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City hall recognizes tireless efforts of once vice-mayor, perennial volunteer 

The city of Alameda teamed up with the Arnerich family to surprise the family patriarch, Lil Arnerich, at the July 1 City Council meeting. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren turned out to witness Mayor Marie Gilmore read a proclamation that declared the week of June 29 to July 5 “Lil Arnerich Week.” Lil’s wife, Norma, expressed her delight that she was able to get Lil to the council chambers without his knowing about the proclamation. She stood by his side at the dais as Gilmore read the city’s decree.

Stephanie Bellato swept all winning categories on her way to win the Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s July Charm last Thursday, July 3, on the Earl Fry Course.

Bellato shot the lowest net score with a net 67 — the event standings were based on each golfer’s net score. She also had the lowest gross score with an overall 77 and she shot the lowest number of putts with 29. 

The sight of professional tennis players clad in pink, a barbecue to the side, a raffle and participants with smiles all around marked the success of the first Rally for the Cure at the Harbor Bay Club. 

University of California, Davis, graduate and professional tennis player Chris Aria organized this fundraiser on Saturday, May 31, with the support of the nonprofit Susan G. Komen Foundation.  

The Alameda Babe Ruth League is holding a fundraiser dinner to support Alameda’s youth baseball teams.

“Grandpa Joe’s Pasta and Tri-tip Dinner” will be a five-hour event that will take place this Saturday, July 12, at the Alameda Elks Lodge located at 2255 Santa Clara Ave. Guests will be treated to a pasta and tri-tip dinner. There will also be a silent auction at the event. Tickets cost $40 in advance and $50 at the door. 

Dragon Flyers travel to Venice for international regatta

The Alameda Dragon Flyers, an Alameda dragon boat racing team, traveled all the way to Venice, Italy last weekend to take part in the International Flatwater Sprint canoe kayak regatta. The races took place on the Lake of Santa Caterina in Auronzo di Cadore in Belluno, about 135 kilometers from Venice, on July 4-6. 

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