Spencer builds on slim lead

Mayor Trish Spencer recently joined the children and coaches of the Don Grant Youth Track Club. Coach Ralph Walker is putting together an elite youth track club this summer for boys and girls between the ages of five and 14 years old. The kids will get a chance to run in the USA Track & Field Junior Olympics at Chabot College in Hayward in June and the West Coast Junior Olympics in Reno the first weekend in July. Tryouts and practices take place Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. on the track on the College of Alameda campus, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway.

The Alamedan assembled a group of community members to draft candidate questionnaires to make sure readers have all the information they need about local candidates and ballot measures before absentee voting begins Oct. 6. The members included Alison Greene, Richard Hausman, Audrey Lord-Hausman, Dave Hart, Ed Kofman, Bob Larsen and Vicki Sedlack