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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.

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.

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