Sun Staff Reports
The third annual Alameda Running Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, with the races starting at Alameda Point.
Five different races will be run that day. The first race is a half-marathon (13.1 miles). It will begin at 7 a.m. and will showcase both sides of the Island.
The second race is the half-marathon relay. This race allows participants to team up in a group of two or four. If it is a team of two each runner must travel 6.5 miles, if it is a team of four each member runs 3.2 miles. This event also starts at 7 a.m.
The Alameda Women’s Golf Club and the Alameda Senior Men’s Golf Club held a joint tournament last Thursday, Aug. 30, on the Jack Clark Course.
The players competed in teams of four: each team composed of two members from the men’s club and two members from the women’s club.
In this tournament the lower two net scores of each team on each hole counted in the scoring, and the two higher net scores were discarded.
On Friday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. colorful collage art and poetic projections exploring the themes of migration and conflict will be on display in the previously empty storefront windows at the corner of Park Street and Santa Clara Avenue in downtown Alameda. Continuing towards Oak Street, the sounds of Spanish gypsy guitar, driving percussion and Balkan brass will flow from nearby courtyards and patios to create a buzz with engaging music, dance and conversation.
Members of the Encinal High School DECA club are working to raise money so they can attend DECA’s “New York Experience” event in New York City this winter. The club is currently seeking donations of clothes, electronics, DVDs/CDs, furniture, bicycles, school supplies, toys, video games and jewelry to supply a yard sale set for Saturday, Sept. 22.
On Saturday, Sept. 8, at noon, local skateboarders who frequent Alameda’s Cityview Skatepark, 1177 W. Red Line Ave., will host the fourth annual “Land or Slam Skate Jam” fundraiser there in memory of the late Clay Harding, an Alameda skateboarder who lost his life in 2014. The event is free, open to all ages and features barbecue, local art and music and a skateboarding contest. Prizes donated by local skate shops will be given in three age categories. Registration for the contest starts at 11 a.m. with a $5 entry fee. All proceeds from the event will benefit the skatepark.
Dutch inventor Boyan Slat founded Ocean Cleanup in 2013 in his hometown of Delft, the Netherlands. His staff consists of more than 70 engineers, researchers, scientists and computational modelers working daily to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. The company is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
With less than a week before the onset of the Jewish New Year, the question of where to attend services is high on the list for many Jewish families and singles. Recognizing the often high price tag attached to the experience, Chabad of Alameda is offering its friendly and welcoming services for free for individuals of all ages in the Alameda Jewish community.
The City of Alameda is electing not to submit an application for the 2018 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) from the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ). Chief of Police Paul Rolleri advised Alameda County officials that the city would not apply for this federal grant. This means Alameda’s allotted funds, a total of $10,511.75, will be distributed to other agencies in Alameda County.