Alameda News


Jeremy Reiss and his daughter Emily rock the night away at last week’s Father-Daughter Dance at the O Club at Alameda Point. Girls Incorporated of the Island City joined the Alameda Parks and Recreation to co-host the 16th annual affair for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade and their fathers, or other favorite male role models. This year’s theme was “Jungle Safari.” The event features delicious food and drink, arts and crafts, dancing to a DJ and special mementos for the girls.


Leaving several thousand dollars behind in Las Vegas can be a painful experience. But in my case, I ended up far richer and better informed than when I arrived. What I learned prompted me to donate two Automated Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs) to the Alameda Boy Scout Council and Girls Inc. of the Island City.

I had the privilege of meeting with two dozen professional rescuers from throughout the United States — three who were survivors of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) —that all have dedicated their lives to saving others.


Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and the Board of Education have announced that Board Member Solana Henneberry died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, after battling a serious illness for more than a year.


Measure B1 parcel tax in question

Three owners of commercial property in Alameda — Nelco, Inc., Santa Clara Investors II and Edward Hirshberg — have filed suit in Alameda County Superior Court against the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD). Records list Hirshberg as president and two other members of the Hirshberg family — Jerilyn and Wilson — as part-owners of Nelco Inc. 


Alamedan forced to defend bedroom

An Alameda resident fatally shot a teenager after the teen broke into his home last Wednesday, Feb. 1.

The incident occurred at 10:45 a.m. on Buena Vista Avenue. Authorities identified the deceased as 19-year-old Marquez Warren of Vallejo. Alameda Police Department (APD) Lt. Hoshmand Durani said Warren broke a rear glass door to enter the home. He then forced his way into one of the bedrooms. There he was confronted by the owner of the residence, Vedder Li, an off-duty Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy.