Alameda News

Several local bands will perform from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at McGee’s Bar & Grill this Saturday, Aug. 8, in an effort to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Team in Training.

The East Bay Rocks fundraiser will feature: The Saloons, Nate Jones & the Sloe Slippers, The Jilters, Rust & Whiskey and more.

The event will also feature a raffle, food and drink and other fun at the bar known for its rotating menu at 1645 Park St. Sponsors include Sparkle Athletic and the Oakland Zoo.

Thanks to a concerned Alameda Sun reader, city staff is better monitoring the new bikeway on Shore Line Drive. The reader asked the city to consider installing signs that remind bicyclists that pedestrians have the right of way as they cross bikeway intersections along Shore Line.

Alameda Unified School District’s (AUSD) high school students gave life to two gardens on school district property. A dozen students transformed neglected school plots at Woodstock Child Development Center and Ruby Bridges Elementary School as a part of Project Eat’s "Get Fresh! Stay Healthy!" internship program.

Project Eat is an Alameda County Office of Education program that promotes living a healthy lifestyle through growing and eating healthy food.

At its July 21 meeting the City Council introduced a pair of rent-related ordinances. The first involved giving some teeth to the city’s Rent Review Advisory Committee, while the second concerned the review of rent increases.

Renting is a convenient and affordable option for residents who do not wish to purchase their own property. Renters pay a fixed monthly amount to property owners rather than hundreds of thousands for their own property. Because of this, many Alamedans choose to rent instead of buy.

On Wednesday, July 22, the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Education voted to appoint Gray Harris to the seat left empty when Niel Tam passed away on May 24.

Harris taught elementary school for six years in Alameda and served as president of the Alameda Education Association, the union that represents Alameda teachers. Harris was one of five candidates who applied for Tam’s seat. Hazel Lau, Michael McMahon, Anne McKereghan and Dorota Sawicka also applied for the position.