As the ball sailed through the uprights, and the clock struck zero, the Encinal Jets had done something they hadn’t done in nine years — secured a place in the North Coast Section championship. Senior John Brindley’s 17-yard field goal gave No. 1 seed Encinal an enthralling 24-21 win over No. 4 seed De Anza High of Richmond last Friday night at Willie Stargell Field in Alameda.
“I just zoned everything out, took my steps and kicked the ball,” Brindley said. “I kicked it. I just waited, and then I didn’t know how to react after. I just ran around.”
Part one of this article (“Unpleasant News on Local Bird Population,” Nov. 21) explored challenges facing local bird species in the face of rising global temperatures. This week’s article explores what people can do help reverse declining bird populations.
The director and music composer for the new film discussing the life and career of Fred Rogers, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, that opened Nov. 22, both grew up in Alameda. Marielle Heller directed and Nate Heller composed the music for the film.
First Congregational Church of Alameda invites the public to discuss the film with the Hellers’ parents, Alameda residents Steven and Annie Heller, Sunday, Dec. 8, at 12:15 p.m. The transformational message of the film aims to foster more kindness, understanding and civility in every neighborhood, community and the world.
At Tuesday’s City Council meeting after the Alameda Sun went to press, Council voted on a plan for new homes located at 2800 Fifth St. Pulte Home Company, LLC, looks to construct 69 buildings containing 357 residential units in a new phase for the 17.2-acre Alameda Landing waterfront mixed-use development.
On Oct. 14, the Planning Board approved the application that also includes: 5,000 square feet of commercial space, internal roadways and alleys, parks and open space.