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Emi the Eagle grasps a check for $649 made out to the Golden Gate Audubon Society. Lorenzo Puertas of Croll’s Pizza, left, presented the funds raised through sales of unique bird-themed pizzas to the society to help create the Alameda National Wildlife Refuge. Accepting the check on behalf of the society are Linda Vallee, Leora Feeney and Cindy Margulas. To help out, call 843-2222 or write to

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) has tapped Alameda High School (AHS) math teacher Michael Lamb as its “Teacher of the Year.” 
Lamb, 48, has been teaching at AHS for 21 years. The district recognized him for  his deep commitment to students, his awareness of what each individual student was doing and the unobtrusive manner in which he was able to monitor and provide help where it was needed.

Save the Bench, a newly formed group founded by Park Avenue residents and their neighbors, has begun circulating a petition. 

The group hopes to ensure that one of Alameda’s beloved landmarks, the Isabelle Clark Memorial Bench in Jackson Park south of San Jose Avenue, is repaired and restored rather than demolished. 

She had the bench inscribed “In Memory of My Dumb Friends,” a reference to her love of animals. Isabelle Clark paid for the design and installation of the bench in 1920 as a memorial to her late husband, George B. Clark. 

Jonathan De Los Reyes created a wide distance between himself and the rest of the field on his way to win the 87th Annual Alameda Commuters Tournament last Sunday, May 4.

De Los Reyes entered the second weekend of the tournament with a four-stroke lead at seven-under par 135. But his play in the third round, or moving day as it is called at the Commuters removed any doubt that Reyes would be the winner.

A few weeks ago, The Alamedan put out the call for questions to ask City Manager John Russo about the city’s plans to develop Alameda Point. We shared those questions with Russo and his team at City Hall and they sent their answers. 


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