Measure O committee volunteers are wanted

The Alameda Unified School District is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Measure A Oversight Committee.

Measure A, a parcel tax passed by voters in 2011, raises $12 million annually for core programs, including AP classes, athletics and technology.

The 11-member oversight committee, which includes parents, teachers and district employees, reviews the district's compliance with the terms of the measure. It meets three to six times, for two to three hours a session, between January and December of each year.

The committee's work culminates in an annual report to the district's Board of Education. Applications for the committee, which will begin meeting in January, are now available. For an application, visit the district's website, call 510-337-7187 or stop by the district's office at 2060 Challenger Drive.

Completed applications must be received at the district office no later than 5 p.m. Sept. 12. Appointments will be announced Oct. 15.

Sept. 15 golf tourney to benefit Alameda parks

The Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation will host its second annual "Play for the Parks" Golf Tournament Sept. 15 at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex.


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The cost to participate is $85 per player. The fee includes the "shotgun" round of golf, an electric cart, "goody bags," dinner, and a free bucket of practice balls provided by Greenway Golf. Dinner costs $35.

The dinner and a 20-item auction will take place immediately following the tournament at Harrison Center at Lincoln Park. Golf sign-in begins at 11 a.m. with the shotgun tournament beginning at 1 p.m. There also will be a putting contest before the 1 p.m. tee-off.

All proceeds will go directly toward supporting Alameda parks and programs for kids, teens, adults and the elderly. For information and to register, go to www.alamedaparks.org.

Volunteers on Sept. 20 to clean Crown Beach

Alameda residents can take part in the annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 20 by helping pick up trash at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at Park Street and Shoreline Drive and should wear sunscreen and closed-toe shoes and bring their own bucket and gloves. For information, call the Public Works Department at 510-747-7930, or visit www.coastal.ca.gov.

Boys & Girls Club golf benefit set for Sept. 22

The Alameda Boys & Girls Club will host its 26th Annual "Swing for Great Futures Golf Classic" on Sept. 22 at the Sequoyah County Club in Oakland.

The cost for the tournament is $250 per person and includes lunch, dinner, wine, food on the course, golf and cart, plus a player's gift bag. The cost for just the dinner is $75.

The day's activities begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11 a.m. and then a "shotgun start" in a four-person scramble format at noon. No-host cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m., and dinner and awards will begin at 6 p.m.

Among the prizes, for the Hole-in-One contest, is a 2014 Toyota Highlander XLE valued at $37,130. For information, call 510-522-4900 ext. 101 or email info@alamedabgc.org.

OpenTable 'Top 100' list now includes Trabocco

Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails at Alameda South Shore Center has been named one of OpenTable's Top 100 Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in the United States.

The list highlights eateries that contribute to the character of their local communities and celebrates places diners return to time and again.

"The winning restaurants on this list are in many ways the heart and soul of their neighborhoods, offering much more than delicious meals," OpenTable's Caroline Potter said.

Founded by Alameda residents Chef Giuseppe Naccarelli, a native of Palombaro, Italy, and his wife, Christine, Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails offers classic Italian cuisine emphasizes locally sourced and organic ingredients. The restaurant is open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday. For more information, go to www.trabocco.com.