Community Corner: Kindergarten roundup, beach work meeting and more

Community Corner: Kindergarten roundup, beach work meeting and more

Michele Ellson

The city is hosting a special meeting to gather input on an East Bay Regional Park District request to extend their work hours on the Robert W. Crown State Beach sand restoration project. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, November 4 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. The park district is asking for permission to work until 9 p.m. on weeknights and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays in order to meet their project deadline of November 30, and representatives will detail the methods they plan to use to blunt the noise and light generated by the work and also, safety measures they will employ. Anyone who would like to comment but who cannot attend the meeting can e-mail the city at

The Alameda Unified School District is holding a Kindergarten Information Night at most of its elementary schools from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 14. The Maya Lin magnet school will hold its information night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 19. Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014 in order to be eligible to enroll in a district kindergarten class. Children who turn 5 between September 2 and December 2 are eligible for transitional kindergarten; additional information is available on the school district’s website. To find your neighborhood school, click here.

Volunteers are offering “The Interview Drill,” mock interviews for job seekers 50 and older, from 10 a.m. to noon on November 2, November 9, November 16 and November 23 at Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Avenue, Room D. The service is being provided free, though donations are accepted. The mock interviews are a conducted in a business-like setting in which participants may take the role of job seeker, interviewer or observer. Job seekers are asked to bring three copies of their resumes and a real job description, and a videotape of the interview and feedback session can be made available on request. Those interested in participating are asked to register by 3 p.m. on the Friday before the session they wish to attend on The Interview Drill website.

The Alameda Council of the Boy Scouts of America was to gather Tuesday to commemorate the centennial of the relationship between the scouts and the Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Church. Scouts were set to gather at the Alameda Ward of the LDS Church, at the corner of Encinal Avenue and Grand Street, to view an 85-minute program streamed live from the church’s conference center in Salt Lake City. The Mormon church was the first nationally chartered organization to affiliate with the Boy Scouts.