Community Corner: Interim police chief, food for fines, produce service shares and college scholarships

Community Corner: Interim police chief, food for fines, produce service shares and college scholarships

Michele Ellson

Starting this Saturday, Alamedans will greet Alameda Police Capt. Paul Rolleri with a new title: interim chief. Rolleri will take the reins from retiring Police Chief Michael C. Noonan. Rolleri, 49, is an Alameda native who has worked for the local police department since 1992, earning the department’s medal of merit five years later for his role in capturing a pair of suspects in a violent bank robbery and being promoted to the rank of captain in 2011. Rolleri, a father of two, holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from California State University, East Bay.

The Alameda Free Library is holding a Food for Fines food drive benefiting the Alameda Food Bank from June 8 to July 8. Participants can bring their store-sealed boxes, cans and plastic containers of non-perishable food to the library checkout desk to have their late fines forgiven. All the food collected will be donated to the Alameda Food Bank. Additional information is available on the library’s website or by calling 747-7777.

The Alameda Point Collaborative is expanding its Farm2Market Community Supported Agriculture project. Shares are still available for the produce subscription service’s summer season, which begins June 5. Additional information is available on the Collaborative’s website.

The Kiwanis Club of Alameda is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Scholarships are available to active ROTC members or local grads with parents who served in the military; Alameda and Encinal high school Key Club members; students who are active in the community; and students who demonstrate financial need. Additional information about the scholarships is available on the Kiwanis Club’s website; the application deadline is June 12.