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Alameda Hospital will host its 2019 health fair this Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will feature free flu shots while supplies last, a bike helmet giveaway for kids 12 and younger, and a variety of health screenings, activities and exhibits for the whole family. 

Alameda Hospital, other service organizations and businesses will provide information and demonstrations dedicated to the health and well-being of the community.

Alameda Hospital is located at 2070 Clinton Ave. To learn more about the health fair, call 814-4362.

Artist Janet Murphy has lived almost all her life in Alameda. Murphy recalls her father making up silly names. She says that when Wienerschnitzel opened its doors on Park Street, her father came home and told her the new restaurant’s name. She laughed because she thought he was making the name up. Her father once created his own cartoon character.

He made up the name “Homer Sapien.” Homer never made it into print, until now. Morgan has created a 2020 calendar, and the opening spread commemorates Homer and his dog. 

Last Friday, the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) celebrated the memory of the late Niel Tam by naming the district office for him. The office at 2060 Challenger Drive now bears the name “Niel Tam Education Center.”

Another game means another shutout victory for the Encinal High School (EHS) football team. This time they blanked Piedmont High School (PHS), 26-0, in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) Foothill League contest Friday, Oct. 11, on the road.

Alameda Citizens Task Force will host a general meeting for members, friends and the public at 7 p.m., next Wednesday, Oct 16, at the Alameda Hospital, Room A on the second floor. 

Vice Mayor John Knox White and Councilmember Tony Daysog will speak about the progress of their joint effort in considering amendments to the City Charter. 

Planning Board member Alan Teague will inform the audience about the new housing legislation that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed  into law on Tuesday, Oct. 8. 

For more information call 455-1315.