News in Brief

City Council Meets Tonight

The City Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. this evening, Thursday, June 11. The Social Service Human Relations Board is scheduled to present its homeless survey.

Councilmembers will discuss the collection of delinquent business license and garbage collection fees through property tax bills.

They will also consider the qualifications for a new city manager, as well as a recruitment brochure and the selection process for the job. In addition, councilmembers will discuss liaisons for subcommittees to interact with the Alameda Health Care and Alameda Unified School District boards of directors.

Fair Tickets Available

Fair time is fun time, and Alamedans will have their chance to do just that. For the 14th consecutive year, Director Emeritus Anthony "Lil" Arnerich will distribute discount tickets and Fair Events Brochures this Saturday, June 13, at the Alameda City Hall parking lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Alameda County Fair, one of the top 50 fairs in North America, opens Wednesday, June 17, and closes Sunday, July 5.

Summer Fair on Horizon

The Alameda Welfare Council is hosting its 87th Annual Summer Faire on Wednesday, July 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Albert W DeWitt "O" Club, 641 West Red Line Ave.

Tickets are $60 each and include a noontime buffet luncheon catered by Asena Restaurant. Proceeds benefit nonprofits that serve the residents of Alameda.

Arrive early to shop at the home and garden boutique, the country kitchen and jewelry booths, silent auction items will also be available. Raffle tickets cost $5 each or five for $20.

For tickets and reservations contact Roxanne LeBlanc 769-9749.

Encinal Teacher’s Assignment Raises Eyebrows

Encinal High School teacher Wing-Wah Leung was placed on leave last Thursday, June 4, after it was discovered he gave his students an extra credit assignment that was deemed inappropriate.

School district officials said the Leung, a geometry teacher, will remain on leave through the end of the school year, which is today. It is not yet known if he will face further sanctions.

Leung allegedly told his 10th grade students that they would receive a grade boost if they "took selfies with their parents’ sex toys and condoms" and send them to him. School officials would not say when the inappropriate action took place, but a parent of one of the students learned about the assignment on May 1. Leung is also the Encinal women’s junior varsity basketball coach.