In a time of political unrest and sanctuary uncertainty, the City hosted a Know Your Rights workshop on May 31 at Ruby Bridges Elementary School. The gathering served as an informative, albeit brief, respite for anxious immigrant families and concerned neighbors who showed up to get some answers.
Jim Franz, the Community Development and Resiliency Coordinator, organized the workshop. Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer addressed the audience. As a Latina, Spencer said that she stands in solidarity with the Hispanic community and those in fear of deportation.
Robby Jackson won Rookie of the Year for the U.S. Hockey League 2013-2014 season.
Alameda native Robby Jackson was named Rookie of the Year for the United States Hockey League (USHL) 2013-2014 season.
Jackson, 16, set the record for most goals in the USHL Tier 1 era (2002-present) for a 16-year-old with 28 goals. He also accumulated 14 assists giving him 42 points on the season. The season was not all roses for Jackson and his Chicago Steel team. The Steel lost its first 10 games of the season, starting with a 5-1 defeat to the Green Bay Gamblers on Sept. 12.
Alameda County Industries (ACI), the company that provides trash pickup service to the Island City, has found itself in the middle of a labor dispute. Some of the company’s workers walked off their jobs and staged a two-hour rally last Thursday at its recycling center on Aladdin Avenue in San Leandro. According to those who attended the rally, ACI told its other workers that anyone who joined the rally would be fired.