Alameda Family Services to receive federal grant

Alameda Family Services, which operates the health centers at Alameda, Encinal and Island high schools, is among 31 agencies across California that will benefit from a total of $14.34 million in federal funding for school-based centers.

The funds are the third and final round of more than $189 million in grants that have been awarded to 520 school-based centers nationally since 2011. The grants have been made available through the Affordable Care Act and were announced Wednesday by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Two hundred centers are in California and serve more than 205,000 children.

Alameda Family Services, located on Clement Avenue, will receive $412,200. It offers general counseling, new-parent support, drug and alcohol treatment and other services.

Woman victim of purse snatching

Police are searching for a teenager who stole a woman's purse Monday as she waited at a bus stop at Franciscan Way and Willow Street.

The 49-year-old woman, who lives in Alameda, said the teen approached her from behind about 2:40 p.m. and grabbed the purse from off her shoulder. She briefly strugged to hold onto the purse, but the teenager managed to get it and was last seen running on Willow Street toward Otis Drive.

The woman was not hurt and briefly chased the suspect. Police described him as black, between 16 and 18 years old, 5-feet-10-inches tall and 140 pounds. He was wearing black baggy jeans and a grey and red hooded sweatshirt with horizontal stripes.

Police ask anyone with information to call 510-337-8340.