First Congregational Church

Third grade students at Franklin Elementary School got a special visit from a member of the San Francisco 49ers football team on Friday.

The music department at First Congregational Church Alameda is hosting “That Perfect Light,” its annual Christmas concert, at 5 p.m. Sunday, December 15.

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Alameda Boy Scouts of America Troop #73 is joining the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. The group’s cycling team, the Storm Troopers, is joining the Ride to Defeat ALS on September 28 in Napa Valley, and the cyclists are trying to raise money to fund efforts to find a cure. The team is one of nearly four dozen seeking to raise $400,000 with the ride. The team’s fundraising page is here, as are links to individual riders’ pages.