20, 2011, first-degree murder of Adrian Falcon Sapp, 32, at the Summer House Apartments, 1826 Poggi St. The jury deliberated for just two hours.

According to Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Patrick Moriarty, who prosecuted the case, Kimbrough played a key role in a plot to rob Sapp. The scheme, which centered on the purchase of marijuana from Sapp, also involved a pair of 25-year-old men, Christopher Donaldson and Richard Ezell. ("Murder Cases Move Forward," Aug. 21).

Candidates for four open Alameda Health Care District Board seats offer a range of policy and practical health care experience —and a universal desire to continue providing care right here on the Island. Four people — incumbents Lynn Bratchett, Robert Deutsch and Tracy Jensen, along with newcomer Jim Meyers — are running for three open, four-year terms on the board. Newly appointed board member Kathryn Sáenz Duke is vying solo for a two-year term, so her name won’t appear on the ballot.

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