Alameda News

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.

 

On Friday, Aug. 25, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered search-and-rescue task forces across the state to aid the national response to Hurricane Harvey. Alameda County Task Force 4 was among the task forces that Brown ordered to Texas. Alameda Fire Department is a member of Task Force 4. 

“We deployed Saturday night around 10 p.m., and drove straight through to San Antonio, Tex., arriving around 6 p.m. Monday night,” Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Lipp, a member of the task force, wrote in a Facebook post.

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. 

The governing board of the Peralta Community College District will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget of the district for the year ending June 30, 2018, prior to final adoption as required by the California Code of Regulations, Title 5 Section 58301.

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