Alameda native Cooper Teare finished first overall at the Alameda Fourth of July Ralph Appezzato Charity Event (R.A.C.E.) 5K. 

Longtime Fourth of July Parade Committee members left to right: Kendra Williams, Mark Sorenson and Barbara Price kick off the 2018 Fourth of July Parade (above). The trio will be out there again today, leading the community in what has long been rumored the longest Fourth of July Parade in the nation, and therefore, the world. Word from Price is that in 2020 the City of Alameda may be taking over production of the parade from the volunteer, nonprofit committee. The new arrangement has Sorenson and Price stepping down after more than a decade of service.

The Alameda Junior Golf Club summer series returned June 26 on the Chuck Corica Golf Complex with a co-ed scramble tournament.

The team of Adrian Davis, Neil Albeida, Levi Pero and Katherine Scheingart won with a net 59. 
The team of Tyler Thai, Chelsie Chin, Isabel Kim and Eric Koh finished second with a net 61. 
The team of Brice Chin, Anders Vieaux, Dylan Parod and Veronica Samala finished third with a net 62.

For more information on the Alameda Junior Golf Club season, call 521-4727

The just-published grand jury investigation regarding two Alameda City Councilmembers is essential reading for Alamedans. The grand jury said, “CM1 was the only Councilmember who wrote a letter of recommendation and CM1 and CM2 were the only members of the Council who met with the City Manager about the process.” That would be Jim Oddie and Malia Vella. Except where bracketed, the following are exact quote excerpts from the report.