More than 500 people showed up for a “March for Our Lives” vigil on Saturday, March 24, at Park Street and Santa Clara Avenue. The crowd swelled with Alamedans showing their support for the children and expressing their wishes to see an end to gun violence in schools.
The demonstrators proceded down Park Street in a line stretching an estimated five blocks, serenaded by loud cheers and honks of passersby.
Hundreds of Alameda students marched through the rain Wednesday, March 14, as part of a national movement calling for gun reform and improved safety measures in schools. Students marched down Central Avenue to a rally at Lower Washington Park. The rally included student and adult speakers as well as tables for voter registration, letter-writing campaigns and education around gun laws. Quite a few local media outlets, march-safety volunteers and Alameda Police were present to ensure the event occured safely.
Lincoln Middle School student Hazel Purins qualified for the state championship by taking second place at the ninth annual Alameda County Junior High Spelling Bee held last Saturday at Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley. Just the top two contestants advance to the state competition. Purins and her “rival” Anisha Rao will represent Alameda County at the Junior High State Spelling Bee Championship set for Saturday, May 5, in San Rafael.
‘Lil caught the Westbound’ as Arnerich wanted it said
Anthony “Lil” Arnerich
June 23, 1929 – March 9, 2018
Former Vice Mayor
The Island City’s elder statesman, an East Bay civic leader for decades, Anthony “Lil” Arnerich passed last Friday morning. Arnerich’s acheivements in the service of this city go well beyond his eight years as Vice Mayor and Councilmember.