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Empty Nest
(Still Not Ready to Say Goodbye)

Local residents, organizations, businesses and the city’s Recreation and Parks Department recently teamed up to create a performing arts space in Krusi Park. The space is open to the public to express themselves. Many volunteers contributed to the effort including professionals who donated their services. To learn more about the motivation behind the stage’s creation and the team that poured their hearts into it, see Cindy Miner-Kapelke’s commentary in the editorial section.

Hate and bigotry have reared their ugly heads yet a third time in Alameda: the broken windows at Temple Israel and anti-Islamic flyers on Sherman Street have now been joined by a noose lying on the sidewalk near a fence at Alameda High School (AHS).

About 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, administrators at AHS reported the discovery of a noose near the school property fence. APD Lt. Hoshmand Durani said that when officers arrived they discovered a noose fashioned from a portion of a thin black nylon rope that was being used to attach a privacy screen to the fence.

The Alameda High School class of 1957 is hosting its 60th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Elks Rathskeller, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, use the rear entrance on the lower level.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a no-host reception; a sit-down dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a flat iron steak, stuffed chicken breast, salmon, or crispy polenta cakes, and then dance to the music of the 1950s. 

Checks in the amount of $65 a person payable to 1957 Class Reunion are due Sept. 8. Mail the checks to Marilyn Zecher, 3263 Washington St., Alameda CA 94501. 

 

With school back in session, Alameda Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) will be continuing its ongoing partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Ross Stores to support the club’s Power Hour: Making Minutes Count program, an interactive after-school homework assistance program for members, ages 6 to 18. The program offers opportunities for the club’s staff to support youth members in developing positive attitudes about education and encourage youth to complete homework and become self-directed learners.

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