Anyone in the community looking to join others for a Thanksgiving meal can join the annual gathering hosted by Christ Episcopal Church today, Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24. Be part of the tradition 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meal is free to the public. Christ Episcopal Church is located at 1700 Santa Clara Ave. at the corner of Grand Street. For more information, call 523-7200.
The St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Women’s golf team finished its season with a perfect 8-0 league record recently.
The Pilots then went on to win the Bay Cities League (BCL) tournament on Oct. 18 at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex in Alameda. All-league honors went to Eileen Rhatigan, Ally Hauck, Maddie O’Conner (first team) and Rosie Saxton (second team).
Perhaps the most pressing matter facing our city is how we develop key parts of our Island, since what happens in those areas affects everyone. I voted against two developments along the estuary because I was dissatisfied with their transit plan (“bus passes”).
Mayor Trish Spencer honored three curators of the Cajun-Zydeco music and dance community with proclamations acknowledging their contributions. The mayor recognized Dana DeSimone, Lisa Lee and Ellen Papper for establishing the Eagles’ Hall as the premier Cajun-Zydeco dance hall in California. The venue draws notable local bands and well as musicians from as far away as Louisiana.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 400, will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Alameda Veterans Building, 2203 Central Ave. This month’s meeting features a presentation by Bruce Choy, Alameda County’s veterans’ service officer.
A community workshop on the citywide Transit and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan has been set for Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mastick Senior Center Social Hall at 1155 Santa Clara Ave. City staff and the consultant team will request input on preliminary strategies to help improve transportation in Alameda.
The “Utility Modernization Act” (Measure K1) is on the Nov. 8 ballot. The single-ballot measure seeks approval of two unrelated utility issues. The first concerns collecting a tax, the second deals with transferring funds. This presents voters with a dilemma if they favor one but not the other.