Alameda

An Alameda man is being held at a San Francisco County jail on $1 million bond for allegedly stabbing a man in San Francisco last month.

Pablo Garcia, 35, is being held at San Francisco County’s San Bruno Complex jail facility. He has been staying at the facility since being booked on May 26. His arrest stems from a May 3 incident that resulted in a 59-year-old man being stabbed in the back. Allegedly, Garcia approached the victim from behind and stabbed him and he immediately fled the scene, according to police reports.

Annual street maintenance will get under way soon, along with a repair project along Otis Drive and Pacific Avenue. Both projects will begin this month and is estimated to be completed by late October. Construction will take place Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Alamedans who love cats can do something to help their feline friends at the Island Cat Resources and Adoptions (ICRA) fundraiser auction this Saturday, June 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. The event is being held for the 25th year. 

Enjoy refreshments, wine and beer tastings while benefiting local cats directly. Bid on local adventures, wine and beer tastings, jewelry, pet-themed items, art, wine lots and more in the auction or shop for crafts and play games to win wine. 

Tai Chewpanich and Jeanne Yip are atop the leaderboard with matching net 68s after round one of the 67th President’s Cup tournament Thursday, May 30, on the Jack Clark Course. The President’s Cup is a three-round tournament. The golfer with the lowest net score after all three rounds wins the tournament regardless of what flight they play in. 

Chewpanich competed in the first flight among golfers with a handicap of 14 to 22. Three of the top four golfers in the President’s Cup played in the first flight.

Local pop musician Lorenzo Wood announced his new single, Jacket (I’m Sensitive.) It is available now. The single won Best Song in January at the West Coast Songwriter’s Redwood City Chapter. 

“It’s a song about letting your friends know that you need their support, even if they don’t understand what you’re going through,” Wood said. The single was recorded in Alameda at Wood’s studio. 

The Fourth of July Foundation would like to thank the City of Alameda, the Alameda Sun and the community for their help in getting the volunteers and funding needed to host the Fourth of July Parade this year. The additional efforts secured the expanded safety measures needed to protect everyone attending and participating in the parade.

Vicki Vien, a senior at the Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), has been named as the 32nd annual winner of the $5,000 Ken and Shirley Van Sickle Scholarship. Vien is a top student at ASTI and has earned her high school diploma from ASTI as well as two Associate of Arts degrees from the College of Alameda. She is president of several school clubs and participates in many other school and community activities. Vicki plans to attend California State University at Stanislaus this fall and has interests in both law and medicine.

A federal grand jury indicted an Oakland man Tuesday, May 7, on charges stemming from five bank robberies throughout the Bay Area including one in Alameda last November. Duane Kurt Makela is alleged to have stolen $33,301 in  five heists between October 2018 and February 2019, according to the indictment. The indictment stated Makela, 49, “used force, violence and intimidation, to rob a credit union and four banks.”  

The Oakland A’s mascot Stomper hung out with Alameda’s new City Manager, Eric J. Leavitt, May 1, when the Major League Baseball team hosted a town hall meeting about its proposed new stadium at Oakland’s Howard Terminal. The meeting was held at Michaan’s Auction Theater at Alameda Point. The new stadium location, just across the estuary from Alameda Point, poses some interesting challenges and opportunities for synergy with the Island City.

The City Council hosted an Open House on Thursday, May 2, at City Hall West to discuss Alameda’s Rent Stabilization Program. Topics included: new proposals for capital improvements, relocation payments, rent increases and no-cause evictions. Attendees conversed, viewed the city’s proposal and wrote their opinions about the topics. The meeting gathered a diverse pool of tenants, homeowners and landlords curious about existing and proposed policies. 

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