Alameda

The Encinal High School (EHS) Jets football team used its defensive prowess to give previously unbeaten Skyline High (3-1) of Oakland its first loss on the season Friday, Sept. 20 at Stargell Field.

The Jets best offense in the non-conference bout was its defense. With its offense sputtering for much of the contest the Jets turned to its defense to put points on the board. The Jets forced five turnovers in the game. They returned three of those turnovers for touchdowns.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the city revised the agenda for the Tuesday, Oct. 1, City Council meeting. The revision added a closed-session item that concerns the Carnegie Library at 2264 Santa Clara Ave. and the adjoining Foster House at 1429 Oak St. 

According to the founder and team leader of Carnegie Innovation Hall, Michael Sturtz, the City Council has decided to renegotiate the lease agreement with his group. “This is creating unforeseen delays that could cause the project to be infeasible,” Sturtz said. 

An Alameda resident will retain access to his residence after the City Council passed new tenant protections for renters using government-aid vouchers to pay their rent. 

Musiy Rishin, 87, was notified Monday, Sept. 15, that Margaret Tam, his landlord at the Dunes Apartments at 2445 Shoreline Dr., ended her effort to evict him from his residence of more than 17 years. She dropped the effort after the passage of an urgency ordinance that added Section 8 protections to the city’s current rent ordinance at the Sept. 3 Council meeting. 

The fourth annual Alameda Running Festival took place Sunday, Sept. 15, at Alameda Point. The half marathon, 10K, 5K and the family fun run were all held on the same day.

The 106th annual Alameda Tennis Tournament took place the weekend of Sept. 6 to 8 at Krusi and Lower Washington parks.

Dung Pham won the men’s singles Division 4 tournament by defeating Terry Chea 6-0, 6-1 in the final Sunday, Sept. 8 at Lower Washington Park. Pham beat out 13 other competitors to win Div. 4. Pham beat Luis Hernandez 7-6, 6-2 in the first round on the day before. He followed that with a 6-4, 3-6, 11-9 victory over Anton Patton in the quarterfinal. Pham beat Edgar Setton 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinal.

This Saturday, Sept. 21, Alameda Meals on Wheels will host its third annual “Fall Fest — An Island Celebration of Craft Beers, Wine, Music and Games.” The beer-centered fundraiser runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the Encinal Yacht Club, 1251 Pacific Marina. 

Alameda’s new City Manager, Eric J. Levitt, came into office on April 12. The Alameda Sun interviewed Levitt recently and asked questions about his new role, challenges and plans for the city. The City Manager is appointed through the City Council. Roles of the City Manager include: providing policy support and recommendations to the Council and leadership and direction for all city departments. Levitt comes with 18 years of city management experience at his former positions in Simi Valley, Calif.; Janesville, Wisc.; and Sedona, Ariz.

Alameda native Keelan Doss is coming back home after the Oakland Raiders re-signed him Monday, Sept. 9.

The Alameda native signed a one-year deal with the Raiders to fill the void left after the team released wide receiver Antonio Brown Saturday, Sept. 7. Brown was released after numerous clashes with team management. He eventually signed with the New England Patriots.

Dialing “211” in Alameda provides individuals and families in need with a shortcut through what can be a bewildering maze of health and human service agency phone numbers. By simply dialing 211, those in need of assistance can be referred — and sometimes connected — to appropriate agencies and community organizations.

Dialing 211 helps direct callers to services for, among others: the elderly, the disabled, those who do not speak English, those with a personal crisis, those with limited reading skills and those who are new to their communities.

The City of Alameda announced it will host two community meetings with local, state and federal tsunami experts to help residents prepare for a potential tsunami. The first is specifically geared to assist the maritime business community and live-aboard resident boaters in protecting their assets. The second meeting will discuss what Alameda residents in general need to do to prepare for a tsunami. 

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