The General Election ballot is set, and Alameda voters will be determining a host of issues in November. Along with voting for the next U.S. President, Alameda voters will elect two city councilmembers, a city auditor, treasurer, school board members and decide on two city ordinance issues.
Stacked Adventures, an outdoor guide, gear and concierge service in Alameda, is conducting a special kayak tour of Seaplane Lagoon where a guide will inform the public about upcoming Alameda Point development projects on Saturday, Aug. 27.
The kayakers will travel past the Navy’s Reserve fleet MARAD and the USS Hornet, then paddle out to the breakwater enjoying the sea breeze, marine life, and scenic views of the bay area.
The start of the school year is less than a week away, which means the start of the fall sports season is just around the corner. Many Alameda students and parents will be heading to the football fields this fall to see Alameda and Encinal high schools compete for the 2016 league title.
This football season will be even more intriguing because both Encinal and Alameda will compete in the same league, the Shoreline League in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC), for the first time in several years.
A GoFundMe account was established last week to support gay rights activist Marcial Bolina Cable in his fight against cancer.
With symptoms of confusion, short-term memory loss and a shuffled walk, Cable, 53, went for a check-up at Kaiser Permanente Oakland on June 7. Marcial was immediately hospitalized for multiple brain tumors.
Cable remained hospitalized for a month. Preliminary diagnosis after a brain biopsy was non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Marcial is undergoing regular chemotherapy in Redwood City.
Many people ride their bicycles to the library and around the Alameda community. Riders can soon get a free bike tune-up courtesy of the Bike Mobile and the Alameda Free Library. If a bike has begun making one of those mysterious sounds or collecting dust because it has a flat tire, bring it to the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for some free repairs and adjustments.
Wine Women & Song fundraiser concert set for Saturday
Alameda’s destination for global arts and culture, Rhythmix Cultural Works, presents the third annual Wine, Women & Song Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 3 to 7 p.m. All proceeds from the event support free cultural arts education programs for local youth.
The festivities will spotlight women winemakers, musicians and artists, and will culminate in a concert from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring the one-night-only reunion of acclaimed Latin jazz fusion band Wild Mango.
Residents living in and around Alameda can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Trinity Lutheran Church will host this community event on Friday, Sept. 2. The church is located at 1323 Central Ave in Alameda.
A crowd nearing 50 people joined in the fun Saturday when Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos, local historians and publishers of the Alameda Sun, led a tour of Bay Farm Island’s original dry land. The duo lead tours through the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department’s Alameda Walks program.
Local residents meet up every Saturday morning to walk for about an hour. Tour leaders and locations vary week to week.
Find out more about the walking program at alamedaca.gov/recreation/alameda-walks.
City to open case file on lot local hotel denies it owns
Steve Meckfessel has put down deep roots in Marina Village. He came aboard when Vintage Properties started developing the former site of the Bethlehem Steel shipyards. Vintage sold the property about 10 years ago, but Meckfessel stayed. Today he is the managing investor for SRM Managing Investors, owners of the Marina Village Yacht Harbor. “We are honored to be the stewards of this special place. We take this honor seriously,” Meckfessel said.