Local students interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology have a unique opportunity to obtain scholarships thanks to local resident Antoinette Paulino and her mother. Originally from Antioch, Paulino moved to Alameda 16 years ago and discovered “a wonderful and giving community and thought I could contribute by giving back.” Paulino credits her mother with teaching her the importance of helping others.
Hate and bigotry have reared their ugly heads yet again in Alameda: the broken windows at Temple Israel and flyers with hate messages on Sherman Street have now been joined by a noose lying on the sidewalk near a fence at Alameda High School (AHS).
In August 2015, we lost two generous Alamedans; and now in August 2017, Alameda has shown how it gives back and remembers by creating a beautiful public space at Krusi Park that is open to all.
Two years ago, Rachel Shahinian, 50, and her daughter, Annika Zinsley, 10, were killed by a driver going the wrong direction on State Highway 120. The Krusi Park Stage & Gathering Space behind Otis Elementary School, where Annika attended school, celebrates the inspiration to live generously that is their legacy — offering a space for performance, gatherings and time outdoors.
The Encinal Jets moved to 2-0 after their 46-6 drubbing of American of Fremont last Friday, Sept. 1, on Stargell Field.
Senior quarterback Theori Oliver threw for three touchdowns. He also added a rushing touchdown in the game. Senior running back Abdul Holland rushed for 109 yards on just seven carries. He also rushed for three touchdowns. The Jets defense held American to under 150 total yards in the 40-point victory.
Five Alameda Boy Scouts recently received their Eagle Scout awards.
The scouts each committed to several years of work, earning at least 21 merit badges, serving in multiple leadership positions, as well as planning and implementing community service projects to earn Scouting’s highest achievement.