Several Alamedans took part in the 123rd Boston Marathon Monday, April 15.
Seven Alameda residents traveled to the East Coast to take part in prestigious long-distance race. Connie Shieh finished the 26.2-mile race with a time of 3:12:11. The 31-year-old hit the halfway mark at 1:31:12. She finished 4,777th overall and 464th in the women’s 18- to 39-year-old division.
Alameda’s top speller, Ella Banchieri, an eighth grader at Lincoln Middle School, has been certified as an Alameda County Champion and will represent the county at the California State Spelling Bee, Saturday, May 4. Banchieri took second place at the Alameda County Junior High Spelling Bee on March 16. She came behind first-place speller Anisha Rao, an eighth grader at Fallon Middle School in the Dublin Unified School District.
The Alameda County Registrar of Voters posted another voter results update of the April 9 special election on Friday, April 12.
This is the third update the Registrar’s office has released since last Tuesday’s election. The new results did not change much and Measure A is still expected to pass, while Measure B will most likely fail.
On April 4, the city’s Historical Advisory Board (HAB) held a public hearing to consider a certificate of approval to allow Pacific Shops, Inc. to demolish 24 buildings “within the Alameda Marina Historic District.” According to the city, the demolition work would “meet the objectives of the Alameda Marina Master Plan.”
Amazon announced April 2 that a student from Alameda High School will be one of the first recipients of an Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship. The $40,000 scholarship provides the student with funds to study computer science at a university of their choosing along with a paid internship at Amazon after their freshmen year of college.
The student, Ashley Chu, is one of just 100 high school seniors from underserved communities across the country that will receive this first-ever scholarship.