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The Berkeley Juggling Club showcased its skills at the renowned Everything Alameda event last Saturday, Sept. 27 at Lower Washington Park.

The community event had local food vendors, live youth entertainment and local bands, many local youth groups and associations, jumpers for the little children, arts and crafts vendors, a beer and wine garden and a chance to enjoy a beautiful day in the park.

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Council Candidates

A legislative staffer who has served on several local committees and a pair of city councilmen — one incumbent and one former — are vying for two open City Council seats this fall.

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A string of fires sent Alameda firefighters and police officers reeling in the early morning hours last Sunday. Before the sun was up the Alameda Police Department (APD) had arrested Stephen Michael Petersen, 27, of Alameda and Andrew Resto Gutierrez, 22 a transient.

Both men are in Santa Rita Jail. They were arraigned on Tuesday afternoon in Department 112 at the Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland, charged with willful and malicious arson. The court set Gutierrez’ bail at $1 million. Petersen is being held in lieu of $750,000 bail.

Otis Elementary School. 3010 Fillmore St., is hosting its first-ever on-site fingerprinting session tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 26, for people wishing to volunteer at the school.

The session will last from 2 to 5 p.m. A representative from United Parcel Service (UPS) will administer the fingerprinting scanner. An Alameda Unified School District will also come by to file the prospective volunteer’s paperwork.

Harbor seals rest at Alameda Point haul-out where the Water Emergency Transportation Authority is planning to build a ferry facility.

Construction of the Water Emergency Transportation Authority’s (WETA) Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility at Alameda Point has been delayed another year. Originally scheduled to begin last August on West Hornet Avenue near Ferry Point, the project is on hold while WETA seeks a federal permit that allows for harassment of harbor seals during demolition and construction.