Rotary awards available to high school students

High school sophomores and juniors can apply for a Rotary International Youth Leadership Award.

Successful applicants must be well organized and have demonstrated good listening and problem-solving skills.

Applicants should also have shown leadership potential, public speaking ability and be in good academic standing. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 28.

Students selected for the awards will attend an all-expense paid leadership conference with other Bay Area students. The conference will take place Aug. 3-9 at Mission Springs Camp near Scotts Valley.

For information, call Marie Reyes at 510-866-9024 or e-mail camprylaalameda@gmail.com.

Online parking survey open until March 2

The city Public Works Department, the Park Street Business Association and the West Alameda Business Association are conducting an online parking meter study to identify the needs of visitors in the city's shopping districts.

The survey, which takes about three minutes to complete, also aims to find ways to protect the environment from unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions and allow shoppers more convenient access to parking.


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The survey will remain open until March 2. It is available at http://alamedaca.gov/public-works/metered-parking-survey.

For information, call Alan Ta, an assistant engineer with the city, at 510-747-7946 or e-mail ata@alamedaca.gov.

Don Grant Track Club holding practice times

The Don Grant Alameda Point Youth Track Club will be holding track practice times for Bay Area youth from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday at the College of Alameda track.

The track club will give youth an opportunity to learn about different sports, exercise and stay healthy. The club is open to boys and girls ages three to 14 and the club is also seeking track coaches. Participants will take part in running, jumping and throwing events and compete against children from around Northern California in their age group.

For more information, contact coach Ralph Walker at 510-776-7451 or ralphwalker27@yahoo.com.

Redux to show exhibit of San Quentin artwork

An opening reception for "Inside Out: Artwork from San Quentin's Death Row" will take place 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Redux Studios & Gallery, 2315 Lincoln Ave.

The exhibit will feature nearly 100 works by men currently serving sentences on death row at San Quentin State Prison.

For details, call 510-865-1109.

Bank announces winners of 'Give Back'

Bank of Alameda/Bank of Marin has announced the five non-profit winners of its community "Give Back" contest. Each organization was awarded $2,000.

Voted by residents of Alameda, th five organizations that received the most votes were: Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter; Alameda Meals on Wheels; Rhythmix Cultural Works; Alameda Food Bank; and the Alameda Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

"At the heart of everything we do is giving back to the communities we serve," said Russell A. Colombo, president and chief executive officer. "With close to 700 votes cast for 80 organizations, we know that Alameda feels passionately about their nonprofits and we are proud to support the ongoing work and commitment of these five deserving winners."

Launched on Dec. 9, 2013, nonprofit organizations were chosen from votes gathered at the two branches located in Alameda through Jan. 3, 2014. To be eligible, nonprofits must be a tax exempt organization with their main office located in the City of Alameda.