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    First-time City Council candidates debate

    September 30th, 2008

    All six candidates for Albany City Council will participate in a debate on youth sports and recreation issues at Albany Community Center Wednesday 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM, Oct. 1st. This will be the first time the candidates show up together to talk to the community. Read the rest of this entry »


    The shining stars at Albany’s first triathlon

    September 29th, 2008

    68-year-old Amy Chuang swam 500 yards, biked 9 miles, and ran 2 miles at Albany’s first triathlon Sunday. Several dozen Albany residents made splashes at the Albany Pool and roused cheering at Memorial Park during the race. Photo by Linda (Linjun) Fan.

    Many of the 65 participants were trying out triathlon for the first time, including the champion Miguel Mejia, a sophomore at Albany High School. Read the rest of this entry »


    Meet Election Candidates: Ellen Toomey for Albany City Council

    September 28th, 2008

    Ellen Toomey, a funding member of Albany’s SchoolCARE and an avid advocate for urban farms, is one of the six candidates running for three seats on the Albany City Council.  Read a message from Toomey on her campaign ideas: Read the rest of this entry »


    Dinner party to celebrate Albany’s Centennial

    September 27th, 2008

     

    Albany resident Peggy McQuaid and Brad Griffith paste table tags for Albany’s centennial dinner party at Solano Avenue. About 2,000 residents of the city will have dinner together Saturday to celebrate Albany’s centennial. Photo by Linda (Linjun) Fan. Read the rest of this entry »


    Repost your lost comments on Albany Today

    September 27th, 2008

    Dear Readers,

    As some of you might have noticed, Albany Today has changed its URL from www.albanytoday.wordpress.com into www.albanytoday.org recently. Yes, it has moved into a new house with better functions. Unfortunately a few comments from you on the latest posts have been lost in switching from the old server to a new one. Read the rest of this entry »


    Albany residents gather to talk about war and peace

    September 26th, 2008

    Albany High School student Thomas Poole and a dozen local residents gathered at the Albany Waterfront to talk about war and peace at a city-sponsored Peace Day event Sunday. Albany City Council has passed several resolutions against the Iraq war and calling for peace in the past two years. Photo by Linda (Linjun) Fan.


    Meet Election Candidates: Robert Lieber for Albany City Council

    September 26th, 2008

    Albany Mayor Robert Lieber is seeking reelection to the City Council. Lieber has robust supporters as well as  staunch opponents in the community, due to his sharp positions on several controversial city issues, such as waterfront development and direct election of mayor. Read the rest of this entry »


    To celebrate centennial, Albany life photographed for future generations

    September 23rd, 2008

     

    Librarian Richard Russo introduced Albany at 100, a photo collection which records Albany’s current life for historical purpose, to community members at Albany Library. Photo by Linda (Linjun) Fan.

    A hundred years from now, if someone is curious to know how Albany looks like in 2008, he could easily find an abundance of images he needs at Albany Library. A local photographer has taken several hundred photos documenting life in Albany at the city’s centennial, and the library has added them into its historical photo collection recently. Read the rest of this entry »


    Meet Election Candidates: Peggy Thomsen for Albany City Council

    September 22nd, 2008

    Peggy Thomsen, a senior community leader, is running for Albany City Council again in the 2008 election. Six candidates are competing for three seats on the council. Each of them will be introduced by Albany Today in the following weeks.  Watch a video message from Thomsen:

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    Young volunteers help to clean up Albany waterfront

    September 22nd, 2008

    Peter Kowalczyk and Mary Kohut, among a few dozens volunteers, collected trash at Albany waterfront Saturday. Tens of thousands people  were cleaning coastal areas on Sept.20, the California Coastal Cleanup Day.  Photo by Linda (Linjun) Fan.


    Meet Election Candidates: John Kindle for Albany School Board

    September 21st, 2008

    John Kindle, parent of an Albany eighth-grader, is running for Albany School Board for the second time. Photo by Linda (Linjun) Fan.

    John Kindle doesn’t print any signs for his campaign this year, although he is running for Albany School Board. He is reusing the signs printed in the election he lost two years ago.

    “I am a big believer in recycling, ” Kindle said. Read the rest of this entry »


    Meet Election Candidates: Ron Rosenbaum for Albany School Board

    September 21st, 2008

    Incumbent candidate  for Albany School Board  Ron Rosenbaum held a campaign sign at Solano Stroll parade. Rosenbaum is well-known in the community as a former principal of Albany High School and an Albany resident for more than three decades. He wrote the following message addressed to Albany voters:   Read the rest of this entry »


    Meet Election Candidates: Patricia Low for Albany School Board

    September 21st, 2008

    Patricia Low is running for Albany School Board against John Kindle and incumbent Ron Rosenbaum . The three candidates are competing for two seats at the school board. Photo by Linda (Linjun) Fan.

    Patricia Low traced her decision to run for Albany School Board back to her kindergarten year.  When she was a kindergartner in San Francisco Chinatown in the 1960s, boys and girls were separated in the school yard. Read the rest of this entry »


    Albany’s Biggest Street Fair: 2008 Solano Stroll

    September 16th, 2008

    Did you take a stroll on Solano Avenue yesterday? Did you see faces familiar, faces new, and faces  smiling everywhere? Watch the slideshow below on Albany’s biggest street fair, and share with us your strolling stories.


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    Preliminary hearing on Sorg’s case will be held in October

    September 6th, 2008

    By Linda (Linjun) Fan

    A preliminary hearing on Albany teacher Kay Sorg’s case will be held on Oct. 14, according to Greg Dolge, Deputy District Attorney of Alameda County.

    Several hearings scheduled in recent months had been canceled. The Superior Court of Alameda County has not ruled on whether testimony of “sexually explicit” letters from the defendant to the alleged victim could be accepted as evidence. Read the rest of this entry »


    Four cars collide on Dartmouth Street of Albany

    September 1st, 2008

    Four cars collided on Dartmouth St. of Albany Sunday. Photo by Linda (Linjun) Fan

    A black Prius ran into a Toyota 4Runner at the crossing of Dartmouth Street and Evelyn Avenue Sunday, crashing into two other cars parked near the intersection. No person suffered major injuries but the vehicles were heavily damaged. Read the rest of this entry »