St. Joseph Notre Dame High School’s Pilots have done it again. For the fifth time in the school’s history, the men’s basketball team has been named state champions. Above, Temidayo Yussuf and Lamont Banks congratulate each other while other team members do the same.
The scandal involving California State Senator Leland Yee last week also involves an Alameda resident. Hon Kueng So of Alameda was charged with conspiracy to receive and transport stolen property, according to the 137-page FBI affidavit in connection with Yee’s March 24 arrest. So is accused of allegedly purchasing “purportedly stolen liquor from an FBI” undercover agent.
Alameda Police Department (APD) Chief Paul Rolleri said he doesn’t know whether it’s gratifying or horrifying that officers in his department wrote 62 tickets in five hours during February’s pedestrian crosswalk sting.
An employee of All Ways Towing braved the waters of a mini-lagoon on Monday to hook up an automobile that had hydroplaned into the marsh off Doolittle Drive just south of Harbor Bay Parkway.
Because it traverses the marshland between Alameda and San Leandro, this stretch of Doolittle is especially treacherous when the roads are wet. If an automobile hydroplanes chances are good that the vehicle can wind up in the soggy marsh as this car did.
Benjamin Jenkins, Alameda resident of 20 years and veteran of the United States Marine Corps and United States Air Force, was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for his service during World War II on Feb. 21.
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian award bestowed by the U.S. Congress. In 2011, Congress awarded the medal to the Montford Point Marines, a segregated unit, of which Jenkins was a member.