The rent measure backed by Alameda landlords has officially been ruled out of the November ballot by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters office.


Members and guests of the Alameda Women’s Golf Club took part in a massive invitational tournament last Thursday, July 26.

The invitational tournament consisted of 140 participants, 81 of those were guests. Participants were divided into teams of four. The 35 total teams were separated by five flight groups depending on their handicap scores. The tournament was played in a “Best Net 2 Ball” tournament in which each team’s two best balls on each hole counted toward the score. 


Alameda native James Hahn finished tied for 70th place at last weekend’s Pro Golf Association (PGA) Championship at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.


On Friday, July 29, Diantay Powell stood in Judge C. Don Clay’s courtroom and apologized for murdering two teenage girls in 2012. Clay was unmoved by the apology and sentenced Powell to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 65 years for murdering Bobbie Sartain, 16, and Raquel Gerstel, 15, on Minna Avenue in Oakland’s Allendale neighborhood on Nov. 25, 2012. 


Brand new exhibition considers implications of upcoming vote

Ten artists whose images challenge viewers to consider the implications — and unintended consequences — of the votes we cast this November will display their artwork this month at the popUp Gallery at 1517 Park Street.

Opening this Saturday, Aug. 6, Be Careful What You Vote For explores many of the issues that will confront the next President and Congress. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Singer-songwriter Tracy Blackman will perform. 


An Alameda resident will be competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio as a member of the U.S. rowing team.

Hans Struzyna, 27, is a member of the men’s eight U.S. rowing team that will compete in the Olympics starting this weekend. The team earned its trip to Rio by taking first place on May 24 at the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.


The 80th Annual Junior Golf Championship took place on July 18 and 19 on the Earl Fry Course at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex.

Golfers from all over the Bay Area took part in the two-day event. Participants totaled 175 golfers in all between the ages of seven and 18. 


Members of the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) won a gold medal for softball at the California Firefighters Olympics (CFO) last Thursday, July 21.

They went a perfect 7-0 in three days of competition on the way to their gold medal. AFD took down firefighters from the Southern Marin Fire Department 19-15 in the gold-medal game at the Twin Creek Sports Complex in Sunnyvale.


Children’s book authors and illustrators, Darleen Sherman and Nancy Mongerson, are happy to announce the release of their fifth published book, Tickle Your Taste Buds. Sherman and Mongerson describe the newest title as “where humorous rhymes combine with good eats.” The duo are both Alameda residents and former teachers with the Alameda Unified School District. Their books also include lesson plans on how to use them in the classroom.


An initiative backed by Alameda property owners that would offer an alternative rent ordinance option appears unlikely to make it on the November ballot.

The Alameda County Registrar of Voter’s office could not verify if the signatures attached to the initiative were valid during the random sample check process.

“It is a pretty complicated process,” said Alameda City Clerk Lara Weisiger. “The Registrar’s office has their own way for calculating whether the signatures are valid during a random sample.”