The 62nd Annual City of Alameda Swim Championships Alameda is ready to kick off at the Encinal High School Swim Center Friday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 7.

The swim meet will bring together some of the best youth swimmers in Alameda — all participants must be Alameda residents — to take part in a challenging and fun competition.


Jenny Bae won the Alameda Golf Club’s net tournament event last Thursday, July 14, with a net 68.

Bae dominated the Earl Fry Course. Not only did she have the lowest net score, she also had the lowest gross score with an overall 80. In fact, Bae was the only golfer to post a net score in the 60s. Bae competed in the first flight among golfers with a handicap of 12 to 25. Maggie Lindquist shot a net 72 for second place in the flight. Dot Moody and Sherry Westernoff both shot net 73s to tie for third place. Pat O’Hara rounded out the top five with a net 75.


Can’t wait for the new Harry Potter script, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, to be released? Are you looking for new books to read? Join fellow fans to celebrate the script the day before it’s released and swap books with other teen readers.



With an afternoon set aside to write this column, I suddenly viewed the morning as an opportunity to cook up a boiled dinner of corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes and carrots. I had purchased three generous corned beef packages on sale, thinking that I might as well make enough, in one fell swoop, to feed my mom, her neighbor, my daughter and son-in-law, along with my husband and me. 


This is in response to Monty Heyings’s commentary (”Vote Cements Loophole for Alameda Landlords,” July 14) concerning the fixed-term lease “loophole” in the city’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance. I am neither a residential landlord nor a tenant.

Heying presents this issue as an error that Council is too lazy to fix. On the contrary, it was a clear policy decision that took up an hour of discussion beyond the midnight hour at the Feb. 16 Council meeting. 


Friday, July 22


The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors with all blood types to give now to replenish an extremely low summer supply.

“Blood donations have fallen short of hospital needs for the past few months, resulting in about 39,000 fewer donations than what’s needed,” the Red Cross said in a press release. The Red Cross has experienced a significant drawdown in its supply of blood. 


Brian Wu began his writing career early. As a fifth grader, he wrote a story he called “Wacky Olympics.” He later wrote “Body Wars,” a personification of the immune system and how human bodies fight disease.


My mom, 88 stubborn years old, still lives on her own in a big house with a cat that loves to get underfoot. Because I work in healthcare, I have an all-too-vivid recognition of the perils that can befall someone in her situation. So, posted on her kitchen bulletin board is a bright pink sheet of paper called a POLST.


In order to ensure access based on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the front lot of Alameda Municipal Power’s (AMP) Service Center at 2000 Grand St. will be closed to vehicle parking for repaving from Friday, July 22, through Saturday, July 23. During this time, electric vehicle charging stations and payment boxes located in the parking lot will also be inaccessible.

The service center will remain open and customers can use the sidewalk on Grand Street to reach the front entrance.