News in Brief

EBMUD Director to Address Rotary

On Tuesday, Aug. 26, Doug Linney, Alameda’s representative on the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) board of directors will speak at the Rotary Club’s lunch meeting. Linney will address topics like the current drought and EBMUD’s plan for managing the water shortage. He will discuss the possibility of an EBMUD rate increase and the restrictions on and policing of water use.

Rotary lunch meetings are open to the public and are held at the Grandview Pavilion located at 300 Island Drive. The formal 30-minute meeting begins at 12:30 p.m.; the program starts at 1 p.m. The buffet lunch costs $20 and reservations are required.

Contact Jerry Nussbaum at or 522-6778 to make a reservation.

City to Bestow Service Awards

The city’s Social Services Human Relations Board recently announced the first-ever community service awards. The awards will be presented at the Everything Alameda Event on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Washington Park located at Central Avenue and Eighth Street.

The board is accepting nominations for awards in six categories. These include lifetime-achievement, and volunteer-of-the-year awards, as well as awards honoring extraordinary service, youth and nonprofits.

Nomination packets are available online at and at Completed packets must be received by Monday, Sept. 15.

For more information on nominations or the event, contact Jim Franz at or at 747-6883.

Councilman Daysog to Hold Office Hours

City Councilman Tony Daysog will hold office hours this evening, Thursday, Aug. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Blue Danube Coffee House, 1333 Park St. He’s available to answer questions and/or offer comments on city issues.

He will also be available at the Alameda Farmers’ Market the following Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9:30 to 11 am.

Call Daysog at 747-4726 or email him at