Spencer’s first wedding is special at the Alameda Sun

California Family Code 400.1 allows a mayor of a city to solemnize a marriage. Mayor Trish Spencer took advantage of that privilege for the first time last Thursday, Aug. 24, when she officiated as Carrie Beavers and her partner of 17 years Peter McCullough exchanged their wedding vows in the City Councl Chambers.

Vaske, Durein to Wed

Joseph and Diane Vaske of Freeport, Ill., have announced the engagement of their daughter Brenda to Mark Durein, son of Douglas and Susan Durein of Alameda.

Brenda is a graduate of Aquin Catholic High School in Freeport. She received her bachelor of fine arts degree from Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa. Mark graduated from Bishop O’Dowd Catholic High School, in Oakland. He received his a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.