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Curves of Alameda has announced that its annual food drive is currently underway and will run through Saturday, March 21. Christelle Cicero-Lopez of Curves of Alameda invites both non-members and members to participate by bringing in a bag of non-perishable food or a contribution of at least $30, which Curves will donate to the Alameda Food Bank. Curves will waive the enrollment fee for any new members who donate food or money

Girls Inc. of the Island City is proud to present its 16th Annual Women Who Dare awards, honoring six inspiring women and teens who have taken risks and demonstrated resiliency to face life’s challenges — and been rewarded by the discovery of their own power and potential. The event will be held on Saturday, March 28, at 11 a.m. at the Albert H. DeWitt Officers’ Club, 641 W. Red Line Ave. The six honorees have all distinguished themselves in unique ways:

Cub Scout Pack 14 recently paid a visit to the Alameda Police Department. Officer Frank Peterson took the youngsters under his wing and gave the boys and their adult leaders a tour of the department. The scouts sat on motorcycles, played in and around police cars and used the radar gun. "It was so cool," one of the Cub Scouts commented after the tour.

"The Alameda Police Station tour is another island experience everyone should experience," said Joe Stack. "It was so refreshing to see police officers having fun with the kids."

Two Alameda-based companies, Abbott Diabetes Care and Deep Ocean Exploration & Research (DOER) received Innovation Awards at last week’s third annual East Bay Innovation Awards Ceremony in Oakland.

The East Bay Economic Development Alliance and the San Francisco Business Times announced the winners at a gala event held at the Fox Theater in Oakland on Feb. 19.

Fireman Apprentice Ayoub Innabi is greeted by his wife and five-month-old baby after he and the crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returned home following a 79-day patrol on March 1. Crewmembers aboard the Waesche spent time off the coast of San Diego completing rigorous proficiency exercises geared toward sharpening the unit’s readiness to conduct the many operations vital to the Coast Guard’s military, homeland defense and law-enforcement missions.