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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.

In an order dated Sept. 26, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch dismissed a lawsuit that the Friends of Crab Cove (FOCC) brought against the City Council. In setting aside the suit, Roesch laid out how he disagreed with FOCC’s claim that the city relied too heavily on a document called a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND). Roesch found there was no merit to this claim. The City Council approved this declaration to satisfy the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). 

An Island City tradition in its 26th year, the Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show takes place this Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public with more than 400 classic vehicles of all types on display along Park Street, from Encinal Avenue to Buena Vista Avenue: roadsters, coupes, hot rods, muscle cars and antique trucks. 

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.


On Sunday, Oct. 13, at noon, local skateboarders who frequent Alameda’s Cityview Skatepark, 1177 W. Red Line Ave., will host the fifth annual “Land or Slam Skate Jam” fundraiser there in memory of the late Clay Harding, an Alameda skateboarder who lost his life in 2014.

The event is free for spectators and features barbecue, local art and music and a skateboarding contest. Prizes donated by local skate shops will be given in three age categories.

Registration for the skating contest starts at 11 a.m. with a $5 entry fee. The contest is open to all ages and all genders.