Beverly Johnson named to state position
Gov. Jerry Brown has named Councilwoman Beverly Johnson as deputy director at the state Office of Administrative Law.
Johnson, 53, a Democrat, has been a councilwoman since 2010; her term is up at the end of this year. Earlier, she was the city's mayor from 2002 to 2010 and a councilwoman from 1998 to 2002. This position requires state Senate confirmation and the annual salary is $124,236. Brown announced the appointment on July 16.
Johnson has been a self-employed attorney since 2000. She worked at the Law Offices of Susan Jeffries from 1995 to 2000 and was an Alameda County deputy district attorney from 1994 to 1995.
She was also an attorney at the Law Offices of W. Lance Russum from 1985 to 1993. She holds a law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
The Office of Administrative Law ensures that state agency regulations are clear, necessary, legally valid and available to the public; it reviews administrative regulations proposed by more than 200 state agencies for compliance with the standards set forth in California's Administrative Procedure Act, transmits these regulations to the Secretary of State and publishes them in the California Code of Regulations.
Alameda Welfare Council to host benefit
The Alameda Welfare Council's 84th Annual "Summer Faire, Boutique and Luncheon"
This year's theme, "A Faire at the Pointe," aims to highlight the history and future of Alameda Point.
During the past 10 years the council has distributed $280,000 to Girls Incorporated of the Island City, the Alameda Boys and Girls Club, the Alameda Food Bank, Alameda Meals on Wheels and other community groups. The fair begins at 10:30 a.m. The lunch will follow at Rockwall Winery, 2301 Monarch St.
The cost is $50.
For reservations and tickets call 510-523-6341.
Submit nomination papers for fall election
Anyone wishing to run in the Nov. 6 election for one of the two open City Council seats or for city auditor or treasurer must turn in their nomination documents by Aug. 9, the city clerk has announced.
In the event an incumbent fails to file by the deadline, voters have until Aug. 15 to nominate someone other than the incumbent for the office, the clerk also said.
Candidates must be a registered voter in Alameda for at least 30 days before filing.
Nomination documents are available 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the City Clerk's Office, Room 380, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.
Partnership aims to support healthy lifestyle
Alameda schools are among those that will benefit from a partnership between Got Milk? and Bay Area Community Resources that aims to promote a healthy lifestyle among young people through after-school and summer programs.
Bay Area Community Resources currently supports 70 schools in the Bay Area, including Encinal and Island high schools and Haight, Washington and Ruby Bridges elementary schools.
People can help support the effort through Aug. 5 by purchasing milk glasses for $15 from www.gotmilk.com/glasses. The cost includes shipping and handling and all the proceeds go toward nutrition education and health programs.
Similar fundraising efforts are taking place in Los Angeles, Fresno, Sacramento and San Diego.
The goal is to raise $10,000 for each area.
Bonta wins Democratic Party endorsement
Alameda Vice-Mayor Rob Bonta has won the endorsement of the California Democratic Party in his bid to secure the state Assembly seat representing District 18.
Bonta secured the endorsement during a July 15 caucus in San Leandro, where he won 63 percent of the vote. His supporters during the caucus included Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore and Assemblyman Sandré Swanson, who currently holds the seat but who will be termed out this year.
Bonta is now the official recommendation of the party.
The 18th district includes all or portions of the cities of Alameda, Oakland and San Leandro.