A global water sports equipment company will be holding a paddleboard demonstration in Alameda next Thursday, Aug. 18.

Jobe Watersports will be conducting the demo at Mike’s Paddle, 1150 Ballena Blvd., at 4 p.m. The demo is free and open to the public. Visitors at event will have the chance to try Jobe stand up paddleboards (SUPs) and experience products from tour co-sponsors Johnnie-O clothing, Bai Natural Drink, Eagle Eyes, CLIF Bar®, JoFit, Eagles Nest Outfitters, GU Energy Gel and Rockview Farms.


The Alameda Junior Golf Club continued its summer season with the Club Championship tournament at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex last Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Conor Neal won the championship on the boys’ side with a 76 (37 on the front nine, and a 39 on the back). Elizabeth Scholtes won the tournament on the girls’ side with a 72. She shot a 36 on both the front and back. 

In other competition, Jacob Katanski beat Harrod Tang in a tiebreaker to win the 16- to 18-year-old boys’ division. They both shot a 78. Peter Del Prete shot a 79 for third place.



The public is invited to a free event tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 12, 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). The shelter is celebrating its newly remodeled offices. Visitors will see the new lobby, meet shelter staff and volunteers and get a tour of the facility.  

The open house will also offer the opportunity to meet adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits and enjoy a free ice cream treat provided by Tucker’s Super-Creamed Ice Cream. 


The U.S. Olympic men’s eight rowing team was unable to qualify for the rowing final after its preliminary race Monday, Aug. 8. However, the team was given a reprieve in the repéchage race yesterday, Aug. 10.

In Olympic format, the winner of the two heats automatically qualify for the final race, which will take place on Sunday, Aug. 13, while the other teams compete in the repéchage for a chance to compete in the final. 

The U.S. team competed in Heat 2. The U.S. drew the heat with the 2012 men’s eight gold medalist team Germany. 


Residents of the homes along Jackson Park gathered Tuesday evening, Aug. 5, to celebrate National Night Out. Neighbors have been gathering for this event for 32 years. The concept was established in 1984, when an estimated 2.5 million people gathered in 400 communities. National Night Out is a crime prevention program that emphasizes building partnerships between the police and fire departments and the community. People gather the first Tuesday in August for block parties, cookouts, parades, contests, youth activities and seminars.


Members of several tenant advocacy groups congregated at the front steps of City Hall on Monday, Aug. 8, to voice their displeasure with the evictions and other harassment taking place at Bay View Apartments. 


For the 10th straight year, an exhibition of California artists’ work called cross currents will be on display at the Alameda Museum Gallery at 2324 Alameda Ave. 

The group exhibit features 17 artists and will open to the public with a reception this Saturday, Aug. 6, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.


Principal Babs Freitas, teacher and Go Green coordinator Michele Kuttner and Media Center teacher, Roxanne Clement traveled to Washington, D.C. for the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition ceremony to accept the award for Bay Farm Elementary School. Bay Farm was one of 47 schools honored. The local school was the only public school nominated for this federal program by the California Department of Education Green Ribbon School committee in 2016.

“It was so exciting to represent Alameda for the first time at this event,” said Kuttner.


Radio Day Live! By The Bay held July 24 was a full day of events at Kofman Auditorium hosted by the California Historical Radio Hall of Fame (CHRS) based at 2152 Central Ave. Radiophiles from all over the globe flew in to celebrate radio’s colorful history. 

Former Rolling Stone magazine editor Ben Fong-Torres attended and discussed his roots in radio. Fong-Torres is the author of many best-selling books covering topics ranging from his days in radio to musical acts like the Grateful Dead, Eagles and Doors.