Pre-applications being taken for housing units

The city's Housing Authority is accepting pre-applications for placement on a waiting list for one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments at Jack Capon Villa.

To be eligible, the head of household or the spouse and co-head must have a disability.

A pre-application may be downloaded from www.sahahomes.org, or picked-up at the Housing Authority office, 701 Atlantic Ave. The office is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pre-applications must be completed and returned in person or by mail to the office.

No incomplete, unsigned, faxed or e-mailed pre-applications will be accepted.

Deadline to return pre-applicaitons is 5 p.m. on Sept. 6.

Firefighters Charity Ball scheduled for Sept. 28

The Alameda Firefighters union Local 689 will host its inaugural Firefighters Charity Ball on Sept. 28 at the Albert H. DeWitt Officers Club at Alameda Point.

The black tie event will take place 6:30 p.m. to midnight and feature dinner, dancing and a silent and live auction. Tickets are $75 each and include dinner.

Proceeds benefit local charities.

To order tickets e-mail: kschelinl689@gmail.com. Checks should be made out to " Local 689" and mailed to PO Box 727, Alameda, Calif., 94501

For information, call Kara Schelin 925-209-6725.

'The Avengers' to be shown at Leydecker Park

The movie "The Avengers" will be screened as part of the "Starlight Movie In The Park" series on Sept. 13 at Leydecker Field, 3225 Mecartney Road on Bay Farm Island.

The city's Recreation and Park Department is hosting the free event, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. with pre-show festivities of games and crafts for kids.

The movie will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m.

Snacks and food are available and proceeds support the department's teen program.

People should bring their own chairs and blankets.

No barbecue grills, alcoholic beverages or pets allowed. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

Along with the park department, the Friends of the Parks, Inc., the city Public Works Department and RK Promotional Advertising are sponsoring the event.

Measure A Oversight panel applications

In March 2011, Alamedans passed Measure A, a parcel tax to benefit the local public schools.

To maintain accountability and transparency with all expenditures of Measure A dollars, the Alameda Unified School District is maintaining an 11-member Oversight Committee, made up of local community members.

The committee will review the district's compliance with the terms of Measure A.

This committee meets three to six times, for two to three hours at a time, between January and December of each year. The committee's work culminates in an annual report that is presented to the Board of Education in December.

Applications for the 2013-14 Measure A Oversight Committee, which will begin meeting in January 2014, are now available. For an application, please visit the district website at http://www.alameda.k12.ca.us/cms/page_view?d=x&;piid=&vpid=1377162063860.

Applicants can also call 510-337-7187 or stop by the district's office at 2060 Challenger Drive.

Applications can be submitted via fax at 510-521-0529; email (lkintanar@alameda.k12.ca.us); or dropping it off at the district office.

Completed applications must be received in the district office no later than 5 p.m. on Sept. 20. Appointments will be announced on Oct. 9.