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.

The Alameda Blaze 10-and-under girls’ softball team (above) won all six of their games over the June 14-16 weekend to win the Petaluma Father’s Day NorCal ASA Tournament. 

The Blaze routed the Santa Rosa Red Barons, 14-6, in the title game. The match was stopped in the sixth inning after the Blaze overmatched the Barons by 8 due to the mercy rule coming into effect.  

67th annual golf tourney ends in first-ever three-way tie

Tai Chewpanich won the Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s 67th annual President’s Cup in a thriller that had to be decided with a playoff Thursday, June 20, on the Jack Clark Course.

Chewpanich entered the final round six strokes behind leader Jeanne Yip at net 141. Chewpanich shot a net 69 in the third and final round, while Yip posted a net 75. They both shot a net 210 after three rounds. 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) was given the honor of carrying the Flame of Hope torch to mark the upcoming Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) Summer Games. The 50th anniversary of the games will take place June 21 to 23 in Davis, Calif.

Jeanne Yip has the outright lead after round two of the Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s 67th President’s Cup June 6 on the Jack Clark Course.

Yip was tied with Tai Chewpanich for the lead after round one with matching net 68s. Yip posted a net 67 in the second round, while Chewpanich shot a net 73. Chewpanich dropped from tied for first to fourth place in the overall net tournament. Yip holds a three-shot lead over Chewpanich after two rounds of the three-round tournament.