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Event also raises funds for youth

Student fundraiser and St. Joseph Notre Dame High School senior Cameron Dill is spearheading a fundraising effort aboard the USS Hornet at Alameda Point. The MasquerAID for Kidz has been set for Saturday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 10 p.m. and offers lots of fun for all ages. 


The following monthly events geared for Alameda youth have been on hiatus in August. All programs have since resumed.

Storytimes: Mama Goose for 18 mos. to 3 years old, Saturdays, Main Library, 10 a.m.; Peter Rabbit for youth 2 to 5 years old, Wednesdays, West End Library, 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays, Main Library, 10 and 11 a.m.; School age for Kindergarten to third grade, Wednesdays, Main Library, 3:30 p.m.; and family storytime for all ages takes place Tuesdays, Bay Farm branch, 7 p.m.

This is an important time of the year for Alameda’s Jewish community. Temple Israel marks this Saturday with three events. They have a Torah study and “Art for All!” at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16. Call 522-9355 to confirm the time for the Torah study. 

Then, at 8:30 p.m., in anticipation of Rosh Hashanah, there will be a reading of the penitential poems and prayer, the Selichot, followed by nosh and conversation. 

Last Friday, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School alumni and NBA standout, Jason Kidd, earned one of Cal’s high honors. The Golden Bears inducted Kidd into their Hall of Dame. His jersey, No. 5, has also been retired at UC Berkeley. 

While Cal likes to present his time there as the beginning of his career, Alamedans know Kidd started leaving the competition way behind while playing for St. Joe’s Pilots here in town. With coach Frank LaPorte and his fellow Pilots, Kidd took two consecutive state championships in his high school career. 

The City of Alameda Social Services Human Relations Board (SSHRB) announced nominations are now open for the fourth annual City of Alameda Community Service Awards. Nominations for the awards may come from anyone in the community but must be received by Thursday, Sept. 28.

Award categories 

Lifetime achievement: This award recognizes extraordinary, long-time commitment and service to the community over a period of 25 years or more.