Community Corner: Frisbee champs, parks jobs, permit help and more

Community Corner: Frisbee champs, parks jobs, permit help and more

Michele Ellson

Alameda's Junior Meat middle school Ultimate Frisbee team took a state championship title. Photo by Marti Cooper.

Fairview Avenue between Cornell Drive and Southwood Drive will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 8:30 a.m. to noon today so that Alameda Municipal Power can replace an aging backyard utility pole. Access for the street’s residents will be limited, with heavy equipment blocking driveways. Message signs will be posted to alert motorists to the closure. Power is not expected to be disrupted during the pole replacement.

An Ultimate Frisbee team made up of middle schoolers has captured a state championship. The Alameda Community Learning Center-based Junior Meat team took both the championship title during a tournament on May 17-18, along with the “Spirit of the Game” award, which is based on fair play and good sportsmanship. The charter school is home to a middle school team and boys’ and girls’ high school teams. The teams are open to other Alameda middle and high school students; anyone interested in joining can contact Shana Rocklin at sdrocklin@aol.com.

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department is accepting applications for recreation leaders who can work during the 2014-15 school year. The job includes planning, organizing and conducting recreational activities that can include sports, arts and crafts, cooking and drama for children ages 5 to 15. Interested applicants must demonstrate good judgment, interpersonal and communication skills, and must be able to relate well to children. The salary ranges from $9 to $13.03 per hour, depending on education and experience. Applications are available in the Alameda Recreation and Park Department offices, at 2226 Santa Clara Avenue, and online.

Alameda’s Community Development Department has unveiled “Alameda At Your Service,” a three-part process that aims to help businesses secure building permits more quickly. Depending on the size and scope of the work planned, businesses can receive over the counter permits issued on-the-spot, seven-day express service or, for more complex projects, one-on-one assistance from a dedicated project liaison who will help businesses navigate through the city’s process and those of outside agencies. Additional information about the service is available on the city’s website.