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Some 240 people enjoyed the Elks Club’s annual dinner last Saturday, Nov. 10. The dinner honored both veterans and active-duty military members stationed around the Bay Area. The Elks Club itself boasts 125 lodge members who are veterans. 

These Elks served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the current Middle East conflicts. Invited guests included active-duty Army personnel from Camp Parks in Dublin, as well as Marines and Navy members for the Naval Operations Support Center who are serving our county here in Alameda. 

 

The Alameda Country Registrar of Voters released its latest vote count at 5 p.m. Nov. 12. There were still an estimated 9,000 ballots remaining to be counted as of Tuesday, Nov. 13. The registrar’s office appears to be counting about 1,000 ballots per day. New information has tended to widen the gap in most races as it has been released.

In the race for Alameda Mayor, Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft has a lead of 1,114 votes over her closest contender Mayor Trish Spencer. Ashcraft has 41.79 percent of the vote and Spencer, 37.29 percent. There were also 130 write-ins.

 

The annual Alameda Turkey Drive is on and local residents are collecting turkeys and canned and fresh goods for the Alameda Food Bank. The food bank needs some 400 turkeys before this Saturday, Nov. 17, and then another 400 the following week. Donations of unopened, non-expired, non-perishable foods or fresh produce can be brought directly to the food bank’s distribution center at 1900 Thau Way. 

The Alameda Country Registrar of Voters released its latest vote count at 5 p.m. Nov. 12. There were still an estimated 8,000 ballots remaining to be counted as of Tuesday, Nov. 13. The registrar’s office appears to be counting about 1,000 ballots per day. New information has tended to widen the gap in most races as it has been released.

In the race for Alameda Mayor, Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft has a lead of 1,114 votes over next closest contender Trish Spencer. Ashcraft has 41.79 percent of the vote and Spencer, 37.29 percent. There were also 130 write-ins.

 

Last December, City Council directed city staff to draft an ordinance that would require tobacco retailers to obtain a city tobacco retailer license and prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products inside city limits. Staff conducted two stakeholder meetings with those retailers to discuss this ordinance and hear their concerns. A total of 31 stakeholders attended those meetings. City staff also conducted an informal survey of the community.

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