Alameda News

Candidate disqualified for not having his checkbook

City Council candidate Amos White appeared at City Hall to file his final papers to run for City Council on deadline day, Wednesday, Aug. 15. He said that he arrived about 5:30 p.m., which gave him 30 minutes to complete the process. This meant filling out the necessary papers and making a payment. 

Red Cross volunteer La Faver supports fire victims

Susanne La Faver has served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross since 1991. Last year she worked in the Florida Keys during Hurricane Irma, as well as at the fires that devastated Santa Rosa. As part of her more recent duties, she represented the Red Cross at the Mendocino Complex Fire, which is still burning today. 

Members of the Sea Scouts, Alameda Council rescued a missing distressed kayaker in San Francisco Bay near Pittsburg on July 20.

The Sea Scouts, a branch of the Boy Scouts of America, were going on a scouting cruise on their Sea Scout Ship No. 9 Sea Fox from Hunter’s Point in San Francisco to Pittsburg in the early morning hours of Friday, July 20.

Last Saturday, the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD) sponsored Alameda Walks program strolled through both history and current events. The all-ages group learned about the Mastick family and famed architects Felix Marcuse and Julius Remmel who helped shape the Island City. Myself and Alameda Sun co-publisher Dennis Evanosky (far left) led the tour with help from ARPD’s Karen Kenney and Jackie Krause of the Mastick Senior Center. Toward the end, the tour stopped by the recently completed mural at 1128 Lincoln Ave.

About 75 people attended the first public tours of the City of Alameda’s newest park, the 21st in the Alameda Recreation and Park Department (ARPD), Jean Sweeney Park, last Saturday. Another tour is set for today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Tours gather at the park entrance on Sherman Street. Both tours explore how the construction is progressing. The park is expected to officially open in October or November.  Recreation and Parks Director, Amy Wooldridge, leads the tours and share points of interest. 

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