Pappo Restaurant on Central Avenue near Park Street served lunch on Christmas Eve to 130 needy and homeless people. Owner Chef John Thiel and his staff have opened their doors and provided free meals and service each of the past 11 Christmas Eves. The restaurant also gives out clothing and toiletries at the event. “This was one of our best yet,” said Thiel. “Many needed a warm meal on such a cold and wet day. Happy Holidays to all.”
A look at 2018 through the pages of the Alameda Sun
Part Two: July to December
Celebrating the Fourth
In usual grand fashion the city kicked off the second half of 2018 with its famous Fourth of July parade. Mayor Trish Spencer honored four pillars of the Alameda community, naming them the parade’s Grand Marshals: Mas Takano, Pauline Kelley, Duane Watson and Gordon Ma.
The second half of 2018 had many impressive accomplishments in Alameda. Here is part two of the Sun’s look back at 2018’s athletic accomplishments on the Island.
John Williams won the Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July 5K R.A.C.E. on July 4. He completed the race in 15:27. Jessie Stewart was the first woman to cross the finish line and 26th overall. Stewart finished with a time of 18:05. Former Mayor Trish Spencer finished the race with a time of 32:32.
Judge Dellbert Gee, right, administers the oath of office to new City Councilmember John Knox White on Dec. 18. Knox White will take his seat on the Council with the city’s new mayor, Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, newly elected Councilmembers Tony Daysog and Jim Oddie, as well as Councilmember Malia Vella.
Oddie, whose term had expired, was elected to fill the seat vacated when Ezzy Ashcraft won the majority.