U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee to visit main library

U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee will visit the main branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., on Monday, when she is expected to provide details on her new Alameda office hours.

Her visit will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. and will feature light refreshments.

Annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest winners

The 40th annual Elks Hoop Shoot City finals took place Jan. 11 at the Alameda Point gym.

The event, which was hosted by the Alameda Recreation and Park District and sponsored by Alameda Elks Lodge 1015, consisted of contestants shooting free throws.

Each contestant had 25 opportunities to shoot a basketball into the hoop.

In the boys category, ages 8 and 9, the winners were Jason Ciball (first place); Ryan Harris (second place); and Jacob Price (third place).

In the boys category, ages 10 and 11, the winners were Ameer Omar (first place); Keelin Good (second place); and Malachi Francois (third place).

In the boys category, ages 12 and 13, the winners were Ryan Ciball (first place); Julian Ison (second place); and Ammar Omar (third place).

In the girls category, ages 8 and 9, the winners were Kenna Davis (first place); Lailia Yasii (second place); and Sierra Gutierrez (third place).

In the girls category, ages 10 and 11, the winners were Ani Tuutafaiva (first place); Cynthia Kchuu (second place); and Julia Verdickt (third place).


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Meeting to review proposed sewer work

The Public Works Department will host a community meeting Feb. 4 to review plans to relocate two sewer mains.

The mains are currently attached to the lagoon wall between Paru Street and Bay Street and under homes between Hawthorne, St. Charles, and Bay streets.

City representatives will be on hand during the meeting to field questions and gather input and comments from the public.

The meeting will take place 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.

People can also submit written comments to Carol Clark, assistant engineer, at City Hall West, 950 West Mall Square, Room 110, Alameda, CA 94501 or by e-mailing cclark@ci.alameda.ca.us. All written comments, which must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 19, will be part of the official public record. For information, call 510-747-7944.

Students can apply for Rotary award

High school sophomores and juniors in Alameda can apply for Rotary International's Youth Leadership Awards. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 15.

Students selected for the awards program will attend an all expenses paid Leadership Conference with other sophomore and junior high school students from throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The conference will take place at Camp Campbell near Boulder Creek from Aug. 3-9.

Successful applicants must have demonstrated leadership potential, public speaking ability and be in good academic standing.

For information and applications, call Tracy Zollinger at 510-299-0057 or e-mail to alamedaryla@gmail.com.

USS Hornet to host paranormal conference

The USS Hornet Museum will host "The Grey Ghost: Paranormal Conference," a fundraiser on Feb. 2 that will benefit "STEM," or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs, in local schools.

The Alameda Paranormal Researchers is organizing the event, which begins at 9 a.m.

Guest speakers include Bill Murphy from the SyFy Channel's "Fact or Faked," Paul Bradford from Ghost Hunters International, Parapsychologist Pamela Heath and Sommer Carter of Alameda Paranormal .

Tickets range from $100 to $175 and include museum admission.

For tickets and information, go to http://www.uss-hornet.org/calendar/mysteryovernight/#greyghost.

Alameda Municipal Power seeks energy savers

Alameda Municipal Power invites submissions for its Green Powerstar Awards Contest, which showcases innovative approaches to saving energy and using greener power.

All Alameda-based businesses, homes, and students can apply for an award in one of four categories: Small Business, Large Business, Residential, or Youth.

Special consideration will be given for new innovative strategies to promote energy savings, as well as approaches to meeting environmental challenges to make a greener community. Efforts should have been accomplished in 2012.

Awards will be presented at the city's Earth Day Festival in April. The winners and their accomplishments will be profiled in video postings on the agency's website.

Applications and other details are available at www.alamedamp.com. Applications are due by 5 p.m. March 4.

'Teacher of the Year' nominees sought

Alameda school district officials are inviting people to nominate candidates for this year's "Teacher of the Year."

Candidates can be any pre-kindergarten through 12th grade teacher, or any teacher of adults who provides instruction in the same curriculum as those who teach in elementary or secondary grades.

Nomination forms are available on campuses or on the district's homepage http://www.alameda.k12.ca.us/ under the "Latest News" tab.

Completed forms must be submitted to the nominee's school principal by Feb. 8.

For information, contact Sandy Wong at 510-337-7027 or email swong@alameda.k12.ca.us.