DA drops charges against Henneberry
The Alameda County District Attorney's office has dropped charges against Planning Board member and union official Mike Henneberry that stemmed from his arrest in November during the strike against Raley's and Nob Hill.
A store employee accused Henneberry of battery and placed him under citizen's arrest during a dispute that began after the company insisted a striker cross the picket line to receive her disability check, according to the union. In February, prosecutors added a charge of resisting arrest.
After reviewing the case, prosecutors asked the judge on May 31 to dismiss the charges, saying it was "in the interest of justice."
Henneberry is the communications director for Local 5 of the United Food & Commercial Workers.
New exhibit Friday at Redux gallery
A reception to mark the opening of "The Mothership Depot," an exhibit by artist Deadeyes, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Redux Studios & Gallery, 2315 Lincoln Ave.
The exhibit celebrates the forefathers of the Black Futurist movement: Sun-Ra, a traditional jazz musician who transitioned into free jazz; George Clinton, who went from doo-wop to a self-made freeform style called P-Funk; and Lee Scratch Perry, a reggae producer noted for his innovative studio techniques and production.
Deadeyes is an Oakland-based artist who was a founding member of the Black Diamond Shining art collective and Endless Canvas street art blog/zine.
The Redux gallery is a social enterprise of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County, and the profit generated helps fund its Community Center and Dining Room in West Oakland and other programs. Deadeyes is this year's artist-in-residence at the gallery.
The exhibit runs through Aug. 4. For information, call 510-865-1109.
Magic show Sunday aboard USS Hornet
A magic show will take place aboard the USS Hornet museum Sunday, when the museum will also present its regular "Living Ship Day."
Magician Scott Alcalay will begin his performance at 1 p.m.
During living ship demonstrations, which will take place 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., museum-goers can experience what life was like aboard the aircraft carrier while at sea. A big band performance also will take place at 11 a.m.
Regular admission prices apply.
The USS Hornet is open daily 10 a.m. -5 p.m. It is permanently berthed at 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3 in Alameda.
For information, go to www.uss-hornet.org or call 510-521-8448.
Firefighters help kite surfer in distress
Alameda firefighters rescued a kite surfer who was in distress about 7:20 p.m. on June 8 off Robert Crown Memorial State Beach, near the 1800 block of Shoreline Drive.
Firefighters used their rescue boat to reach the surfer, who was about a half-mile from shore, and brought him and his kite back to the beach. No one was hurt during the incident.
A total of 18 firefighters responded.
Boys & Girls Club adds six directors
The Alameda Boys & Girls Club added six members to its board of directors during its Sixthy-fourth Annual Dinner Meeting on May 31.
The new members are Rusty Bailey, Ken Cala, Mark Clement, John Jacobs, Randy Marmor and Dr. Donald Sawyer.
Bailey is a former athletic director of the San Leandro Boys Club and Hayward Boys & Girls Club. He owns CenCal Insurance Services, Inc, a wholesale insurance firm located in San Ramon.
Cala owns Kenneth G. Cala, CPA, a sole proprietorship that concentrates on individual taxation and tax planning with an emphasis on stock option consultation.
Clement is a former club advisory board member and currently works as general manager of the Hilton Oakland Airport. He volunteers for Alameda Babe Ruth as an umpire; referees as a volunteer for Alameda Youth Baseball; and was on the Board for the Alameda Little League as the head u mpire.
Jacobs is a third generation Alamedan and senior vice president of business development at Bank of Alameda.
Marmorhas is a former assistant district attorney in New York and is currently a partner with the law firm Sinnott, Puebla, Campagne & Curet, in San Francisco.
He has served as president of Alameda Youth Basketball and vice president of Alameda Little League for 10 years.
Sawyer is professor emeritus of kinesiology and chief of staff emeritus for California State East Bay. He has served on the board of Head Start for southern Alameda County and as president of the board of directors of Child and Family Community Services.
John Muir film
to be screened at library
The main branch of Alameda Free Library will host a screening of "In Search of John Muir," a documentary about the famous California conservationist, at 6:30 p.m. on June 26.
Alameda resident Anthony Garvin produced and narrates the film, which includes footage shot in Muir's birthplace in Scotland and interviews with park rangers, curators and historians.
The film shows how Muir helped change the way people viewed wilderness from something to be exploited to believing the natural world should be preserved for future generations. The film also shows that an individual can accomplish great things.
The library is located at 1550 Oak St. Call 510-747-7713.