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TGIF in the East Bay: Alameda play honors BHM, Dubs beat Trail Blazers and CEO of Alameda Boys & Girl Club to retire

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Black History Month honored with play ‘Words That Made the Difference’ in Alameda

The play “Words That Made the Difference: Brown vs. The Board of Education,” written by Dr. Cindy Acker, Ed.D will hit the stage Saturday at 7 p.m. in Alameda at Rhythmix Cultural Works.

The play pulls from actual transcripts of five historical court cases and from the memoirs of Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, leading up to Brown vs. The Board of Education and the fight to end segregation in schools.

Attendees must provide physical proof of vaccination or a negative test result and must remain masked while on the premises.

Click here for ticket info.

Warriors topple hobbled Trail Blazers 132-95

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The Warriors routed the Portland Trail Blazers 132-95 Thursday at the Moda Center with the Splash Brothers, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, scoring 18 points each, ESPN reports.

Curry also dished up 14 assists for the night.

Thursday night’s match was the Dubs’ first game back since the All-Star break. “It was a good way to kind of come back from the break and establish ourselves on both ends of the floor,” Curry said.

The Dubs gave their starters a rest in the second half until the fourth quarter after racking up a 37-point lead. Eight Warriors players wrapped up the night in double figures for the first time since 2009.

“I enjoyed not playing the fourth quarter, and seeing our young guys get some burn and play very well,” Thompson said.

The Blazer’s woes extended beyond poor shooting, going nine for 35 beyond the arc, with all five of their starters from the season opener either injured or traded away.

“I thought they played hard and they played well, they just came up against a juggernaut,” said Portland coach Chauncey Billup “They kind of took off on us there, they had 39 points in the second quarter, that really hurt us and we could never really recover.”

The Warriors face the Mavericks on Sunday at the Chase Center.

Alameda Boys & Girls Club CEO retires after 5 decades of service

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Alameda Boys & Girls Club CEO Jeff Miller announced his retirement effective at the end of the year. Miller assumed the role as the organization’s CEO in 2012 after dedicating five decades of service to the Boys & Girls Club movement, East Bay Times reports.

“I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have worked with an outstanding Board of Directors, staff and volunteers at the Alameda Boys & Girls Club,” Miller said. “I am touched by the support the club receives from the community and consider myself fortunate to have been a part of this outstanding organization for the past 10 years.”

Miller’s dedication and leadership within the Boys & Girls Club helped shape the organization’s strategy and modernize its approach to continually learn and improve.

The Board of Directors of the organization have formed a search committee to find Miller’s successor with the goal of hiring an individual who shares Miller’s dedication to the youth of Alameda and to the mission of the Boys & Girls Club.

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