Alameda News


On Tuesday, March 14, the Board of Education appointed Anne McKereghan to fill Solana Henneberry’s seat. Henneberry passed away in February. 

McKereghan served as president of the Alameda Association of Realtors. She sits as the current Northern County director for the Bay East Association of Realtors and regional chair for the California Association of Realtors. 


The executive director of the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS), Nancy S. Baglietto, announced on March 13 that she is leaving Alameda. She has resigned and accepted a position as the executive director at Hospitality House, an emergency homeless shelter in Grass Valley, Calif. Her last day at FAAS will be next Friday, March 24. She will begin work in Nevada City on Saturday, April 1. 

Baglietto joined FAAS as executive director in February 2015. Her departure comes in the midst of negotiations with the city over the organization’s future funding. 


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has joined with Girls Inc. to sponsor a panel of women working in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The event, which runs from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, is a networking opportunity for high school students and anyone interested in a STEM career.


To celebrate National Boys & Girls Club week, Haircuts with Heart will be hosting a special event for the Alameda Boys & Girls Club youth and teen members on Wednesday, March 29. The new not-for-profit organization will provide free haircuts, styling, pizza, DJ, an open mic for stories, community and personal care from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Alameda Boys & Girls Club. The club is located at 1900 Third St. in Alameda.


A Jan. 13 fire at one of Alameda’s longest standing resturants, Kamakura, has left the sushi institution shuttered while insurance negotiations continue. Local gift store owners Steve King and Christine Gonsalves started a gofundme campaign to help Kamakura owner Faith Yamato. The fund has now raised $11,130 from 172 people. The restaurant still needs help. To contribute, visit 

Additional fundraisers have been held at Alameda restaurants.