Alameda

 

Alameda native Cooper Teare finished fourth in the Nike Elite Camp high school men’s one-mile race last Saturday, July 2 at the historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Teare, a rising senior at St. Joseph Notre Dame, was one of 10 male athletes to participate in the prestigious invite-only race. 

Teare stayed with the rest of the pack for majority of the race. He was able to take over the fourth place position on the final turn of the race. Teare finished with a time of 4:06.79. 

 

The Alameda Recreation and Parks Department’s park monitors visit all the city’s parks and make sure facilities are clean, greet park users, provide information and assistance and enforce park rules. Monitors also make sure picnic and field reservations are in place. 

To report an issue, voice a concern or give a compliment during the weekend, call the monitors directly at 775-5459.

 

The city of Alameda is offering a free summer recreational baseball league for Alameda youth who have completed kindergarten to fifth grade. 

 

Well-known Bay Area-based comedian Will Durst will be in town this Saturday, July 9, at 8 p.m. to perform an all new comedy show titled “Elect to Laugh 2016” that sheds some hilarious light on an already laughable election (just kidding).  

The five-time Emmy nominee would like to thank his co-authors, the best joke writers in the business: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama and the ubiquitous Sarah Palin — and their assistants, the 535 hardworking satirists in Congress.

 

Construction to begin on two-block stretch of Park Street

With new construction on both sides of Park Street between Lincoln and Buena Vista avenues completed or planned, pedestrian safety in the corridor has become a priority for the city of Alameda.

Construction work was anticipated to begin this past Tuesday, to improve safety for those crossing Park Street. Recently approved commercial developments are expected to significantly increase the number of pedestrians using these crosswalks. 

 

The story of our national flag can be summed up with three “L’s:” Lore, Lyrics and Liberty. To commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the Culinary Academy of Post Street explored all three.

 

 

Friday, July 8

 

Effort provides low-income students with school supplies

The fifth annual “Equipped 4 Success” school supply drive kicks off this week. The community drive provides low-income Alameda students in kindergarten through 12th grade with new backpacks and quality, grade-level appropriate school supplies.  

 

Phillip Banta, the owner of a Clement Avenue property, will be back before the Planning Board, next Monday, July 11. The board will host a public hearing to consider and take action on Banta’s request to approve a development plan and density bonus applications. Banta hopes to build 182 residential units and offer approximately two acres of open space on 9.48-acres at 2235 Clement Ave.
In addition, the Planning Board will consider Banta’s request to approve the design for the Oakland Estuary waterfront along the property. 

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