Last week the Alameda Sun reported on some misbehavior at the Extended Stay America parking lot on Marina Village Parkway (“Parking Lot Attracts Crime, Shenanigans,” Aug. 18). Part of the story described 26 boat trailers, 16 boats and six automobiles “all abandoned.” After reading the story Robert Nelson called to let the Sun know that only one of boats in the parking lot was “abandoned” as the story described them. 


The California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA), a private, nonprofit organization that provides training and support to 44 Court Appointed Special Advocate programs across the state, has appointed Alameda resident John L. Lipp the organization’s new chief executive officer. Lipp began his tenure Aug. 1.


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.

Screenings can check for:


When you make a therapeutic massage appointment, try some of the following suggestions to get the most from your massage service.