News briefs

Lipow Elected

In a statewide election Gretchen Lipow beat out six contenders with a lead of 300 votes to represent Region 1’s 3,000 retired teachers who are members of the California Teachers Association (CTA). Lipow will sit on CTA’s board of directors and its state council. Region 1 covers the northwestern portion of the state.

Rent Review Advisory Committee Seeks Members

Sun Staff Reports

Register for National Night Out by July 31

The Alameda Police Department (APD) invites the public to participate in to National Night Out (NNO) on from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, APD will visit all registered neighborhoods. NNO is designed to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing a sense of community. It’s a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

AMP Warns of Scam

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) warns customers that someone impersonating a utility representative may be going door to door collecting on electric bills. 

AMP employees never collect payments door to door, nor do they demand immediate payment on an AMP account. Employees always carry identification cards with the AMP logo. Vehicles are also marked with the AMP name. If you are approached and asked for payment, do not give out any information and call AMP customer service at 748-3900.

Girls Inc. Celebrates 50 years

Girls Inc. of the Island City will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a gala at Faz Restaurant and Bar, 1111 Broadway in Oakland from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11. Tickets cost $75.

Guests will enjoy a formal wine reception with an abundance of hor d’oeuvres catered by Faz. Jim Franz and Jan Nichols will provide the entertainment.

Guests will be able to bid on silent and live auction packages that include a seven-night stay in Australia, a weekend stay at Disneyland, gift certificates to local businesses, and much more!

EBMUD Director to Address Rotary

On Tuesday, Aug. 26, Doug Linney, Alameda’s representative on the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) board of directors will speak at the Rotary Club’s lunch meeting. Linney will address topics like the current drought and EBMUD’s plan for managing the water shortage. He will discuss the possibility of an EBMUD rate increase and the restrictions on and policing of water use.